The University of Melbourne is not only located in the world’s most liveable city, but is also consistently ranked as one of the top two universities in Australia and within the top 50 in the world.  Here students are challenged in the classroom with leading programs and innovative methods while experiencing big city life near Melbourne’s Central Business District. Outside of studying, discover all that Melbourne has to offer – from its vibrant arts scene, to exciting cafe culture and everything in between.

Snapshot

Semester Program

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February - June
July - November

47,000 Students

3.0 GPA to apply

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Urban, City Location
Traditional Campus

Off-Campus Student Apartments

Overview

Study at one of the top three universities in the country, ranked in the top 50 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2015)

Enjoy the Melbourne lifestyle. Voted the world’s most liveable city four times running, Melbourne will captivate you with its charming café culture and cool nightlife

Experience living downtown in high quality, centrally located off-campus student apartments

Participate in our Cultural Events Program designed to introduce you to the local Melbourne scene

Discover Sydney and delve into Australian culture with a comprehensive five-day Orientation Program in the country’s most famous city that includes many cultural activities

Take advantage of our pre-semester excursion option to Cairns and explore the Great Barrier Reef

Experience an alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand excursion

Appreciate access to TEAN’s Melbourne Resident Director and other in-country staff for continued support throughout the semester

Program Details

Orientation

Hit the ground running with our Sydney-based Orientation Program. Held over five days, Orientation combines academic and cultural sessions with iconic Aussie experiences. Each activity is designed to help students ease into their semester by introducing all of the senses to Australia. Our historical walking tour of Sydney unveils the treasures of the city while preparing students to take on the city independently. After an inspiring day spent examining Aussie culture, we end with an evening harbor cruise circling the distinctive shells of the Sydney Opera House. On the final day of Orientation, students are transported to their host city where they are met by their local TEAN Resident Director and introduced to their housing and local area.


Housing

Students attending the University of Melbourne live in modern, purpose-built student accommodation in the city close to all the action within walking distance or a quick tram ride to campus.


TEAN Staff

Throughout your semester you will meet with the Melbourne Resident Director for informal discussions and excursions. Our staff is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social, or cultural questions or issues that you may face during your time abroad.

Academics

About The University of Melbourne

  • Founded in 1853 the University of Melbourne is consistently ranked in the top two universities in Australia and within the top 50 in the world.
  • The university has 20 subjects areas ranked in the top 40 universities in the world and is the top ranked school in Australia for 15 subject areas by the QS World University subject rankings.
  • With education ranked 5th, psychology ranked 14th, computer science and information systems ranked 13th and linguistics ranked 15th globally – this is truly a prestigious university.
  • The business and management program is ranked 15th in the world by the QS World University subject rankings 2015 and is AACSB accredited.
  • The university also boasts a stunning campus – a mix of historic sandstone buildings, contemporary architecture, sustainable design and lovely outdoor spaces ideally located on the edge of Melbourne’s Central Business District. The campus is close to the city’s Italian quarter and bohemian Brunswick Street.
  • In 2008, the university introduced the Melbourne Model for teaching and learning – a far-reaching curriculum reform aimed at creating an outstanding and distinct ‘Melbourne Experience’ for all students. The revised curriculum includes fascinating university-wide “breadth subjects” available to students in all courses, centered on preparing graduates with globally relevant skills. This model is not dissimilar to the general education requirements in the U.S. system, but is the first of its kind in Australia.
  • The University’s Victorian College of the Arts and Music specializes in visual and performing arts and is situated in the heart of the Melbourne arts district (separate from the University’s Parkville campus).
  • With many of the city’s special neighborhoods within walking distance and others easily accessible via public transportation, the university is close to everything the city has to offer. Take advantage of all the nearby galleries, cafes, and a variety of shops and food outlets as you get to know both your university and your home-away-from-home.

Courses

Academic Departments and Schools at the University of Melbourne are divided into ten academic divisions: Architecture, Building and Planning; Arts; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences; Science; Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences; Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

Courses are available in the below disciplines. You can also refer to the Melbourne online course catalog for a listing of all courses. Students enroll in 3 – 4 courses per semester (37.5-50 credits), which usually transfers as 12 – 16 U.S. semester credits.

Discipline
Subject Area
Business
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Agribusiness
  • Asian Business Studies
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Construction Management
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Logistics Management
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate / Property
Communications & Media
  • Cinematography
  • Communication Studies
  • Creative Writing / Professional Writing
  • Film (Practical)
  • Film / TV Studies (Theory)
  • Journalism (General)
  • Journalism (Print)
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Media/Multimedia
  • New Media
  • Public Relations
Education
  • Music Education
Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Engineering, Biomedical
  • Engineering, Chemical
  • Engineering, Civil
  • Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • Engineering, Electrical
  • Engineering, Environmental
  • Engineering, Industrial
  • Engineering, Materials Science
  • Engineering, Mechanical
  • Engineering, Metallurgical
  • Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics
Environment
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Forestry
  • Marine Biology
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Sustainable Resource Management
Health
  • Art Therapy
  • Food Science
  • Health Administration
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Criminology/Criminal Justice
  • Development Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Museum Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology
  • Urban Planning
International Studies
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Arabic Language / Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese Language / Studies
  • French Language / Studies
  • German Language / Studies
  • Hebrew Language / Studies
  • International Relations
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Language / Studies
  • Japanese Language / Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Middle East Studies
  • Russian Language / Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language / Studies
Science
  • Agriculture
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Science
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Entomology
  • Epidemiology
  • Forensic Science
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Horticulture
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
Visual, Performing Arts & Design
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Dance
  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Music
  • Music Theory
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Theatre Performance
  • Theatre Production
  • Theatre Studies
  • Video Game Design
  • Vocal Performance

Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY

  • 3.0 GPA. Students with a slightly lower GPA may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Contact TEAN for more information.
  • Sophomore standing at a four-year degree-granting institution at the time of enrollment.

Events & Excursions

Activities / Immersion

Our local staff arrange various activities during the semester designed to help immerse you in the local culture. These activities are included in your semester program. In addition, if you have a specific interest or hobby, your Melbourne-based TEAN Resident Director will be able to point you in the right direction. Below are examples of previous activities arranged for students. Note that activities change each semester.

Along with the TEAN-organized events, to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities, our local staff send out frequent emails letting you know what is happening in Melbourne. Ranging from community events to music festivals, we tap you into the local culture right from the start.

Local Melbourne walking tour

Included within the first few weeks after arriving in Melbourne, we walk and jump on trams all over the city, clueing you into the local secrets. Melbourne’s city center is made up of winding bylanes and it’s here where you find unique cafes, bars, restaurants and galleries. We’ll also explore Melbourne’s urban villages, ending the day in an iconic locals-only venue for dinner. This day will set you up with the knowledge you need to make the most of your time in this great city.

Aussie Rules Football match

There is no sporting event that gets the sports-mad Victorian more vocal than an Aussie Rules Football match. Australian Rules football began in Victoria in the 1850s, predating American football, rugby and soccer. It’s not like other football types, the best explanation is to experience a game yourself. We see a game between two local rivals and sample a local culinary favorite – the meat pie! It’s the hot dog equivalent of the Australian spectator sporting experience.

Local original live music

Melbourne is known for its local, live music scene and excellent intimate venues. We make sure students get to experience becoming part of a local crowd by heading to a show of an Australian band at an incredible venue. If you have a music genre preference, let your local staff know and we’ll try to accommodate your request – or at least give you some recommendations to check out on your own!


TEAN EXCURSIONS

During the semester, you’ll be busy with class and exploring your local area on the weekends. With this in mind, TEAN encourages students to get to know Australia better or travel to even more exotic destinations with pre- and mid-semester excursions organized during school breaks.

East Coast Australia

The iconic Great Barrier Reef is home to some of the world’s most stunning waterscapes and unique creatures. Take time to explore its surrounding tropical rainforests and native wildlife while also participating in extreme activities such as whitewater rafting and bungee jumping. Of course, you can also just relax and soak up some of that famous Australian sun. This excursion is usually offered as a pre-semester excursion.

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South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand’s South Island offers some of the most magnificent natural environments this planet has to offer and is home to some of the world’s most extreme adventure sports! From the Southern Hemisphere’s highest (and original) bungee jump, to jet boating through ravines, whitewater rafting raging rapids and hiking glaciers, you won’t be bored or disappointed! This excursion is usually offered as a mid-semester break excursion.

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Thailand

Take advantage of Australia’s ideal location in the South Pacific and explore exotic Asian destinations. With TEAN’s exclusive nine-day excursion to Thailand, you’ll find yourself bathing elephants in a river, learning to cook Thai food, visiting exotic temples and spending the evening with hilltribe villagers. With the culture of the north and the beaches of the south, this excursion, usually offered during mid-semester break, is not to be missed. Read More

Program Dates

Fall 2016*

Date of Departure: Early to mid July, 2016

Program Ends: Mid to late November, 2016

*Exact dates will be provided early Spring 2016

Spring 2016

Option 1:
Date of Departure Feb 8
TEAN Orientation Feb 10 Feb 14
Optional Pre-Semester Excursion Feb 14 Feb 21
Option 2:
Date of Departure Feb 15
TEAN Orientation Feb 17 Feb 21
Optional Pre-Semester Excursion Not available
All Students:
Housing Move-In Feb 21
University Orientation Feb 23 Feb 26
Classes Begin Feb 29
Semester Break Mar 24 Apr 1
Classes End May 27
Study Period May 30 Jun 3
Exam Period Jun 6 Jun 24
Program Ends Jun 25

Fees & Inclusions

Fall 2016

Program Fees: Fees will be updated during Spring 2016, but are expected to be similar to Spring 2016 fees below.

Spring 2016

  • Tuition and services: $16,170
  • Housing (on/off campus): $7,890 – $8,770

Fall 2015

  • Tuition and services: $16,170
  • Housing (on/off campus): $7,670 – $9,540

What’s Included

  • Full tuition
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged, off-campus student housing
  • Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
  • Services of local Resident Directors
  • Five-day Orientation Program with some meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
  • Cultural events scheduled throughout the semester
  • Wireless internet access in all housing
  • Access to pre-arranged and affordable cell phone packages
  • Access to unique and exciting optional pre-semester and Spring Break trips, which may include New Zealand, the Great Barrier Reef, Thailand and other places
  • Access to competitive airfares and pre-arranged group flights
  • Extensive pre-departure counseling and information packets
  • University and course selection advice
  • Official academic transcripts from host institution
  • Credit approval and transfer assistance
  • Help with student visa preparation
  • Financial aid transfer planning
  • Airport pickup and reception in Sydney and Melbourne
  • Arrival Welcome packet containing important local contact details and information
  • Melbourne Farewell Dinner at conclusion of program
  • Host university orientation

What’s Not Included

  • Airfares
  • Meals during the semester
  • Airport transfer at end of semester

Scholarships

TEAN Scholarships

In addition to the current financial aid you receive, you may want to consider one of our many scholarships. Each year we award thousands of scholarship dollars to qualified program participants. Refer to our Scholarships information for details.

We Love Melbourne

Rob Gaetano

Rob Gaetano

Resident Director - Melbourne

Melbourne Tip
Edinburgh Gardens

A short tram ride north of the city will land you in the middle of North Fitzroy, Melbourne’s hipster capital. With bars and cafés aplenty, North Fitzroy’s best kept secret is the Edinburgh Gardens. Summer weekends will see the gardens packed with locals enjoying a picnic, throwing a Frisbee and listening to some sweet tunes – great place to people watch and enjoy a lazy afternoon!

Kristen Jackson

Kristen Jackson

Senior Program Manager

Melbourne Tip
Little Italy

Right next to the University of Melbourne in the heart of Carlton is Lygon Street, Melbourne’s Little Italy. Lined with pizzerias, pasta bars, café’s and gelato stores, Lygon Street is worth a visit if you want some hearty Italian food. Walking up Lygon Street, restaurant hosts will entice you in as they share their menu, however the Italian loving locals will all agree that Tiamos is the place to go.

Lauren Gabell

Lauren Gabell

Regional Director - Asia Pacific

Melbourne Tip
Centre Place

Tucked neatly between Flinders Lane and Collins Street lies the fascinating Centre Place. Reminiscent of Diagon Alley from the Harry Potter films, Centre Place is one of Melbourne’s more bohemian laneways and arcades. The laneway itself is small but is bursting with personality and a distinct vibe. From the walls lined with street art to its blend of European cafes and unique eateries, Centre Place personifies the Melbourne mantra, “If it’s not up a staircase or down an ally, it’s not worth going to.

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