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.

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.

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 student wanting to transfer to another University of Melbourne course.
  • A VCE student studying on the Northern Hemisphere timetable
  • Mid-year applications open with VTAC 9am on Monday 8 April 2019.
  • Mid-year applications close with VTAC 5pm on Friday 7 June 2019.

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 now

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 on 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 when you receive them to be admitted into an undergraduate course.

For international students required to apply through VTAC for mid-year 2019

The University of Melbourne international offers will be released in the following VTAC offer rounds:

  • Friday 5 July (July round 1)
  • Friday 12 July (July round 2)
  • Friday 19 July (July round 3)

Check your VTAC account (after 2pm) to see if you have been offered a place.

Please note that due to the release date of results, current University of Melbourne internal transfer students will need to wait until Round 3.

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 of Melbourne for mid-year 2019

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.

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