Entry requirements

International applications

See if you're eligible to apply for an international undergraduate course. Each course has minimum entry scores, subject prerequisites, English language requirements and fees you'll need to be aware of before you apply.

If you are an international student currently studying an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia, you may also choose to apply for a Graduate Degree Package - a combined undergraduate and graduate degree application via VTAC.

Minimum eligibility

You’re considered an international student based on your citizenship – even if you're studying in Australia.

To meet minimum eligibility for entry into a Melbourne undergraduate degree, you need to:

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.

To find out about assessment and our admissions criteria, see How you're selected

Visa requirements

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 taken out Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) before you arrive. You may also be required to do additional character and health tests where required.

See Visa information for studying in Australia

Under 18 students

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.

Requirements for Under 18 international students

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.

See indicative entry scores for international students

Graduate Degree Packages

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.

See Graduate Degree Packages

Prerequisite requirements

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:

  • Submitting past VCE Unit 3/4 or equivalent studies you've done in the last 10 years.
  • Doing an adult VCE program, such as Adult Community Education (ACE), Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and Centre for Adult Education (CAE). See Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) for a full list.
  • Studying single subjects through the University of Melbourne. Subjects they offer through the program include Biology, Chemistry, English, Maths Methods, Physics and Specialist Maths. See Single subject studies

Equivalent subjects to course prerequisites

There are also equivalent tests you can take to satisfy published prerequisites for VCE Biology, Chemistry, English, Maths Methods, Specialist Maths and Physics.

View equivalent subjects to course prerequisites

English language requirements

If your offer is conditional on meeting English language requirements, you can use TOEFL , IELTSPearson Test of English (academic tests) or Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) to meet the University's English language requirements.

You'll need to satisfy the requirements in one sitting within 24 months of the proposed start date of your degree.

Once offered, some students will have the opportunity to take a  Diagnostic English Language Assessment (DELA) to determine if additional help with English is required once you’re enrolled.

To find out more about what test scores you need and tests you can take, read the full English language requirements for undergraduate students

Don't meet entry requirements?

If you don't meet requirements there are other pathways for entry to Melbourne undergraduate degrees.

Do a foundation program

You can do a foundation program with Trinity College, designed in collaboration with Australian universities to help you transition from secondary to university studies. There are multiple intakes throughout the year and courses vary in duration.

Visit Trinity College Foundation Studies

Do an English language program

You can also do Hawthorn Melbourne's University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program (UMELBP). It's a 10 week course that can help you prepare for tertiary study.

Visit UMELBP

Do equivalent tests

There are also equivalent tests or subjects you can take to satisfy published subject prerequisites.

See ways to satisfy subject prerequisites

See equivalent tests

Apply for undergraduate degrees

Ready to apply for a Melbourne undergraduate degree? Find out how to prepare your application and apply online.

Find out more