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 are eligible for this category;
- You will need to provide detailed statement of no more than 500 words outlining your socioeconomic circumstances and describing the impact on your tertiary studies. You will also need to provide supporting documentation (payslips, etc) to validate any claims made in the personal statement.
- You will need to provide a Centrelink statement outlining your benefits. Alternatively, 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, counsellor, religious or community leader or teacher).
- You may also provide your parent’s Centrelink benefit statement, parental low income health care card, etc.
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 Fine Arts and Music Course (either through the Victorian College of the Arts or the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music), 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.