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|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||WU Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2014||05/01/2013 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling WU admission application process. Applicants will be notified that their application to study abroad has been approved by Washington University. If the program is administered by a partner institution, the application and endorsement are then forwarded to the program sponsor for review and approval. In most cases, students will need both WU approval and an acceptance offer from the program sponsor in order to participate in the program.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Approved Department(s):||Business||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Housing Options:||Off-campus apartments, Residential Colleges||Open to Non-WU Students?:||No|
|Program Type:||Exchange program with university partner||Program Adviser:||Tammy Orahood|
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.
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
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.
PROGRAM OF STUDY
Olin students enroll in a combination of business and nonbusiness subjects. Olin students 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: http:www.mobility.unimelb.edu.au/inbound
Fall or spring semester
Spring: Beginning of February - End of June
Fall: Mid July - End of October
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 1.5 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 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.
The Melbourne Welcome orientation is also scheduled during the first week of the program.
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:
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.
Must have completed 4 semesters of coursework.
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.
COURSES AND CREDITS
For a list of pre-approved courses, please 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.
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.
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.
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.
Students are assessed the current Washington University tuition and student health rates, paid directly to Washington University. Your financial aid will still apply.
See www.oanda.com for currency conversion.
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.