Study Abroad/Exchange Research program

Melbourne Law School (MLS) offers graduate research students from international institutions the opportunity to visit the University and complete a period of research as part of their home degree studies.

MLS can host a maximum of three students per semester, with a preferred visit length between 3-6 months. Longer requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Successful applicants will be provided with a workspace, library access and regular supervision. They are also encouraged to participate in the academic and student life of the Law School.

Visits can be accommodated during Semester 1 (February-June) and Semester 2 (July-November).

Visits commencing during late December or January will not be accepted.

Applications can be submitted at any time; however, they will be considered twice a year in a competitive process. It is recommended to submit your application at least two weeks before the closing dates.

Applications for

Closing Dates

Applicants Notified of Outcome

Semester 1, 2024

Late August 2023

Early October 2023

Semester 2, 2024

Late February 2024

Late March 2024

1. Check your eligibility

Ensure you are eligible to complete a period of research at the University of Melbourne.

Eligibility requirements are available online.

Make sure you apply with enough time to organise a visa and accommodation.

2. Find a Supervisor

Before you can submit an application, you will need to obtain written confirmation from a MLS academic who is available to provide regular supervision for your research project as well as guidance and support for the duration of your visit.

If you do not have existing contacts at MLS, you can use Find an Expert to reach out to potential supervisors.

3. Submit an application

Ensure you have all required documentation, and follow the instructions online to submit an application.

If you are interested in hosting an Exchange or Study Abroad graduate research student, please review the guidelines (staff login required) and submit an online form to confirm your availability.

Further information

Contact for assistance.