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BSBA Melbourne Semester Abroad (Australia)
Melbourne, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
App Deadline
WU Decision Date
Start Date
End Date
Fall 2017 02/01/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 05/01/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

Deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Damian Whitney
Program Description:

Australia Study Abroad



Olin students may participate in a traditional study abroad experience through an academic exchange program between Olin and the University of Melbourne. You typically earn 16 units at the University of Melbourne, allowing you to continue your studies without disruption. Students may apply for admission for either fall or spring of their junior year. Olin students are required to take at least 50 percent of their course work in business.


If you would like to learn more about this particular program or about any of the other study abroad opportunities, you can reach out to one of our Ambassadors, who have participated in one of the Olin programs in the past. To see the full list of Ambassadors, please click here.


Mid-July to Late October

Early February to Late June


All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure and post-departure coursework. INTL 300A Planning for International Learning is a 1 credit mini-B course designed to prepare students for their experience overseas the semester before they actually travel. INTL 300B Applying International Experiences is a 0.5 required mini-A post-departure class that will discuss what students learned while abroad and help students articulate those lessons for employers, graduate schools, etc. Both of these classes will meet approximately 3 times during the semester before and after the study abroad experience.


Open to BSBA students and second majors in the Business School.
3.0 cumulative GPA
3.0 professional GPA
Non-BSBA students will be determined on a case by case basis.

Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.  You must not only meet the minimum eligibility criteria, but also show the type of intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, academic rationale and social flexibility necessary for a successful study abroad experience. 

Please note that early exams are not possible. 


Students must earn a minimum of 14 WUSTL equivalent credits. Olin students enroll in a combination of business and nonbusiness subjects and are required to take at least 50 percent of their course work in business. You will select your course of study with your Olin advisor during the application process. Their credit system is different than Washington University's. You enroll in a total of 50 points for the semester, which usually comprises four subjects, each worth 12.5 points. Following the scale of points, you will earn 16 Washington University units of study. Once in Melbourne, you may make course changes as well. For more information, see:

For a list of pre-approved courses, please click here.


The University of Melbourne was established in 1853, making it the second oldest university in Australia. The main campus is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary cultures. Campus life is exciting, vibrant and always diverse. The campus community is made up of 40,000 students (8,000 international) and more than 6,000 staff. Students come from 96 countries. There is also an extensive range of sports and recreational facilities.


The Melbourne Welcome Program is a popular program for incoming study abroad and exchange students. This is an exciting and unique residential orientation program is organized by Australian students and takes place before the main orientation and enrollment program.

Advantages of Participation in the Melbourne Welcome Program:

  • Receive accommodations for four nights
  • Receive three meals per day
  • Establish friendships with other incoming study abroad and exchange students and Australian students before the semester starts.
Costs for Melbourne Welcome: The costs are approximately AUD $565, including accommodations for four nights, three meals per day, activities and two major excursions. The cost does not cover expenditure on personal items. Additional information will be sent with the admission packet.


Housing options for study abroad and exchange students are as follows:

College Square offers self-contained apartments in an international student community. Students are charged a fee for the semester, which includes access to a 22-week lease; cost of all utilities (except for telephone and Internet usage); bedding, crockery, cutlery; and participation in a weekend camp. Review the current prices for College Square apartments.

Residential Halls and Colleges are affiliated with or owned by the University of Melbourne. Most colleges offer a single, furnished room, which includes a bed, desk, cupboard, telephone and computer connection. Bathroom facilities, computer facilities and a common room are provided on a communal basis. The colleges do not offer self-catering facilities but provide most meals. For more information, see the UM Residential Colleges website.

Private Sector Housing (nonaffiliated) Some students prefer to find their own housing in Melbourne's rental market. Private sector rental can be a rewarding alternative, giving you the opportunity to live in much the same way as local students. It may also be a less expensive option than College Square or the Residential Colleges.

Visit the Student Housing Services Web site for more information on the above housing options.

University Affiliated Housing

Private Sector Housing

Homestay may be provided by request of the student. This option would allow the student to live with a local family. The prices typically range from AUD $1,000-1,200. Information on arranging homestays can be found here.


If you don't have your passport, you should start this process once you submit your application.


It is required by the Australian Immigration Department that overseas students must obtain a proper Student Visa to study in Australia. A student will be given their COE number after submitting their acceptance agreement to Melbourne. With your COE number, you can begin the application process for your visa online. The application fee is approximately AUD $570.00. More information about this process will be included in your admission letter.


Overseas Programs will enroll all WU-approved study abroad students in a basic accident and sickness plan through HTH Worldwide, a leading provider of international health insurance. This plan should be seen as supplemental to the student’s existing domestic health coverage, not as a replacement.  We do not recommend a reduction or suspension of existing domestic coverage in light of enrollment in HTH insurance. For more information, click here.

In addition to your Washington University insurance, the Australian government requires all international students (including study and exchange students) to have health insurance, known as Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Additional information about OSHC will be included in your admission packet.


Students are assessed the current Washington University tuition and HTH insurance, paid directly to Washington University. Your financial aid will still apply.

The average monthly rental prices for vacant properties near the University are:
• Student apartments:
Two bedroom A$900-1080
One-bedroom A$1260 - 1520;
• See website for additional housing options
Meals                          A$460 
Transportation             A$160
Personal Expenses     A$500
Books/Materials          A$325
One time fees
Visa                                                     A$600
Estimated Round Trip Airfare              $1900   
Australian Required health fees     ~$400 (billed to your student account)

See for currency conversion.

Prices and dates are estimates. Details are subject to change.


International and Area Studies | Overseas Programs