Step 1: Choose courses
Your undergraduate degree is often your first university degree. The University of Melbourne offers degrees in more than 100 major fields of study. Studying an undergraduate degree with at Melbourne gives you the option to gain broad exposure to different ideas, approaches, and ways of thinking across many disciplines. You may choose to focus on one area of study from day one or keep your options open and discover new possibilities along the way.
If you are an international student currently studying an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia, you may also qualify for a Graduate Degree Package depending on the entry score you achieve.
Step 2: Check eligibility and fees
All undergraduate degrees have different entry requirements. Check the entry requirements for the degree(s) that interests you to ensure that you meet the minimum eligibility requirements this includes subject prerequisites, English language requirements, and meeting Australian student visa conditions.
If your preferred course has a duration of less than one academic year, you'll need to apply as an exchange or study abroad student. This is a separate application process.
If you're under 18 years of age, you'll need to have appropriate accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements in place before you can accept your offer.
As an international student, you'll enrol at the University as a full-fee paying student.
University fees are not based on your chosen degree. Undergraduate tuition fees differ based on your enrolled subjects each academic semester. The cost of individual subjects within a course may vary. You can find fee estimates on every course page.
You'll also need to factor in other expenses while at university including course materials, excursions, social events, travel and accommodation.
Step 3: Submit your application
There are three different ways to apply for an undergraduate degree at Melbourne as an international student. All new international applicants are required to pay an application fee of AUD$100.
1. Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
If you are an international student completing the below courses you should apply to the University via VTAC:
- an Australian Year 12 (worldwide)
- an International Baccalaureate in Australia or New Zealand
- a University of Melbourne internal transfer.
2. Apply directly to the University of Melbourne
If you're a new student, you can apply directly to the University online. Check the undergraduate application due dates to ensure you don't miss the application deadline.
You'll need to provide supporting documentation, including your academic results, as part of your online application.
When you apply you will have the option to submit your documentation with Digitary VIA. This service independently verifies, translates, and evaluates your academic record before providing it to the University.
Verified digital copies of your academic records can help fast-track your application. You may retain your verified documents to accompany any additional applications.
The Digitary VIA service will incur a one-off fee.
Don't have your results yet?
- You can still apply to the University if you haven't received your final secondary results. If you are in your final year of study, you can apply by providing your most recent results and your expected final outcome. You may then be made a conditional offer by the University.
- If you are currently studying at another University, you can apply by providing your most recent transcripts from your previous years of tertiary study. You may then be made a conditional offer by the University.
- Once your results have been finalised you'll need to submit them and meet the entry requirements before you can receive an unconditional offer to study at the University.
3. Appoint an overseas representative
If you need help applying, you can find an overseas representative to help you lodge your application, accept your offer and apply for a student visa.
Can I change my application preferences?
You can list up to four courses, in order of preference for consideration, when you apply to study at the University of Melbourne. If you change your mind and need to amend your application, contact STOP1.
Changes need to be made within published due dates.
For more information on how to apply, see your online application.
Step 4: Application outcome
You can track the status of your application on your online application account (or student account, if you are a current student).
Assessment of your application will take approximately 2-4 weeks. If you've applied for a future intake start date, your application will be looked at when assessment for this intake opens.
If you are accepted, the University will email you directly with an offer. You may receive a conditional offer, if you were unable to provide all required supporting documentation. You will need to meet all conditions of your offer prior to acceptance at the University.
Applicants with previous tertiary study may apply for advanced standing after you have received an offer from the University.
Once enrolled in an undergraduate degree at the University you may apply to transfer to another degree.
Step 5: Search for a scholarship
The University has one of the most generous scholarship programs in Australia to help with your tuition and living costs. When you apply to the University you will be automatically considered for some of our scholarships, for other scholarships, you'll need to apply.
- Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship: approximately 30 scholarships awarded each year provide recipients with a $10 000 tuition fee remission in the first year of undergraduate study. Approximately 10 scholarships awarded each year provide recipients with a 100% tuition fee remission for the normal full-time duration of their undergraduate degree.
- Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship: awarded to high achieving international students who have completed secondary school in Australia, you'll automatically be considered for this scholarship. Recipients receive a 50% tuition fee remission for a full-time bachelor degree. A Global Scholars Award of up to $2 500 for approved overseas study. Plus a guaranteed International Full Fee place in one of our professional graduate degrees.
- Other scholarships and bursaries: you may apply for these after you enrol at Melbourne. There are opportunities awarded by University faculties based on academic achievement while, other opportunities are there to assist with the general cost of living and tuition while studying at Melbourne.
Step 6: Plan for accommodation
If you're planning to move to Melbourne for your studies, get in early to secure a place through our University Accommodation guarantee.
The program offers a place close to campus in one of our Halls or partner-provided accommodation facilities. All first-year undergraduate students can apply, with preference given to applicants that live overseas, interstate and in rural Victoria.
Further Accommodation options
Additional student accommodations options include residential colleges, student apartments, share houses, homestay and temporary accommodation.
Are you Under 18?
If you're Under 18, you'll need to ensure that your proposed arrangements for accommodation, support and welfare meet visa requirements.
Additional undergraduate study information
The University of Melbourne offers many opportunities to broaden your studies, explore your interests or build on your self directed research skills throughout your undergraduate degree.
Concurrent Diplomas : allow you to study an extra, diploma-level qualification alongside your bachelors degree. This can enhance your employability and enable you to develop detailed knowledge in an area outside your main area of study. Concurrent Diplomas are available in: Music, Languages, Computing and Mathematical Sciences. You apply for a Concurrent Diploma once you have enrolled in your bachelors degree.
Honours: an additional year of study, once you have completed your bachelors degree, designed to qualify you for graduate research degrees (such as your PhD or Research Masters). Honours gives you advanced research, analytical and communications skills, plus greater experience working on independent projects. It can also reduce the duration of some masters degrees offered at Melbourne. Most undergraduate degrees offer an honours option. You can apply for honours in the final year of your undergraduate study via our current student portal.