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UVA Exchange: University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 01-OCT-2018
10-OCT-2018 18-FEB-2019 28-JUN-2019
NOTE: Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by October 15.
Year 2019-2020 01-MAR-2019 10-MAR-2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15.
Fall Semester 2019 01-MAR-2019 10-MAR-2019 15-JUL-2019 22-NOV-2019
NOTE: Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Apartment, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Accounting, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art - Art History, Art - Studio Art, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Classics, Commerce, Communications, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Dance, Drama, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Film Studies, French, Geography, Geology, German, Global Studies, Greek, Hebrew, History, History of Science and Technology, Information Technology, Italian, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Landscape Architecture, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Neuroscience, Other Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Urban and Environmental Planning, Urban Studies
Program Description:
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UVA Exchange
University of Melbourne


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.

Location IconLocation

Melbourne is a vital and dynamic capital city. As the gateway to Victoria, Melbourne enjoys an international reputation as a global city on a path to growing prosperity. Proudly preeminent in business, international trade, arts entertainment, sport and major international events, the city of Melbourne is home to around 50,000 people and welcomes more than 400,000 workers, visitors and tourists every day. The greater Melbourne population is 3.5 million.

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.

Melbourne Beach Melbourne at Night

Courses IconAcademics

Semester 1: mid February - late June
Semester 2: mid July - mid November
Academic calendar

Course Catalog

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

Accommodation options include Residential Colleges, apartments and private rentals. Visit the Housing homepage for additional information.

Cost IconCost

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.

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI insurance
  • Australian Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Accessibility IconAccessibility

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 IconPassport 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 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 Info IconHealth 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: