Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Melbourne, Australia
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
|About the program||Accommodations|
|About the city||Dates and costs|
Melbourne is a large and comprehensive institution; UR students will be able to take a very wide range of courses there. Click here for a list of courses available at Melbourne.
The Australian academic year begins in February. Students going there for UR's spring semester should look for classes offered in Melbourne's Semester One. Students going there for UR's fall semester should look for classes offered in Macquarie's Semester Two.
Business students: Melbourne’s Faculty of Economics and Business has full AACSB accreditation in business and in accounting.
Please be aware that not all subjects are open to visiting students; for example, classes in Film & Television are not.
Credit conversion to units
Please see this page on the website of the Registrar for an explanation of how academic credit earned abroad is converted to UR units.
|Melbourne letter grade||Melbourne numerical grade||UR equivalency|
|H1||80 - 100||A|
|H2A||75 - 79||A-|
|H2B||70 - 74||B+|
|H3||65 - 69||B|
|P||60 - 64||B-|
|P||55 - 59||C+|
|P||50 - 54||C (minimum required for UR transfer credit)|
|N||45 - 49||C-|
|N||40 - 44||D+|
|N||35 - 39||D|
|N||30 - 34||D-|
|N||0 - 29||F|
The normal course load is four 12.5-point courses per semester. The chart below shows how Melbourne credit points convert to Richmond units.
|one 12.5-point course||1.2 units|
|four 12.5-point courses||4.8 units|
Interior court of RMIT Village, a popular housing option for students at Melbourne
Dates and Costs
Students taking part in the program will have multiple options for housing, such as apartments or residential colleges; many are not affiliated with University, which is typical in Australia.
Click here to visit Melbourne's housing page.
Melbourne offers the option of living with an Australian family. There is no better way to learn about Australian culture. Visit this page for details.
NOTE: Travel allowances, reimbursements, health insurance premiums and other payments above tuition costs paid by Richmond on behalf of its semester and year abroad students are available only to Richmond degree-seeking students accepted to participate on UR-affiliated abroad programs.
The government of Australia assigns different "Assessment Levels" to different countries, and requires visa applicants to follow specific procedures according to their countries of citizenship.
Citizens of the US, Canada, most of the European Union, and some other countries (Assessment Level 1) can usually apply for an Australian visa online, and the process takes less than a month. (Note: Even if you have permanent residency in the US but are not a citizen, you cannot follow the procedure for US citizens).
Citizens of other countries (Assessment Levels 2, 3 or 4) may need to have medical exams, submit test results showing English proficiency, and file their applications in person at an Australian embassy or consulate. The process involves substantial cost to the student (which cannot be reimbursed by UR) and may take three months.
For details, please read Australian Visa Information.
Contact Chris Klein in the Office of International Education.