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Access Melbourne

Find a future you thought was out of reach. 

Life can throw many curve balls, and these unexpected challenges can definitely make an impact on your academic achievement. Our Access Melbourne special entry scheme is designed to help you overcome these obstacles and reach your goals.

Access Melbourne ensures we take your unique personal circumstances into account when you apply for an undergraduate degree.

As an Access Melbourne applicant, you could benefit from guaranteed entry to one of our participating bachelors degrees or you may be offered a place at Melbourne even if your ATAR is below the published minimum*.

If you’re a domestic student applying for an undergraduate degree at Melbourne, a mature-aged student, or an Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander applicant you may be eligible for Access Melbourne.

When you submit an Access Melbourne application through VTAC's Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS), you’ll have the opportunity to choose one or more of the categories that best describe your circumstances from financial hardship to a medical condition, the location of your residence and more.

*subject to meeting all individual course prerequisites

Impacts of the 2019-2020 bushfires and COVID-19 disruptions during 2020 are expected to be considered through the difficult circumstances and/or disability or medical condition categories. See details under Year 11/12 special consideration.

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