Exchange and Study Abroad

Please note that applications for semester 2, 2018 Study Abroad and Exchange are due this Sunday 22 October 2017. Check the Melbourne Global Mobility website for more information.

The University of Melbourne has over 200 partners in 40 countries around the world.

Students from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education have completed subjects in the following partner Universities:

  • University of British Columbia, Canada
  • University of Oulu, Finland
  • University of Bordeaux, France
  • Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • University of Bologna, Italy
  • University of Oslo, Norway
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • King’s College London, United Kingdom
  • University College London, United Kingdom
  • University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Boston College, United States

Eligibility

Master of Teaching students can usually undertake study overseas as part of their degree. This can be one subject or for one semester.

The eligibility criteria have recently been amended and principally students must not have a status of “At Risk” in their degree and must be able to get credit for their studies overseas towards their degree. For more details see www.mobility.unimelb.edu.au/outbound/exchange/eligibility.html

Compulsory subjects cannot usually be taken overseas. Only electives and the Education Research Project (equivalent subject approved by subject coordinator) can be taken overseas.

Students undertaking a semester-long exchange must be enrolled in a full-time load (37.5 points) or a full load (50 points) and as such should course plan to ensure that you have sufficient points available prior to departure.

Preference for semester-long study overseas is given to attendance at approved partner institutions but consideration will be given to students attending a non-partner institution if a sufficiently strong case can be made.

Students applying to go on exchange must attend a myWorld First Step session held by Global Mobility before submitting their application. Students must register to attend a session via the Global Mobility website. Attendance is compulsory.

To learn more about our global mobility options, visit the University of Melbourne global mobility website.

Master of Teaching - 2018 Student Exchange Options

Secondary

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Exchange Option

Master of Teaching (Secondary) students (coursework option only) can undertake their final 3 subjects (37.5 points) at an overseas partner institution: Education Research Project (EDUC90759) + 2 electives.

Students can undertake an equivalent subject to Education Research Project (EDUC90759) overseas as determined by the Subject Coordinator after considering subject content, hours and assessment weighting.

Early Childhood

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Exchange Option

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) students can take their final 50 points overseas: Education Research Project (EDUC90749) + 3 Electives.

Students can undertake an equivalent subject to Education Research Project (EDUC90749) overseas as determined by the Subject Coordinator after considering subject content, hours and assessment weighting.

2018 Study Plans

If you are planning on going on exchange in 2018 you will need to build your study plan and seek approval through the Global Mobility Study Planner which you get access to through the application form. More information about the application process can be found here.

Due date for semester 2, 2018 exchanges is Sunday 22 October 2017

To learn more about our global mobility options, visit the University of Melbourne global mobility website.

Funding and scholarships

Mobility/travel grants

Mobility/travel grants may be available to assist with the costs of studying abroad. Exchange students are automatically considered for a Melbourne Global Scholar’s Award, while Study Abroad students must apply online.

OS-HELP loans

Australian government loan schemes allow domestic students with a Commonwealth Supported Place to undertake a portion of their studies overseas. These loans help students with a range of expenses, such as air fares, accommodation and other travel costs.

To learn more about funding your global experience and the types of scholarships available, visit: mobility.unimelb.edu.au/outbound/funding.