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  • Locations: Melbourne, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
  • Restrictions: Pomona applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Housing options: Apartment, Other, Residence Hall
Areas of study: Africana Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Child Development, Chinese, Classics, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Dance, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, French, Gender and Women's Studies, Geology, German, History, Human Rights, International Relations, Italian, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Marine Science, Mathematics, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Molecular Biology, Music, Neuroscience, Peace & Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Social Policy, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre, Urban Studies, Zoology Class standing: 1 - Second Semester Sophomore, 2 - Junior, 3 - First Semester Senior
Program type: Direct enrollment GPA: 3.0
Program Description:




Study Abroad in Australia       
 University of Melbourne


About the Program
Study at Australia's #1 university in the heart of the world's most livable city. Arts and culture imbues Melbourne's many laneways, markets, arcades and neighborhoods. Melbournians love coffee and food and love to be out and about. This is one of Australia's leading higher education institutions, with top ten world rankings in education, law, linguistics, psychology, accounting and finance, and medicine.

About Melbourne
Melbourne is a great combination of ultramodern development and 19th-century architecture. Known as the Arts capital of Australia, the city is filled with theatres, concert venues, galleries and arts events, an a thriving local music scene. 

Program Benefits
  • One of Australia's leading research and higher education institutions with select research options for students in the sciences
  • Melbourne was recently voted most livable city for the 7th year in a row!
  • Six subject areas (education, law, linguistics, psychology, accounting and finance, and medicine) are ranked in the top ten in the 2013 QS World University Rankings
  • Access on-campus amenities such as health services, post office, banks, restaurants, cafes, bistros, food cooperative, pharmacy, dental service, hair salon, news agent, bookstore, computer store, travel agent, cinema, theatres, art galleries, and stalls selling fruits, vegetables, clothing and general merchandise
  • An energetic and active student union that sponsors concerts, speakers and cultural events Union House, the hub of campus social life and home to many of the 160 clubs and societies
  • Great indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, including a mountain lodge
  • Most classes are organized around a core series of lectures and tutorials, while students work independently on research projects and essays
IFSA scholarships are primarily need-based and factor in any additional cost your study abroad program might have over home school tuition. The awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs. These scholarships may apply to any IFSA program, with the exception of our custom programs.

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6201 Corporate Drive, Suite 200 
Indianapolis, IN 46278

Students take courses at the University of Melbourne alongside Australian and international students.

Pomona requires participants to take one course focusing on Australian culture, which might be in areas such as film, history, literature, sociology, or politics. IFSA-Butler also offers students excursions and activities to expand their understanding of Australian culture.

University of Melbourne uses a point system to allocate course credit where 12.5 points are equivalent to 4 U.S. semester credits (1.0 Pomona credit) and 50 points are equal to 16 U.S. semester credits (4.0 Pomona credits).

Students live either in a self-catered, off-campus apartment/flat at Student Village Melbourne where students share a four-bedroom, two-bathroom flat with another IFSA or international student, or in on-campus residential colleges. Please note that spaces in residential colleges are extremely competitive and placements are made by the college rather than IFSA. Students who are not placed in a residential college will automatically be placed in the Student Village.

Students choosing the Student Village Melbourne will receive a meal stipend from Pomona to prepare their own meals. Students may also apply to live in one of two residential colleges; residential colleges include mandatory meal plans as part of the housing fee and an additional meal stipend is not provided.

Host Institutions
Institute for Study Abroad - Butler University
University of Melbourne

Number of Students
IFSA enrolls approximately 40 students, selected from a national pool. Total University of Melbourne enrollment is approximately 44,000.

Faculty Liaison
Jennifer Friedlander

Additional Resources
Visit IFSA's Unpacked Website for student blog posts on a range of topics such as academics, budgeting, mental health, sexuality, religion, and more (search for "Melbourne" or "University of Melbourne" for posts from students on this program). 

Click here to read about Kyra Sanborn's (PO'16) semester in Melbourne.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline (Pacific Time) Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 09/17/2023 10/13/2023 TBA TBA