Inbound students Study Abroad and Exchange at the University of Melbourne

Defining Your Options: Exchange or Study Abroad?

Melbourne Global Mobility provides support to students interested in studying overseas for credit towards their University of Melbourne degree. There are two main ways to study overseas as part of your Melbourne degree, as an Exchange student or as a Study Abroad student. On either program you may receive credit or fulfil degree requirements.

 

Exchange students

Exchange students remain enrolled at the University of Melbourne and are also enrolled into a host institution overseas. They continue to pay their tuition fees to the University of Melbourne and do not pay any tuition fees to their host university. They are nominated by Melbourne Global Mobility and receive assistance to arrange their study overseas. For more information go to the apply for Exchange webpage.

 

Study Abroad students

Study Abroad students take a leave of absence from their University of Melbourne degree and enrol directly into a host institution overseas. They do not pay any tution fees to the University of Melbourne, but must pay whatever fees are asked of them as an international student at their host institution. Students are responsible for arranging a study abroad program themselves. For more information see the Study Abroad and other programs webpage.

 

Other programs

Other options for completing part of your University of Melbourne degree overseas include short courses, single subjects overseas, work experience and internships. Opportunities will vary depending upon your faculty. For more information see the Study Abroad and other programs webpage.