Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 33 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015).
Website of University: http://www.unimelb.edu.au/
Website for inbound exchange students: http://www.mobility.unimelb.edu.au/inbound/
Online Academic Calendar: http://www.unimelb.edu.au/unisec/PDates/acadcale.html#2016
Full Time Load: 50 points
1 Subject =12.5 points
Maximum subject enrolment for exchagne students: 4 subjects
Course Finder Website: www.unimelb.edu.au/handbook
Certain faculties/graduate schools require special prerequisites and certain study areas are only available through Exchange. More information is available at: www.mobility.unimelb.edu.au/inbound/before-applying/faculty-requirements.html
1. SEMESTER PLACEMENTS
2015-2016 Spring Semester:
2016-2017 Academic Year:
Spring Semester: 1 November 2015
Fall Semester: 1 April 2016
a. Completion of two semesters of full-time tertiary study outside Australia at the time of entry to the University of Melbourne.
b. Above average results: the equivalent to a minimum ‘C’ average in the European system; or 3.0 grade point average from the North American system.
c. Proof of English language ability.
d. Admission into some subjects requires proof of completion of prerequisites prior to commencing studies at the University of Melbourne and should be supplied as part of the application.
4. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
The language of instruction is English. Applicants can satisfy the English language requirements in a number of
ways. Note that the language requirements for undergraduate students and graduate students are not the same.
Details of the requirements are available at:
Students should apply online at: www.mobility.unimelb.edu.au/inbound/apply/. Student Instruction is available at:
a. that “@hotmail.com” email addresses are not accepted due to problems sending and receiving information
from these accounts.
b. while we require students to upload all their supporting documentation into the online application, you
must still send a copy of their transcripts to us by email or fax together with the Nomination form. DO NOT
POST original documents to us unless requested by us at the time.
It is an Australian Government requirement that all international students must have health insurance, known as Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), from an approved Australian provider. No Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) documents will be issued until a student has either purchased OSHC through the University of Melbourne or provided evidence of having this purchased such insurance elsewhere.
It is imperative that students organise their housing early. As soon as the admissions application has been submitted, students should begin to organise housing using their Application ID (Student Number).Students who wish to receive assistance to find housing should contact firstname.lastname@example.org, as there is a University staff member dedicated to helping study abroad and exchange students with this matter.
3. ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES
For information about current living costs in Melbourne, please see:www.services.unimelb.edu.au/finaid/planning/cost_of_living
Students coming from overseas to study at the University of Melbourne must have a student visa unless they are an Australian or New Zealand citizen. Study Abroad or Exchange students apply for visa sub-class 575, non-award. They can do this once we issue the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). We do not issue this document until students have accepted their offers and met any conditions required.
In addition, the Australian Government has recently introduced a new visa processing arrangement which enables visas to be issued more quickly. In order to do that, students may be required to provide more information to us before we can issue the CoE. The information can be regarding: their health; their capacity to support themselves financially while studying in Australia; their ties to their home country, or country of residence, in order to demonstrate that they will be returning to there at the end of their time in Australia; and whether they have ever been refused an entry visa to a country. We will contact students and/or their agents/representatives if we feel we need to ask these questions.