Access Melbourne for entry in 2019

If you're applying for 2019 entry to an undergraduate degree and have special circumstances that have impacted your secondary results, such as financial disadvantage, hardship or you're returning as a mature-aged student, you may be eligible for Access Melbourne.

Access Melbourne is our equity scheme for domestic students. If you’re eligible under any of the program’s equity categories, you may gain entry to one of our undergraduate degrees at a reduced ATAR subject to meeting course prerequisites.

If you're eligible under the categories of either disadvantaged financial background or if you're from a rural or isolated area, you may receive a guaranteed place in one of five undergraduate degrees, subject to meeting course prerequisites. Guaranteed entry scores differ for each degree.

  • 78.00: Design, Science
  • 80.00: Arts
  • 88.00: Commerce
  • 92.00: Biomedicine

You'll also automatically be considered for a Melbourne Access Scholarship offering an allowance of up to $5000 a year for three years, to help you with the cost of moving, accommodation and tuition while you study.

Ten high-achieving students will also receive a HECS Student Contribution fee exemption for the duration of their undergraduate degree course.

To see if you're eligible to apply for Access Melbourne, see Eligibility


We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help with your tuition and living costs. Some you'll automatically be considered for. Others you'll need to apply for after you enrol.

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