Study abroad in the heart of the World’s most Liveable City

This program is Suspended for Spring 2021. Students are encouraged to apply for a future term or to consider an alternative program for the spring:

Students should contact their program manager to discuss these recommendations as well as others that may be more appropriate.

Ivy-covered walls, state-of-the-art facilities and a five-minute walk to hundreds of restaurants and cafes - the University of Melbourne, one of Australia's leading institutions, is a popular choice among study abroad students. The University of Melbourne maintains its own clearly defined community and campus in the heart of the city, ranked the World's Most Liveable City by The Economist in 2013.

You'll be amazed at the number of courses available to you. The Faculty of Arts alone has more than 400 subjects in 40 departments. Add to that other popular Faculties like Science, Engineering, and Commerce and Economics, and the hardest part will be deciding what to take. Additionally, the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) is a top school for art, photography, music and dance.

There is a special service-learning opportunity available at Melbourne for students studying abroad for two semesters, either the southern hemisphere academic year (February - November), or the northern hemisphere Academic Year (July - June). The service-learning course, Community Volunteering for Change, will include an 80-hour placement in a non-profit organization as well as pre- and post-placement seminars facilitated by academic and professional staff at the University of Melbourne and representatives from various community NGO’s. 

  • The university is a member of the Group of Eight, which is a group of Australia's
    Leading Universities.

  • The VCA is part of an international consortium that includes Julliard School in New York. 

  • Generous scholarships offered each semester that our students can apply for.

  • One of the best options in Australia for pre-med students.

  • Through “breadth subjects” you can study courses outside your core study area.

  • Learn more about Arcadia in Australia.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2020 2/15/2020 7/3/2020 12-16 $25,770 10/15/2019 More Info
Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2020 2/15/2020 11/28/2020 24-32 $46,960 10/15/2019 More Info
Fall 2021 TBA TBA TBA TBA 3/1/2021  
Academic Year 2021 TBA TBA TBA TBA 3/1/2021  

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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