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Victoria University
Melbourne, Australia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Program Type: Exchange Program Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Off-campus student housing, On-campus housing, Private apartment Minimum GPA: 2.5
Academic Area: Arts, Business and Management, Communications and Media, Education, Engineering and Construction Management, Environmental Studies, Health and Community Services, Information Technology, International Relations, Law, Nutrition, Psychology, Science, Sport Credit Type: 12 VU credits = 3 MSU credits
Program Description:

Melbourne, Australia
Victoria University

OIE will NOT be accepting exchange applications for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.  Non-exchange applications for Victoria University can be found HERE.

Table of Contents

Academic Fields of Study
Language of Instruction
Academic Calendar
Accommodation and Meals
Estimated Program Costs
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Program Overview

Broaden your education by studying overseas for one or more semesters at VU!
Victoria University (VU) is an internationally renowned university, ranking within the top 4% of universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2015/16).

As one of 39 public universities in Australia, students can be assured that their qualification from VU is being awarded from a university operating in a world-class education system.
VU now has more than 51,000 enrolled students, which includes more than 13,800 international students studying our courses onshore or with our partner institutions offshore. More than 5400 research, teaching and general staff join with the University’s students to make VU a university that is excellent, engaged and accessible.

Two exchange places are available at Victoria University for Spring 2018.  The two completed applications will be nominated for the exchange.  Applications received after places are filled will be put on a waiting list or may change their application to another semester or another exchange partner.
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Academic Fields of Study

Study Abroad and Exchange students can choose from a wide range of subjects from different study areas while completing their semester(s) at Victoria University.
Study areas include:
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering & Science
  • Health & Biomedicine
  • Law & Justice
  • Sport & Exercise Science.
Please note that units in nursing, osteopathy and paramedics are not available to exchange and study abroad students. Some other specialized units may not be available to exchange students and you will be notified in this case.
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You can also choose to complete a Study Abroad Certificate.

Learn more about the entry requirements and structure of study as a Study Abroad or Exchange student.
  Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry into the study abroad or student exchange program, you must provide:
  • proof of enrollment in a university degree or post-secondary program; or evidence that you have successfully completed your secondary school studies (if you are not enrolled in a post-secondary program);
  • evidence of a 65% average in studies or a 2.5 grade point average on a scale of 4 or equivalent.
You will also need to provide evidence that you meet the University's English language requirements.
English language test Requirement
IELTS (Academic Module) Minimum overall score 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)
TOEFL Internet (no section score less than) 67 (21W, 18S, 15R, 12L)
DAAD English proficiency test B1
Cambridge English - Advanced (CAE) Total score of 52
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Minimum overall score of 50 (no section less than 50)

We may accept other evidence of English language proficiency and will examine it on a case-by-case basis.

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Study Load

 Study Abroad and exchange students are required to take a full-time load of 3 or 4 VU units per semester. Most units have a weighting of 12 credit points.
When studying a full-time load, you should expect to have around 15-20 contact hours (times when you must attend the University) per week plus study time.

From 2018, our new First Year Model will deliver first-year units in sequence over a four-week block period. Study abroad and exchange students cannot enroll in first-year units (subjects) during their semester/s at VU.
Under the new timetabling arrangement, study abroad and exchange students can enroll only in second and third-year units (or fourth-year if applicable), as opposed to the current process where units can be selected from a mix of course levels (i.e. first and second-year subjects).

Class Structure

Students studying at VU usually have a mix of lectures and tutorials. In addition, you might have practical classes or fieldwork.

Lectures are held in modern lecture theatres with large groups of students. Lectures generally go for 1-3 hours and may involve note-taking, demonstrations, AV presentations, etc.

Tutorials supplement lectures and give you a chance to discuss topics in detail in a smaller group environment.


Assessment quite often differs from one unit to another and can take a variety of forms, including written work and tests undertaken in class, participation in class or laboratory sessions, as well as final examinations at the end of each semester.

Fieldwork or practical experience can also form part of the content and assessment of some units.

Grading & Results

Please note that VU's grading system may vary from the system your home institution uses.

Find out more about what VU results mean.

Language of Instruction
All courses are taught in English.
Victoria University Academic Calendar
Students who are not selected to attend VU as an exchange student may have the chance to:
  • apply to VU as a fee-paying student as an affiliated program 
  • apply to a second choice of program for the Spring 2017 semester
apply at another time to VU (example: Fall 2017)

Academic Calendar
The Academic year starts on October 1st and ends on September 30th.  The first semester runs from September/October to the beginning January and the second semester from the end of February to the end of May.  Assessments take place during the summer (June-July) or winter (December - February) sessions, but also in autumn (September), depending on the field of study.
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Accommodation and Meals

Accommodations and Meals
Housing and Accomodations

Student Housing Service provides students with:
  If you have any questions, you can make an online housing enquiry.
Housing advice
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View the Housing advice - Transcript

Our Housing advice video might help you decide what kind of housing option is right for you. Options include:
  • Victoria University residences
  • shared housing
  • private rental
  • homestay
  • rooming houses (hostels).
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Estimated Program Costs
Selected students will participate on this program as an exchange. These students will pay MSU tuition and fees equivalent to flat rate full-time tuition and fees for either fall or spring semester.  Housing Costs are paid directly by the student to the University or other housing agency of student's choosing.  
Additional costs include but are not limited to transportation, meals, health insurance, visa fees, study abroad application fee, etc.
Application Process

Please complete the Montclair State University study abroad application process.  Students must meet with a Montclair State Study Abroad Advisor.

Click "Apply Now" above to begin the process.

For Further Information

Contact Francesca De Ros, Study Abroad Coordinator,

Domenica Dominguez, Director of Study Abroad and International Programs,
The Office of International Engagement
Rm. 207, Student Center Annex
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ, 07043

Front Desk: 973 655 6862
For general questions about Study Abroad, please contact:


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.