Inbound students Study Abroad and Exchange at the University of Melbourne
There's so much happening at Melbourne Global Mobility, it's hard to keep up, from new opportunities and scholarships to events.
Erasmus Impact Study confirms EU student exchange scheme boosts employability and job mobility
Ever doubted the value to making the effort to study overseas as part of your University of Melbourne degree or diploma? A new study on the impact of the European Union's Erasmus student exchange programme shows that graduates with international experience fare much better on the job market. They are half as likely to experience long-term unemployment compared with those who have not studied or trained abroad and, five years after graduation, their unemployment rate is 23% lower. The study, compiled by independent experts, is the largest of its kind and received feedback from nearly 80 000 respondents including students and businesses.
New partners for 2014
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
The Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain and the University of Melbourne have agreed to begin exchanging students from semester 2, 2015. See the brochure page on the new partner site for the relevant links to the website.
New Funding Opportunity
Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Asian Exchange Scholarship
The Westpac Bank has established a foundation and given a gift to future generations of Australians to commemorate Westpac’s 200th anniversary in 2017. The Asia Exchange Scholarship of $10,000 will be awarded to undergraduate students who are undertaking one semester of overseas study at a leading Asian university. For more information see the entry on the Melbourne Scholarships website.
New Resource for Students Living Overseas
Melbourne Global Mobility is pleased to present a compilation of recipes from our colleague, Lois Carlton, foodie and former home economics teacher. Entitled Mum, can you send me some of your recipes.. (2.7MB pdf) they were gathered together as a result of experience with her daughter and her friends studying overseas. As the sub-title suggests it is recipes and advice to encourage healthy eating while busy studying and living in another part of the world with limited resources. Any feedback you might have regarding this document is most welcome. Please don't hesitate to send it through to global-mobility [at] unimelb.edu.au.
New partners for 2014
University of Maryland, USA
The University of Maryland in the USA and the University of Melbourne have agreed to begin exchanging students from semester 1, 2015. See the brochure page on the new partner site for the relevant links to the website.
New partners for 2014
Boğaziçi University, Turkey
Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey and the University of Melbourne have agreed to begin exchanging students from semester 1, 2015. See the brochure page on the new partner site for the relevant links to the website.
"Made in France" Video Competition
The Embassy of France and the Government of New Caledonia, in partnership with Campus France Australia, present the 2014 University Video Competition on "Made in France: let's ditch the stereotype!".
The video competition encourages students to submit short clips on what “Made in France” represents to them in a globalised world, based on the example of “Made in Australia”. More broadly, students are invited to reflect on France’s areas of excellence in 2014.
Many people around the world have an idea about France in their minds but what are the best kept secrets or examples that show a modern, evolving France in a globalised world ?
This competition is open to all student enrolled in an Australian university. They will have the opportunity to win a return airfare to France or New Caledonia.
Terms and Conditions (196KB pdf)
Registration Form (43KB doc)
Study Abroad at St Peter's College, University of Oxford
St Peter's College at the University of Oxford has places available for up to three students from the University of Melbourne to complete a year of study abroad from September 2014. Students from discipline areas such as History, English, Philosophy, Politics and Economics will find much expertise and variety in the subject offerings. The standard natural sciences and Management are also strongly supported.
You must meet the usual requirements for study abroad but would be expected to have an average of around 80% to be considered by St Peter's College. You will also be responsible for tuition and living costs (36 KB pdf) at the College. You can also download urther information about the regulations for the visiting student program (61 KB pdf).