University of Melbourne
- Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Language of Instruction: English
- Minimum GPA: 3.0
- Class Eligibility: Sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
The capital of the state of Victoria, and Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne is well known for its trams, cafes, and restaurants and its variety of cultural events. The University campus is situated on 22.5 beautifully landscaped hectares with buildings ranging from classic architectural styles to modern designs. The campus itself is located only 1.5 km from the city center, and is in close proximity to the Victorian Arts Centre, the State Library, and the National Gallery.
Required. Non U.S. citizens may need to take a test in English in order to be considered for a visa. This is a law and no exemptions are granted. The nearest testing center to Haverford is in Arlington, VA; please consult a complete listing of centers on the IELTS website.Additional Visa Information
- Fees: Students pay Haverford tuition only to Haverford College. Haverford will then be responsible for submitting payments to the program.
Students may be asked to take an HIV test for entry into the country. International students may have to take an English language exam to receive their student visa.
There are no American representatives on-site. Students work with university personnel at the International Office. Students should be mature, independent and resourceful, as they are expected to function on their own.
There are a few exchange positions available. Interested students must be 100% committed to attending the program. By electing the exchange option, it allows a student from the University of Melbourne to study at Haverford. Exchange students also receive transportation passes. The deadlines are earlier and the slots are on a [irst come basis. Students must contact Dean Mancini early in the application process.
A full course load at Melbourne is 50 points. Please look carefully at the point value assigned to courses. Students must have 50 points for one semester in order to receive four credits at Haverford College. However, students will only receive full credit for courses that meet at least three hours a week and run the entire length of the semester, regardless of the points assigned. Students must enroll in regular university courses and not courses designed for study abroad students. Students must email their course selection and request approval from Dean Mancini in advance, to insure credit. Major, minor, and concentration transfer credit will only be granted for courses in which students received a grade of a C or above.
Full university curriculum.
Architecture and Built Environmental Sciences, Australian and Indigenous Studies, Biology, Business and Economics, Chemistry, Computer Science and Information Technology, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Health Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences, Land, Food and Environment, Creative Art, Kinesiology, Law/legal Studies, Languages, Media and Communications, Medical and Health Sciences, Music, Psychology, Physical and Natural Sciences, Public Health, Visual and Performing Arts
Note: Changes occur frequently. Students are responsible for finding the classes they need and consulting the official site of the institution.
Orientation: The Melbourne Welcome Program, as well as an orientation provided by the International Student office.
Number of Students: Approximately 42,000 students at the University of Melbourne, of whom 800 are international students coming from over 50 countries. About 70 Americans attend every year.
Residential Colleges, college-operated hall residents, apartments, or international house. Housing is guaranteed for all study abroad and exchange students. Students are responsible for payment of their room and board fees. Students should choose wisely as some options cost more than Haverford room and board fees. Haverford students may not opt for housing not arranged by the program.
Opportunities / Cultural Events
Sports: Aikido, athletics, baseball, basketball, cross-country, cycling, dance, fencing, golf, hockey, horse riding, inline skating, karate, kendo, kung fu, lacrosse, mountaineering, ri[le, rowing, rugby, sailing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, squash, swimming
Catherine Wen ‘15
- Science/Math/Pre-Health/CompSci Approved
- Direct Enrollment
- Semester I: Early July to late November
- Semester II: Early February to mid-July
- Year: Early July to mid-July
- Semester I: March 1
- Semester II: October 15
- Year: March 1