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  • Locations: Melbourne, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Program Website: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
  • Restrictions: SJU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Approved Courses
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Housing Options: Apartment, Residence Hall
Class Eligibility: Junior, Second Semester Sophomore, Senior Language of Instruction: English
Internship: No Service Learning: No
Program Type: Semester, Year Academic Areas: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Ancient Studies, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Decision & System Sciences, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Family Business and Entrepreneurship, Film Studies, Finance, Food Marketing, French, Gender Studies, German, History, Interdisciplinary Health Services, International Business, International Relations, Italian, Japanese, Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Sustainability, Management, Managing Human Capital, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre, Theology
Language Pre-requisites: None Scholarships: Center for International Programs, Program Scholarships
Visa Required for U.S. Citizens: Yes
Program Description:
Melbourne, Australia
Fall, Spring, and Year

We're so excited that you're considering IFSA-Butler's program at the University of Melbourne for your semester or year abroad. Melbourne is consistently ranked in the top "Most Livable Cities" in the world, and it is the arts capital of Australia, with theatres, concert venues, galleries and arts events, and a thriving local music scene!
Host University
University of Melbourne
IFSA-Butler Services
  • Tuition
  • Full academic advising and course selection/approval assistance
  • Butler University transcript for easy credit transfer
  • Academic records maintenance
  • Grade and credit query assistance
  • Housing is in one of three residence halls near the campus or in UniLodge, a privately owned student complex downtown within walking distance of the campus
  • Residence halls have mandatory meal plans
  • Students who live in UniLodge purchase or prepare their own meals
Predeparture support services
  • Personalized advising with your IFSA-Butler program advisor
  • Welcome packet, Preparing to Study Abroad guide, Financing Study Abroad guide, and newsletter updates
  • Parental support including Preparing to Study Abroad guide and Financing Study Abroad guide
  • Assistance in accommodating students with disabilities
  • Financial aid assistance and transfers
  • Travel and student visa assistance
  • Group flight arrangements to most destinations
On-site services
  • Airport pickup for group flights
  • Full-time IFSA-Butler staff abroad for assistance and support
  • 4- to 10-day orientation programs (including transportation, accommodation, activities, student handbook and welcome materials, and most meals)
  • Transportation to host university accommodation following orientation
  • New student orientation at host university
  • Newsletter updates throughout the semester
  • IFSA-Butler welcome meal
Excursions and activities
  • Mid-semester weekend excursions and adventure trips
  • Cultural activities and social events
  • Day trips and sightseeing tours
Health services and emergency assistance
  • Full medical insurance plan for all students
  • 24-hour emergency assistance and support from on-site IFSA-Butler staff
  • Access to local medical facilities
  • Numerous scholarships available
  • Monthly payment plan available
  • Ability to pay by credit card
  • Support for U.S. university direct billing arrangements
Contact Us
6201 Corporate Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46278

The University of Melbourne is one of Australia's leading research and higher education institutions.  Six subjects in particular (education, law, linguistics, psychology, accounting and finance, and medicine) were ranked in the top ten of the 2013 QS World University Rankings.  

Students on this program will enroll in four courses at the University of Melbourne.  (See Four Course Policy information below.)  Students will be fully integrated into the Australian academic system and take courses alongside Australian students and other international students.  Most classes are organized around a core series of lectures and tutorials, while students work independently on research projects and essays.  Past students have enjoyed courses related to Australian culture, politics and society, but many Business and Science courses are also available.  Please review the "Course Restriction" page of IFSA-Butler's website before applying to this program, as some courses at the University of Melbourne are not open to international students.

SJU Four Course Policy
It is understood that Saint Joseph's students who participate on the University of Melbourne program are only permitted to take four, 4-credit courses abroad, but will only receive three SJU credits per course.  Due to the fact that this may impact a student’s graduation course requirements, Saint Joseph's University will waive one free elective for the student upon their return, provided they meet the following conditions:
  • The student must have one free elective remaining over and above the ones taken with the study abroad program.
  • The student will still have at least 120 credits at time of graduation.
  • The student MUST remain enrolled as a full-time student according to the study abroad program’s requirements.
  • The student is obliged to successfully complete all coursework on the study abroad program and pass each of the four courses taken abroad.
Students participating on this program will be required to sign a Four Course Policy Form at the time of application.  If you do not have a free elective available to waive, please contact the CIP to discuss your options.
Experiential Learning
Develop your practical, scientific skills with a research project at the University of Melbourne. See all of the available research positions on the University of Melbourne website. Applications for this opportunity will require additional application materials that demonstrate your background in the research subject of your choice. 
Other Scholarships

Center for International Programs Study Abroad Grant
Please apply for this program before applying for the CIP Study Abroad Grant (due October 15th or March 15th).  Use the Program Search and search under 'Scholarship Programs.' 
Things to Remember Before Applying
  • You must meet with a CIP advisor before submitting your application. 
  • A limited number of completed applications will be approved on a first-come, first serve basis, per the Semester Abroad Policy.
  • This program requires a separate, on-line application to be submitted directly to them. Please refer to their website for deadlines and application requirements.  
  • If approved by the CIP, you will be required to submit a non-refundable $300 Confirmation deposit WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS of approval notice. 

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Program Reviews:
Danielle L. Zabielski, Fall 2016 Participant
Studying in Melbourne was spectacular. The city is so eclectic and full of life. There is always something to do, whether it be going to a footy game or checking out the newest exhibition in one of the local art galleries. And everything is easy to get to, thanks to Melbourne's superb public transportation -- it wasn't rated 'Most Livable City in the World' for nothing! The University of Melbourne is a huge school (over 40,000 students!) but small tutorial groups are reminiscent of classes at St. Joe's. All of my lecturers and tutors were incredibly knowledgeable and super engaging, always eager to help me learn. I couldn't think of a better place to study abroad than Melbourne, especially if you're interested in arts, sports, or culture of any kind.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.