University of Melbourne

Yours for the taking...

Melbourne city skylineOften rated as the best University in Australia, the University of Melbourne is one of the best Universities in the world. Based on the main Parkville Campus located right on the doorstep of Melbourne's Central Business District, UniMelb is a great place to live and learn. It's close to transport, fantastic cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation - everything is accessible.

Melbourne is one of the safest cities in the world to live, work and study. The locals are friendly, and the city's multicultural vibe means you'll instantly feel at home here. Whether you're heading out for a bite to eat, exploring the parks and leafy boulevards or catching the tram to university, you'll always feel secure and welcome.

You'll have the opportunity to explore new areas of learning, such as Australian-based subjects, disciplines unavailable in your own home institution, or simply an elective that you have always wanted to study!

With over 150 student clubs and societies you will be able to meet new friends, explore new interests and develop new skills. As well as over 40 sports clubs, the Beaurepaire Centre includes a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor lap pool, a large strength and fitness gym, and it overlooks the athletic track and sports field. There are four dedicated group fitness studios, six squash courts and massage and physio services.

UniMelb information:

Who can participate? All Reading subjects that allow Study Abroad taught at UniMelb
Entry requirements:

Minimum 60% average (UniMelb requirement)

Semester Dates:

Semester 1: February - June

Semester 2: July - November

Please see UniMelb semester dates page for further information, 

Reading application deadlines:

Application opens January 1st 2019. See How to apply.

Cost of living: See UniMelb cost of living pages
Additional costs:
  • Students will require a visa to study in Australia
  • It is compulsory to take out Australian medical insurance. UniMelb OSHC

NB:  Eligible students might be able to recoup costs through Student Finance

Further Information:

Additional information:

  1. Students must be nominated by the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office before UniMelb will accept any application.
  2. Students who request to study abroad for a full academic year when their degree has a term / semester option available will receive a lower priority for places than students who choose the term / semester option.
  3. If there are more students who want to study at UniMelb than places available then all of the following will be considered in making decisions regarding the allocation of places:

  • Capacity constraints at partner institution
  • Academic performance
  • Personal Statement
  • Spread of subjects
  • Subject Study Abroad coordinator comments
  • Duration of Study Abroad placement
  • Previous engagement / contact with ESAO

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