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.

In 'Apply to study abroad or exchange':

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.

Arts units

Choose from a list of pre-approved arts units, or search for courses in arts.

Code Title Campus
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

Business units

Choose from a list of pre-approved business units, or search for courses in business.

Code Title Campus
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.

Code Title Campus
ECB1111 Introduction to Computer Systems Footscray Park
VES1001 Introduction to Sports Engineering Footscray Park

Law units

Choose from a list of pre-approved law units, or search for courses in law.

Code Title Campus
BLB1102 Contracts 1 City Queen
BLB2121 Legal Theory City Queen
BLB1115 Torts 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.

Code Title Campus
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.

Search for a unit

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:

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

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.

Applications for 2016 study have closed.

  • 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 2017 Study Abroad tuition fees are:

  • A$8,900 for 4 units of study
  • A$7,100 for 3 units of study.

The tuition fee must be paid in advance. There are no tuition fees for exchange students.

You will have additional costs for compulsory health insurance, visas, travel and living costs.

Student visas

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.