Apply to study at VU on 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.

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

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.

Step 2: Apply online to study in Melbourne

Apply online to study at Victoria University using our online system EAAMS. Your entire application will be managed through this system. To apply:

  1. Register your details
  2. Submit an application

Please use our PDF icondetailed application guide when applying and email [email protected]  for assistance.

Be sure to select the correct application type.

Apply for incoming 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.

Application closing dates

To find out more about application deadlines, contact the international office at your home university.

  • For Semester 2 in 2023, the application closing date is 9 June 2023.
  • For Semester 1 in 2024, the application closing date is 12 January 2024.

After you apply

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

You will then need to:

  1. Complete the acceptance agreement and upload it to your online application
  2. Apply for your visa
  3. Arrange your flight and accommodation.

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 2024 Study Abroad tuition fees are:

  • A$11,150 for 4 units of study
  • A$9,250 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.