How you're selected

Undergraduate study

Assessors will look at a range of factors, from your eligibility to apply to meeting course requirements and subject prerequisites.

Admissions criteria

Different entry scores will apply depending on the type of study you’re done. Applicants aged under 17 at the following dates after the commencement of study (31 March for start year intake or 31 August for mid-year intake) may be required to attend an interview to determine whether their age may adversely affect their ability to successfully undertake the course.

Minimum Australian Year 12 scores

Minimum ATAR scores for international students for guaranteed entry in 2019*

Course name 2019 Australian Year 12 Guaranteed ATAR
Agriculture 70.00
Arts 85.00
Biomedicine 96.00
Commerce 95.00
Design 85.00
Fine Arts NA^
Music NA^
Oral Health 85.00#^
Science 85.00

*Guaranteed entry scores only apply if no further study has been undertaken after completion of your secondary or foundation studies.
# Indicative score only, entry is not guaranteed.^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

Minimum Trinity College Foundation Studies scores

Minimum foundation scores for guaranteed entry in 2019*

Course name 2017 Guaranteed entry score 2018 Guaranteed entry score
Agriculture 75 75
Arts 80 80
Biomedicine 89 92
Commerce 86 88
Design 80 78
Fine Arts NA^ NA^
Music 67^ 67^
Oral Health 85.00# 85.00#
Science 80 78

* Guaranteed scores apply only if no further study has been undertaken after completion of the Trinity College Foundation Studies Program.
# Indicative score only, entry is not guaranteed.^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

For more information, visit Trinity College Foundation Studies

Minimum GCE 'A' Levels scores

Minimum GCE 'A' Levels scores for guaranteed entry in 2019*

Course name 2017 Guaranteed entry score 2018 Guaranteed entry score
Agriculture CDD CDD
Arts BCC BCC
Biomedicine AAB AAB
Commerce ABC ABC
Design BCC BCC
Fine Arts NA^ NA^
Music NA^ NA^
Oral Health BCC# BCC#
Science BCC BCC

*Guaranteed scores apply only if no further study has been undertaken after completion of the GCE 'A' Levels.
# Indicative score only, entry is not guaranteed.
^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma scores

Minimum IB scores for international students for guaranteed entry in 2019*

Course name 2019 Guaranteed Entry Score
Agriculture 25
Arts 31
Biomedicine 38
Commerce 36
Design 31
Fine Arts NA^
Music NA^
Oral Health 31#
Science 31

* Guaranteed entry scores only apply if you haven't done any other studies after finishing your IB studies. Applicants who have only completed 1st year with 25 aggregate in best 5 subjects can apply for Trinity College Foundation Studies as a pathway into the University.
# Indicative score only, entry is not guaranteed.
^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

For some qualifications indicative entry scores are available but entry is not guaranteed. These scores will give you an idea of how likely you are to receive an offer.

See indicative entry scores by qualification and country

Study you've completed after secondary or high school may qualify you for entry. You still need to satisfy the minimum requirements for entry including the prerequisites for your preferred course.

If you're eligible for entry, and have successfully completed learning at a similar level and standard, you may also be eligible for admission with credit.

As a guide, a minimum average of 70% or equivalent, is required for entry based on study completed at university level. The levels of performance required may be higher and may vary by course. Entry is not guaranteed.

See Entry from specific programs of post-secondary study

As well as meeting minimum entry scores, you'll need to satisfy published prerequisites. You can find these on every course page. Some courses will also have auditions, interviews, portfolios and supplementary tests you may need to take.

Selection officers will look at the results of these additional requirements when assessing your application.
If you don't satisfy the prerequisites, there are additional ways you can do this.

See Your application - Prerequisite requirements

The selection process

Your selection ranking

You need to achieve at least the required scores set for entry, as well as meet minimum entry requirements.

Other criteria looked at

We also look at the completion of prerequisite subjects, portfolio assessments, work and life experience, previous non-secondary study and results of special admissions or supplementary tests.

How ranking is given

You'll be ranked in order of merit as measured against these criteria. The highest achieving applicants are chosen first until the quota of places available in the course are filled.

Don't have your results yet?

If you’re studying A Levels or the IB and don't have your results yet, forecast results can be accepted for entry into most Melbourne undergraduate courses if you’re studying at an approved school. You'll need to meet the following requirements:

Applicants must have a predicted grade in prerequisite subjects at a level at or above the currently approved requirement for entry. Applicants must have a predicted grade at least equal to the guaranteed entry score for the course for which they have applied.

The predicted grade in prerequisite subjects must be at or above the level currently approved for entry and the total predicted IB score must be at least 2 points higher than the approved guaranteed entry score. For IB students, you can choose to have your IB results sent directly to the University as soon as they are released.

Our Institution Code is 002406.

Principles of selection

The University is committed to maintaining internationally recognised high academic standards in its courses.

To see how this is achieved, read our Selection and Admission Policy

If you believe a selection decision was incorrect there is a process for  selection appeals