University of Melbourne

The University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Science offers students the opportunity to study in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is consistently ranked one of the top two universities in Australia and within the top 50 in the world. The University is a leading research institution that has a truly global atmosphere with 27% of its student population coming from outside of Australia. The university is home to nearly 40,000 students and is located in the bustling business district of the city. The second most populated city in Australia, Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria and has been voted the world’s most livable city by the European Interest Unit for six straight years. Melbourne is a bustling city that has something for everyone. The city produces some of Australia’s best art, music, food, fashion, and performances in Australia. While a creative hub, it is also considered the sporting capital of the country. Whatever your interest, there will always be something to do in the city. Read more about the city.

Apply to the Melbourne Exchange Program


  • Open to all CLAS majors (Science majors, including pre-medical/dental/vet students, are encouraged to apply).
  • Languages of Instruction: English.
  • Required GPA: 3.0
  • Students must have completed 12 hours of coursework at the University of Florida.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Official Transcript.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • Interview with Dr. Brian Harfe, CLAS Associate Dean.


Melbourne, Australia

A large number of University of Melbourne courses have been pre-approved to transfer course credit (see samples of course equivalents). Additional course equivalents are possible by contacting Dr. Brian Harfe in the CLAS Deans Office.

School of Geography’s UF course equivalents.


Tuition at the host school is waived for exchange students. Students participating in an exchange pay tuition directly to the University of Florida at their usual tuition rate. All financial aid, scholarships, and fellowships are applicable. Students incur no additional tuition cost while they are on an exchange.


Exchange students are offered a range of accommodation options to suit different personalities, budgets, and lifestyles. The university has a full-time staff member dedicated to assisting incoming students with their housing questions. Read more about housing.

Financial Aid

University of Florida students needing financial aid should apply through UF Student Financial Affairs. Normal eligibility for aid may be used while studying abroad as an exchange student. This includes using the Bright Futures scholarship and the Florida Pre-Paid College Plan.


For fall, spring, and academic-year scholarships administered by the University of Florida International Center, the deadlines for application are: early March for programs starting in fall; and early October for programs starting in spring. Applications forms are available on the UF International Center website.

The Brian and Kate Harfe International Exchange Scholarship: Please note that preference will be given to students spending an entire year abroad.

Health Insurance

Students will be billed for mandatory international health insurance which includes emergency medical assistance.


A $425 non-refundable service charge is assessed for students participating in single semester or Academic Year programs. (The $425 fee is refundable if student is not accepted to the program). This charge is due within 21 days of the application. Students will be charged regular UF tuition while participating in the program.

Application Deadlines

See the application deadline and dates on the International Center website.

Contact Information

Old Arts Building, University of Melbourne

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Emma Frierson (she/her)
Study Abroad Advisor

UF Faculty Manager
Dr. Brian Harfe
(352) 294-1955

Additional Information

University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne Course and Subject Search
University of Melbourne Exchange Brochure
University of Melbourne UF Exchange Flyer

Apply to the Melbourne Exchange Program