Graduate degree pathway

How to become a lawyer

      Entry requirements

      Standard entry

      1. Undergraduate degree

      First you need to complete an undergraduate degree.

      2. Graduate degree

      Applicants for the Melbourne JD (Juris Doctor) must hold an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than law or a law degree from a different legal system.

      Graduate Degree Packages

      The University also offers guaranteed entry to high–achieving domestic and international students who have completed an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia based on your ATAR.   More information on Graduate Degree Packages.

      Graduate Degree PackageATARCSP VTAC Course CodeInternational Fee Paying VTAC Course CodeOther selection criteria
      Bachelor of Agriculture/Juris Doctor99.80+38004103313800410333N/A
      Bachelor of Arts/Juris Doctor99.80+38005103213800510323N/A
      Bachelor of Biomedicine/Juris Doctor99.80+38005102113800510213N/A
      Bachelor of Commerce/Juris Doctor99.80+38005102213800510223N/A
      Bachelor of Design/Juris Doctor99.80+38005102313800510233N/A
      Bachelor of Science/Juris Doctor99.80+38005102413800510243N/A

      Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholars

      Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholars are guaranteed a place into the graduate degree of their choice following successful completion of their undergraduate degree.


      The University offers a range of scholarships at both undergraduate and graduate level.

      Find a scholarship that's right for you

      Other guarantees available

      DegreeGuaranteed Entry Requirements
      Juris DoctorApplicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) of 99.00 and above in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 75% or higher are guaranteed an Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place. Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry to an Australian fee place or international fee place will not be required to complete the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Applicants wishing to be considered for a Commonwealth Supported Place (domestic students) or a Fee Bursary Place will need to complete the LSAT.