Apply to your host institution

After you've been approved by the University of Melbourne, it’s time to apply directly to your host institution.

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When to complete your host application

For some short-term programs you may be able to start your host institution application at the same time as your University of Melbourne application, however you are advised not to pay any associated fees to your host or organise travel arrangements until you have received University of Melbourne approval.

Once you have University of Melbourne approval, you can submit your application to the host institution.

You must submit your complete application before the host institution deadline, which is listed on the ‘Overview’ tab of the overseas program entry in the Program Database.

Visit the Programs Database

How to apply

How you apply to your host institution will depend on which overseas study place you are offered, non-partner or exchange.

I have received a non-partner place:

Apply directly to your host institution and pay your fees, usually this can be done through the program website. If you have questions about this application process, you will need to contact your host institution.

I have received an exchange place:

We will send your details to your host institution, and they will contact you directly to inform you about how to register. You do not need to pay fees to your host institution.

If you require a University of Melbourne academic transcript for your host institution application, please visit Pod 7 and 8 on the ground floor of Stop 1 Parkville to collect your free hardcopy transcript.

Receive your host institution acceptance notification

The University of Melbourne will usually receive your acceptance notification first. We will notify you immediately via your student email when it arrives.

If you are sent your acceptance notification directly from your host institution and you have not heard from us, please forward a copy of the acceptance notification to your Education Abroad Adviser by:

  • submitting an online enquiry to Stop 1
  • labelling the enquiry as 'Acceptance - exchange/non-partner'
  • including your Student ID and host university under 'Enquiry Title'
  • selecting 'Overseas Study' under 'Topic', and then 'Help with my application'.

If you receive your acceptance notification in hard copy through the mail, please ensure that a copy has been provided to the University of Melbourne so that we have it on file. To do so, please:

Don't pay before your application is accepted!

While you are submitting your application to the host institution, start thinking about the things you will need to do to prepare for overseas study. We recommend researching as soon as possible – just don't pay for anything until you have received your acceptance notification from your host institution.

What's next?

Step 5: Get accepted by your host institution

The University has updated its current travel advice to due to COVID-19. Student exchange to New Zealand for Semester 2, 2021 has been reinstated with applications opening on 10 May 2021. Study abroad and exchange to other locations remain cancelled for Semester 2, 2021 as global student travel has been suspended until 31 October 2021. Read the latest advice or find out more about completing exchange in Semester 1, 2022.