IFSA University of Melbourne Partnership

Melbourne, Australia

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Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: March 15
  • Spring: October 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
3.0
Typical Credit Load:
16

About University of Melbourne

Study at Australia's #1 university in the heart of the world's most livable city. Arts and culture imbues Melbourne's many laneways, markets, arcades and neighborhoods. Melbournians love coffee and food and love to be out and about. This is one of Australia's leading higher education institutions, with top ten world rankings in education, law, linguistics, psychology, accounting and finance, and medicine.

University of Melbourne Benefits

  • One of Australia's leading research and higher education institutions with select research options for students in the sciences
  • Melbourne was recently voted most livable city for the 7th year in a row!
  • Six subject areas (education, law, linguistics, psychology, accounting and finance, and medicine) are ranked in the top ten in the 2013 QS World University Rankings
  • Access on-campus amenities such as health services, post office, banks, restaurants, cafes, bistros, food cooperative, pharmacy, dental service, hair salon, news agent, bookstore, computer store, travel agent, cinema, theatres, art galleries, and stalls selling fruits, vegetables, clothing and general merchandise
  • An energetic and active student union that sponsors concerts, speakers and cultural events Union House, the hub of campus social life and home to many of the 160 clubs and societies
  • Great indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, including a mountain lodge
  • Most classes are organized around a core series of lectures and tutorials, while students work independently on research projects and essays

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of Melbourne Partnership

Courses
Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University of Melbourne Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Open the University of Melbourne online course catalog to explore the available class options. Note that at Melbourne, classes or courses are called subjects. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts students with a specialty at their home university have the unqiue opportunity to pursue classes at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) on the Southbank Campus or the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) on the Parkville Campus in relation to their major. 

The University of Melbourne requires all study abroad students to take four courses worth 12.5 points for a total of 50 Melbourne points which equals 16 U.S. semester credit hours.

6.25 UME points = 2 U.S. semester credit hours
12.5 UME points = 4 U.S. semester credit hours
50 UME points = 16 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
Course Restrictions
The University of Melbourne has course restrictions in certain faculties and disciplines. Click here to view the list of restrictions. Also please note that Melbourne does not permit study abroad students to take Honours/4th year level courses or postgraduate courses.
Experiential Learning
RESEARCH
Develop your practical scientific skills with a research project at the University of Melbourne. See all of the available research positions on the University of Melbourne website. Applications for this opportunity will require additional application materials that demonstrate your background in the research subject of your choice. 
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat, Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Most meals included
Self-catered
Details
You may select a self catered, off-campus apartment/flat at Student Village Melbourne where you share a four bedroom, two bathroom flat with another IFSA or international student. Each is fully furnished and has a kitchen. Or, you can elect to apply to the residence hall/dormitory and will have three meals per day included; however, there is an additional semester fee of $5,000+ for the meal plan and additional housing services. Please note that spaces in residential colleges are extremely competitive and placements are made by the college rather than IFSA. Students who are not placed in a residential college will automatically be placed in the Student Village.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Christi Hoover

Resident Director, Australia

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Academic Affairs Director

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Jazzy Benson

Academic Affairs Coordinator and Instructional Resource Specialist

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Dates and Fees

Fall 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
July 9, 2019
Program End Date
November 23, 2019

Program Fees

Tuition
$18,250
Housing
$6,025
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$24,275
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Students assigned to catered housing will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $5,325 at University College or $7,125 at International House.  

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,900
Meals
$2,165
Books & Supplies
$340
Local Transportation
$430
Visa
$420
Personal Expenses
$2,005
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$7,260

Spring 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
February 17, 2020
Program End Date
June 27, 2020

Program Fees

Tuition
$18,950
Housing
$6,025
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$24,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Housing is based on Melbourne Student Village. Students incur a supplemental fee if placed in Janet Clarke Hall ($4,900), International House ($5,600), or University College ($6,450).

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,900
Meals
$2,080
Books & Supplies
$330
Local Transportation
$555
Visa
$420
Personal Expenses
$2,125
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$7,410