Eligibility for Access Melbourne in 2019

To be eligible for Access Melbourne you must be eligible for at least one of these equity categories.

You're eligible for this category if:

  • you're in receipt of a means-tested Commonwealth income support payment (such as Austudy, ABSTUDY, Youth Allowance etc), or
  • your parents are in receipt of Family Tax Benefit A, or
  • you're able to demonstrate how your disadvantaged financial background has affected you.

Guaranteed entry

If you're eligible under this category, 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

These scores are significantly lower than typical lowest selection rank offered to, so it's certainly worth getting your application in.

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You're eligible for this category if:

  • your residential address is in a Statistical Area Level 1 that’s not defined as a major city by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS)
  • if you're a Year 12 student, you also need to have completed the final two years of schooling at a rural or regional secondary school.

Guaranteed entry

If you're eligible under this category, 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

These scores are significantly lower than typical lowest selection rank offered to, so it's certainly worth getting your application in.

Read the full details about applying as a rural student

You're eligible for this category if:

  • you have undertaken Year 12 in 2018 at a Victorian school defined by the University of Melbourne as under-represented in both the tertiary sector and at the University of Melbourne.

See a list of under-represented schools

You're eligible for this category if:

  • you have been prevented from reaching your full educational potential because of family or other life circumstances
  • the circumstances are long term.

If the circumstances are not long term your application will be considered as Year 11/12 Special Consideration.

See Year 11/12 Special Consideration

You're eligible for this category if:

  • you have a disability, impairment or long-term medical condition that has affected your studies
  • the circumstances are long term.

If the circumstances are not long term your application will be considered as Year 11/12 Special Consideration.

See Year 11/12 Special Consideration

You're eligible for this category if:

  • you were born outside Australia in a non-English speaking country, and
  • you arrived in Australia after 1 January 2013.

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You're eligible for this category if:

  • you're of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, or
  • you identify as a person of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage and are accepted as such by the community in which you have been or are associated.

Read more about applying as an Indigenous Australian

You're eligible for this category if:

  • you're 23 or older on 30 September 2018 (for Semester 1 2019 entry) or 31 May 2019 (for Semester 2 2019 entry)
  • you have no qualifications from the past seven years that could be used as a basis for your application.

Read more about applying as a non-school leaver

Other entry requirements

As well as being eligible under one of these categories, you also need to:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa; and
  • have not been awarded results in a degree course at a tertiary institution; and
  • have demonstrated the capacity to successfully undertake the course of your choice; and
  • have applied for a University of Melbourne undergraduate course through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

If you meet all these requirements, you're eligible to apply.

Please note: this entry scheme does not apply to Honours or Concurrent Diploma applicants.

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