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Undergraduate study for international students

Your guide to studying at Melbourne and how to apply

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Redefine your potential and study with us in 2022

Studying during COVID-19

Our curriculum is designed for specialist flexibility and breadth in your undergraduate study, which will provide you with a versatile mindset and interdisciplinary thinking. You'll join a vibrant global community of students, alumni and academics.

All students, regardless of location or time zone, can enrol in online and dual-delivery subjects. Once international travel restrictions ease, we look forward to welcoming you back on campus.

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We're always here to help. If you need assistance applying for study in 2022 or have questions about our degrees, life at Melbourne or anything else, contact our future student support team.

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Resources to start your application

Once you've decided on your degree, there are multiple ways to apply as an international student.

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Apply via VTAC

If you're studying at a high school outside of Australia and not undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification (such as the VCE or HSC), you can apply directly to the University online. Or, if you want some additional help in your home country or language, you can appoint an official overseas representative (education agent).

If you're studying for an Australian Year 12 qualification (VCE, HSC) in your home country or here in Australia, you'll need to apply through VTAC. If you're studying the IB in Australia or New Zealand, you'll also need to apply via VTAC.

If you're an international student studying another qualification in New Zealand (NCEA, GCSE A-Levels), you should apply directly to the University or via an official representative. All New Zealand citizens must apply through VTAC, no matter which qualification you're studying.

If you're studying at another university either in Australia or another country and want to transfer to a degree at Melbourne, apply to us online directly or an education agent.

Current University of Melbourne students who want to transfer to another undergraduate degree at the University should apply via VTAC.


Find out about the application process, from meeting entry requirements, tuition fees, receiving your offer, and enrolling and more.

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Find an overseas representative

Our official education agents are just like members of the University team and are located throughout the world and in Australia. They'll help you find a course that’s right for you, lodge your application, accept your offer, and provide you with information relating to living in Australia and visa requirements.

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Your pathway to undergraduate study

Foundation studies can help you meet our academic and english language requirements for undergraduate entry to the University. Trinity College Foundation Studies is the only foundation program with guaranteed entry into the University's undergraduate degrees for students who achieve the required scores.

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Meeting English language requirements

When you apply for an undergraduate degree, you'll need to meet the University's English language requirement to be eligible for an offer to study with us. We've made some temporary revisions to the English language requirements to accommodate challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why choose Melbourne?

The Melbourne curriculum is future-focused, which makes our graduates some of the world's most employable. Explore your passions while you're challenged, supported and inspired to solve the problems of tomorrow.

  • # 1 in Australia
  • # 33 in the world
  • # 8 globally for graduate employability

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022/QS Graduate Employability 2021

The Melbourne curriculum

Gain interdisciplinary knowledge and leave career ready with a comparable degree aligned to leading universities worldwide.

Learn more about how our unique curriculum makes us different

Scholarships for international students

We have expanded our extensive program of scholarships to support international students in 2022. As a new international student, you could be eligible for a number of merit-based scholarships of A$10,000 or more, wherever you are in the world.

Expanded scholarships

Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship

Are you a high-achieving international student? You'll be considered for this scholarship automatically once you receive an offer to study at the University of Melbourne.

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Commerce Undergraduate International Merit Scholarships

Interested in the Bachelor of Commerce? If you're from an under-represented country in the commerce cohort you'll be considered for this scholarship automatically once you receive an offer at the University of Melbourne.

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Other scholarships

The Melbourne Scholarships Program is one of the most comprehensive and generous in Australia, for you to turn your ambition into achievement. Some are awarded on merit, others to help with your expenses. Search our scholarships site to see the full variety and eligibility criteria.

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