Applicants should be in good academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA (3.3 recommended).
Applications are due in February for the upcoming fall or full year and in October for the spring term. If you are considering a full year abroad in two locations (split year), you must submit application materials for both programs at the deadline for the first program.
*Applicants who do not meet these eligibility requirements are encouraged to meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to learn about their options.
Founded in 1855, the University of Melbourne is one of the largest universities in Australia with over 47,000 students. The main student campus at Parkville is a village-like precinct just a mile north of Melbourne's city center. Bordering the University are expansive parklands and the cosmopolitan, older inner suburb of Carlton, known for its coffee shops, restaurants, pubs, cultural activities, and year-round student life. Melbourne is thriving, cosmopolitan, and culturally sophisticated city. Capital of the State of Victoria, it is Australia's second largest city and home to more than three million people. The city and its suburbs embrace the tranquil lower reaches of the Yarra River, the popular beaches and aquatic playgrounds of Port Phillip Bay, and the foothills of the densely forested Dandenong Ranges.
Accommodation and Meals
Georgetown students live either in furnished, self-catering apartments within reasonable walking distance from the university with other international students or in Residential Colleges on or close to campus. Full board is provided at the Colleges, which are independent of the University and conduct their own admissions processes. Each College fosters an atmosphere which is in keeping with its own ethical values and educational philosophy. Admission to the Colleges is competitive, and students should submit housing applications online as soon as they are accepted by the University of Melbourne. For more information on housing, click here.
Housing during the one-week Melbourne Welcome orientation is provided in the Residential Colleges. Melbourne Welcome housing is included in the program fee but does not guarantee a housing slot in a residential college during the semester. Information about housing can be found at the University of Melbourne's housing webpage.
Southern Hemisphere Academic Year: mid-Feb. - late Nov.
U.S. Full Year: early July - late June
U.S. Fall (Australian semester 2): early July - late November
U.S. Spring (Australian semester 1): mid - February - late June
Fields of Study and Language of Instruction
Language of Instruction is English.
Fields of study include: Social Sciences, Humanities, Business, Sciences, Australian Studies, Cinema Studies, Culture and Media, Environmental Studies, Women's Studies, Theatre Studies.
Georgetown considers a full load at the University of Melbourne to be 50 points, usually 4 courses per semester. Students successfully completing 50 points will receive 15 Georgetown credits and 5 course equivalents. Classes (courses) in Australia are typically called "subjects" or "units." For more information on subjects available, click here.
80% - 100%
A+, A, A-
75% - 79%
70% - 74%
65% - 69%
50% - 64%
C+, C, C-
D+, D, D-, F
* In order to be awarded Georgetown credit for classes, you must receive at least a "Pass".