University of Melbourne

City: Melbourne
Language of instruction: English
  • One of Australia's most prestigious universities
  • Located on a 22.5 hectare campus just a short tram ride or 15 minute walk from city centre
  • 34,000+ students (26 700 undergraduates)
  • 7 campus locations
  • Leading research university with extensive links to industry, government and other institutions
  • Surrounded by hundreds of shops, restaurants, cafes, galleries, clubs and bars

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Partner university's areas of study

Architecture and Landscape ArchitectureArtsCommerce (UBCV)EducationEngineeringHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsLawManagement (UBCO)Science

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • English is the primary language of instruction


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

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

Term dates

  • Semester 1: End of February to End of June 
  • Semester 2: End of July to Mid November


  • 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

What term to select on your 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  then take UM's Semester 1
  • Split year: if planning to take UM's Semester 1 and then take UM's Semester 2

Summer program

Not applicable

Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • Melbourne points x 3/10 = UBC Credits

Passing grade

P, NCP, 50

Grading scheme

  • 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.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* 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

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

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, see Global Issues Program website)

Full course load information

  • Recommended load: 50 points / semester (usually 12.5 points x 4 subjects) 
  • Minimum: 37.5 points / semester (for student visa purposes)
  • Maximum: 50 points per semester
  • Course: A degree or program studied, ie: the Bachelor of Arts - courses vary in length from three to seven years
  • Subject: A unit within a course (you can search for undergraduate subjects using the online handbook)
  • 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

Partner Course Information

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.

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Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 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 travel 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.

Additional awards

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.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

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’ for Federal 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.

Additional fees

Not applicable


Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • Students are not accepted into a residential college, will have their applications forwarded to their “off-campus” accommodation preference
  • 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)
  • Apartments are generally furnished, self catering and student focused
  • Usually a cheaper option than the residential colleges 

Information on Accommodation

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