Undergraduate course application eligibility
To apply for a Melbourne undergraduate degree, you'll need to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:
- Complete the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or an equivalent qualification
- Meet any additional academic requirements necessary for application to your preferred undergraduate degree. These include prerequisite subjects, prerequisite tests, portfolio submission, interviews or auditions
- Meet our English language requirement.
Meeting minimum entry requirements means you’re eligible to apply for our courses. It doesn’t guarantee selection. You need to apply for courses with Melbourne before you can be assessed for admission. Not all qualifications have been assessed for equivalency with the VCE. If you have completed a secondary school qualification that is not listed on our website, your eligibility for entry to an undergraduate course will be assessed on a case-by-case basis during the application process.
Minimum entry scores
Guaranteed or indicative entry scores have been set for international applicants seeking entry based on overseas secondary school qualifications, Australian secondary qualifications or through a foundation program.
If you meet the required scores, as well satisfy minimum entry requirements, subject prerequisites and English language requirements, you may be guaranteed entry into an undergraduate degree.
Guaranteed scores apply only if no further study has been undertaken after completion of your secondary education or foundation program.
You’ll need to satisfy subject prerequisite requirements for the course you've applied for. This ensures you have the right skills, knowledge and experience required for the course. If you haven’t, you can satisfy prerequisite requirements in a number of ways, including:
Past VCE Unit 3/4 or equivalent studies
You may satisfy your course prerequisite if you have completed the relevant VCE Unit 3/4 or equivalent subjects in the last 10 years.
An adult VCE program
You may complete one of the following programs to meet the prerequisite of your chosen course Adult Community Education (ACE), Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and Centre for Adult Education (CAE).
English language requirement
If you receive an offer conditional on meeting our English language requirement, you may meet this by completing an approved English language proficiency test or through previous study in English.
We have made some temporary revisions to the English language requirement to accommodate challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For courses commencing mid-year 2021 and all intakes in 2021 and 2022.
Do you need help meeting our entry requirements?
Learn more about the different pathways available to help you meet our course prerequisites and English language requirement.
Trinity College Foundation Studies
If you have not completed a secondary qualification which is considered the equivalent to an Australian Year 12, you may be eligible for admission to the Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) program. As one of Australia’s best foundation studies programs, TCFS prepares approximately 700 international students each year for success at the University of Melbourne and other leading Australian universities. The University has guaranteed pathways from foundation studies programs offered at Trinity College. These programs will develop your essential knowledge in your chosen stream to provide the foundation to meet academic and English language requirements, and subject prerequisites for your chosen undergraduate course.
English language programs
Successful completion of Hawthorn-Melbourne's, University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program (UMELBP) can help you meet our English language requirement. UMELBP is a 10-week course that will develop your English language and study skills.
You'll need to accept your offer and enrol at Melbourne to receive you Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). With your CoE you can then apply for your student visa.
With an Australian student visa, you can only take full-time study in a CRICOS-registered course.
You need to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) before you arrive. You may also be required to do additional character and health tests where required.
Students under 18
If you're under 18 years of age, you'll also need to have appropriate accommodation, support and welfare arrangements in place in order to have your student visa approved.