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  • Locations: Melbourne, Australia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
02/18/2019 06/29/2019
Fall 2019 03/01/2019
07/09/2019 11/23/2019

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:
IFSA Melbourne

Academic Focus: Melbourne is academically one of the top universities in the country and has a great selection of courses. Especially popular with study abroad students are the arts, Australian studies, economics, and science departments. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suited to students with academic interests in the majors listed above.

Approximate Dates: Fall: early July to late November; Spring: early February to late July

Eligibility Requirements:   A minimum 3.0 GPA, following at least 3 semesters of college-level work and enrollment at an accredited institution the semester prior to the study abroad semester. No language requirement.

Courses: All students should consult the IFSA-Butler Australia handbook for courses offered in major subject areas. Questions regarding academics at a particular university may be directed to the appropriate IFSA-Butler Program Coordinator at 1-800-858-0229.

Science Research Track: This program also offers a science research track option.  The science research focus currently is available in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and NBB. Students will enroll in regular courses through IFSA-Butler at U. Melbourne, and will also complete a research course with an assisgned project as part of the program.  Aside from research, students in this program will be taking biology, neuroscience, or chemistry courses to fulfill Emory major requirements.    

IFSA-Butler U. Melbourne Science Research Track students must enroll in:
  • one research course
  • one or more science lecture courses
  • one or two elective courses, to complete 15-16 U.S. credit hours
Science Research Track Eligibility Requirements: A minimum 3.3 GPA, good academic standing, declared science major, rising junior status. At least one semester of research experience with an Emory College research group in Biology, NBB, or Chemistry and a letter of recommendation from the Emory College research advisor.  Pre-med students should also verify that chosen courses taken abroad will satisfy the admission requirements of chosen medical schools.  All students interested in the science research track first must meet with Emory Study Abroad Advisor, Kate Dawson (, to discuss the science research project and further application details.

Credit and Grade Translation - IFSA University of Melbourne

Check the OISP Blanket-Approved Database for pre-approved courses: OISP Master Blanket Approval List

Living Arrangements: IFSA Butler arranges housing prior to arrival for Emory students. Students receive complete information about housing options after their applications are accepted. Housing is NOT provided before the program begins or after it ends. University housing includes residential colleges and apartments outside of the campus. Apartments are shared with other IFSA-Butler students and usually require a commute to campus. Students pay IFSA Butler directly for all housing costs (including refundable housing deposit) and cost of meal ticket if elected or required.

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is available in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheets Fall Spring

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: IFSA-Butler Scholarship/Travel Grant and the Gilman Scholarship. Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants, Research & Service

Jessica Mrase, Emory College Study Abroad Advisor:
IFSA-Butler Program Advisor: Emma Robinson

This program is currently not accepting applications.