Fall 2016 (Melbourne Semester 2) Academic Calendar
- July 18: Exchange Student Enrollment Period (required)
- July 20- 22: Orientation (required)
- July 25: Classes Begin
- September 26-October 2: Break
- October 23: Classes End
- October 31-November 18: Exams
Spring 2016 (Melbourne Semester 1) Academic Calendar
A spring 2017 calendar is not yet available, however it is expected to be similar to the 2016 calendar provided below.
- February 19: Exchange Student Enrollment
- February 23-26: Orientation
- February 29: Classes Begin
- March 25-April 3: Break
- May 29: Classes End
- June 6-24: Exams
Available Courses & Credit Information
Georgetown students who study at Melbourne Law School may enroll in any elective JD subjects except for the following:
- Jessup Moot (LAWS50042)
- CTLS Program (LAWS50043)
- Global Lawyer (LAWS50071)
- Street Law (LAWS50102)
- Institutions in International Law (LAWS50045)
- Legal Internship (LAWS50059)
- WTO: Moot Court Competition (LAWS50044)
A limited number of Melbourne's compulsory JD subjects are also available to incoming exchange students. In addition students may enroll in up to one MLM subject on a space available basis. While course enrollments are not finalized until students arrive in Melbourne, exchange students interests are usual able to be accommodated.
Most courses meet for a total of 36 hours (3 hours per week over a 12 week semester). Georgetown awards 3 credits for these courses. Courses that meet for less than 36 but at least 24 hours will carry 2 Georgetown credits. A course that meets for less than 24 but at least 12 hours will carry 1 Georgetown credit.
Because new course offerings may not be publicized until the start of the term, it is possible that not all eligible courses are listed above. Participants in this program who wish to enroll in any course not listed above must contact the Office of Transnational Programs by email to request approval. Participants should not expect to receive credit for courses that are not expressly approved by OTP.
Information on grading and student assessment at Melbourne Law school is available here.
Housing & Facilities
Melbourne does not provide housing, but housing advice is available here - exchange students are eligible for the residential colleges and specialized housing packages outlined at that website.
Melbourne welcomes exchange students with disabilities. Further information can be requested from Student Equity and Disability Support (SEDS). The university asks that any student with a disability contact SEDS during the application process so that they can start making any necessary arrangements.
Information on the library facilities is available here.
The budget provided reflects spring 2015 amounts. An updated budget for 2016-2017 will be posted as soon as it is available.
Visa information is available here.