Study Abroad

University of Melbourne

  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Class Eligibility: Juniors and seniors


Students are required to have an interview with Rebecca Avery prior to completing the Declaration of Intent. Students will also need parental permission to attend this program.

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.

  • Visa:

    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.

    Non-US citizens should consult with the University of Melbourne and Denise Allison, Director of International Student Services, before applying to the program.

    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.

Direct Enrollment

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.

Exchange Details

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. The deadlines are earlier and the slots are on a first come basis. Students must contact Rebecca Avery early in the application process.

Academic Credit

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 Rebecca Avery in advance, to ensure 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.

Course Highlights

Architecture and Built Environmental Sciences, Australian and Indigenous Studies, Biology, Business and Economics, Chemistry, Cities, Computer Science and Information Technology, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Health Studies, Geology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Land, Food and Environment, Creative Art, Kinesiology, Law/legal Studies, Languages, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Media and Communications, Medical and Health Sciences, Music, Oceanography, Psychology, Physical and Natural Sciences, Public Health, Urban Studies, 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.

Review the Full Academic Requirements for Studying Abroad


Orientation provided by the International Student office.

Number of Students

Over 50,000 students at the University of Melbourne, of whom 40% are international students of over 140 nationalities.

Housing/Meal Plans

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.

Apply to Study Abroad!

  • PDF
  • Program List


  • Semester/Year/Exchange
  • Science/Math/Pre-Health/CompSci Approved
  • Direct Enrollment


  • Semester I: Early July to early December
  • Semester II: Early February to mid-July

Application Deadlines

  • Semester I: March 1
  • Semester II: October 1

Faculty Contact

Judy Owen