How do I secure my place at Melbourne?
Feel assured in your course preferences and plan ahead with confidence using our ATAR guarantees and lowest selection ranks listed in the table or calculators below.
Domestic and onshore international school-leaver applicants who complete an Australian Year 12 qualification or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in 2022, apply for their preferred undergraduate course in VTAC, satisfy course prerequisites, achieve the 2023 Guaranteed ATAR (or notional ATAR) and preference appropriately to receive an offer will be certain of a place in their chosen degree.
LOWEST ATAR IN DECEMBER OFFER ROUND
This is the lowest ATAR score (rank) to which offers were made to domestic school-leaver applicants from Victoria, Tasmania, NSW, ACT and IB (May 2022 sitting only) in the 21 December offer round domestic in 2022 for 2023 entry. RC refers to range of criteria used for selection.
Lowest selection rank
This is the lowest ATAR score (rank) to which offers were made for each undergraduate course in the previous year and should be used as a guide only. Domestic school-leaver applicants who satisfy course prerequisites and achieve the 2022 lowest selection rank will still be considered for a place but are not guaranteed.
Access Melbourne Guaranteed ATAR
If you have applied for Access Melbourne, our Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS), you may be entitled for guaranteed entry if meet course prerequisites and are a current Year 12 applicant confirmed eligible for the Access Melbourne categories of: disadvantaged financial background, resident of a regional or remote area or a Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student. Use the Access Melbourne eligibility calculator to receive an indication of your entry requirements.
2023 ENTRY LOWEST ATAR IN DECEMBER OFFER ROUND
|COURSE||ATAR||GRADUATE DEGREE PACKAGE||ATAR|
|Bachelor of Agriculture||68.35||Arts/Law||99.80|
|Bachelor of Arts||88.00||Arts/Teaching||95.25|
|Bachelor of Arts (Chancellor's Scholar)||99.90||Arts/Urban Planning||95.50|
|Bachelor of Arts (Extended)||N/A||Biomedicine/Dental Surgery||99.90|
|Bachelor of Biomedicine||95.10||Biomedicine/Engineering||95.50|
|Bachelor of Biomedicine (Chancellor's Scholar)||99.90||Biomedicine/Law||99.80|
|Bachelor of Commerce||93.00||Biomedicine/Optometry||99.25|
|Bachelor of Commerce (Chancellor's Scholar)||99.90||Biomedicine/Physiotherapy||98.00|
|Bachelor of Design||85.00||Commerce/Engineering||95.00|
|Bachelor of Design (Chancellor's Scholar)||99.90||Commerce/Law||99.80|
|Bachelor of Fine Arts (all specialisations)||RC||Design/Architecture||97.00|
|Bachelor of Music||RC||Design/Construction Management||95.40|
|Bachelor of Oral Health||97.40||Design/Engineering||95.15|
|Bachelor of Science||88.00||Design/Property||96.85|
|Bachelor of Science (Chancellor's Scholars)||99.90||Design/Teaching||96.30|
|Bachelor of Science (Extended)||N/A||Design/Urban Planning||95.90|
|Diploma in General Studies||49.15||Science/Data Science||95.30|
|Diploma in General Studies (Extended)||N/A||Science/Dental Surgery||99.85|
2022 LOWEST SELECTION RANKS AND 2023 GUARANTEED ATARS
|AUSTRALIAN YEAR 12 DOMESTIC STUDENTS||ACCESS MELBOURNE ELIGIBLE STUDENTS||AUSTRALIAN YEAR 12 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS||INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS|
|ATARS AND SCORES||2022 LOWEST SELECTION RANK||2023 GUARANTEED ATAR||2023 GUARANTEED ATAR||2023 GUARANTEED ATAR||2023 IB GUARANTEED SCORES|
|Bachelor of Agriculture||71.25||72.00||-||70.00||25|
|Bachelor of Arts||85.00||88.00||74.00||85.00||31|
|Bachelor of Biomedicine||95.00||95.00||88.00||95.00||37|
|Bachelor of Commerce||91.00||93.00||80.00||92.00||35|
|Bachelor of Design||88.00||88.00||74.00||85.00||31|
|Bachelor of Science||85.00||88.00||74.00||85.00||31|
What if I have been affected by the recent floods?
The University acknowledges the difficulties many communities are facing at this time, and is committed to ensuring no Year 12 VCE student is disadvantaged during their exam period.
Students who are significantly impacted by the floods are eligible for special consideration through the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), including Derived Examination Scores. VCAA has a dedicated VCE examinations hotline: 1800 717 588 (8am–10.30pm) and email address: 2022VCE@education.vic.gov.au.
For more information on how we are supporting students in flood-affected communities, you can visit the dedicated support for students impacted by floods page.
What will study look like in 2023?
From Semester 1, 2023, all undergraduate courses will be delivered on campus. You can look forward to new and refreshed spaces like the Student Pavilion, in-person activities and events and lots of opportunities to build connections in and outside of the classroom.
The University continues to prioritise the health, safety and wellbeing of students and staff through a comprehensive public health response, with a focus on making masks and rapid antigen tests (RATs) available to staff and students, enhanced infection control, and improved ventilation and cleaning measures across all facilities.
University vaccination requirements
The University will continue to strongly encourage individuals to remain up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations but will no longer require evidence of vaccination in order to access campus. We are in the process of updating our websites and campus signage to reflect this change.
Free P2 masks and rapid antigen tests
You can access free P2 masks and COVID-19 rapid antigen tests on campus. Supplies are provided in two-week bundles and may be collected from distribution points on campus.
We are here to support you, wherever you are. Many of our services are available on campus or online, including Counselling and Psychological Services, Student Equity and Disability Support, Academic Skills, Financial Aid, Libraries, Stop 1, and more.
How do VTAC preferences work?
You can list up to to 8 course preferences. Each of your nominated VTAC preferences will consider your application at the same time, regardless of how high or low they appear on your preference list.
Your VTAC preference order won't disadvantage your application
Universities don't consider whether their course is preference number 1 or 8 when deciding to make you an offer.
You only receive a single offer each round
VTAC examines your preferences and sends you a single offer that corresponds to your highest preference. Course preferences should be listed in the order you would most like to study, with your dream courses at the top, regardless of how likely you think they are to make you an offer.
When might I receive an offer to study at Melbourne?
Depending on where you complete your high school studies, you'll be considered for different VTAC offer rounds, beginning in December. For detailed information about VTAC offer rounds relevant to your curriculum, click here.
What is the Melbourne curriculum?
Gain interdisciplinary knowledge and leave career-ready with a comparable degree aligned to leading universities worldwide.
Choose from seven undergraduate degrees that follow the Melbourne curriculum: arts, biomedicine, commerce, design, fine arts, music, and science. Alternatively, we also offer degrees in agriculture and oral health for focused and specialist undergraduate studies.
Select a major
Your major is at the core of your undergraduate degree. Through every year of study, you will build in-depth specialist knowledge in your chosen major. Each degree has a different set of majors for you to explore.
Unique to the Melbourne curriculum, you'll explore subjects outside your core study area – we call this breadth. Tailor your course to fit your individual passions and career ambitions. You may choose to take a single subject in something you’ve always been curious about; or take a sequence of three or more subjects called a breadth track.
Breadth can help you develop knowledge and skills that will compliment your career goals. For example, if you're studying science, communications and media breadth subjects will help you to write for journals and reports. Alternatively, learn a language, tap into your musical side or deep-dive into cultural studies. The choice is yours.
Who do I talk to about updating my preferences or planning my degree?
We're here to help you feel supported through this time of the year and answer any questions you may have.
There are many factors to consider when updating your course preferences. Our Future Students team are available to answer your questions about specific course details, the Melbourne curriculum, scholarships, equity programs, University Accommodation or guaranteed graduate study pathways and more.
Do you offer scholarships and special entry schemes?
Yes, we are proud to have a comprehensive scholarship and equity program. Our offering includes awards, bursaries, grants and full scholarships. Each of these may be awarded to an applicant based on a broad spectrum of criteria ranging from academic merit to residential location or financial hardship. Discover our full range of scholarships on our scholarships page.
Most Melbourne scholarships are considered automatically as part of your application, but some can require a separate application. For example, the First in Family Scholarship for commencing commerce students and the Indigenous Accommodation Grant are open now for applications.
Check your faculty website and search on the scholarships website to discover all scholarships you could be eligible for.
Access Melbourne is our Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) for domestic applicants. VTAC SEAS applications for 2023 entry closed in VTAC in October 2022.
Access Melbourne ensures that a student’s unique personal circumstances, such as financial hardship, medical conditions, or location, are considered when your course application is assessed. Mature‐aged students and Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander applicants may also be eligible. If you have applied for Access Melbourne, depending on what categories you apply under, you could benefit from guaranteed entry to one of our participating bachelors degrees or you may be offered a place at Melbourne even if your ATAR is below the published minimum (subject to meeting course prerequisites).
All Access Melbourne applicants are also automatically considered for University of Melbourne Access Scholarships.
Study score consideration in addition to ATAR
This year we expanded eligibility criteria for Access Melbourne, so there are now more ways to study at Melbourne.
If your ATAR is below the usual level selected but are eligible for at least one of these four Access Melbourne categories: Disadvantaged financial background, Resident of a rural or isolated area, Difficult circumstances and/or Disability or medical condition.
You may be considered for a place at Melbourne using criteria in addition to your ATAR. You'll need to:
- Satisfy all course prerequisites
- Achieve a (raw) VCE study score of at least 35 in one or more of the VCE Unit 3/4 subjects (or equivalent) specified for your course(s) of interest at Melbourne
- Provide a VTAC personal statement
- Achieve an ATAR of at least 74.00 for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Science; 80.00 for the Bachelor of Commerce; 88.00 for the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
The deadline for submitting a VTAC personal statement is 2 December 2022 (before ATARs are released). You can edit your statement up until 3 January 2023, once you know your results and know that you meet the other eligibility criteria.
Your VTAC personal statement should highlight your career ambitions, outline the future benefits for the community you hope to achieve, and your motivations for participating in higher education study at Melbourne.
Can I secure my study pathway from an undergraduate degree into a professional masters degree?
Yes, the University offers guarantees, pathway courses and scholarships for students applying for 2023 entry to Melbourne undergraduate degrees.
Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship
The Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship is a comprehensive scholarship awarded to eligible high-achieving Year 12 school leavers in Australia. You’ll automatically be considered for this scholarship if you are eligible when you apply to the University of Melbourne via VTAC.
The Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship provides recipients with numerous benefits including a guaranteed Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) in one of the University’s professional masters degrees, for students who meet all course prerequisites and entry requirements. Domestic and international school leavers are eligible for this scholarship.
What is a Graduate Degree Package?
Our Graduate Degree Packages for school leavers bundle an undergraduate degree offer with an offer for a place in one of our specialised, professional graduate school programs. This means you have secured your undergraduate and graduate place at the University of Melbourne from day one. Graduate Degree Packages are open to domestic and international school leavers applying for study at Melbourne in 2023. Applicants need to complete an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia to be eligible for a Graduate Degree Package. Australian citizens who complete the above qualifications outside of Australia are also eligible.
Domestic students are eligible for a CSP for both their undergraduate and graduate studies, while international students may receive an International Fee Place place in both their undergraduate and graduate programs.
You may select your preferred package based on the career outcome you're working toward. For example, you can enrol in the Bachelor of Science and have your spot in the Master of Engineering locked in right away.
Applications for our Graduate Degree Packages must be made through VTAC. Each Graduate Degree Package has a unique VTAC code. You won't automatically be offered a place in the single undergraduate degree that corresponds to your chosen Graduate Degree Package. It is important to ensure you have included the single degree VTAC code on your preference list if you wish to be considered for the single degree.
Will Access Melbourne and other special entry access schemes be taken into consideration?
Access Melbourne and other special entry access schemes will not apply for Graduate Degree Package applicants. Such applicants will need to ensure they meet the ATAR requirement for their desired package.
Applicants who are eligible for Access Melbourne and a Graduate Degree Package will still be considered for a Melbourne Access Scholarship.
When I receive a Graduate Degree Package offer am I locked into completing the graduate program?
You do not have to complete your chosen graduate degree to receive your undergraduate qualification when you accept a Graduate Degree Package offer. You may conclude your studies with a bachelors qualification or pursue another career by applying for a different graduate degree. Please note that your guaranteed place in the graduate program will only apply to the course listed in the Graduate Degree Package.
What if I don't have an ATAR?
The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is used to measure your overall academic achievement in comparison to other Year 12 students studying in Australia. It is a national rank, not a mark, that indicates your position relative to others in your age group and is used by universities to determine eligibility for entry into a course.
I studied an International Baccalaureate (IB)
You will be sent a notional ATAR statement. A notional ATAR is a rank calculated by VTAC used to directly compare the results of applicants who have studied under different Victorian educational systems. A notional ATAR is treated equally as a normal ATAR for course selection and all other purposes.
I studied at a high school overseas
You’ll need to check if your education provider’s qualification meets the minimum Victorian Tertiary Entrance Requirements.
I didn't complete Year 12
If you didn’t complete Year 12 and are a non-school leaver, we have an entry pathway through Access Melbourne, our special entry scheme. You’ll need to demonstrate your likelihood to succeed in your application. If you are already studying at TAFE or university at certificate IV level or higher you'll be able to use those results for your application to study.
What pathway options are available?
If you don't meet the direct entry requirements, there are a range of undergraduate entry pathways to help you achieve your dream of studying with us.
Diploma in General Studies
The Diploma in General Studies (DiGS) is taught at our Dookie campus in regional Victoria and offers a pathway to enter the Bachelor of Arts, Agriculture, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design or Science at the University of Melbourne.
DiGS will help you to develop the academic skills required for success at university. Upon completion, you may receive guaranteed entry into one of the above undergraduate degrees. Guaranteed entry applies only to those eligible for Access Melbourne and upon meeting the required guaranteed scores on completion of the DiGS. The 2022 lowest selection rank is 50.00. This program is only available for domestic students.
Supported degree programs for Indigenous Australian students
Designed for motivated and aspiring Australian Indigenous students who have not obtained the results for direct entry into the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Diploma of General Studies.
These extended courses aim to build a strong foundation for future success among a range of disciplines. During your additional year of study, you may access specialised academic support through foundation studies in key areas such as academic literacy, communication and performance, literature, philosophy and environmental studies. In addition, you’ll also receive tailored support through the Murrup Barak. Eligible students who receive an ATAR score of 50.00+ are encouraged to apply.