How you're selected

Graduate coursework study

Selection is competitive and normally require the satisfactory completion of an undergraduate degree. Assessors will look at a range of factors when assessing your application, from your eligibility to apply to meeting course, research and English language requirements.

Eligible applicants will be ranked in order of merit according to published selection criteria. The highest achieving applicants are chosen first until the quota of places available in the course is filled.

View Graduate courses for specific course entry requirements.

The University has recently introduced procedures to allow acceptance into some graduate courses earlier than normal.


To be eligible to receive a rolling offer, you must meet the standard entry requirements and additional early offer requirements for the course of your choice - refer to Find a course to see if rolling offers are available for the graduate course you wish to apply for and specific requirements.

You also need to submit your application and all required documents by the application closing date specified by the graduate school.

How are offers made?

Not all places in a course will be allocated via rolling offers (this is why the standard required for a rolling offer is higher than usual). Other applications are held until the next offer round for the course and will be considered alongside all other applications at this time. Whether you receive an offer will depend on the number of places available.

Contact the relevant Graduate school for further information on rolling offers.

Graduate domestic students must have fulfilled one of the following criteria to meet the English language requirements:

  • Within the last two years have satisfactorily completed an entire undergraduate degree at an Australian institution; or
  • Within the last two years have satisfactorily completed either an entire postgraduate degree of at least two years duration at an Australian institution; or
  • By satisfying one of the other methods outlined in the Your application section.

Principles of selection

The University is committed to maintaining internationally recognised high academic standards in its courses.

To see how this is achieved, read our Selection and Admission Policy

If you're unhappy with a selection decision, you can also make a selection appeal