Eligibility

To be eligible for Graduate Access Melbourne for 2018 your circumstances need to fit into at least one of these equity categories.

You're eligible for this category if:

  • your residential address is in a Statistical Area Level 1 that’s not defined as a major city by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS)
  • you have evidence supporting your application, such as school reports, transcripts from a regional university
    supporting letters from a university or workplace
  • you have proof of address such as invoices for rates, utilities or bank statements.

You're eligible for this category if:

  • you're of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; or
  • you identify as a person of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage and are accepted as such by the community in which you have been or are associated.

When you apply, no documentation is required but your status will be verified by staff from Murrup Barak, the Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development, or (for Faculty of Fine Arts and Music courses) by staff from the Wilin Centre.

You're eligible for this category if:

  • You've previously held an Australian temporary protection visa; or
  • Currently hold a permanent humanitarian visa.

You'll need to provide a certified copy of your Australian temporary protection/humanitarian visa and a certified copy of your passport photograph page.

You're eligible for this category if:

  • You come from a disadvantaged socio-economic background; or
  • You experienced financial hardship during your tertiary study that had a sustained adverse effect on your academic achievement and you have a Centrelink benefit

If you don't have Centrelink, you can provide a statement of support outlining any adverse circumstances signed by a responsible independent source not related to you (i.e. doctor, lawyer accountant, social worker).

Note: If you're submitting a course application for the Melbourne Juris Doctor (JD), for a relevant Faculty of Business and Economics course, or for a relevant Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music course, and you are eligible for this category you must complete the Disadvantaged socioeconomic circumstances – Supplementary form and submit this together with the Graduate Access Melbourne application.

  • You experienced a disability or chronic medical condition during your tertiary study that adversely effected your academic achievement; or
  • You've experienced a disability (physical, sensory, intellectual, acquired brain injury or neurological impairment) prior to or since your tertiary study.

You'll need to provide a statement of support from a health care professional involved in the care of your condition.

You're eligible for this category if you:

  • Experienced personal difficulties during your tertiary study which had a sustained adverse effect on your academic achievement.

You'll need to provide a statement of support outlining your personal difficulties and signed by a responsible independent source not related to you (i.e. doctor, lawyer accountant, social worker).

Domestic female applicants eligible for entry into Melbourne School of Engineering masters and coursework doctoral degrees will automatically be considered for a Master of Engineering Access Scholarship.

You don't need to submit an application if Women in Engineering is the only category you're applying for.

Other entry requirements

As well as being eligible under these categories, you also need to:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa
  • have demonstrated the capacity to successfully undertake one of the graduate coursework degrees that consider Graduate Access Melbourne applications
  • have applied for a place in the relevant graduate coursework degree.

If you meet all these requirements, you're eligible to apply.

Find out how to apply