Mid-year applications

Thinking about taking up a course at the University of Melbourne mid-year? Here's how to get started if you’re an international undergraduate student.

Some undergraduate courses do not accept applications at mid-year due to the structure of the course.

Courses you can apply for mid-year include:

To be eligible for entry to an undergraduate degree you must fulfil all of the following requirements:

  • Completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or an equivalent qualification
  • Completed each of the prerequisite subjects for the course and any prerequisite tests, interviews or auditions
  • Achieved the required marks in each of the prerequisite subjects. You can find these on every course page.
  • Achieved the minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), or notional ATAR for the degree. You can find these on every course page.
  • Met the English language requirements.

Current University of Melbourne international students

If you want to transfer to another University of Melbourne course mid-year, you must submit your transfer application via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

Mid-year 2018 VTAC applications opened on 9 April 2018 and close at 5pm 8 June 2018. Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC closing date.

Visit VTAC

All other international students

All other international students are required to apply directly to the University of Melbourne for mid-year entry. Applications should be made online by the end of May for studies commencing in July.

Apply online

Applications will be assessed either by faculty staff or International Admissions staff depending on the course selected and whether you want to be considered for credit.

The University will send an acknowledgement letter to you by email as soon as you successfully submit your application.

The acknowledgement letter will include your unique student number and application reference number. Please quote this number in all correspondence with the University.

You can then go to Get Started at Melbourne and activate your student account.


International students offered a place mid-year may apply to defer the start of their course. Once you have received your offer, you can submit a deferral application online.

Credit (also known as Advanced Standing) means you won’t have to repeat subjects that have equivalents in your new course, and you’ll be able to finish your course sooner.

Credit for completed tertiary studies may be granted if they are comparable in content, equivalent in standard and relevant to the new course. Faculties specify the maximum credit allowable and publish guidelines. You can apply for credit from within the online application.

Find out about Advanced Standing