Program Details

Fall 2017 (Melbourne Semester 2) Academic Calendar

  • July 17:  Exchange Student Enrollment Period (required)
  • July 19 - 21:  Orientation (required)
  • July 24:  Classes Begin
  • September 25-October 1:  Break
  • October 22:  Classes End
  • October 23-November 17:  Exams

Spring 2018 (Melbourne Semester 1) Academic Calendar

A spring 2018 calendar is not yet available, however it is expected to be similar to the 2017 calendar provided below.

  • February 17:  Exchange Student Enrollment
  • February 21-24:  Orientation
  • February 27:  Classes Begin
  • March 25-April 3:  Break
  • May 29:  Classes End
  • May 29-June 23:  Exams

Available Courses & Credit Information

Georgetown students who study at Melbourne Law School may enroll in any elective JD subjects except for those listed here.  Full details about course selection and prerequisites can be found here (scroll down to Law Faculty section).

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.

Estimated Budget

The budget provided reflects spring 2015 amounts.  An updated budget for 2017-2018 will be posted as soon as it is available.

Expense Estimated Budget
Tuition $25,445
Health Insurance $2,175
Student Visa $0
Airfare $2,500
Rent $5,000
Utilities $300
Food $1,800
Local Transportation $550
Miscellaneous/Books $3,000
Abroad Insurance $140
TOTAL $40,910

Click here for general cost of living summary.

Visa information is available here.  

Contact for admitted students

Belinda Price
Study Abroad and Exchange Advisor
Melbourne Law School

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