Mid-year applications

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

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  1. Meet entry requirements

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

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

    Based on your previous study, there are different ways to apply for an undergraduate course for mid-year entry as an international student.

    Apply through Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) if you're:

    • A current University of Melbourne undergraduate student wanting to transfer to another University of Melbourne course
    • Currently completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (worldwide)
    • Currently completing an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in Australia or New Zealand.
    • Mid-year applications open with VTAC 9am Wednesday 7 April 2021.
    • Mid-year applications close with VTAC 5pm Friday 11 June 2021.

    Apply through VTAC

    All other international students

    All other international students are required to apply directly to the University of Melbourne for mid-year entry. Completed applications should be submitted online by 12 June for studies commencing in late August.

    Apply direct

    Application fee

    All new international applicants are required to pay an application fee of AUD$100. This fee will cover all applications made within 2 years of payment. You can then choose your course preferences. You'll also need to provide a copy of your academic results as part of your application. If any documents are written in a language other than English, you must include an official translation.

    For more information about supporting documentation, see your online application.

    Appoint an overseas representative

    If you need help applying, you can find an overseas representative to help you lodge an application, accept your offer and apply for a student visa (if admitted into the University). To find out about their costs and services, see Find an overseas representative.

    Don't have your results yet?

    You can still apply if you haven't received your results. You'll need to submit these results as soon as you receive them in order to be eligible to be considered for selection into an undergraduate course.

  3. Receiving an offer

    For international students required to apply through VTAC

    University of Melbourne international 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) to see if you have been offered a place.

    *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 results for consideration.

    ^Due to the release date of Semester 1 2020 results (on Friday 17 July), current University of Melbourne students will not be eligible for an internal transfer course offer before July round 2.

    If you have been successful, an offer from the University will be sent to you on the same afternoon.

    For international students required to apply directly to the University

    You will receive your outcome letter by email.

    You can track your application by logging back into your student account, or online account where you applied, and viewing the status of your application.

    If you receive an offer, you can then go to Get Started at Melbourne to activate your student account and accept your offer.


    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.

  4. Credit for previous study

    Credit (also known as Advanced Standing) means you won’t have to repeat subjects that have equivalents in your new course, and you may 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