Program options

We offer both an Exchange or Study Abroad program for students who want to study at Melbourne for one or two semesters.

With both, you can study away from your home institution for up to a year undertaking undergraduate or graduate studies. Graduate researchers can also apply to undertake research at Melbourne, as part of their home degree.

There are, however, some important program differences you need to be aware of before applying. This will determine what you can apply for, how fees are paid, and what you need to do to earn credit towards your degree when you return home.

Our Exchange program

You're eligible for our inbound exchange program if you've been nominated for exchange by your home institution that's a University of Melbourne exchange partner. Your home institution's exchange team can help you prepare your application.

Maximise your time at Melbourne by exploring new areas of study including Australia-based subjects, or disciplines not available at your home institution.

You'll need to meet minimum entry requirements to be approved by Melbourne. You also need to apply by our exchange program application due dates.

Under the exchange program, you'll remain enrolled and continue to pay tuition fees to your home institution. Your home institution's exchange team can advise how to arrange credit towards your home degree for your studies at Melbourne.

There may be other costs, including health insurance as required by the Australian government, which you will need to cover. The exchange team at your home institution can provide further details.

Apply for Exchange program

Download nomination form

Our Study Abroad program

You can apply for our Study Abroad program if your home institution doesn't have a formal exchange agreement with the University of Melbourne, or you are nominated by your home institution as a Study Abroad student.

You can apply directly to us, or through an overseas representative. To be approved, you'll need to meet minimum entry requirements. You also need to apply by our study abroad program application due dates.

Maximise your time at Melbourne by exploring new areas of study including Australia-based subjects, or disciplines unavailable at your home institution.

As a Study Abroad students, you'll need to pay tuition fees directly to the University of Melbourne, rather than to your home institution. There may be other costs, including health insurance as required by the Australian Government, which you need to cover. The study abroad team at your home institution can provide further details. To find out what these fees are, see Fees and payments.

Reminder: talk to your home institution's Study Abroad office if you want your studies at the University of Melbourne to be credited towards your degree.

Apply for Study Abroad program

Download nomination form

Our Research program

We also have a Research program for graduate researchers who want to come to Melbourne and complete a period of research as part of their home institution's degree.

It has different entry requirements and a separate application process to the general exchange and study abroad programs.

See Research program

Play elite sports while you're away

If you're an elite athlete, you can also apply for the University of Melbourne's high performance sports program Interchange while you're on exchange or study abroad. If accepted, you'll get access to sports services, facilities and training support.

Find out more about Interchange

Not an Exchange or Study Abroad student?

If you want to study a full degree program at Melbourne, you can apply as International undergraduate or International graduate student.

There are a wide range of degrees you can choose from, as well as scholarships and bursaries you may be eligible for to help with tuition and living costs while you study.

Browse Melbourne degrees