Exchange students remain enrolled at the University of Melbourne and are also enrolled into a host institution overseas. They continue to pay their tuition fees to the University of Melbourne and do not pay any tuition fees to their host university. They are nominated by Melbourne Global Mobility and receive assistance to arrange their study overseas.
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Study Abroad students are enrolled in generic placeholder subjects in their University of Melbourne degree and then enrol directly into a host institution overseas. These placeholder subjects do not generate any tution fees at the University of Melbourne, but instead students must pay whatever fees are asked of them as an international student at their host institution. Students are responsible for arranging a study abroad program themselves.
For more information about study abroad, click here.
UoM Overseas Subjects
If the course in which you are enrolled makes it difficult to find a suitable semester to study overseas because of course planning issues or the requirements of your major, or if you are simply not sure about undertaking a semester abroad, the University of Melbourne has an increasing number of single subjects available in different faculties which are partly or wholly taught overseas. You could be eligible to undertake one or more of these University of Melbourne Overseas Subjects (UMOS) as part of a major, or often as breadth across most degrees.
To find out more about how they work, click here and for a list of UMOS, click here.
Not all mobility is for a semester of study overseas. Increasingly students are opting for shorter-term arrangements perhaps as a taster to see how they like studying abroad, because they have other commitments which mean they can't be away for a semester or longer or their finances are limited. These opportunites can be done through exchange or study abroad and usually last anywhere from two to six weeks.
For more information about short-term mobility, click here.
For a list of short-term mobility programmes currently being coordinated by our office for January 2017, please click here
A small number of opportunities exist for students to undertake internships/externships or some sort of work experience placement abroad to meet a hurdle requirement or for credit to a University of Melbourne degree. As work experience and internships are not a always formally recognised in courses at the University, many of the opportunities that exist will not carry credit or be counted as meeting hurdle requirements but do provide a valuable experience by undertaking formal training in an international context.