Cornell University

International Programs

117 Ives Hall, 607-254-7255

ILR School and The University of Melbourne Exchange


About The University of Melbourne

MelbourneThe 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.

Plan to attend an information session on Wednesday, September 3rd, 5pm, Ives Hall.


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.

Melbourne Exchange Program Dates

Spring: March  to July 2015
Fall:  July to December 2015
Exact dates to be confirmed by The University of Melbourne.

How to Apply

Interested students must meet with Donna Ramil, Associate Director, ILR International Programs to discuss plans.  To make an appointment, e-mail: Apply now!
The Application form and the JA form are due on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by 5pm, 117 Ives Hall!

Apply for the Brooke & Glenn Grindlinger International Experience Award for Study 
in Australia, the due date is Monday, February 2nd for Spring Semester 2015.

Visit the Melbourne website and video for additional information.
Contact Donna Ramil, Associate Director, ILR International Programs, 117 Ives Hall, E-mail: