The University of Melbourne was founded in 1853 to train and broaden young minds to lead a new country. Today, the University continues to educate future leaders. Melbourne graduates hold prominent positions in business, industry, government, science and the arts both in Australia and overseas. The University holds a prominent place in international surveys, and was recently ranked third of all universities in the Asia-Pacific region. The University has won prestigious national awards for first-class support to international students and for excellence in teaching.
The University of Melbourne is Australia's leading research university, with extensive research links to industry, government and other institutions. In the last five years it has been at the top of the National Competitive Research Grants ranking, attracting the highest number of research dollars in competitive funding for new projects. International research collaboration is a priority at Melbourne, where they boast more industry-linked awards than any other Australian university.
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Interested students must meet with the advisor, Hayley Spear, in advance of applying. All applicants must have a strong back-up program for the Spring 2022 term.
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Celebrating a rich multicultural diversity, Melbourne's residents combine to represent 110 nationalities and speak 151 languages. Melbourne's strategic location in the Asia-Pacific region and its central role in decision-making and coordination for Victoria, is helping to build cooperative business and trade partnerships and to bring research and development, innovation and international investment to the city.
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Hint: You're looking for Subjects (not courses), at the Undergraduate level. Select Semester 1 if you're looking to go abroad during the U.S. Spring semester, and Semester 2 if you'll be abroad in the Fall semester.
Spring (Semester 1): mid February - late June
Fall (Semester 2): mid July - mid November
Accommodation options include Residential Colleges, apartments and private rentals. Visit the Housing homepage for additional information.
UVA Student Experience at UM
This program is open to students from any major, but below is a list of the top five majors at UVA who choose to study on exchange at UM.
- Cognitive Science
- Media Studies
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Student budgeting information
Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.
Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare and for researching and obtaining their visa.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance as well as the Australian Overseas Student Health Cover.
Tuition and Fees:
Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Tuition and fees will be billed to each student’s SIS account and can be paid as normal.
Housing and Meals:
Students are responsible to pay for accommodation and any required or preferred meal plan. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation and meal plan choices, cost, and application procedures.
Travel and Travel Documents:
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa. Students should also budget for in-country transportation costs.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance. More information can be found on our insurance page
. Additionally, students studying at the University of Melbourne are required to purchase Australian Overseas Student Health Cover
Students should be prepared to purchase required books and supplies. Students should also budget for additional personal expenses; examples include laundry, phone costs, personal travel, meals out, etc.
If you are not able to find accommodation costs or application, cost of living, or other information you need in order to prepare for your study abroad program, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor.
You can find detailed information regarding financial aid and study abroad on the following websites:
Please contact your Education Abroad Advisor with any questions.
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. All students must consult www.border.gov.au to learn more about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.
Students planning to travel with medications should carefully review the Australian Government's information about entering the country with medicines: www.tga.gov.au/entering-australia.