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Australia: Victoria University
Melbourne, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Restrictions: CSU System applicants only
Budget Estimates Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018 04/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
3.0 (If you do not meet the GPA requirement, contact CSU IP as you still may be eligible to apply)
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: None
Areas of Study: Business, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Exercise Science, Hospitality Management, Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism, Kinesiology, Psychology, Sociology
Program Description:

AUSTRALIA: VICTORIA UNIVERSITY  

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Calendar Year Program Deadlines
September 1: Priority Deadline
October 1: Secondary Deadline 
November 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Eligibility Requirements
Minimum 3.0 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than fall term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by spring term of the program start date.

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

Cost
Students pay the same tuition for Australia: Victoria University as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.
 
Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year or Calendar Year abroad on this program. The traditional Australian academic cycle begins in February and ends in November (see Calendar Year below). Students may choose to apply for the Calendar Year or the Academic Year cycles.

Academic Year: July to November & February to June
Calendar Year: February to June & July to November  

Areas of Study and Course Prerequisites
 
Business: Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Financial Accounting; Business Calculus; English Composition.
 
Criminal Justice: Introduction to Criminal Justice (or a similar introductory criminal justice course); Introduction to Sociology; Statistics; English Composition.
 
Engineering: Lower-division major requirements in the appropriate field of engineering should be completed.
 
Hospitality & Tourism: Introduction to Hospitality Industry (or any course in hospitality industry); Financial Accounting; Business Statistics. Additional recommended coursework: Sociology; Business Management; Marketing; Sanitation Practices; Managerial Accounting.
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science: Not referred to as "Kinesiology" as it is in the USA, but rather housed in Exercise Science and inclusive of Sport Science (Human Movement). Required course prerequisites: Clinical Practice, Sport Practice, Physical Education and Sport Science, and Biomedical and Exercise Science. Additional recommended coursework: performance coursework (e.g. swimming, cycling, karate, volleyball); Human Anatomy or Human Physiology; Biomechanics; Physics.
 
Psychology: Introduction to Psychology; Research Methods; Statistics. Additional recommended coursework: Laboratory science course in biology or chemistry.
 
Sociology: 8-9 units of sociology coursework required including Introduction to Sociology (or a similar introductory sociology course); Research Methods; Statistics. Additional recommended coursework: Social Problems, Sociological Analysis, Social Deviance/Deviant Behavior, and Juvenile Justice/Crime. 

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Victoria University is one of Australia’s largest universities enrolling over 50,000 students, including more than 5,000 international students. VU has 14 campuses in Melbourne, and CSU IP students take courses on the Footscray Park campus. CSU IP students enroll directly in Victoria University, studying alongside Australian students and gaining the experience of being fully integrated into life at VU and in Australia.
Angelica RoblesStudents are required to have a major (or a closely related major) in one of the approved areas of study listed above. Students will need to complete specific major or related courses in order to be prepared for the coursework at VU. Students should consult the VU website for specific courses and keep in mind that not all coursework is available to visiting students and that prerequisites may apply. For more information about the academic programs at VU, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
 
Please note that the Australia: Victoria University is based on reciprocal exchange; the number of CSU IP participants accepted into the program is dependent on the ability of Victoria University to send students to study in the U.S. Students applying to this program should select a second choice program in Australia (or elsewhere) that also offers their area of study, in the event that they are not selected for participation in their first choice. The alternate program(s) should be noted on the “Second Choice Questionnaire,” which can be found in the CSU IP application.  


LOCATION

Victoria University is in Melbourne, the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Victoria. Melbourne rates highly in education, entertainment, research and development, tourism and sport, making it the world’s most livable city, for the fifth year in a row in 2015. Victoria University has 14 campuses in Melbourne, with CSU IP students taking courses on the largest campus, Footscray Park. The campus is within walking distance to the Footscray train station and is a 10 minute train ride to the Melbourne city center. More information on the Footscray Park campus can be found here.  


HOUSING

Students arrange their own housing using information provided Victoria University. Some students secure housing before departure, choosing to live in on-campus residence halls, while others prefer to live off-campus in shared apartments or home stays.  More information about on-campus and off-campus accommodations at VU can be found here.