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Access Melbourne

There are more ways to study at Melbourne

Check my eligibility

You are more than your ATAR

Access Melbourne helps us see the whole picture when you apply for undergraduate study.

Access Melbourne categories take your personal circumstances into consideration as part of your application.

You may even qualify for guaranteed entry or a place in your preferred course.

Guaranteed entry

Am I eligible for Access Melbourne?

Access Melbourne is our Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS). To apply, you must first meet all of the general eligibility requirements. Then, you can choose from nine categories for consideration as part of your SEAS application.

What about my ATAR?

Sometimes, your ATAR does not reflect your academic potential. If you're eligible for Study Score Consideration, you may gain entry into your preferred course even if your ATAR is below our published Guaranteed ATARs.

How do I apply?

Once you have chosen one or more of the Access Melbourne categories that suit your circumstances, you’ll need to submit a SEAS application through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). We’ve prepared a checklist to help you with this process.

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How will I pay for university?

Domestic students are eligible for government subsidies and HECS-HELP to pay for course fees. A variety of scholarships, bursaries and other grants are also available to help pay for other costs.

Indigenous students

If you want to study at Melbourne but feel unsure about meeting the requirements, there are extended pathways, Access Melbourne categories and tailored support available to you.

Year 11/12 special consideration

If you have experienced short-term circumstances (during Year 11 and/or 12 only) that have had an adverse impact on your education, you may be eligible for Year 11/12 Special consideration.

Student stories

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