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

Explore your entry options

Foundation programs with Trinity College

Designed in collaboration with Australian universities to introduce high achieving international students to the Australian education system before applying for their undergraduate degree.  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.

There are multiple intakes throughout the year and programs vary in duration.

Visit Trinity College Foundation Studies

English language programs

If you have a received a conditional offer from the University of Melbourne, Hawthorn Melbourne's University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program (UMELBP) 10-week course will develop your English language and study skills. Successful completion will meet your conditional English language requirements


Equivalent tests for meeting subject prerequisites

Each undergraduate course has specific VCE subject perquisites and assumed knowledge. If you haven’t met these, you can complete bridging courses offered by the University via our Community Access Program (CAP).

See equivalent tests