Returning home

When you return home there are several things you'll need to do to help you apply credit to your current home degree.

Translation of grades

On completion of your semester abroad you will receive a University of Melbourne Statement of Results.

Not all home institutions will translate your University of Melbourne grades to their precise equivalents. It is the role of the home institution to do this.

Below is a suggested translation scale for the conversion to US or Canadian and European grades. Translation of results for grading scales in other countries will vary but could be determined by comparison with these scales.

Grades translation scale

University of MelbourneGrade Percentage GradeUSA/Canada European Credit Transfer System
First Class Honours H! 80-100 A+
A
A
Second Class Honours – Division H2A 75-79 A- B
Second Class Honours – Division H2B 70-74 B+ B
Third Class Honours H# 65-69 B C
Pass P 60-64
55-59
50-54
B
C+
C
D
D
E
Fail N 45-49
0-44
C-
F
FX
F

Transcripts

An official electronic transcript of your semester's results is made available to you after results are released and you can forward this to your home institution. If your home institution has advised that they still require a hard copy transcript, one will also be provided to your Exchange or Study Abroad office. This usually occurs a few weeks after the results are released, although at the end of the year with the Christmas break and summer holidays transcripts are not usually sent until the end of January.

Only one transcript is sent. If you require extra copies either immediately or at a later date they can be ordered directly from Stop 1. Please see the Ask.Unimelb Transcripts page for more information.

Benefits for Alumni

All Exchange or Study Abroad students become part of the University's alumni community at the end of your study.

The University of Melbourne Alumni Community totals more than 230,000, of which more than 30,000 are living outside of Australia. As alumni, you will be eligible to take advantage of our huge range of benefits, information and services for alumni. These are available to all members of our growing alumni community and are detailed on the Alumni benefits webpage.

Read more on the Alumni connect webpage.