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University of Melbourne, Australia (Exchange)

IMPORTANT! Please note that this exchange program is limited in spaces we have to send students, and therefore is highly competitive. We encourage you to apply, but please note that we are able to send 12 students during the 2017-2018 year. Students should make sure to have a second program choice if they are not chosen to participate in this program.

The Program

The University of Melbourne opened in 1855 as Victoria’s first university and Australia’s second. A member of Universitas 21 and now a multi-campus university of 40,000 students, it is ranked second among all Australian universities and 36th in the world (according to the Times Higher Education Supplement, 2009). All teaching and learning activities are driven by the research-intensive culture of the University, providing students with curricula informed by cutting-edge research developments. High achieving students are attracted to this dynamic and creative learning environment. Learn more about Melbourne by reading the Study Guide.

The Academics

As a study abroad exchange student, you will earn 12 -15 credits during the fall or spring semesters and 24 – 30 credits for the whole academic year.  You have access to an enormous range of course and disciplines, including architecture and the built environment, Australian and indigenous studies, business and economics, computer science and information technology, engineering, environmental studies, humanities and social sciences, creative arts, law/legal studies, languages, media and communication, health sciences, and music.

The University of Melbourne operates on a semester system.  Semester 1 runs from February – May and Semester 2 runs from July – October.

If pre-requisites are met, and subject schedules do not conflict, you can choose any combination of subjects to meet your academic needs. You will usually sit for a final exam for each subject and be assigned a letter grade according to regular departmental standards. Check the University Handbook for subjects and syllabi information. Also, for information on requirements and restrictions, check out this link.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

Important!
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
AGNR 1093 Foreign Study UNIB10009 Food for a Healthy Planet 4 6/30/2019
AGNR 3093 Foreign Study GEOG30019 Sustainable Development 4 6/30/2020
ANTH 1000 Other People’s Worlds ANTH10001 Anthropology: Studying Human Diversity 3 6/30/2017
ANTH 1093 Foreign Study UNIB10003 Ecological History of Humanity 3 6/30/2019
ANTH 3028 Indigenous Rights and Aboriginal Australia MULT 10001 Australian Indigenous Studies 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
ANTH 3028 Indigenous Rights and Aboriginal Australia AIND30010 Aboriginal Cultural Studies 3 6/30/2019
ANTH 3028 Indigenous Rights and Aboriginal Australia AIND30010 Aboriginal Cultural Studies 3 6/30/2022
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study ANTH20001 Keeping the Body in Mind 4 12/31/2017
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study ANTH20006 Culture Change and Protest Movements 3 6/30/2017
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study ANTH20012 Engaging the World in Theory and Practice 4 12/31/2017
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study UNIB30002 Global Health, Security& Sustainability 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study ANTH30003 Myth, Ritual, and Performance 3 6/30/2017
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study ANTH30004 Kinship and Family: A Global Perspective 4 12/31/2017
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study ANTH 20012 Engaging the World in Theory and Practice 3 6/30/2022
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study MULT20013 Australia Now 4 6/30/2017
ARE 1150 Principleas of Agricultural and Resource Economics AGRI10043 Land Water and Food Economy 3 12/31/2021
ARE 3260 Food Policy ECON 30007 /AGRI40015 Economics of Food/ Agricultural Policies and Trade 3 12/31/2017
ART 2011 Introduction to Digital Media FLTV10021 Interactive Art Media 3 6/30/2020
ARTH 2993 Fall 2011 only Foreign Study AHIS 20002 Australian Art 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology Bio 10005 Genetics & the Evolution of Life 4 6/30/2018
CAMS 1101 Greek Civilization ANCW20022 Ancient Greece: History and Archaeology 3 6/30/2022
CAMS 1103 Classical Mythology ANCW20015 Classical Mythology 3 12/31/2018
DRAM 1110 Introduction to Film SCRN10001 Introduction to Cinema Studies 3 12/31/2017
ECON 1201 Principles of Microeconomics  ECON10004 Introductory Microeconomics 3 6/30/2021
ECON 2440 Economics of the Global Economy ECON20007 Globalisation and the World Economy 3 12/31/2017
ECON 3421 International Trade ECON30001 International Trade Policy 3 6/30/2019
ECON 3493 Foreign Study ECON30022 Experimental Economics 4 12/31/2017
EEB 1893 Foreign Study BIOL10001 Biology of Australian Flora and Fauna 4 12/31/2020
EEB 3893 Foreign Study ZOOL 2004 Australian Wildlife Biology 4 6/30/2019
ENGL 2401 Poetry CWRI20007 Poetry 3 6/30/2022
ENGL 2408 Modern Drama ENGL20030 Modern and Contemporary Drama 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
ENGL 3627 Studies in Literature ENGL10004 Introduction to Indigenous Literature 3 6/30/2022
ENGL 3627 Studies in Literature ENGL10002 Literature and Performance 3 6/30/2022
ENGL 3627 Studies in Literature ENGL20022 Modernism and Avant Garde 3 6/30/2022
ENGL 3627 + ENGL 3693 Studies in Literature + Foreign Study ENGL 10004 Introduction to Indigenous Literature 3 6/30/2022
FNCE 3101 (if student has prerequisites) Financial Management FIN 301 Investments and Asset Pricing 3 12/31/2021
FNCE 4305 Global Finance Management FNCE30003 International Finance 3 12/31/2017
FNCE 4306 Financial Services FNCE20002 Management of Financial Institutions 3 12/31/2017
GEOG 1300 Climate and Waether UNIB10007 Introduction to Climate Change 3 12/31/2021
GEOG 3100 Geography of Sustainable Development GEOG30019 Sustainable Development 3 6/30/2020
GEOG 3340 Environmental Planning and Management GEOG20003 Environmental Politics and Management 3 6/30/2020
GEOG 3410 Human Modification of Natural Environments ENST20001 Human Behavior and Environment 3 12/31/2019
GEOG 3410 + GEOG 1093 Human Modifications of Natural Environments + Foreign Study ENVS10002 Reshaping Environments 3 + 1 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
GEOG 4093 Foreign Study GEOG 30003 Geographical Thought 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
HIST 1998 Varieties of History HIST20043 The USA & the World: Democracy & Empire 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
HIST 1998 Varieties of History AUST 20007 Australia Now 3 12/31/2017
HIST 1998 Varieties of History HSPC40013 The Western Tradition and its Discontents 3 6/30/2017
HIST 2206 History of Science HPSC10002 Science and Pseudoscience 3 12/31/2021
HIST 2993 Foreign Study UNIB10003 An Ecological History of Humanity 3 6/30/2021
HIST 3993 Foreign Study ANCW20003 Egypt Under the Pharaohs 3 6/30/2019
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HIST30064 Controversies in Australian History 3 6/30/2019
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HIST30059 Race in America 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HIST20066 Australian History 3 6/30/2017
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HIST20025 Witches & Witch-Hunting in European Societies 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HIST 30010 Hitler’s Germany 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
HIST 3993 Foreign Study UNIB20013 Body, Mind and Medicine: A Dissection 4 6/30/2021
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HIST20070 Australia in the World 1914 to 2014 4 12/31/2022
LING 1793 Foreign Study MULT10015 Language 3 12/31/2021
LING 3310Q Phonology LING30002 Phonology 3 12/31/2017
LING 3793 Foreign Study LING10002 Intercultural Communication 3 12/31/2017
LING 3793 Foreign Study LING20005 Phonetics 3 12/31/2017
LING 3793 Foreign Study LING20009 Language in Aboriginal Australia 3 12/31/2017
LING 3793 Foreign Study LING30007 Semantics 3 12/31/2017
Math 3160 Probability MAST20006 Probability for Statistics 3 12/31/2021
MCB 3895 Special Topics GENE20002 Genes and Genomes 4 12/31/2020
MCB 3895 Special Topics BCMB20002 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 4 12/31/2020
MGKT 3370 (if student has prerequisites) Global Marketing Strategy MKTG 20009 Global Marketing 3 6/30/2020
MGMT 3101 (if student has prerequisites) Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior MGMT10003 Organization and Management 3 12/31/2019
MGMT 3234 Opportunity Generation, Assessment, and Promotion MGMT30006 Managing Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3 6/30/2020
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study MGMT30004 International Human Resource Management 3 6/30/2019
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study MGMT10002 Managing and Leading Organisations 3 6/30/2018
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study IBUS30003 Managing Conflict in a Global Workplace 3 6/30/2019
MKTG 3208 Note: This course cannot count for Marketing majors Consumer Behavior MKTG20001 Consumer Behaviour 3 6/30/2019
MKTG 3625 Integrated Marketing Communications` MKTG 30010 Advertising and Promotions 3 12/31/2019
MKTG 3757 Strategic Brand Management MKTG20006 Brand Management 3 6/30/2020
MUSI 1193 Foreign Study in Music MUSI10148 African Drum and Dance I 3 6/30/2017
MUSI 1193 Foreign Study in Music MUSI20149 Music Psychology 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
MUSI 1193 Foreign Study in Music MUSI30003 In the Groove 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
MUSI 1193 Foreign Study in Music MUSI10200 Samba Band 4 6/30/2021
MUSI 1193 Foreign Study in Music MUSI10198 R&B, Soul & Gospel Choir 4 6/30/2021
MUSI 1193 Foreign Study in Music MUSI 20143 World Music Choir 1 4 12/31/2021
MUSI 1193 Foreign Study in Music MUSI10202 Jazz: The Improvisatory Spirit 4 6/30/2022
MUSI 1193 Foreign Study in Music MUSI20163 Samba Band 4 6/30/2022
No credit MGMT 30013 Strategic Management 12/31/2019
NRE 3693 Foreign Studies in Natural Resources EVSC30006 Ecology of Urban Landscapes 3 12/31/2021
NUSC 3693 International Studies in Nutritional Sciences UNIB20014 Food For a Healthy Planet II 3 12/31/2021
PHIL 1101 Problems of Philosophy PHIL 10002 Philosophy: The Big Question 2012 3 12/31/2017
PHIL 1103 + PHIL 4293 Philosophical Classics + Foreign Study PHIL 10003 Philosophy: The Great Thinkers 3 + 1 12/31/2021
PHIL 3234 + PHIL 4293 Phenomenology PHIL20041 PHENOMENOLOGY AND EXISTENTIALISM 3 + 1 6/30/2021
PHIL 3250 + PHIL 4293 Philosophy of Mind + Foreign Study PHIL20033 The Philosophy of Mind 3 + 1 12/31/2021
PHIL 4293 Foreign Study PHIL20030 Meaning, Possibility, and Paradox 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
PHIL 4293 Foreign Study PHIL20038 Nietzsche and Critics 3 12/31/2018
POLS 1602 Introduction to American Politics POLS30030 American Politics 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
POLS 3402 Contemporary International Politics POLS20025 International Relations: Key Questions 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
POLS 3993 Foreign Study POLS20026 Politics and the Media 3 6/30/2020
POLS 3993 Foreign Study ISLM30015 Crisis Zone Middle Eastern Politics 3 6/30/2020
POLS 3993 Foreign Study MULT20008 Australia Indigenous Politics 3 6/30/2019
POLS 3993 Foreign Study POLS20025 International Relations: Key Questions 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
POLS 3993 Foreign Study POLS30025 Democracy, Terrorism, and Violence 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
POLS 3993 Foreign Study AU208 Politics, Society, and Identity in Australia 3 6/30/2017
POLS 3993 Foreign Study POLS30019 Australian Foreign Policy 3 6/30/2017
POLS 3993 Foreign Study 30027 Global Movements: Peoples and the Planets 3 6/30/2017
PSYC 1100 General Psychology 1 PSYC 10003 Mind, Brain, and Behaviour 1 3 6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
PSYC 2200 Physiological Psychology PSYC20006 Biological Psychology 3 12/31/2020
PSYC 2400 + PSYC 3883 Developmental Psychology + Foreign Study PSYC20008 Developmental Psychology 3 + 2 12/31/2021
SLHS 3247 Introduction to Phonetic Principles LING20005 Phonetics 3 6/30/2018
SOCI 1001 + SOCI 3993 Introduction to Sociology + Foreign Study SOCI1000 Understanding Society 3 + 1 6/30/2017
Soci 1993 International Study MULT20013 Australia Now 3 6/30/2022
SOCI 3993 Foreign Study CRIM 10001 From Graffiti to Terrorism 4 12/31/2020
SOCI 3993 Foreign Study SOCI20007 Terrorism: Shifting Paradigms 4 6/30/2021
SOCI 3993 + SOCI 3271 Foreign Study MECM 20006 Understanding Australian Media 1 + 3 6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SPAN30019 Cooking Up the Nation 3 12/31/2019
WS3993 Foreign Study GEND20003 Genders, Bodies, and Borders 3 6/30/2018

The Experience

The University holds a special Melbourne Welcome for international exchange students. Study abroad students are allowed to apply to live in a residential college, however spaces are not guaranteed and most students choose to live off-campus. More information can be found on the Melbourne Global Mobility Housing Website. Those locations are only a short walk from the campus. There are a range of housing alternatives designed to suit different personalities, budgets, and lifestyles, so it is important to research all your options before making a decision.

The campus is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary architecture and culture providing a particular life and ambiance of its own. Beyond the exceptional lecture theatres, classrooms, and libraries, it offers you a range of galleries, theatre and entertainment venues, bookshops, retail stores, cafes, and restaurants.

Downtown Melbourne is within easy walking distance of the campus. A highly livable city with its clean air and numerous public parks and gardens, it is also a major center for cultural and sporting events of all kinds. Thanks to its status as a hotbed of Aussie Rules football, Melbourne is also a great town for sports fans.

Surrounded by Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne is close to bayside beaches and swimming, sailing, and windsurfing.  The Great Ocean Reef that connects Melbourne with Adelaide lets you see the coast and enjoy gorgeous views.  Melbourne is a great home base for seeing the rest of Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Finances

Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Academic Year 2018 04/01/2018 04/08/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 04/01/2018 04/08/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Humanities, Public Health, Sciences, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Business, Engineering
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3