Is this program right for you?
This program is right for students who wish to experience the Australian education system first hand by taking classes directly enrolled at an Australian university alongside local students.
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is the second oldest school in Australia. Its main campus is located only 1.5 kilometers from the center of Melbourne, a lively international city famous for its cultural and sporting life. There are about 36,000 students and over 6,000 international students studying at the University of Melbourne. The "International Centre" staff is responsible for ensuring that each international student has a valuable academic and social experience during the semester in Melbourne.
View and search for subjects on offer at the University of Melbourne using their course search feature.
View the Course Equivalency Database to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed. Read more about the course equivalency process and how AU counts study abroad credits on our Courses and Credits page.
Blue skies, crystal clear waters, and white-sand beaches stretch as far as the eye can see on the coasts of Australia. AU students can take advantage of this amazing natural beauty and amplify their academic experiences by directly enrolling in classes at the University of Melbourne and earning a semester or year of AU credit.
Melbourne is the capital city of the southern state of Victoria and offers something for everyone. With a diverse population of about 3.5 million, it is known as the cultural capital of the country. Gold was found in the surrounding areas in 1851, and before long the area was overrun with fortune seekers. The beautiful buildings that line the streets of the city center date back to this prosperous time period. Parks and gardens abound as more than one-quarter of the inner city is set aside for recreational use. In this multi-cultural city, students will never be without something to do as the city is famous for its wide variety of museums, operas, theaters, dance companies, and art galleries.
Learn more about the study abroad program and life in Melbourne.
Housing & Meals
Study abroad students are typically housed in university-affiliated housing, which is only a short walk from the campus. There are a range of housing alternatives designed to suit different personalities, budgets, and lifestyles, and allow AU students to be integrated with local students from Australia. Students have two main options: University Affiliated Housing in Residential Halls which offer meal plans, a range of academic, cultural, social, and sporting activities within a 10-minute walk to campus, and non-university affiliated housing at residences. These residences offer self-contained apartments where students buy and prepare their own food and have access to many amenities. Learn more about accommodation options at the university's accommodation website.
AU students are responsible for researching what they need to do to legally study in Australia. Please visit the Australian Embassy website and read the information provided to figure out what you need to do to legally be a student in Australia.