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.

Our two-step process will help you assess which program is right for you.

Meet other international students on an exchange at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.

Step 1: Select your units

Search for a unit (subject) related to your area of study.

Alternatively, you can find a course and view the list of units available for that course.

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 paramedicine are not available to Student Exchange and Study Abroad students. Some other specialised units may not be available to exchange students and you will be notified in this case.

Select your units to study at VU in Melbourne.

Step 2: Apply to study in Melbourne

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 2017 study have closed.

  • For Semester 1 in 2018, the application closing date is 15 December 2017.
  • For Semester 2 in 2018, the application closing date is 31 May 2018.

After you apply

If you are successful you will receive a letter of offer with an acceptance agreement.

International students at our Queen Street Campus.

Study Abroad tuition fees

There are no tuition fees for Student Exchange (when you are nominated by one of our international exchange partners).

Study Abroad (for students who are not nominated by our partner universities, or come from non-partner universities) does attract fees.

The 2018 Study Abroad tuition fees are:

  • A$9,300 for 4 units of study
  • A$7,400 for 3 units of study.

The tuition fee must be paid in advance.

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