Key dates

ATAR release dates, VTAC change of preference periods and offer rounds

Monday
12 December 2022
7.00am

VCE results and ATAR available

Wednesday
14 December 2022
4.00pm

VTAC change of preference period closes for December offer round domestic

Wednesday
21 December 2022

Offers released: December offer round domestic

Thursday
22 December 2022
4.00pm

VTAC change of preference period closes for January offer round domestic

Friday
13 January 2023

Offers released: January offer round domestic

Thursday
15 December 2022
9.00am

HSC and ACT results and ATAR available

Thursday
15 December 2022
4.00pm

VTAC change of preference period closes for December offer round domestic

Wednesday
21 December 2022

Offers released: December offer round domestic

Thursday
22 December 2022
4.00pm

VTAC change of preference period closes for January offer round domestic

Friday
13 January 2023

Offers released: January offer round domestic

Friday
16 December 2022
9.00am

QCE results and ATAR available

Thursday
22 December 2022
4.00pm

VTAC change of preference period closes for January offer round domestic

Friday
13 January 2023

Offers released: January offer round domestic

Monday
19 December 2022

WACE results and ATAR available

Thursday
22 December 2022
4.00pm

VTAC change of preference period closes for January offer round domestic

Friday
13 January 2023

Offers released: January offer round domestic

Monday
19 December 2022
8.30am

SACE results and ATAR available

TBA
December 2022

NTCET results and ATAR release date TBA

Thursday
22 December 2022
4.00pm

VTAC change of preference period closes for January offer round domestic

Friday
13 January 2023

Offers released: January offer round domestic

Wednesday
14 December 2022

TCE results and ATAR available

Thursday
15 December 2022
4.00pm

VTAC change of preference period closes for December offer round domestic

Wednesday
21 December 2022

Offers released: December offer round domestic

Thursday
22 December 2022
4.00pm

VTAC change of preference period closes for January offer round domestic

Friday
13 January 2023

Offers released: January offer round domestic

Wednesday
14 December 2022
4.00pm

VTAC change of preference period closes for December offer round domestic (May sitting only)

Wednesday
21 December 2022

Offers released: December offer round domestic (May sitting only)

Wednesday
4 January 2023
9.00am

IB Diploma results released (November sitting)

Thursday
5 January 2023
4.00pm

VTAC change of preference period closes for January offer round domestic

Friday
13 January 2023

Offers released: January offer round domestic

TBA
January 2023

NCEA results release date TBA

Thursday
19 January 2023

VTAC change of preference period closes for February offer round 1 domestic

Wednesday
1 February 2023

Offers released: February offer round 1 domestic

Thursday
22 December 2022
4.00pm

VTAC change of preference period closes for January offer round 1 international

Friday
6 January 2023

Offers released: January offer round 1 international

Tuesday
10 January 2023
4.00pm

VTAC change of preference period closes for January offer round 2 international

Thursday
12 January 2023

Offers released: January offer round 2 international

December offer round

This year VTAC applicants for our undergraduate courses who are completing their Year 12 studies in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, or Tasmania may receive a Semester 1, 2023 offer in the VTAC December offer round on 21 December.

Domestic IB Diploma graduates (from the May 2022 sitting only), and domestic GCE A Level applicants who graduated in June/July 2022, may also receive a Semester 1, 2023 offer in the December offer round.

Applicants who may receive a Semester 1, 2023 intake offer in the VTAC December offer round include:

  • Applicants who have submitted a SEAS application and are eligible for an Access Melbourne guarantee
  • Applicants who are eligible for a selection guarantee for their preferred Melbourne course – including our Chancellor’s Scholars Programs and Graduate Degree Packages
  • Domestic applicants who have satisfied prerequisites and achieved the 2023 guaranteed ATAR for their preferred Melbourne course
  • Applicants for our Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Fine Arts courses – who have received notification that they have satisfied the talent-based additional requirements – and are otherwise eligible for a VTAC offer
  • Students applying for an undergraduate course that selects based on the ATAR – and does not have a selection guarantee – may also receive an offer during the December offer round. In these cases, the 2022 lowest selection rank for your preferred course remains the best indicator of your chance of receiving an offer.

Many of our undergraduate courses have guaranteed ATARs in place to provide current Year 12 students with certainty as soon as their ATAR and subject results are released. Remember that you may still be considered for an offer even if your ATAR is below the guaranteed ATAR. For this reason, the 2022 lowest selection rank is still a useful indicator of the possible entry standard for your preferred Melbourne course.

January offer rounds

Students who are completing an Australian Year 12 program in Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia or the Northern Territory – as well as domestic students who are completing the IB Diploma in December 2022 – will not receive an offer from the University of Melbourne in the December offer round.

Your application will instead be considered by the University ahead of the relevant VTAC January offer round. This is because VTAC will not receive Year 12 results from these states in time for us to undertake selection before December round offers are released on 21 December 2022.

The University of Melbourne will make every effort to ensure that the academic standards required for a Semester 1, 2023 offer in the December offer round will remain consistent in the January offer rounds:

  • 13 January 2023 – January offer round domestic offers released
  • 6 January 2023 – January offer round 1 international
  • 12 January 2023 – January offer round 2 international
  • 17 January 2023 – January offer round 3 international
  • 20 January 2023 – January offer round 4 international
  • 30 January 2023 – January offer round 5 international

Please note that some of our courses that have a very limited number of places available – or have very competitive entry standards – may need to adjust academic standards for a January round offer, if there is a particularly large uptake of December round offers.

February offer rounds

With the reintroduction of a December offer round – and the expected timely release of Australian Year 12 results this year – we anticipate that the University of Melbourne will make the majority of our domestic offers for the Semester 1, 2023 intake in the December and January offer rounds.

We will utilise the VTAC February offer round 1 domestic to release offers to competitive applicants from New Zealand (see additional detail below), and to make offers to VTAC applicants who are otherwise qualified for their preferred Melbourne course but receive one element of their results too late to be considered in the January offer round (English language test scores may arrive in mid-January, for example).

We do not expect to utilise the VTAC February offer round 1 domestic – or the subsequent February offer rounds – to make a substantial number of Semester 1, 2023 offers. Some of our courses – particularly those that have limited places or competitive entry requirements – will fill up during the December and January offer rounds.

New Zealand applicants

Domestic VTAC applicants who are currently completing the New Zealand NCEA, or Cambridge A Levels in New Zealand will be considered ahead of the VTAC February offer round 1 domestic (with offers made in this round to be released on 1 February 2023). Each year the University of Melbourne reserves a small number of places in our undergraduate courses for talented applicants from New Zealand.

How can we help?

If you want to find out more about our degrees, need support with your application, or have questions about the offer process, you can submit an email enquiry or call us on 13 6352 (in Australia).

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