Thinking about taking up a course at the University of Melbourne mid-year? Here's how to get started if you’re a domestic undergraduate student.
Our entry standards below are indicative, which means, if you meet these standards, we encourage you to apply. If you’re a school leaver, check the indicative ATAR.
Indicative entry standards
|Course||Indicative minimum ATAR||Indicative minimum WAM (%)|
|Bachelor of Arts||85.00||70|
|Bachelor of Arts (Extended)||Range of criteria used for selection (minimum ATAR is 50.00)||Range of criteria used for selection|
|Bachelor of Commerce||95.00||70|
|Bachelor of Design||87.00||70|
|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||85.00||70|
Please note that reaching indicative entry level doesn’t guarantee a place, as the actual entry standard will depend on the demand for our available places.
Already completed tertiary studies
If you’ve already done some tertiary studies, we consider your whole academic record, so don’t let your ATAR stop you if you’ve since reached our indicative Weighted Average Mark.
Apply through VTAC by 5.00 pm on 8 June 2018. Please note, when you apply you must disclose any tertiary study you’ve undertaken at another institution.
Current University of Melbourne students
If you’re a current domestic or international University of Melbourne student applying for a different course, you’ll need to apply through VTAC.
Melbourne Chancellors Scholars
If you’re a Melbourne Chancellors Scholar seeking a place in another course, apply for the standard version of the course through VTAC as a first step. For example, if you’re interested in the Bachelor of Science (Melbourne Chancellors Scholarship), apply for the Bachelor of Science. Once you receive your offer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (and include your student ID in the email) and we’ll apply your Melbourne Chancellors Scholarship status to the new course.International students granted permanent residency
International students granted permanent residency
If you’re an international student who has been granted Australian permanent residency, you 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.
Special Entry Schemes
Access Melbourne is the University of Melbourne’s equity program for domestic undergraduate students. Access Melbourne can help you gain a place in a degree at Melbourne even if your ATAR is below the selection rank normally required for an offer.
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)
- from a rural or isolated area (guaranteed places available)
- under-represented school
- difficult circumstances
- disability or medical condition
- non-English speaking background
- recognition as an Indigenous Australian (guaranteed places available)
- mature-age consideration (non-school leaver entry pathway).
How to apply for Access Melbourne
Applications for Access Melbourne and Access Scholarships are made using the Special Entry and Access Scheme (SEAS) application form on the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website.
Firstly, check if you are eligible for Access Melbourne, then make sure you have submitted your degree application and your SEAS application through VTAC by the application deadline.
Elite Athletes and Artistic Performers Entry Scheme
We encourage international, national and state representation in sports and artistic performance, and we know this level of commitment can impact your studies. To help, we’ve developed the Elite Athletes and Artistic Performers Entry Scheme.
Once you’ve lodged your course application, you’ll also need to submit your Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application on the VTAC website by 5.00 pm on 8 June 2018.
Current tertiary students
If you're a current tertiary student at an Australian institution, your Semester 1, 2018 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 2018 results by 5.00 pm on Monday 9 July we may be unable to assess your application. We anticipate that we will be able to automatically access Semester 1, 2018 results for most major Victorian tertiary institutions, with the exception of La Trobe University.
If you are currently studying at La Trobe you may wish to source official results and provide these directly to the University of Melbourne by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 11 July. Any La Trobe results submitted directly must be on official La Trobe letterhead and be signed/stamped by the University – a print-out of your results from your student portal account is insufficient and will not be considered. Official endorsed results can be scanned and emailed to: email@example.com (please include your VTAC ID number and the course you have applied for).
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.
If you have applied for a Melbourne degree through VTAC and special entry with Access Melbourne, you'll automatically be considered for a range of scholarships to help with your tuition and living costs. This includes the Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship and Melbourne Access Scholarship. In most cases you don't need to submit a separate application for an entry scholarship.
There are some scholarships which you do need to apply for, these could be found on the relevant degree pages under 'fees and scholarships' or explore our Scholarships site to find the right scholarship for you.
There are also many other scholarships and bursaries you will be eligible for as a current student as you progress through your study.
All University of Melbourne mid-year offers will be released on either Tuesday 26 June or Friday 13 July. Check your VTAC account (after 2pm) 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 the ‘get started’ website, on how to accept your offer and enrol.
Please note, if you do not receive an offer in Round 1, it may be because we have not received your results for consideration yet. You’ll need to wait until Round 2.
As soon as you receive your offer, you can apply for credit (advanced standing).
Receiving credit you won’t have to repeat subjects that have equivalents in your new course, and you’ll be able to finish your course sooner. More details on applying for credit will be sent to you along with your offer.