This study abroad program through IFSA allows you to take courses at the University of Melbourne, one of Australia’s leading universities. You can take classes in a variety of subjects, alongside local students. You will live in an off campus apartment complex or an on campus residential college.
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is the second oldest university in Australia. It is a world-class institution with an international reputation for excellence. With strengths in both teaching and research, the University of Melbourne offers a wide array of courses across the curriculum. Popular subjects include Arts, Australian Studies, Economics, Engineering, Politics and Psychology. Some subjects have restrictions for visiting students, which you can view on the IFSA website. You will take classes alongside full-degree local students. You will most likely take a traditional course load - four courses worth the equivalent of four Columbia points each.
You should note the different academic calendar in Australia, which varies significantly from the American academic calendar. Approximate dates are available on the IFSA website.
Melbourne is a livable, vibrant, green and artistic city in the south of Australia. The University of Melbourne campus is in Parkville, a student-friendly neighborhood in West Melbourne. You will live in either an off campus apartment complex with other program student or in an on-campus residential college. As a visiting student, you will have the access to the University’s student union and student clubs and social activities. IFSA will provide administrative support for your experience. They will offer academic advising, an orientation, activities and excursions.
Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.
Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites.
To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:
- To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
- To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.