Access Melbourne

There are now more ways to study at Melbourne

Access Melbourne provides future students of all backgrounds with increased opportunities to join our diverse student community, so you can realise your full potential.

All domestic students are encouraged to check their eligibility and apply for Access Melbourne. You should first ensure that you meet all of the general eligibility requirements, in addition to the eligibility requirements for at least one of the application categories:

Disadvantaged financial background

Resident of a rural or isolated area

Difficult circumstances

Disability or medical condition

Recognition as an Indigenous Australian

Graduate of an under-represented school

Non-English speaking background

Non-school leaver entry pathway

Impacts of the 2019-2020 bushfires and COVID-19 disruptions during 2020-2021 are expected to be considered through the difficult circumstances and/or disability or medical condition categories. See details under Year 11/12 special consideration.

Have your personal circumstances taken into consideration when you apply

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Why should I apply?

You could benefit from guaranteed entry to one of our participating undergraduate bachelors degrees, or you may be offered a place at Melbourne even if your ATAR is below the published minimum (subject to meeting all individual course prerequisites).

Learn more about guaranteed entry

How to apply?

Choose one or more of the Access Melbourne categories that suit your circumstances and apply for the corresponding SEAS category through VTAC. Make sure to check the eligibility requirements as you may need to collect supporting documentation or write a personal statement.

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Melbourne Access Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to undergraduate students who are experiencing disadvantaged circumstances. More than 125 additional access scholarships will be available for 2022, including 50 scholarships with a value of $7,500 per year for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and regional or remote areas.

Full details

Ready to apply?

Apply via VTAC by submitting a Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application by Friday 8 October, 5pm.

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Your ATAR alone doesn’t define your future

We have expanded our special entry access scheme so there are now more ways to study at Melbourne.

Current Year 12 applicants who are eligible for at least one of these four Access Melbourne categories with an ATAR below the usual level selected, may be considered using criteria in addition to ATAR by achieving a (raw) VCE study score of at least 35 in one or more of the VCE Unit 3/4 subjects (or equivalent) specified for their course(s) of interest and providing a personal statement:
  1. Disadvantaged financial background
  2. Resident of a rural or isolated area
  3. Difficult circumstances
  4. Disability or medical condition.
  5. Learn more about study score consideration

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