Your online application
There are a few things you'll need to keep in mind when you apply with Melbourne.
1. Entry requirements
Before you apply online ensure you meet degree entry requirements.
You can find entry requirements and subject prerequisites on each degree page.
2. Supporting documentation
As part of your application you must enter detailed information about your previous study and provide copies of academic transcripts for all tertiary study attempted. Undergraduate applicants also need to supply transcripts for year 12 equivalent studies. Your transcripts will need to show all subjects attempted and the results (if completed). Transcripts for courses not completed and tertiary level study abroad or exchange subjects are also required, and proof of English language proficiency. If documents from your institution are not in English, you will need to provide an official translation in addition to a copy of the original document. Check the entry requirements for the course you are applying for to see if you are required to provide other documents such as personal statements, portfolios or results from aptitude tests.
Academic documents need to be uploaded as part of the application and failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Please note that we may verify your results with the issuing institution. You may be required to present original documents to the University at any time during the application process or while you are enrolled at the University. If the documents on which an offer was based are found at any time to be incomplete or fraudulent, you will face serious penalties, including your enrolment in the course being withdrawn.
If you are an international student you can apply through one of our approved agents and certified academic results submitted by your agent will be accepted. See Find an overseas representative for more information
There is additional information in relation to the provision of documents for specific groups listed below.
Previous study at The University of Melbourne
If you studied previously at The University of Melbourne you do not need to provide transcripts for this study, although you will still need to provide transcripts for other tertiary study you may have undertaken.
Previous tertiary study at other Australian institutions or completed in New Zealand
You can provide documents via My eQuals – an online system that allows students from Australian and New Zealand universities to access and share electronic transcripts and graduation documents, removing the need for transcripts to be verified. This is the preferred method as it has a faster turnaround time.
Previous study outside of Australia and NZ
If you are an international applicant and don’t have verified digital copies of academic records for prior or current studies and wish to obtain during your application, you can select Digitary VIA when requested during your submission. This includes English translated documents and can be fulfilled for both interim qualifications and completed qualifications.
Obtaining verified digital copies of academic records can help fast-track your application and retained for use with other applications you wish to make. This is also an appropriate option for Chinese applicants. The Digitary VIA option includes a one-off charge.
Previous study in China
Applicants who have studied in China can share their academic transcript through the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC). This is an authoritative institution under the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) that negates the need for CDGDC (China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center) checks and conditions. Detailed information on using CHESICC. Alternatively, you can apply through one of the University’s authorised representatives who can verify your transcripts.
Previous study in Pakistan
If you are an international graduate applicant who has completed tertiary study in Pakistan, you are required to apply through one of the University’s authorised representatives, who will verify your academic transcripts. Domestic and undergraduate applicants will have transcripts verified through other methods.
Don’t have your final results or English test results yet?
You are welcome to apply by providing your most recent academic results. You may be made an offer conditional upon completing your studies and achieving the required grades, and/or satisfying the course English language requirements
Please see our FAQ page for further information on transcripts and supplying documents.
3. Applying online
The first step in applying is registering as an applicant.
If you apply for multiple courses you'll only need to complete this section once. You'll be asked to supply your personal details and at the end you will be emailed with temporary log in details. If you have studied previously at the University of Melbourne or have previously applied but not enrolled you will not need to do this step as you will already have a login and password.
Once you have received your temporary log in details you can log in to the system and begin applying for courses. You should check Find a course first to decide which course(s) you want to apply for.
Once you have completed all of the application requirements you can submit the application. This step includes agreeing to the application declaration. Until you have done this your application will not be considered complete.
Please note: Most communication regarding your application will be by email and these system-generated emails can sometimes be directed automatically to the ‘junk’ folder of your email. If you do not seem to be receiving emails about your application please check your junk folder.
4. Application fees for international students
International students (except for Graduate Research applications) must pay an application fee of AUD $100. This must be paid online by credit card at the end of the online application process.
Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.
Am I eligible for an application fee waiver?
You may be eligible for waiver of the application fee if you meet any of the following criteria:
- You are in receipt of a scholarship: proof of sponsorship letter must be provided with your application
- You have been given a waiver form by a university staff member at an exhibition or interview session
- You are a current University of Melbourne student
- You are a current Trinity College Foundation Studies student
- You are applying for courses offered by the Graduate School of Business and Economics and you provide your GMAT or GRE results with your application or, you are applying for the Melbourne JD (Juris Doctor) program.
The online application will provide further information about the waiver process.
5. Confirmation of your application
Once your application is successfully submitted, you will have received two emails from the University:
- The first email is sent after you save your personal details in the application system. This email contains the temporary credentials you require to be able to log in and view/amend your application prior to submission.
- The second email is sent after you have paid your application fee (if required), agreed to the terms and conditions on the Confirmation page and pressed the 'Confirm' button. The email will confirm successful submission of your application, summarise your application and provide you with details of where additional application documentation can be submitted.
6. Assessment turn-around times
If all supporting documents are submitted, turn-around times for being made an offer are:
- 2-4 weeks for undergraduate applications
- 4 - 6 weeks for graduate coursework applications
- 12 weeks for graduate research applications
Courses such as the Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Optometry and Doctor of Physiotherapy are assessed in competitive rounds- please check the relevant faculty website for specific timelines.
7. Experiencing technical difficulties?
If you experience technical difficulties with the online application, please see Application help.