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.

The following courses have indicative entry standards for mid-year 2019 entry. 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 Biomedicine 94.00 80
Bachelor of Commerce 93.00** 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

Only the following specialisations are available for mid-year entry:

  • Interactive Composition***
  • Performance/ Composition/ Musicology/ Ethnomusicology
Range of criteria used for selection Range of criteria used for selection
Bachelor of Science 85.00 70

* Available only to Indigenous Australians who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
** For the Bachelor of Commerce mid-year 2019 entry, an ATAR of 95.00 will guarantee a place. This applies to school leaver applicants who have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification or an International Baccalaureate Diploma (in Australia or overseas) in the past two years and have not commenced tertiary study.
*** Interactive Composition specialisation is only available at mid-year for course transfers (current tertiary students).

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.

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.

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.

  • Domestic students apply for mid-year intake through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Please note, when you apply you must disclose any tertiary study you’ve undertaken at another institution.
  • Mid-year applications open with VTAC 9am on Monday 8 April 2019.
  • Mid-year applications close with VTAC 5pm on Friday 7 June 2019.

Current University of Melbourne students

If you’re a current University of Melbourne student applying for a different course, you’ll need to apply for mid-year intake through VTAC.

Melbourne Chancellors Scholars

If you’re a current 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

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

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.

See Access Melbourne


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.

Find out more


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 5pm on 7 June 2019.

Current tertiary students

If you're a current tertiary student at an Australian institution, your Semester 1, 2019 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 2019 results by 5pm on Monday 15 July we may be unable to assess your application. We anticipate that we will be able to automatically access Semester 1, 2019 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 17 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: undergrad-admissions@unimelb.edu.au

(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.

Melbourne Scholarships

For mid-year 2019 the University of Melbourne domestic offers will be released in the following VTAC offer rounds:

  1. Tuesday 25 June (June round)
  2. Friday 12 July (July round 2)
  3. Friday 19 July (July round 3).

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 3 (this includes most current tertiary students).

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.