This program is no longer accepting applications for spring or calendar year 2021.
University of Melbourne
With UNC-CH's study abroad program, students can spend a semester or a year experiencing Australian life, culture, and academics at the University of Melbourne in the state of Victoria, Australia. Opening in 1855, the University of Melbourne was Victoria's first university and Australia's second. It is considered to be Australia's leading research university. Students will join approximately 22,000 undergraduate students, including 1,700 international students, at the university. The main campus is in a prime location, only a fifteen minute walk to Melbourne itself. The campus consists of historic and modern buildings set among open spaces for recreation, with brick-paved walks and nearby parklands.
In the thriving city of Melbourne, students can enjoy varied ethnic cuisine, many sports events, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Zoo, and the acclaimed Victorian Arts Centre. Outside of Melbourne, day-trips and longer camping trips can bring students to Victoria's beaches, the desert country near the Wyperfield National Park, the temperate rain forests of Croajingolong National Park, and the snowy high country of the Victorian Alps.
The study abroad program at the University of Melbourne involves the active participation of nine departments that offer a wide range of courses and have suggested a series of study areas that may be of particular interest to international students:
Forestry and Horticulture
Building, and Planning
Economics and Commerce
Study abroad students at the University of Melbourne choose their courses from the same courses available to Australian students. The number of courses that a student should take to be considered full-time varies between departments; three second- or third-year classes in the humanities would be a full load, while a student in economics would need to take four classes and a student in genetics might need to take four or five. Beginning spring semester 2011, you must receive a grade of 'Third Class Honours (H3)' or above in any course at Melbourne in order to receive credit; credit will NOT be awarded for a course with a grade of 'Pass (P)' or below.
One of the most obvious differences between the University of Melbourne and a U.S. university is the academic schedule. The first semester runs from February to June, followed by the winter break. The second semester begins in July and ends in November.
Courses in this program are Transfer Credit. Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
There are nine University residential colleges and three halls of residence situated close to the campus to provide on-campus integrated student accommodation with Australian students, as well as academic support through tutorials, libraries, and educational counseling.
Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.