Study Abroad and Exchange

The Study Abroad program allows students to study at an overseas institution that does not have an exchange agreement with The University of Melbourne.

As an exchange student, you can study for a single semester or full year at one of over 118 of the University's partner institutions, in countries such as the USA, China, France, Norway, Canada, Germany, India, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Lithuania, Ireland, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Mexico, Thailand, and the UK.

Please note: More information can be found on the Faculty of Arts Outbound Study Abroad and Exchange web page and the Melbourne Global Mobility Study Abroad web page.

Melbourne Global Mobility

Melbourne Global Mobility provides support to students interested in studying overseas for part of their university degree either as an Exchange student or as a Study Abroad student. On either program you can receive credit or fulfil academic requirements for your studies overseas, if your study schedule is approved.

Scholarships for Language students

Melbourne Global Mobility offers a number of Melbourne Global Languages scholarships each year.

Studying Abroad as part of your honours degree

If you wish to combine your honours program with an approved overseas exchange program, you have two options: a one-year honours program (60kb pdf) or an 18-month honours program (65kb pdf).

Area specific Study Abroad and Exchange information

European Studies


  • Guide for students of French Studying Overseas: Exchange and Study Abroad (106kb pdf)
  • The French Government offers a number of awards to young Australians wishing to take up positions as English Language assistants in secondary or primary schools in metropolitan France and elsewhere. Applicants must be Australian teachers of French, final year B.Ed. or Dip.Ed., students intending to become teachers of French, or Bachelor of Arts students majoring in French. Assistants are appointed for seven months and are required to conduct conversation classes in English. More details are available on the Embassy of France in Canberra website


  • The University has an excellent exchange agreement with Moscow State University. More information can be found at Melbourne Global Mobility.



Spanish and Latin American studies

Other Study Abroad information