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.

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

Explore the Great Barrier Reef and tropical far north Australia during your comprehensive five-day Orientation Program, with a week of adventure and learning

Experience an alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand or New Zealand excursion

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

Program Details

Orientation

TEAN’s exclusive “Welcome Abroad” Orientation Program takes place in Cairns in the north of Australia famous for its tropical setting and access to the Great Barrier Reef – what better way to start the semester than a week full of adventure, including scuba diving and snorkeling on the largest coral reef system in the world? Your Australia Orientation is designed to set you up for a successful semester by introducing you to the local culture and academics while also getting to know your soon to be friends and having an exciting journey in the process. On the final day of Orientation, students travel to their host city where they are met by their local TEAN Resident Director and introduced to their housing and local area.

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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

Our team works with you start to finish through the study abroad process. Our programs staff will help guide you through the application process to go abroad, then upon arrival in Australia, you will meet our team who will provide assistance during your time in-country. 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.

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University

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.

Location

The University of Melbourne is a traditional campus located on the edge of Melbourne’s Central Business District. Visit the google map link below to see the campus location.

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Courses

Courses

Courses are available in the below disciplines. For detailed instructions on how to find and select courses, and a list of popular courses see our course selection instructions. Students enroll in 3 – 4 courses per semester (37.5-50 credits), which usually transfers as 12 – 16 U.S. semester credits.

Find 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.

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.
  • Minimum sophomore standing at a four-year institution at the time of participation.

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.

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!


Optional 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 excursions organized during school breaks. Participating in these excursions will depend on your program dates and semester abroad.  

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.

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Program Dates

APPLICATION DEADLINES

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application anytime from June for Spring applications, and from January for Fall applications. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.

Spring Deadline Nov 18
Fall Deadline April 23

Spring 2019 Tentative Dates*

Date of Departure Feb 11
TEAN Orientation Feb 13 Feb 17
University Orientation Feb 18 March 1
Classes Begin March 4
Semester Break April 19 April 26
Classes End TBD
Study Period June 1 June 7
Exam Period June 11 June 28
Program Ends June 29

*Final dates will be posted as they become available.

Fall 2018

Date of Departure July 9
TEAN Orientation July 11 July 15
Housing Move-In July 15
University Orientation July 16
Classes Begin Jul 23
Semester Break Sept 24 Sept 28
Classes End Oct 21
Study Period Oct 22 Oct 26
Exam Period Oct 19 Nov 16
Program Ends Nov 17

Spring 2018

Date of Departure Feb 2
TEAN Orientation Feb 4 Feb 8
University Orientation Feb 12 Feb 23
Classes Begin Feb 26
Semester Break Mar 30 Apr 8
Classes End May 27
Study Period May 28 June 1
Exam Period June 4 June 22
Program Ends June 23

Fees & Inclusions

Spring 2019

  • Estimated tuition and program fees: $17,225*
  • Estimated housing (off campus): $7,170

*Tuition for 4 courses. Students are permitted to enroll in 3 courses but there is no tuition discount.


Fall 2018

  • Tuition and program fees: $17,225
  • Housing (off campus): $7,170

What’s Included

  • Full tuition (4 courses) 
  • 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 excursions which may include New Zealand, 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 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

  • International airfare ($1,800)
  • Domestic airfare in US ($500)
  • Student visa ($450)
  • Books ($365)
  • Meals during the semester ($2,000)
  • Airport transfer at the end of the semester ($50)

*Numbers are estimated based on previous student experience and budget. Actual amounts will vary depending on student.

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, including a full ride scholarship for a Fall or Summer program. Refer to our Scholarships information for details.

We Love Melbourne

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.

Q&A

Where have you traveled and lived in Asia Pacific?
I lived and worked in Sydney for a year. I also had an internship in Sydney in college. I have also traveled to China, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, and New Zealand.

Can you share some of the highlights or lessons from your time living abroad?
The biggest lesson I have learned from my time abroad is adaptability. Living in another country can really bring you out of your comfort zone and force you into situations where you have to go with the flow. I learned to embrace the differences of the different cultures I was experiencing rather than wishing I could have the same things/experiences I was used to back home in the U.S. I loved navigating my way around new places, getting lost and discovering the best places that I just stumbled upon because I was up for whatever came my way.

What are your recommendations for top places to check out in Sydney?
There are so many great suburbs that offer a little something different for everyone. I LOVE Bourke Street Bakery in Surry Hills, specifically their sausage rolls and lemon tart, but everything is amazing. I also recommend enjoying some of the northern beaches as they are much less crowded and gorgeous. People should also do the Manly to Spit Bridge walk as it is stunning!

What do you think makes Singapore an amazing place to study abroad?
Singapore is one of those hidden gems in Southeast Asia. I feel like it is a very misunderstood country as people think everything is just glass highrise buildings and everything is really expensive. There are actually some really great neighborhoods with lots of different cultures represented. Owning a car and buying an apartment are expensive, but for day to day life for a study abroad student, it’s a very affordable study abroad destination.

What is your advice for a student who is on the fence about studying abroad?
I would always tell students who were on the fence about studying abroad that they will never look back and say, I really wish I didn’t spend five months in Australia or wherever they are thinking about going. Studying abroad is such a life-changing experience and even if the first few weeks are tough, you learn so much about yourself and how well you can navigate the unknown.

Photo of TEAN Staff Ange Hart

Ange Hart

Resident Assistant - 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!

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