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Application for Fee-paying
Study Abroad Catalogue Listed, Any country (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Sem 1 & Sem 2,
Sem 2 & Sem 1,
Semester 1,
Semester 2
Restrictions: UoM applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Sem 2 & Sem 1 2018-2019 27/05/2018 31/07/2018 TBA TBA
Semester 1 2019 27/05/2018 15/08/2018 TBA TBA
Sem 1 & Sem 2 2019 27/05/2018 15/08/2018 TBA TBA
Semester 2 2018 27/05/2018 31/07/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Agreement Type:
Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Description:

How to apply for your Fee-paying program

If you would like to study at an overseas institution through a Fee-paying program, whereby you will apply independently to a host institution that is not partnered with the University of Melbourne, and pay tuition fees directly to the host institution.

The basic steps involved to study overseas for a semester or year as a Fee-paying student are:

1. Choose an institution

Fee-paying students usually go to institutions which are not University of Melbourne exchange partners. Students may now only study at approved overseas institutions from the Fee-paying Program Catalogue (Mar 18) (15 KB xlsx). If you identify an institution which is not available either through the Exchange program or the Catalogue which offers studies which are unique and otherwise unavailable at the University of Melbourne or one of our partner institutions, you may submit a petition to have it considered in the Catalogue.

Petition to include an Institution to the Catalogue
Download this form (83KB pdf), complete it in full, scan it and forward to us using the steps below.

  1. Adding an Institution to the Overseas study Catalogue
  2. Navigate to
  3. Under ‘Current Students’ select ‘Submit an enquiry'
  4. Label your enquiry as ‘Overseas study Catalogue Petition’ and include your Student ID under ‘Enquiry Title’
  5. Under ‘Topic’ select ‘Overseas Study’ and then click the box again to select ‘Help with my application’  Then submit your message. Subject line should identify 'overseas study catalogue petition'.

Institutions in high-risk locations as designated by DFAT as Reconsider need to travel or Do not travel will not be approved.

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Calendar Period of Overseas Study Application Due Dates
Semester 2, 2018 Sunday, 27 May, 2018
Semester 1, 2019 Sunday, 28 October, 2018

2. Complete your University of Melbourne application 

Stop 1 can provide advice about going on Fee-paying program. You must meet the eligibility criteria for Fee-paying programs, with the exception that students completing a fee-paying semester may vary their credit load throughout the semester and do not need to attend a myWorld First Step Session. It is, however, recommended that you attend as you will find it does provide useful information.  To start your application you must click the "Apply now" button above and complete the form.  This button will only be visible during the application availability dates. 

Preparing your Overseas study plan

To get approval for the subjects you would like to do overseas, complete a study plan through the online Overseas Study Planner, the link is listed in the study plan question in the application form.  When you seek approval for subjects, make sure you upload a copy of your petition approval email into the Study Planner.

Credit for fee-paying programs is granted upon presenting an original academic transcript to Stop 1 from your overseas host institution. Also be prepared to bring back your overseas work to be reassessed at the University of Melbourne, should this be deemed necessary.

3. Apply for a place

If you are approved by Stop 1, apply directly to the host institution for entry. Some institutions may have an online application process, if not, you will have to request the appropriate forms be sent to you.


  • to apply by the host institution due date for applications;
  • to provide all the documentation requested, such as transcripts, academic references;
  • you may have to prove that you have sufficient funds to support you while living there; and
  • you will probably have to pay international student fees to this institution.

Note: The terms used to describe fee-paying programs differ around the world. The following are common: 'free-mover', 'non-degree student', 'short-term student', 'visiting student', but there will invariably be others.

Spires of Oxford

4. Funding

The Melbourne Mobility Awards provide assistance to students undertaking overseas study, with a total value of $1,000 (Short-term programs) or $2,500 (Semester or Year-long overseas study).

For more information, including eligibility details, selection criteria and how to apply, see our Melbourne Mobility Awards page.

5. Enrolling and Re-enrolling 

If your application to study at the overseas institution is accepted, you need to request Stop 1 to enrol you in placeholder subjects with the prefix 'STDY'.  These do not generate any tuition fees at the University of Melbourne but do indicate that you are away studying overseas. They also note what credit it was agreed you would be awarded for that study when you return with an official transcript from the host institution, assuming you passed the subject(s).

You should ensure that you change your enrolment before you leave Australia to do your study overseas, follow the instructions on the re-enrolment page.

Note: when you enrol at the host institution, if you have the option of enrolling in subjects which will have results which are graded or simply pass/fail, you MUST choose to be enrolled in the subject(s) for graded results. 

6. Pre-departure arrangements

Remember to arrange a flight, visa, and accommodation at or near your host institution. Students travelling on "university business", in other words for credit or to meet a hurdle requirement, are eligible to register for the University's free travel insurance. Please register before you leave the country.

7. Your transcript and results when you return

You must bring back a transcript with you from your time on a fee-paying program or ask that it be sent back to your home address in Melbourne. The credit it was agreed you would receive from your time studying overseas cannot be awarded until an official transcript has been sighted by Stop 1. It assumes that you had the subjects approved and passed them.

Note: There is usually NO transfer of marks from your studies done on independent overseas program (the exception is for study done overseas for credit to an Honours year); only the credit load undertaken (12.5, 25 points etc) will be credited to your University of Melbourne degree. Speak to Stop 1 if you are concerned about the implications for future entry into Honours or graduate study.

University of San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador