The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 40 universities.
Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and collaborates with a wide range of organizations to achieve positive research outcomes with global impact. With a history of over 160 years, they occupy a special place at the heart of Melbourne’s cultural scene, as home to a number of museums, galleries and performing arts organizations.
- 3.0 GPA minimum
- Sophomore or above
- No foreign language requirement for this program
- Passport valid for 6 months after program dates and with at least two blank visa pages
- Visa may be required.
- Open to Non-Engineering & Non-Illinois Students, priority given to Illinois Engineering students
Students studying abroad at The University of Melbourne can enroll in a broad range of courses including engineering, math, science, xxx and humanities, but students must take at least 50% of their module/course credits from within the School of Engineering.
Students must have all courses pre-approved for Illinois credit through the IPENG office. Information on the course approval process and a link for the pre-approval database which contains all courses with existing UIUC course equivalents can be found on the https://my.engr.illinois.edu/studyabroad.
To begin researching your course options, use The University of Melbourne Handbook and be sure to review Melbourne's course restrictions. University of Illinois students are NOT eligible to enroll in courses in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences or courses in the Faculty of Business and Economics.
**Semesters are opposite in the Southern Hemisphere (Fall Semester at Illinois = Spring/Semester 2 at Melbourne & Spring Semester at Illinois = Fall/Semester 1 at Melbourne)**
All classes in this program will be taught in English, with the exception of language courses.
LAS 291/292 Orientation Course
All accepted students must participate in various orientation meetings and enroll in an 8-week orientation course, LAS 291/292.
All credit you earn on this program will count as Illinois credit on your Illinois transcript based on the following conversion. Engineering undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better to transfer credit.
There are 12 residential colleges to choose from - each with its own unique residential community. Housing can be competitive in Australia. The University of Melbourne also has a full-time staff member dedicated to assisting you with your housing questions. Click here for more information.
For the costs associated with this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the term during which you want to participate.
Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The applicable amount depends on your financial aid package. For information, please visit https://www.osfa.illinois.edu/process/study-abroad or email email@example.com.
If you are not a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, you are responsible for additional fees and completing a non-degree student application. Please click here to view the fees.
HOW TO APPLY
There is a two-step application process:
Phase 1: International Programs in Engineering (IPENG) Application:
Click the Apply Now button at the top-right of this page to apply. You may only apply to one program per term. Log in with your UIUC netid and password. Once you start the application you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. Online materials are due by 11:59 pm (CST) on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 pm (CST) the following business day.
Phase 2: Host University Application
If you are accepted to participate in this program, you will work with your IPENG Study Coordinator to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
Once formally accepted by the host university, you will then work with your Study Abroad Coordinator at the host university to coordinate all aspects of your stay such as course registration, lodging, and arrival information.
PROGRAM CHANGES & WITHDRAWING APPLICATION
If you need to change the program you applied to or withdraw your application, please refer to the Withdraw, Cancellation and Refund Policy for the procedure and the fees that will be incurred.
International Programs in Engineering (IPENG)
210 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-0054
Advising Hours: Monday – Fridays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (CST)
(closed Tuesdays & Thursdays from Noon – 1 pm)