The University has updated its current travel advice to all students due to COVID-19. Student exchange applications from New Zealand for Semester 2, 2021 have been reinstated. We remain unable to receive study abroad and exchange applications from other locations for Semester 2, 2021. If you have an application for Semester 2, 2021, the Global Learning team will be in contact with your home institution. Further information on the University's response to COVID-19 is available on the dedicated COVID-19 website.

Undergraduate and Graduate

SemesterStudy Abroad and Exchange Deadline
Semester 1 (February-July) 1 December of the previous year
Semester 2 (July-December) 1 May  

Late applications may be accepted in special circumstances with permission.


Research students can commence their visit at any time during the year. Students are advised to apply as early as possible (at least 12 weeks in advance of the commencement date) to avoid delays in receiving the documents necessary to apply for an Australian student visa.

Semester 1, 2022 (February - June)
Study Abroad and Exchange Welcome Day: Friday 18 February (compulsory)
University Orientation: Monday 21 February - Friday 25 February

Semester 2, 2022 (July - November)
Study Abroad and Exchange Welcome Day: Friday 15 July (compulsory)
University Orientation: Monday 18 July - Friday 22 July

Semester 1, 2022
Teaching period: Monday 28 February - Sunday 29 May
Non-teaching period: Friday 15 April - Sunday 24 April
Examination period: Monday 6 June - Friday 24 June *

Semester 2, 2022
Teaching period: Monday 25 July - Sunday 23 October
Non-teaching period: Monday 26 September - Sunday 2 October
Examination period: Monday 31 October - Friday 18 November *

* Please note that ALL Study Abroad and Exchange students should plan to be in Melbourne until they complete all required assessment items. In the unlikely event that you are offered a special exam due to extenuating circumstances such as medical illness, you may be offered to re-sit the exam during the University's supplementary exam period. If you have been offered a supplementary exam, University policy requires students to be available to attend the examination in Melbourne. Note, the University of Melbourne does not make exceptions for students to sit exams at home invigilated.

University principal dates and exam period dates

There are no deadlines for housing applications. Applications close when allocation has been reached. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible for housing to allow enough time to find suitable accommodation.

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If you are interested in staying at a residential college, you need to apply separately through the college application process.

You must be in Melbourne ready to attend Welcome Day . If you can't make it to Welcome Day, you must seek prior approval to arrive late. You must contact our office via to advise of your difficulties and request permission to arrive late.

Please note: Late arrival is not always approved, and if you cannot arrive before semester starts, you may be asked to defer your study to the following semester.

If your late arrival is approved, you will need to make arrangements to meet with an Education Abroad Advisor when you arrive.