July 15-19: Melbourne Orientation (required)
July 22: First Day of Classes
October 20: End of Classes
October 28-November 15: Final Exams


Students will select courses from within the faculty of law. General course information is available in the course handbook. Students at Melbourne typically enroll in a course, or “subject” load of 37.5-50 “points.” All course selections must be approved by the Office of Transnational Programs, participants should not expect to receive credit for courses that are not expressly approved by OTP.

Credits earned at Melbourne are calculated with reference to the ABA’s standard class formula (12.5 hours of class time, plus 30 hours of out of class preparation and studying, per one credit hour.) Students may be asked to verify the number of hours each course meets in order to confirm the number of credits that the student will receive upon completion of their semester abroad program. See the Study Abroad Policy document for details.

Learn more about Melbourne’s grading system.

The University of Melbourne, and Melbourne generally are very accessible to students with disabilities.


The University of Melbourne does have some limited housing available, students are advised to apply early if interested.

Students also have access to Melbourne’s library facilities.


A 2024 budget will be posted when available.

Melbourne will also provide visa guidance for admitted students.