University of Melbourne
As the second oldest university in Australia, the University of Melbourne is one of Australia's most prestigious universities, with approximately 34,000 students. It is a leading research university with extensive links to industry, government and other institutions.
The University of Melbourne is a 22.5 hectare campus just a short tram ride or 15 minute walk from the city centre and is surrounded by hundreds of shops, restaurants, cafes, galleries, clubs and bars. Diversity is valued, multiculturalism is celebrated, and the integrity of the individual is respected.
At the University of Melbourne, you'll have the opportunity to study at an internationally recognized university abundant with student life and culture.
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY + TIMING
Who can go?
Students must have a minimum 70% cumulative average to attend this partnership. Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study. Commerce: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Commerce students must select 'Melbourne-COMM' on their Go Global application. Law: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Law students must select 'Melbourne-LAW' on their Go Global application. Please research applicable course restrictions on the Melbourne exchange website. Ensure that you apply for the UBC term you want to be away (not the corresponding Australian term)
UM semester 1: End of February to June
UM semester 2: Mid-July to End of November
Notes on eligibility and timing
What term to list on your Go Global Application: Term 1: if planning to take UM's semester 2 Term 2: if planning to take UM's semester 1 Full year: if planning to take UM's semester 2 and then take UM's Semester 1 Split year: if planning to take UM's semester 1 and then take UM's semester 2
Course equivalency formula
Melbourne points x 3/10 = UBC Credits
Passing gradeP, NCP, 50
H1 80-100 First Class Honours
H2A 75-79 Second Class Honours Division A
H2B 70-74 Second Class Honours Division B
H3 65-69 Third Class Honours
P 50-64 Pass
N 0-49 Fail
Credit transfer process
The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
The U21 Global Issues Program is a certificate offered by the University of British Columbia in conjunction with the Universities of Melbourne (Australia), Queensland (Australia), Nottingham (United Kingdom), Lund (Sweden), Hong Kong (China) and Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico). The certificate can be earned by any student completing a UBC degree and consists of a minimum of 4 courses from 2 or more of the 7 partner universities (including UBC). To learn more about the Certificate in Global Issues, please visit the Global Issues Program website.
Full course load information
• Course: A degree or program studied, for example, the Bachelor of Arts is an undergraduate course. Courses vary in length from three to seven years. • Subject: A unit within a course, for example the subject “Aboriginal Art” can form part of the Bachelor of Arts course. You can search for undergraduate subjects using the online handbook. Students should take a full subject load of 50 points (usually 12.5 points x 4 subjects) for one semester. The minimum enrolment for student visa purposes is 37.5 points for one semester. Study Abroad: Students are welcome to take subjects from any area as long as the subject is open and the student meets the pre-requisite requirements. Exchange: If the exchange agreement between the home institution and the University of Melbourne is restricted to one faculty (for example Business), it may be necessary to get permission to take subjects outside that faculty. If the exchange agreement is a general agreement students are usually able to take subjects from any area as long as the subject is open and the student meets pre-requisites. Students are not permitted to take more than 50 points per semester.
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term. Paid to UBC.
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
If students are not accepted into a residential college, their applications will be forwarded to their “off-campus” accommodation preference.
Student Housing: The University has arrangements for its students to hold semester-based leases in student apartments and hostels off-campus but nearby (literally across the road in some cases). For Exchange and Study Abroad students who are in Melbourne for one semester this may be a convenient choice as they are generally furnished, self catering and student focused. They are generally a cheaper option than the residential colleges as well.