The MassArt International Exchange Programs are full immersion programs at one of our reciprocal exchange partner institutions. Students enroll directly in the institution abroad but pay MassArt tuition and fees. Most forms of financial aid apply, but it is important to check with the financial aid office for more information. Be sure to visit our website for more information about semester abroad.
Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria, is Australia's second-largest city. It is vibrant and culturally diverse. The University of Melbourne is five minutes from the center of Melbourne, a leafy campus with cafés, shops and spectacular architecture.
Instructions for applying can be found here.
Students are advised to apply as early as possible to avoid delays in receiving the documents necessary to apply for an Australian student visa. Late applications may be accepted in special circumstances with permission
Please Note: You may not apply to an outside program until a completed IEC Semester Away Learning Agreement has been submitted to the IEC.
Term 1: February - June
Term 1 Deadline: November 1st
Term 2: July - December
Term 2 Deadline: April 1st
Other important dates
Credit and Classes:
Most students at The University of Melbourne take four 12.5-point subjects per semester, totaling 50 points (full time). Some subjects, such as intensive studio subjects, may be 25 points or higher.
MassArt students who take and pass 50 points earn 15 MassArt credits. Usually, students can only earn studio credits.
Where Students Live:
There are a variety of housing options for exchange students at the University of Melbourne. Accommodation at Melbourne is usually managed by the host institution. It is imperative that students organize their housing early. As soon as students receive their acceptance letter, students should begin to organize housing. Please see the Melbourne website for more information.
MassArt can not organize accommodation for exchange programs. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange accommodation.
Costs to Consider:
In addition to paying MassArt tuition and fees, you should consider the additional costs of studying abroad. The student is responsible for purchasing plane tickets, housing, health and travel insurance, food, additional local travel and personal expenses. It may be against visa regulations in your study abroad country for you to work. If you are allowed to work, it may be difficult to to find short-term employment. Be prepared!
Cost of living information can be found here.
More information about exchange can be found here.
2018-2019 Exchange Brochure
University of Melbourne on Instagram
University of Melbourne Queer Student Union/Department
The information provided on this page is accurate as of April 4th, 2018. Be aware that details can change at any time and it's best to get the latest information from the away school’s website or from your Study Abroad Advisor.