Entry requirements

Graduate coursework study

Find out if you're eligible to apply for graduate coursework degrees. Each course has minimum entry scores, requirements, subject prerequisites, fees and scholarships attached to it. You can find these on each course page.

Minimum eligibility

If you're an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you're considered a domestic student.

Graduate Degree Packages

If you were offered a Graduate Degree Package with your undergraduate Melbourne offer, you'll still need to have successfully completed your undergraduate course to secure your guaranteed place. If you're not sure if you qualified for a guaranteed pathway, get in touch with Stop 1.

Didn't get guaranteed entry?

If you didn't qualify for guaranteed entry, you can still be selected for courses based on your undergraduate results and other work experience, rather than ATAR. If you've achieved high marks in your Melbourne undergraduate studies you can even be made an early offer.

Meeting minimum entry requirements means you're eligible to apply for graduate courses. It doesn't guarantee selection into a course. You need to apply for courses first before you can be assessed for admission. If your results were disrupted by hardship or other personal circumstances, you may also qualify for special entry with Graduate Access Melbourne.

To find out about assessment and our admissions criteria, see How you're selected

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

If you're an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicant you can access graduate programs and support through Murrup Barrak – Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development. They can help you access mentoring, support and links to special entry programs, scholarships and graduate degrees suited to your needs.

Course-specific requirements

Masters

You need to successfully complete an undergraduate degree, either from the University of Melbourne, another Australian institution, or a university overseas. You also need to meet English language requirements and be eligible to be offered a domestic graduate place.

Depending on your previous studies and experience you could also be eligible for credit towards your studies at the University.

Find Masters by coursework degrees

Doctorates

If you go on to a doctorate, you need to have completed an Honours and Masters degree in the relevant discipline. Additional qualifications and work experience is also taken into consideration.

Go to Graduate research study for more information

To find out about assessment and our admissions criteria, see How you're selected

English language requirements

Graduate applicants with predominantly local tertiary qualifications from previous studies will usually satisfy the English language requirements. Certain conditions apply.

  • If you've completed an undergraduate degree in the last two years, where the degree was entirely taught and assessed in English, typically you'll satisfy English language requirements.
  • If you've completed an undergraduate degree from two to five years ago, you'll need to show evidence of work in an English speaking environment. If it was completed more than five years ago, you'll need to show evidence you've done sustained study or work in an English speaking environment.

If you have to show additional evidence of English proficiency, there are additional English programs and tests you can take.

See the full English language requirements for graduate students.

Apply for graduate coursework degrees

Ready to apply for a Melbourne graduate coursework degree? Find out how to prepare your application and apply online.

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