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Mid-year applications

We welcome applications from domestic undergraduate students for mid-year entry in 2020. Here's how to get started.

  1. Check entry standards

    If you meet the indicative standards for our courses, we encourage you to apply.

    • If you haven’t completed any study since completing secondary school/Year 12 refer to the indicative minimum ATAR
    • If you already have tertiary results refer to the indicative minimum weighted average mark (WAM). We consider your whole academic record, so don’t let your ATAR stop you.

    Indicative entry standards for mid-year 2020 entry


    Indicative minimum ATAR*

    Indicative minimum WAM (%)

    Bachelor of Agriculture



    Bachelor of Arts



    Bachelor of Arts (Extended)#

    Range of criteria used for selection (minimum ATAR is 50.00)

    Range of criteria used for selection

    Bachelor of Biomedicine



    Bachelor of Commerce



    Bachelor of Design



    Diploma in General Studies

    Range of criteria used for selection (minimum ATAR is 50.00)

    Range of criteria used for selection

    Bachelor of Music~

    Range of criteria used for selection

    Range of criteria used for selection

    Bachelor of Science



    * Domestic applicants who achieve the minimum ATAR will be eligible for consideration for a place, provided prerequisite studies and any other course requirements are met. The lowest selection ATAR to which a domestic offer is made may be higher, depending on demand for the course and the number of places available. Only domestic applicants eligible for special entry schemes will be admitted below the minimum ATAR.
    # Available only to Indigenous Australians who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
    ^ In the mid-year 2020 intake, an ATAR of 95.00 will guarantee entry to the Bachelor of Commerce (if all prerequisites are satisfied). This guarantee applies to school leaver applicants who have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification or an International Baccalaureate Diploma (in Australia or overseas) within the last two years and have not commenced tertiary study.
    ~ The Bachelor of Music Performance/ Composition/ Musicology/ Ethnomusicology Specialisation is available to all applicants commencing at mid-year. Please note that the Interactive Composition, and Jazz and Improvisation specialisations are not available for mid-year commencement.

    Refer to Find a course for prerequisite information for the relevant degree. For details about how your application is assessed, see How you're selected.

    Please note: final entry standards in our mid-year intake depends upon the demand for our available places, which means that meeting the indicative minimum standards does not guarantee a place.

  2. Submit your course application

    Domestic students apply for mid-year intake through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). When you apply you must disclose any tertiary study that you’ve undertaken at any institution.

    • Mid-year applications open with VTAC 9am Monday 6 April 2020.
    • Mid-year applications close with VTAC 5pm Friday 5 June 2020.

    Apply through VTAC

    Current University of Melbourne students

    Current students applying to transfer to a different University of Melbourne course, need to apply for an ‘internal transfer’ via VTAC. Note that selection for an internal transfer is competitive, and prerequisites must still be satisfied.

    Melbourne Chancellors Scholars

    Melbourne Chancellors Scholar seeking a place in another course, apply through VTAC for the relevant Chancellor’s Scholars course. Once you receive your offer, we’ll transfer your Melbourne Chancellors Scholarship to the new course.

    International students granted permanent residency

    International students who have recently been granted Australian permanent residency don’t need to reapply to be considered for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) in the same course. Follow these instructions to let us know and you’ll automatically be considered for a CSP. Please note that your application will be treated competitively with the rest of the application pool and selection will be based on your academic record.

  3. Special entry schemes

    Access Melbourne

    Access Melbourne is our Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) for domestic undergraduate students. It can help you gain a place in our degrees even if your academic results are below the selection rank normally required for an offer. The scheme takes into consideration the unique and personal circumstances that may have impacted your final secondary school results as part of your undergraduate course application.

    Access Melbourne also includes generous scholarships and grants that can ease the financial load, and a housing program to get you securely settled close to campus.

    You can apply using one or more of the following categories:

    • Disadvantaged financial background (guaranteed places available)
    • Resident of a rural or isolated area (guaranteed places available)
    • Graduate of an under-represented school
    • Difficult circumstances
    • Disability or medical condition
    • Non-English speaking background
    • Recognition as an Indigenous Australian (guaranteed places available)
    • Non-school leave entry pathway (mature-age consideration).

    How to apply for Access Melbourne

    • Check your eligibility for one or more the Access Melbourne categories
    • Submit a course application through VTAC
    • Complete the SEAS application form on the VTAC website and apply before the application deadline.

    Find out more

    Elite Athletes and Artistic Performers Entry Scheme

    If you're an elite athlete or artistic performer who has competed at an international, national or state level you may be eligible for our Elite Athletes and Artistic Performers Entry Scheme.

    Find out more

  4. Submit results and SEAS documentation (if applicable)

    Once you’ve lodged your course application, you’ll also need to submit your SEAS application on the VTAC website by 5pm on Friday 5 June 2020.

    Current tertiary students

    If you're a current tertiary student at an Australian institution, your semester 1, 2020 results will in most cases be automatically available to the University via VTAC (even if the results are released after the application closing date).

    Please make sure your VTAC registration contains all required details about your current/previous tertiary enrolment. If VTAC cannot automatically access your tertiary results they will contact you – it will then become your responsibility to provide your results to VTAC in hardcopy.

    If your current tertiary institution does not officially release Semester 1, 2020 results by 5pm on Friday 17 July, we may be unable to assess your mid-year application.

    If you’re currently studying at an Australian university (other than Monash University^) that will not release official Semester 1, 2020 results until on or after Friday 17 July, you may wish to take steps to source a statement of your final Semester 1, 2020 results and provide these directly to the University of Melbourne by no later than 5pm on Monday 20 July.

    All statements of results submitted directly to us must be on official letterhead and be signed/stamped by your current university – a print-out of your results from your student portal account is insufficient and will not be considered.

    Official endorsed results statements should be scanned and emailed to: Please include your VTAC ID number in the subject line of this email, and detail your full name, date of birth and the University of Melbourne course(s) that you have applied for - via VTAC - in the body of your email.

    ^ Current Monash University students who wish to transfer to an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne at mid-year must apply via VTAC, ensuring that their VTAC registration contains all required details about their current tertiary enrolment. Semester 1, 2020 Monash results will be made available to the University of Melbourne – via VTAC – after these are released on Monday 27 July. We will subsequently make direct offers to eligible Monash transfer applicants as soon as possible. Please note that current Monash students – who have any enrolled subjects in Semester 1, 2020 – will not receive a course offer via VTAC in the offer rounds detailed below.

    Results obtained outside Australia

    If you have results attained outside of Australia for any tertiary studies (university or TAFE) or Year 12, submit these to VTAC in support of your application. See the VTAC website for more information.

  5. Search for a scholarship

    By applying through VTAC you’ll automatically be considered for a range of scholarships that can assist with your tuition and living costs, such as the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship and the National Merit Scholarship. In most cases you don’t need to submit a separate application for an entry scholarship.

    Students who submit their SEAS application for Access Melbourne will be automatically considered for Access Melbourne Scholarships.

    There are also hundreds of course-specific scholarships you could be eligible for which require a separate application. These can be found on the relevant degree pages under 'fees and scholarships', on faculty websites or explore our scholarships website.

    Explore scholarships

  6. Receiving an offer

    For mid-year 2020, University of Melbourne domestic offers will be released in the following VTAC offer rounds

    • June round: Tuesday 23 June*
    • July round 1: Thursday 9 July*
    • July round 2: Wednesday 22 July

    Check your VTAC account (after 2pm) on these dates to see if you have been offered a place.

    If you have been successful, an email offer from the University will be sent to you on the same afternoon with a link to our ‘get started’ website, which provides advice about how to accept your offer and enrol.

    * Please note, if you do not receive an offer in the June round or in July round 1, it may be because we have not yet received your Semester 1 results for consideration. If you still have results pending, you’ll need to wait until July round 2 for an outcome. This timing applies to all current tertiary students (except Monash University students - see ^note above), including current Melbourne students applying for an internal transfer.

  7. Credit (advanced standing)

    As soon as you receive your offer, you can apply for credit (advanced standing).

    Receiving credit means that you won’t have to repeat subjects that have equivalents in your new course, and you may be able to finish your course sooner. More details about applying for credit will be sent to you along with your course offer.