Transfer your credit

We hope you had an unforgettable experience studying overseas. Now it's time to transfer your credit points to your University of Melbourne degree.

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Transfer your credit to your University of Melbourne degree

In order to get credit for the study you completed overseas, the University of Melbourne needs to receive a transcript from your host institution listing the results for the subjects you completed.

Some host institutions will send this transcript to the University of Melbourne automatically at the end of your overseas study or at the end of the academic year. However, there are some universities that require you to order the transcript yourself before you complete your overseas study. It is important you keep your transcript safe for future reference, whether it be further study, scholarship applications or job interviews.

  • If you receive the transcript directly: Come to pods 7 or 8 at Stop 1 with your transcript to have your credit transferred.
  • If it is sent to the University of Melbourne: We’ll scan the transcript for our records before asking you to come collect it from Stop 1.

Once we have the transcript loaded into your file, we will begin the process of transferring the appropriate credit points. Credit is only given for successfully completed subjects that were approved by the University of Melbourne on your overseas study plan. Any failed subjects will not carry credit.

The time it takes to receive transcripts from your host institution can vary. Don’t worry if others have received theirs before you.

Completed your final subject of your degree while overseas?

Graduation or further study at a graduate or honours level can only occur once transcripts have been received. This can mean that your graduation ceremony may be later than you had anticipated. Information about how to organise your graduation can be found on our Graduations page. Similarly, if you are applying for further study, delays with transcripts arriving from your host institution may also cause delays with these plans.

Will my marks be transferred?

While you will receive credit points, there is no transfer of specific marks (only a pass grade) from study completed overseas, except for Honours students. If you are concerned about the implications this will have on future study, please contact Stop 1.

Share your experience

We would love to hear more about your overseas study experience! Provide advice to students considering overseas study and share your stories to inspire your peers. You may even see your stories featured on our website and brochures to help promote overseas study programs!

You can tell us about your adventures by:

  • Filling out our Overseas Study survey
  • Volunteering at our Overseas Study Fair
  • Speaking at an information session or pre-departure session
  • Helping out at our inbound briefing day at the start of each semester
  • Sharing your #mymelbournemyworld experiences on our blog
  • Tagging your overseas study Instagram photos with #melbourneglobal #mymelbournemyworld, or @melbourneglobal.

Help us improve

We believe the best way to improve the overseas study experience for students is to hear from those who have undertaken a program with us. We will be emailing you shortly with the opportunity to share any feedback you can provide. This is an excellent way to tell us about your experiences during the application process, as well as your time overseas.

Fulfil your scholarship requirements

If you have received a scholarship, it is your responsibility to ensure you meet all the requirements outlined by the scholarship.

Request a requisite waiver

If you have successfully completed a prerequisite or corequisite while overseas, you will need to request a requisite waiver.

What's next?

Return to the step-by-step guide

The University has updated its current travel advice to all students due to COVID-19, and overseas study will not be possible in Semester 2. Read the latest travel advice or find out more about completing semester exchange in 2021.