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  • Locations: Melbourne, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: UNC Charlotte applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 09/01/2023
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Programs, UNC Charlotte Exchange Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Business - Marketing, Business Management, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics, Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Finance, Fine and Performing Arts, Game Design and Development, Health Administration, History, Human Resources Management, Information Systems, Information Technology, International Business, International Public Relations, International Studies, Japanese, Japanese Studies, Journalism, Kinesiology, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Microbiology, Middle Grades Education, Outdoor Adventure Leadership, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Special Education - General Curriculum, Statistics, Teacher Education, Theatre and Drama, Urban Design, Women's and Gender Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Min. Cumulative GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Student Level Eligibility: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Restricted to Certain Majors/Minors?: Open to Non-UNC Charlotte Students?: No
Language of Instruction: English Prior Language Study Required:
Host University Accreditations: AACSB Prerequisite Courses:
Click here for a definition of this term Status at time of application: Full-time
Program Description:

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UNC Charlotte Exchange Program

This program is considered a UNC Charlotte Exchange. UNC Charlotte has partnerships with universities all over the world, which gives students the opportunity to study at a host university for a semester or year. It's important to understand the structure of a UNC Charlotte exchange program. Please refer to our UNC Charlotte Exchange tab here for a general overview of this program type.


Please scroll up to see the "Fact Sheet" associated with this program for more information regarding the following eligibility requirements:
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA required at time of application
  • Student Level Eligibility required at time of study abroad program
  • Prior Language Study Required required at time of study abroad program (if applicable)
  • Restricted to Certain Majors/Minors required at time of application (if applicable)
In addition to meeting the requirements listed, all applicants are also required to be in good disciplinary standing at time of application and prior to departure. Students who have concerns regarding their eligibility are encouraged to discuss these concerns with an Education Abroad Adviser to determine if they could be considered for this program.

La Trobe University

  • Public University
  • Founded in 1964
  • Approximately 36,278 students
  • Approximately 3,087.7 staff members
La Trobe University is dedicated to making their Melbourne campus local and internationally-friendly. They offer a program for new students called Connect Volunteer which focuses on helping new and foreign students feel welcomed and settled into university life. The Connect Volunteer program is composed of peers who are dedicated to helping you connect and get involved on campus by taking you on campus tours, answering questions and helping you get to know other students in your discipline.

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is a lively, bustling city that is the second most populated city in Australia and is known as the cultural capital. It is also one of the fastest growing cities in Australia.  Melbourne is often referred to as Australia's cultural and sport capital and was voted the world's most livable city in 2012 and 2013, based on its cultural attributes, climate, cost of living, and social conditions such as crime rates and healthcare. Melbourne is packed with attractions and full things to do place and is home to the famous Royal Botanic Gardens, the Federation Square, the National Gallery of Victoria and so much more!
All information listed above is subject to change.

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Areas of Study Disclaimer

The "Fact Sheet" listed above may list majors or minors under the "Areas of Study" parameter. It's important to note that these are simply suggested areas of study, which indicates that this program may offer one or several courses within this discipline. Additionally, as course offerings can change often, the host university may offer one or more courses within an area of study that is not listed in this section.

Students should not rely solely on this "areas of study" section when determining whether or not a study abroad program is a good academic fit for them; it is the student's responsibility to look at the specific list of courses offered by the host university (see below) to determine whether or not courses are available within their interests and/or area(s) of study.

Host University Course Offerings

The host university offers a variety of courses. Students will need to review the following links to determine if the host university offers courses that interest them, they're eligible to take and/or are within their area of study:

Important Notes About Host University Courses

  • The updated course offerings for the term you are looking to go abroad may not be published until several months or weeks prior to departure. Please refer to the most up-to-date list of courses available
  • Courses abroad are not guaranteed
  • Students are required to be the equivalent of full-time at UNC Charlotte while abroad

UNC Charlotte Equivalent Credit

Please refer to our Academic Credit page on our website to learn more about how to use your best judgement to determine whether or not this program is a good academic fit for you and to understand how you will be working with your academic department(s) at UNC Charlotte, who will later assign a UNC Charlotte equivalent course to any course you end up taking abroad if and once you have been approved to participate in this program.
All information listed above is subject to change.

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Available Terms

Students are eligible to participate in this program during the following terms. Note that the term verbiage used below is according to UNC Charlotte's Academic Calendar (i.e. when the student will be abroad according to a U.S. calendar system). The actual season (in regards to the climate) may be opposite on other sides of the world. For example. if a student is abroad Fall semester (according to UNC Charlotte's academic calendar August - December), the season may actually be different (i.e. it may actually be winter in regards to the climate) in a location on the opposite hemisphere. This may be something students should consider when deciding which term they want to study abroad.
  • Fall: July to November
  • Academic Year: July to June
  • Spring: March to June
Note that the months listed above are approximate. This does not account for the potential of mandatory orientations, exam schedules, pre-term language courses, etc. which could occur before or after the time frames listed above.

Official Program Dates

The months listed above are tentative and students should not make travel plans based on this information Students will receive the official arrival date, start date and end date upon receiving acceptance from the host university, which may not be until several weeks or months prior to the start of the program.
All information listed above is subject to change.

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Housing Options

Students are typically able to choose from several accommodation options. For more information regarding housing options, amenities and cost, please refer to the host university's website:

Cost of Housing

The cost of housing will vary depending on which of the options the student chooses and whether or not the student is in a private or shared room. Housing will be paid to either the host university or host country (i.e. landlord, leasing office, management company, etc.) in the host currency. For more information regarding the average cost of housing, please refer to the Cost Estimate Sheet under the Finances tab above. To learn more about the cost of housing associated with each accommodation option, please refer to the host university's website above.

Depending on the accommodation option the student chooses, the payment method will vary. Students may be required to pay housing deposits prior to arrival, pay for the total cost of housing for the semester up front or pay monthly installments. More information will be communicated to the student upon acceptance and/or upon confirmation of their accommodation assignment.

Housing Resources

Please refer to the OEA's Housing tab for more general information on accommodations abroad.


Meal plans are not typically offered at universities outside of the U.S. Students should budget for the cost of groceries, eating at restaurants and purchasing food at dining halls on campus as well as considering the cost of living in the host city and the currency exchange. Check out OEA's Food Abroad tab for more information.
All information listed above is subject to change.

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Program Cost Structure

Please refer to the UNC Charlotte Exchange Program tab for an outline of the general cost structure (i.e. what you're paying and to whom).

Cost Estimate Sheet

The Office of Education Abroad collaborates with the host university to compile a list of estimated expenses associated with participating in this program. Note that all costs listed are subject to change and some may simply be estimates. Students should conduct their own additional research regarding the cost of living abroad, exchange rate (this fluctuates constantly), etc. and consider their own personal spending habits when building their own budget. Not all expenses may be applicable to all students. Additionally, students may incur additional expenses that may not be listed on this sheet:

Compare Program Cost to Cost of Living in Charlotte

Students are encouraged to consider the Cost of Attendance at UNC Charlotte to the host university Cost Estimate Sheet above. This may be useful in determining whether or not this program is a good financial fit by comparing what you may already be spending to attend UNC Charlotte to the total estimated cost of the program abroad:

Financial Aid

Students who file a FAFSA and are awarded financial aid for the semester they intend to go abroad can utilize their funds to put towards study abroad expenses. Learn more about how financial aid can be applied on our website here.


There are many scholarship opportunities available students that may assist them with their study abroad expenses. Visit our scholarship page for more information and apply for as many scholarships are you are eligible for!

Additional Resources

OEA recommends students refer to our Money Matters page and our Managing Money tab for helpful information
All information listed above is subject to change.

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How to Apply

Please visit our How to Apply page for more information. Note that students who click the "Apply Now" button above will not be able to start the application (student's will be automatically rerouted to an Advising Application). Students must receive access to the OEA application for this program from OEA Staff.

If this program brochure has a box indicating that it is "not currently accepting applications," that is likely not because the program will not be offered for the upcoming semester. Instead, it means that the deadline has already passed for the most recent semester and the OEA has not yet opened applications for the future semester. You can still research the program information, but be sure to check the How to Apply page for more information on when our OEA application cycles open and to see when you're eligible to apply.

OEA Application Deadlines

The following are the application deadlines associated with the required OEA application for a UNC Charlotte exchange program:
Term Abroad OEA Application Deadline
Fall or Academic Year February 1
Spring or Calendar Year September 1

Additional Application Process Resources

To learn more about how to apply, how to meet with an Education Abroad Advisor, what happens after receiving approval to participate in this program, commonly asked questions and more, visit our Application Process tab.
All information listed above is subject to change.

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Host University/Country Resources

Preparing to Go Abroad

The OEA has compiled an extensive list of resources designed to prepare students for their international experience. Please visit our Preparing to Go Abroad tab for more information on the following topics (but not limited to):
  • OEA Pre-Departure Requirements
  • Academic Credit & Registration
  • International travel (e.g. passport, immigration documents)
  • Travel Logistics (i.e. when to book your flight)
  • Packing Tips
  • Safety While abroad
  • Health Considerations
  • International Health Insurance
  • Emergencies Abroad
  • Life Abroad (housing, cultural adjustment, communication, transportation)
  • Managing money 
  • Diversity abroad (LGBTQ+, minorities, students with disabilities)
  • And more!

All information listed above is subject to change.

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Office of Education Abroad

Office of Education Abroad
UNC Charlotte
CHHS 256
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM unless otherwise noted on our homepage

Meet with an Education Abroad Advisor

If you have questions about this program and are interested in meeting with an Education Abroad Advisor in the OEA, please refer to our Meet with an Advisor page. Note that you must have completed Study Abroad 101 to be eligible to meet with an Education Abroad Advisor to discuss this program.

Study Abroad Peer Advisors

Each semester the Office of Education Abroad brings on UNC Charlotte students who have studied abroad to be a part of the Study Abroad Peer Advisor and OEA internship program. Their role is to speak with students interested in going abroad and to share their experiences. Students are encouraged to contact our Peer Advisors or OEA interns to learn more about their experience abroad.
All information listed above is subject to change.

This program is currently not accepting applications.