Apply to study abroad or exchange
Apply to study for one or two semesters at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.
If your home university is one of our exchange partners, it may be possible for you to study with us through our Student Exchange program.
If your home university is not an exchange partner, or you were not able to secure an exchange place, you can still study with us through our Study Abroad program. We have a range of Study Abroad Certificates to choose from, which could provide a specialisation within your degree.
Our two-step process will help you assess which program is right for you.
On this page
Step 1: Choose your units (subjects)
Select from our list of pre-approved units (subjects), or search for a unit related to your field of study.
A full-time study load for one semester is 4 units (subjects), however you can include up to 6 units of study in your application.
If timetable schedules do not allow you to enrol in a unit, you will have alternative units approved by your home institution.
Please note that units in nursing, osteopathy and paramedics are not available to exchange and study abroad students. Some other specialised units may not be available to exchange students and you will be notified in this case.
Pre-approved units (Semester 1, 2016)
Check our list of pre-approved units to find units to study. Please note that pre-approved units do not have any prerequisite subjects.
Choose from a list of pre-approved arts units, or search for courses in arts.
|APP1012||Psychology 1A||Footscray Park, St Albans|
|APP1016||Foundations of Psychological Research||Footscray Park, St Albans|
|ACC1047||Culture and Communication||Footscray Park|
|ACW3022||Rethinking the Family||Footscray Park|
|ASH1001||World History 1||Footscray Park|
|AAH2011||European History 1||Footscray Park, St Albans|
|AAH3011||American History 1||Footscray Park|
|ACL1002||Studying Poetry and Poetics||Footscray Park|
|ASP1001||Foundations of Political Science||Footscray Park|
|ASP2007||Dictatorship and Democracy||Footscray Park, St Albans|
|ASS2028||Contemporary Africa and Social Change||Footscray Park|
|ASS3050||Migration, Mobility and Globalisation||Footscray Park|
|ACF1003||Life Drawing||Footscray Nicholson|
|ACF2001||Introduction to Digital Art||Footscray Nicholson|
|ACF2002||Aesthetics and Art Criticism||Footscray Nicholson|
|ACF2003||Still Life Projects||Footscray Nicholson|
|ACF3003||Digital Fine Art Photography||Footscray Nicholson|
|ACV3001||Vietnamese Culture and Society||Footscray Park|
|ACV1001||Basic Vietnamese A||Footscray Park|
|ACV2001||Intermediate Vietnamese A||Footscray Park|
Choose from a list of pre-approved business units, or search for courses in business.
|BAO1101||Accounting for Decision Making||City Flinders, Footscray Park|
|BCO1102||Information Systems for Business||City Flinders, Footscray Park|
|BEO1105||Economic Principles||City Flinders, Footscray Park|
|BEO1106||Business Statistics||City Flinders, Footscray Park|
|BHO1171||Introduction to Marketing||City Flinders, Footscray Park|
|BLO1105||Business Law||City Flinders, Footscray Park|
|BMO1102||Management and Organisation Behaviour||City Flinders, Footscray Park|
|BEO1252||International Business Context||City Flinders|
|BHO1190||Introduction to Tourism||Footscray Park|
|BHO2432||Introduction to Events||Footscray Park|
|BHO2301||Sustainable Operations||Footscray Park|
|BHO3421||Business Events||Footscray Park|
|BHO2255||Tourism Enterprise Management||Footscray Park|
|BHO3475||International Human Relations||Footscray Park|
|BHO1123||Food and Beverage Management||Footscray Park|
Computer science and engineering units
Choose from a list of pre-approved computer science and engineering units, or search for courses in law.
|ECB1111||Introduction to Computer Systems||Footscray Park|
|VES1001||Introduction to Sports Engineering||Footscray Park|
Choose from a list of pre-approved law units, or search for courses in law.
|BLB1102||Contracts 1||City Queen|
|BLB2121||Legal Theory||City Queen|
|BLB4144||European Union Law||City Queen|
|BLB3129||Intellectual Property Law||City Queen|
Sport and exercise science units
Choose from a list of pre-approved sport and exercise science units, or search for courses in sport and exercise science.
|AHE3116||Social Dimensions of Sport and Exercise||Footscray Park|
|AHE1106||Exercise Psychology||Footscray Park|
|RBM1518||Human Physiology 1||Footscray Park, St Albans|
|RCS1110||Chemistry for Biological Sciences A||St Albans, Footscray Park|
|AHE1106||Exercise Psychology||Footscray Park|
|RBM1820||Nutrition, Society and Communication||St Albans, Footscray Park|
|RBM1100||Functional Anatomy of the Trunk||St Albans|
|RBM1501||Foundations in Biomedical Science A||St Albans|
Search for a unit (subject)
If you don't find a unit of study from the list of pre-approved units, search for a unit that matches your study area.
Alternatively, you can find a course and view the list of units available for that course.
Step 2: Apply now
Apply for Student Exchange in Melbourne if you are:
- enrolled at one of Victoria University's international exchange partners, and
- nominated by your home university.
Apply for Study Abroad in Melbourne if your home university:
- does not have an exchange agreement with Victoria University, or
- is one of our exchange partners but you have not secured an exchange place.
Submit your application
You will need to submit supporting documentation with your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact us for help on where to submit your application.
Application closing dates
To find out more about application deadlines, contact the international office at your home university.
- For Semester 1 in 2016, the application closing date is 11 December 2015.
- For Semester 2 in 2016, the application closing date is 31 May 2016.
- For Semester 1 in 2017, the application closing date is 16 December 2016.
- For Semester 2 in 2017, the application closing date is 31 May 2017.
The 2016 study abroad fee is A$8600 per semester, which needs to be paid in advance. This fee is the same, irrespective of whether a Study Abroad student undertakes 3, 4, or 5 units. There are no tuition fees for exchange students.
You will have additional fees for compulsory health insurance, visas, travel and living costs.
To apply for a student visa, to understand your work rights and to learn about your English language requirements, go to our Student Visas page.
After you apply
After you have submitted your application, if you are successful you will receive a letter of offer with an acceptance agreement.