Through the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University, Whitman students may enroll at the University of Melbourne, a national university of 40,000.  One of Australia's leading universities, Melbourne offers a broad range of courses and is especially strong in the sciences.  The university is located in the northern part of this multicultural city well-known for its parks, arts scene, passion for sports, and Victorian charm.  Students attending this program typically live with Australian and other international students in residential colleges or apartments near the university.

Fields of study:

Natural and environmental sciences, humanities, social sciences,(including Aboriginal studies)


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


July - late November; February - late June


16 credits per semester (4 courses)

Credit Conversion:

12.5 Melbourne points  = 1 Whitman credit


In UniLodge, a privately owned student complex downtown, but within walking distance of the campus. Students may also apply to live in a residential college.


Students who live in UniLodge are able to prepare their own meals or take advantage of numerous cafes and restaurants nearby.  Students who live in a residential college receive 3 meals daily.




IFSA-Butler Scholarships

Program Link:

IFSA Butler: University of Melbourne