We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in all our degrees

As a student of the University of Melbourne you'll be part of a thriving, friendly community of over 300 Indigenous students. Indigenous students succeed in their degrees and achieve very high completion rates. Targeted programs and support are offered through Murrup Barak, The Wilin Centre, faculties, graduate schools and residential colleges.

Acknowledgement of country

The University of Melbourne acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which of our campuses are situated. We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who have made a contribution to the life of the
University community.

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Study a specialised degree

If you dream of studying at Melbourne but feel unsure about meeting the entry requirements, the Bachelor of Arts (Extended) or the Bachelor of Science (Extended) could be for you. These four-year degrees have been developed specifically for Indigenous Australians. You’ll receive mentoring and specialised tuition, plus the opportunity live on campus at one of the University’s residential colleges.

Get access to support and mentoring

The Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development provides support to all Indigenous Australian students enrolled at as well as those wishing to apply for a place at the University of Melbourne. With a dedicated team of student support professionals, the Institute offers information, advice and support on a wide range of academic, cultural and personal matters to help make your transition to University studies easier.

Visit Murrup Barak

Be considered for scholarships

You may be eligible for an Access Melbourne scholarship to help with the costs of study and living in Melbourne. You could be guaranteed entry to select undergraduate degree, plus be automatically considered for scholarships. To qualify, you’ll need to apply with Access Melbourne or Graduate Access Melbourne.

See special entry access schemes