Semester and year-long programs

Gain an international perspective and experience a different academic system by studying overseas for one or two semesters.

Application deadlines

Applications for Semester 2 2024 Exchange open on Monday 28 August 2023.
Applications for Semester 2 2024 Exchange close on Friday 24 November 2023.

Exchange and Study Abroad

Bachelor of Commerce students can undertake overseas study for a semester or year by participating in an exchange program.   This means that you trade places with a student at one of our partner universities while continuing to pay tuition fees to the University of Melbourne through your current arrangement.

You can also explore programs with our study abroad partners. This means that you enrol and pay fees directly to the host institution after getting approval from the University of Melbourne.

Find out where you can go by exploring our partner universities below!

FBE program partners

The Faculty of Business and Economics has partnerships with top-ranked business schools across Asia, the Americas and Europe. The Faculty has carefully selected these partners to ensure you get the best business education possible while overseas.


University program partners

BCom students can also study on exchange at one of the many prestigious universities around the globe that partner with the University of Melbourne.


What can I study?

While on exchange, you can choose a sequence of subjects that fits into your BCom Study Plan. You may choose to take all business subjects, or you may choose to take all breadth. Our partner schools specialise in areas of business and economics including BCom major disciplines, international business, entrepreneurship and sustainable management.

We recommend that you take the time to fully research your preferred exchange destinations and seek course planning advice to see how your overseas study will fit into your degree. This is especially important for BCom students undertaking a double major as their may be some restrictions on your exchange options.

How do I apply?

You will need to start planning for your exchange at least 12 months prior to when you would like your experience to commence. The first step towards applying for overseas study is to complete the myWorld First Steps online program.

Once you have decided to go on exchange, you can apply on the University study overseas application page.

Step-by-step guide on how to apply for an exchange program

What overseas study really looks like

The Study Overseas blog shows real students' stories of life as an exchange student.

  • Learn about the process from people who've been through it
  • Find out about exploring new cultures and cities
  • Get your questions answered

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