STEM, Business, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
University of Melbourne
Established in 1853 and located in the hustle-and-bustle of Melbourne’s central business district, the University of Melbourne has earned a distinguished place within Australia’s Group of 8. The University of Melbourne is renowned for its history of leadership in research, innovation, and learning in a variety of fields including Liberal Arts, STEM, Business, and Social Sciences. The main Parkville campus at the University of Melbourne offers a balanced university experience with a mix of traditional architecture, lush green spaces, state-of-the-art lecture halls, and world class recreation areas. With AACSB and WA accreditation, the University of Melbourne makes for a distinguished academic experience down under.
Cricos Code: 00116K
Fall 2 2019
Jul 07, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019
Apr 25, 2019
50 Credit Points
3.00 Minimum GPA*
- This session is in progress and is no longer accepting applications.
Housing is not included in the price above. For more information on housing options and prices, please refer to the housing section.
Courses offered at the University of Melbourne are taught by university professors alongside local Australian and International students at the main Parkville campus as well as the South Bank campus.
Semester + Semester Programs Available: You may participate in the Spring + Fall OR Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting your two semesters of interest when submitting your initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Melbourne Program Manager.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
Students must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at their home university at the time of participation.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Bridging Cultures Program
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
12 - 16
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
18 - 24
- SAMPLE COURSES AND SYLLABI
The courses listed below are only a sampling of courses available; please click the "Complete University Course Catalog Listing" link for the full Course Handbook. Requests for syllabi can be made to the Site Specialist.
- CREDIT CONVERSION
Per the University of Melbourne's recommendation, 12.5 credit points = 3-4 U.S. semester credits (4-6 U.S. quarter credits).The transcript from the University of Melbourne will reflect Melbourne credit points for each course. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.
- COURSE LEVEL RECOMMENDATIONS
ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the University of Melbourne subject (course) codes. All Melbourne subject codes consist of four letter abbreviations detailing the discipline of the course (such as MUSI for Music) and five numbers. The first number in the subject code refers to the year level of the subject. Numbers 1 through 6 refer to undergraduate subject year levels, whilst 7, 8 and 9 refer to graduate study. For undergraduate subjects, each year level is expected to be progressively more difficult than the preceding one. All New Generation Bachelor degrees are three years in length, meaning that 4th year level subjects are typically taken in an Honors year, whilst 5th and 6th year level subjects are not offered. Subjects classified as second and third-year are recommended by ISA as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
To locate available subjects (courses) at the University of Melbourne:
1) Click on the " Go To Course Search" button linked below to view the University of Melbourne Course Handbook
2) Under the 'Refine Results' section on the left-hand side, click 'Subjects' under Types, and click 'Undergraduate' under Level.
3) Type in a keyword to the search bar under 'Search the Handbook' on the center of the page, then click the magnifying glass icon to search search for classes.
4) Click on the course name (ex. Chemistry II, or Psychology) for the class description and course details
5) The description will tell you the level of the course - you will only be allowed to take classes in levels 1,2, or 3.
6) Make sure the campus is listed as 'Parkville' or 'Southbank'
7) Check the 'Availability' of the course to see when it is being taught. Courses available during Semester 1 (U.S. Spring Semester) are taught from February - June, and courses available during Semester 2 (U.S. Fall Semester) are taught from July - November.
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- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page.View all Funding Options
Living in ISA Melbourne housing will give you the opportunity to interact and engage with local Australian and International Students alike and experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are often overlooked by visitors. All ISA Housing options are within walking distance to your university or are conveniently located close to public transit routes. While there are differences between accommodation in Australia and the U.S., with an open mind and a drive for exploration, you’ll soon discover that the experience of living in another culture can be both educational and rewarding.
Housing is provided on all ISA programs in Australia at an additional cost. Apartment accommodation starts at $6,500, without meals (subject to change). You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in ISA housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
Apartment Without Meals
Students studying in Melbourne have the option to stay in the heart of the city in modern, off-campus apartments. This independent, apartment-style, student accommodation allows students to be placed in twin-studio apartments consisting of two beds, separated by a dividing wall/bookshelf. Studio apartments feature a stylish kitchen with modern appliances, wireless internet, air conditioning and en-suite bathroom. Rent, utilities, and wireless internet as well as a basic kitchen pack and linen pack are included in the housing fee. The accommodation also has a large social area on the ground floor with comfortable seating, a rooftop terrace with BBQ, tables and benches, a big screen TV and game room, iMac stations, modern coin operated laundry, and a secure bike store. Students will be living with other local and international university students.
Students may opt to secure housing independent of the ISA program. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving and paying for all fees, deposits and rent directly to your independent housing agency. Please be sure to confirm that you have Home University approval to pursue Independent Housing during your ISA Program.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
Byron Bay + Bridging Cultures Program
Kick-off your semester abroad with ISA during our 4-day Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) in beautiful Byron Bay. The BCP integrates our ISA on-site orientation with exciting activities aimed at introducing Australian culture, helping you define your study abroad goals, and encouraging you to meet other students. Activities include: Surf Lessons, Aboriginal Culture in Australia Ceremony, a Community Farming Lesson, a Bush Tucker Walk and Food Experience, a Visit to the famous Byron Bay Lighthouse, a Kangaroo and Koala encounter at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and most importantly, an informative, interactive, and memorable start to your study abroad experience.
Great Ocean Road
Tick this classic Australian adventure off your bucket list and travel along the rugged Victorian coastline of the Great Ocean Road. Experience the natural beauty of the iconic 12 Apostles rock formations and take in scenic views of the sea on this sightseeing day trip, where you'll also get the chance to see koalas and other native species in the wild.
Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs
Spend the day exploring nature, and venture outside the city on an expedition to Victoria's Mornington Penninsula. Take the time to relax and soak-up-the-sun in one of Australia's natural hot springs and round out your getaway with amazing aerial views of the surrounding landscape via gondola.
Cultural Activities in Melbourne
The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Melbourne. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Melbourne special.
These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included Queen Victoria Night Market, AFL game, Melbourne Museum, Royal Botanical Gardens and Shrine of Remembrance, and well as visits to St Kilda and Brighton Beach