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University of Melbourne


At a glance

The University of Melbourne is one of Australia's leading institutions, internationally renowned for its teaching and research. Melbourne is Australia's second-oldest university and has around 47,000 students.

Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria, is Australia's second-largest city. It is vibrant, culturally diverse and characterised by its friendly people and atmosphere.

The University of Melbourne is five minutes from the centre of Melbourne, a leafy campus with cafés, shops and spectacular architecture. With great public transportation, you'll feel right at home anywhere in the city.

Established : 1853
Student Population : 47000

Website and links

Website : University of Melbourne Homepage

Academic information

Who can go

Students on degree programmes in the following subject areas may apply to study abroad during their Junior Honours year at University of Melbourne:

Please note the following restrictions when considering the list below: Chemistry - full year only and not available on programmes which already contain an External Placement; History - Modern History only - Single and Joint Hons; Physics - usually full year or Semester 2 of Junior Hons or Semester 1 of Senior Hons; Psychology - full year only.

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Economics & Finance
  • English
  • Geography and Sustainable Development
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Management
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Psychology
Semesters Available
  • First Semester
  • Second Semester
  • Full Year
Note: Joint Honours students may only apply for a full year abroad if BOTH subjects are listed above. Joint Honours students applying for one semester must seek permission from both Schools.

Study abroad coordinator

Each School has a designated Study Abroad Coordinator.

Semester dates

Semester dates are as follows

Semester 1 Jul 2019 to Nov 2019
Semester 2 Feb 2020 to Jun 2020
Semester 1 Jul 2020 to Nov 2020
Semester 2 Mar 2021 to Jun 2021

Your studies abroad

Partner Course Catalogue : Course catalogue

NB: you should also check the restrictions and requirements page before applying for the University of Melbourne.

See our Credits and modules abroad webpage for information on the number of credits we expect students to take at our partner institutions. St Andrews expects students to attend all classes as part of their programme abroad. Assessment methods may vary across partners and could include class participation, continuous assessment in the form of homework and final exams. All courses must be agreed with your Study Abroad Coordinator. See Academic information for further details, as well as information about credit and grade conversion.

Application and selection

Application and selection

This institution is part of the St Andrews Abroad Programme. .

Places available

Places available : For the academic year 2021/2, there will be 16 semester places available.

Places available may vary from year to year depending on the exchange balance. Numbers for the following academic year will be confirmed at the information meeting.

Living there

Getting there and getting around

There are flights to Melbourne (usually with a stopover) from several major UK airports. If you arrive at Tullamarine Airport, the university provides a free service to the city centre and Parkville and surrounding areas.

Melbourne is an easy city to get around on foot although there is also an extensive bus and metro service or the historic trams which run throughout the city. Cycling is another popular option.


The University of Melbourne offers a range of accommodation for exchange students. You can apply to stay in one of the Residential Colleges or a university-run apartment. Alternatively you can choose to find your own apartment or house to rent privately.

Please note that St Andrews is unable to guarantee housing at any of our partner institutions. Guidance on finding accommodation abroad is available on the Global Office webpage.

Student services and orientation

International Student Services provides a variety of support services for exchange partners.

Please be aware that student support services will be different across all of our partner universities.

Finance and insurance

Living costs

Living costs in Melbourne can be quite high.


International students are required to take out compulsory health insurance as part of their Australian visa obligations. Melbourne can assist you with this when you accept your offer.

St Andrews students authorised to study or work abroad as part of their degree programme will be covered by the University’s insurance policy. Please reference to our travel insurance pages for further information.

Passports and visas

Please refer to our passports and visas page for further information.

Student experience

See profiles and photos of St Andrews students who have studied abroad.