At the University of Melbourne, you’ll find everything to make the most of your time abroad: top-ranked academics, strong commitment to international education, and an exceptional lifestyle outside of class.
The University of Melbourne has a 150-year history of leadership in research, innovation, teaching and learning in a variety of fields ranging from the Arts to Sciences. Additionally, University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts offers elite classes in performing arts, and its Asian Institute brings together expertise in politics, anthropology, economics, linguistics, history, religion and society across a number of Asian countries and the Middle East, including Islamic studies.
Melbourne is Australia's second-largest and most cosmopolitan city. Its residents represent 140 nationalities and speak 151 languages. Melbourne is comprised of smaller neighborhoods, each with its own personality and attractions. You’ll always feel at home and the extensive public transportation means you can easily explore them all!
The campus is spacious, green, leafy, and walking distance to downtown (10 minutes by tram). Both the campus and the city feel European with a variety of architecture, historic sites, museums, and compact design, mixed with gardens, unique shops, markets, and cafes. It’s just 30 minutes to the beach and less than one hour’s drive to:
- The Great Ocean Road and historic Twelve Apostles
- The Penguin Parade
- Miles of Australian bush for summer and snow activities
The city is vibrant and buzzing with life nearly all the time. Sports are very popular, especially Australian Rules Football (Footy), soccer, rugby and cricket. Many premier international events occur throughout the year.
Studying abroad at University of Melbourne in Australia is available as a semester abroad program in the Fall or Spring semesters or for a full academic year abroad.