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University Study in Australia: University of Melbourne

  1. Program Details

    Live in Melbourne, recently voted the "World's Most Livable City" and take classes at the University of Melbourne, highly regarded for its academic quality.

    Location Melbourne, Australia
    Term Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
    Housing Apartment, Dormitory, Other
    Credit Type Resident Credit
    Sponsor Learning Abroad Center

    Program Eligibility

    GPA 3.0
    Student Type UofM Students
    Student Year Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Language No Language Prerequisite
  2. About University Study in Australia: University of Melbourne

    Australia, the world’s largest island and smallest continent, is rich in natural wonders and cultural diversity. Melbourne is dynamic and friendly, filled with live music, neighborhood pubs and cafes, and a mix of Victorian and modern architecture. It offers a cosmopolitan lifestyle just minutes from Australia’s famous beaches and national parks.

    The University of Melbourne's reputation for high academic standards attracts Australia’s top students as well as students from all over the world. Select from all of the courses offered and enjoy a wide range of topics or fulfill major requirements. The orientation before the start of classes will give you the chance to get acquainted with other students, the university, and the city. The varied curriculum, myriad recreational and social activities, and diversity of cultures and landscapes guarantees something for everyone.

    Go to the At a Glance Comparison page to learn some quick facts about the Learning Abroad Center's other University Study in Australia programs.

    Housing & Meals

    Off-campus apartments and a limited number of on-campus residential colleges are available. Meal plan is not included in the program fee.


    Throughout the semester, the International Centre helps to arrange trips for study abroad students. Trips are optional and costs are additional.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Augment your cross-cultural understanding through interaction with Australian and international students and community members
    • Experience Australian and international perspectives on academic disciplines through direct enrollment at the Australian host university
    • Enhance your intentionality through independent, though supported, living and learning opportunities

    Faculty & Staff

    Staff at the University of Melbourne can provide orientation, on-site support, and advising to help you adjust to a new educational system and integrate into campus life.

    About the Learning Abroad Center

    Learning Abroad Center programs are:

    • Affordable: our programs are cost effective.
    • Academically strong: many programs have strong University of Minnesota departmental support and offer pre-approved courses for many majors.
    • Culturally rich: regardless of the program you choose, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture.
    • Expertly managed: our staff in Minnesota and abroad are trained professionals and are always available to answer your questions from extensive pre-departure advising and online orientations to reentry programming. Your safety and well-being are paramount, and we work hard to ensure you have a rewarding and safe experience abroad.
  3. Program Structure

    Program Type Host University Study
    Program Level Lower- and upper-division classes are available.

    Full-time enrollment on this program is 14–16 UofM credits.




    Grade & Credit Conversion Scale

    You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades factor into your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript with an A/F grade. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies page for more information.

    You can find other academic information—as well as program dates, housing options, and special classes—at Melbourne's main study abroad page.

    Finding Course Information

    Learn about country-specific academic terminology and how to find host university course information

    Major Advising Pages

    The University of Melbourne offers coursework, and has been identified as a strong curricular match, for the following UofM degree programs:

    Global Identity

    Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your international experience and apply what you've learned upon your return.  Global Identity gives you the opportunity to work individually with a trained cultural mentor, helping you articulate your newly acquired skills and differentiating you from your peers.

    This course is offered at no additional cost on programs six weeks or longer. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.

    Syllabus for Global Identity (PDF)

  4. Dates & Deadlines

    Submit the online application and complete the assigned application checklist according to the appropriate deadline:


    Term Program Dates Application Deadline
    Spring Semester Early Feb–late June Nov. 15
    Calendar Year Early Feb–late Nov Nov. 15
    Fall Semester Early July–late Nov May 15
    Academic Year Early July–late June May 15

    *If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials by the following business day.

    *Program dates are subject to change. Contact the LAC for verification of dates before purchasing your airfare.
    **If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials on the following business day.

    Orientation Dates & Locations

    Orientation will be conducted in 2 parts: an online orientation, which is mandatory for all students, and an in-person, program-specific session. You will receive more information about the online orientation via email. Failure to complete the online orientation will impact your ability to go abroad.

    See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.

    Term Abroad Date/Time Location
    Fall 2021 TBD TBD
  5. Fees for University Study in Australia: University of Melbourne

    Fall 2020

    The Total Program Fee reflects the host university’s international tuition rate converted into US dollars, plus the Learning Abroad Center’s APAAC ($2050 one semester) and required UofM international health insurance.

    The Australian government also requires all students to carry the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). The policy costs approximately US$300 per semester. Details and instructions will be sent to students upon admission.

    If you do not see a budget estimate for the term you intend to go abroad, the fee has not yet been finalized. We strive to post fees for this program at least 30 days prior to the application deadline. The Learning Abroad Center will delay the posting of some fees until enrollments, inflation and exchange rates are determined. Note the average increase in fees will be 3–10%. Program fees are based on estimates and may change depending on international economic factors.

    Billing & Payments

    Visit Billing for information about the billing process for application fees, deposits, and program fees.

    Financial Aid & Scholarships

    Visit Financial Information for information on using financial aid and scholarships for study abroad.

    Check out the Australian Embassy's search engine for scholarships for study at an Australian university.

    Bridging Loan

    Bridging Loan, a no-interest/no-fees loan that funds the upfront deposit and flights costs, is available for this program for eligible students.

    Cancellation Policy

    Before you apply to or confirm your participation on this program, review the Learning Abroad Center's Cancellation Policy to inform yourself of the timeline and financial obligations for canceling.
  6. Prepare

    Complete pre-application advising.

    Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.

    To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:

    Center Name TC Learning Abroad Ctr
    Education Abroad Term See Program Dates for term options
    Program Name University Study in Australia
    Track Name University of Melbourne
    Country Australia


    May & Summer Programs – University of Minnesota Students

    Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee.

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    Fall 2021 & Beyond Programs – All students

    All students, both UofM and Non-UofM should use this apply button if applying for a program Fall 2021 or beyond (academic year, winter break etc.). You will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.

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    Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received. Submitted applications are assigned an application checklist, which will include the following items:

    Submit to the Learning Abroad Center:

    • University Study in Australia Academic Statement

    In addition to completing the Learning Abroad Center's Online application checklist, you must also submit an application and supporting materials directly to the University of Melbourne. Once your application has been reviewed and endorsed by the Learning Abroad Center, instructions for how to follow up with Sydney will be sent to you. 

    Next Steps

    1. Upon submitting the online application, you will receive an automated email message indicating your application was received.
    2. Follow the instructions on your application checklist to submit all of the items. Your application is not considered complete until all items on your application checklist are either received or waived.
    3. You will have applications with both the Learning Abroad Center and the University of Melbourne—make sure to follow instructions for both applications when they're sent to you. 
    4. You will be notified of an acceptance decision by email. If accepted, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist. Log in to the online application to review the confirmation checklist and submit the required items.

    Affiliate organizations and partner universities will not accept applications from UMTC students without the endorsement of the Learning Abroad Center. Students must participate in affiliate organization and partner university programs through the standard Learning Abroad Center application process.

  7. Program Contact

    For further information or questions about this program, send an email to

    Ryan McCarthy or call at 612.626.9373.

  8. Contact Program Alum

    Below is a list of additional students who participated in past program sessions. They are ready and willing to answer your questions about this program. Feel free to contact them during your decision-making process or anytime during your pre-departure preparation to get a student perspective.

    Joey Doyle: Spring 2019; Mechanical Engineering major

COVID-19 Update

This program was canceled for fall semester 2021 due to COVID-19.