Interstate students

Make Melbourne yours in 2022

Melbourne is one of the world’s most multicultural cities and dynamic international business hubs, while still being quirky, fun and easy to navigate.

The inner city is a cluster of exciting communities connected by public transport and bike paths, and the University of Melbourne is at the heart of it all. Explore our famous cobblestone lanes, go to a music festival, take in a world-class theatre production, sample amazing cuisine or catch an AFL game – you can do it all (and more!) in Melbourne. Regional Victoria is known for its iconic beaches, wineries, bushwalking and farm-to-table food, and is just a short train or bus ride away.

NSW / ACT Change of Preference period

For detailed information about all VTAC dates for the 2022 start year intake, refer to our key dates page.

Key dates

NSW and ACT applicant offers

The mid-January Change of Preference (COP) period for NSW and ACT school-leavers will give you time to receive your results, consider your options and adjust your VTAC preferences if needed, before the Change of Preference period closes.

Be assured that we are committed to making offers to eligible* domestic school-leaver applicants in the VTAC February offer round 1 domestic to the same level ATAR that we offer in the January offer round domestic. Offers will be made at whichever is lower:

  • 2022 domestic guaranteed ATAR
  • Lowest selection rank from the VTAC January offer round domestic~.

The lowest selection rank selected to in January 2021, and our domestic guaranteed ATARs for 2022 entry can be found on the course entry requirements page as a guide.

* Domestic NSW and ACT school-leaver applicants who achieve an ATAR that is at or above the 2022 domestic guaranteed ATAR, or the lowest selection rank used in the January offer round domestic (whichever is lower), must still satisfy all course prerequisites – and any additional entry requirements – and order their VTAC preferences appropriately, to ensure that they will be eligible to receive a course offer in the VTAC February offer round 1 domestic.
~ Please note that the University of Melbourne will not participate in additional start year intake 2022 offer rounds beyond VTAC’s February offer round 1 domestic.

Domestic NSW/ACT school-leavers 

You'll have until 4.00pm on 20 January 2022 to apply for February offer round 1 domestic. Offers will be released at 2.00pm on 1 February 2022.

Access Melbourne applicants

If you applied for our Access Melbourne scheme (via VTAC’s Special Entry Access Scheme application), you'll receive confirmation of your eligibility for Access Melbourne guaranteed entry on 20 January 2022 (if applicable).

International NSW/ACT school-leavers

Check our published guaranteed and indicative entry scores for assurance about your eligibility for an offer in the January offer round 5 international.

You'll have until 4.00pm on 25 January 2022 to apply for January offer round 5 international. Offers will be released at 2.00pm on 28 January 2022.

Bachelor of Fine Arts or Music applicants

If you received an ‘A letter’ from our Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Fine Arts you can be confident that you'll receive a course offer – provided you meet the University’s minimum entry requirements, the English prerequisite, and any additional entry requirements have been satisfied. International offers will be released at 2.00pm on 28 January 2022. Domestic offers will be released at 2.00pm on 1 February 2022.

Melbourne's Flinders Street Station

There is a range of student accommodation options available at Melbourne. From University-owned and partnered to traditional residential colleges, you’ll find a new home to suit you. University Accommodation offers a trusted and community-focused residential experience or opt for a college with a long and rich heritage.

Our accommodation options offer an inclusive room rate with furnishings, utilities, and internet; academic and staff support, onsite facilities such as study spaces, dining areas and music rooms; freshly prepared meals for college residents; and a range of cultural, social and sporting activities.

When to apply

Applications for University Accommodation are currently open. If you submit a first preference for Little Hall, The Lofts at Melbourne Connect or Lisa Bellear House, the application fee will go towards your rent once you move in to one of these residences.

Applications are also open for residential colleges and other select options.