Study overseas

Want to add a global experience to your degree? Faculty of Science students wanting to study overseas have access to many exciting international opportunities.

Study Abroad and Exchange

We encourage you to undertake part of your degree overseas. There are a number of ways you can do this.

You can study overseas either as an 'exchange' student or a 'study abroad' student. With an approved study plan, both options can provide you with credit or fulfil academic requirements.

To find out more, visit Study Overseas.

For Bachelor of Science students, we have detailed advice on how to plan your exchange, with pre-approved subjects for different majors.


There is funding available to assist you with your plans for overseas study.

The University grants over 1000 Melbourne Global Scholars Awards per year. The scholarships, with a value of up to $2500 are awarded to eligible students to support their participation in Study Abroad or Exchange programs in their second or third year of undergraduate study.

Oliver Murray - Exchange to Rutgers University, USA

"After going on exchange I certainly feel as though I have an appreciation for the different cultures and lifestyles that exist globally. I have done plenty of travelling, but living in the U.S. gave me a real insight into what it’s like over there. I feel as though this perspective is helpful for all areas of life and especially coming in the workplace dealing with colleagues & bosses. I also now feel that I have the experience to make a decision on whether I would live and work overseas after completing my degree. That sort of worldly understanding really is invaluable."

Aiken Lim - Exchange to University of Tokyo, Japan

"On exchange, you can study subjects not normally taught at UniMelb, but this was not my primary motivation. Alongside my fondness of Japan’s expertise in seismic and wind-resistant structures, the culture, lifestyle, sceneries, and of course, food, served as major factors. An experience abroad sets you apart from your typical student life in Melbourne, it opens up your mind, strengthens your independence and character, and it will no doubt be an unforgettable experience."