University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

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Program Overview

About University of Melbourne

"The University of Melbourne is a dynamic research-driven community which offers a wealth of cultural, institutional and recreational opportunities for social interaction, leadership and personal development. It is an environment in which students will be challenged and supported to extend themselves intellectually and creatively. The University of Melbourne experience is the reason most students - past and present, international and Australian - choose to study here. It is our international leadership, combined with international ranking, a stimulating environment, creative approaches to learning, extensive student support and, impressive career outcomes that make studying at the University so exciting and rewarding. Campus life is exciting, vibrant and always diverse at the University of Melbourne. The campus community is made up of 40,000 students (8,000 international) and over 6,000 staff."- University of Melbourne

Term Dates

  • Fall Semester (semester 2): late July to early December
  • Spring Semester (semester 1): mid-February to late June
Note: Dates are approximate and may be subject to change

Approximate Living Expenses

  • Housing: approximately AU$4,000-17,800/semester
  • Food: approximately AU$80-100/week
  • Books & Course Materials: approximately AU$500-750/semester
  • Transportation: approximately AU$30/week
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC):  approximately AU$220/semester (required for all international students in Australia)
  • Visa: Approximately AU$550 which also grants you the right to work in Australia while studying
Note: AU = Australian Dollars

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The University of Melbourne offers exchange students a range of accommodation options – independent share, assisted share, residential college and student apartments.  Costs range from approximately AU$4,000-17,800/semester.

Student Services

  • Melbourne Student Exchange Club
  • Melbourne Welcome program – four day program for exchange students, approximately AU$565