University of Melbourne, Australia

ILR School and The University of Melbourne Exchange

About The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognized research-intensive university with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. Established in 1853, it is Australia's second oldest university. The University of Melbourne is ranked as number 1 in Australia and number 34 in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014.


The University of Melbourne has seven campus locations across Melbourne and rural Victoria, including the Parkville campus.  It is only a short walk from Melbourne's city center, which boasts unique cultural, architectural and landscape features and facilities.

Courses & Credits

Students have the option to take courses across various university departments, earning up to 15 ILR elective credits per semester. See the Melbourne sample course list for more information.

Tuition Costs

The Melbourne exchange program is tuition-neutral (students pay regular tuition to the ILR School). Financial aid would apply.  If you are currently receiving financial aid, your package would be adjusted based on your determined level of need and the projected costs of the program.

Other Costs

ILR exchange students are responsible for mandatory Australian student medical insurance, passport, visa, air fare, room and board, transportation, fees related to courses, books, and personal expenses.

Who Should Apply?

ILR undergraduate students interested in expanding their academic knowledge of Australia, international business and economics may apply.

Who is Eligible?

Students must have junior or senior standing and must have completed their ILR core requirements. Students must also be in good standing with the ILR School and the University, and have a 3.0 GPA by the time of departure.