Guaranteed and flexible undergraduate to graduate degree pathways

At Melbourne, our degree programs follow a similar model to many of the most prestigious universities around the world.  As a Melbourne student, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a broad undergraduate degree in your chosen area of study specialising further during your professional graduate studies.

If you are in your final year of high school and you already know that you would like to complete both your undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Melbourne, but you’re not quite as sure about the area you’d like to specialise in – you can still secure your place.

Our guaranteed graduate entry pathways allow high achieving students to lock in their place with us straight after their high school graduation.

When you are awarded guaranteed entry, you’ll be able to decide on your graduate specialisations closer to finishing your undergraduate studies. This means you’ll have the peace of mind of a secure graduate pathway with us without having to make any big decisions from Year 12.  You’ll also be able to leave Melbourne with an undergraduate qualification if you decide further study isn’t right for you.

These coveted pathways are available to all domestic and international students who have completed an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia and achieve an ATAR between 94.00 and 99.98.

Eligible students must enrol in a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree immediately following Year 12, or be granted a deferral by the University.

What if you’re already a Melbourne student? If you are a currently enrolled at Melbourne you may still be eligible for our past guarantees.

Students who have transferred from another university are not eligible for a guaranteed entry pathway.

Degrees to which the guarantee applies Notes regarding guaranteed entry
Master of Architecture (200 point program) Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place. Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.
Master of Construction Management (200 point program) Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place. Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.
Master of Landscape Architecture (200 point program) Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place. Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.
Master of Property (200 point program) Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place. Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.
Master of Urban Planning Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
Degrees to which the guarantee applies Notes regarding guaranteed entry
Executive Master of Arts
(200 point program)
Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate degree course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
Degrees to which the guarantee applies Notes regarding guaranteed entry
Master of Management (Accounting) Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry will not be required to submit a personal statement.
Degrees to which the guarantee applies Notes regarding guaranteed entry
Master of Engineering (200 point program) Completion of an engineering major in the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Environments, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Biomedicine and students must maintain a weighted average mark of at least 65% for a Commonwealth Supported Place.
Master of Engineering (300 point program) Completion of at least two mathematics and two relevant science subjects and students must maintain a weighted average mark of at least 65% for a Commonwealth Supported Place.
Degrees to which the guarantee applies Notes regarding guaranteed entry
Doctor of Dental Surgery Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 99.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 75% or higher are guaranteed an Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

All students who commence their undergraduate degree at Melbourne after the 2016 intake will be required to pass on the first attempt any subject course pre-requisites taken at The University of Melbourne. Students who fail to achieve this, will not be guaranteed entry to the course. Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry do not need to complete the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT).
Doctor of Medicine Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 99.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 75% or higher are guaranteed an Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place. All students who commence their undergraduate degree at Melbourne after the 2016 intake will be required to pass on the first attempt any subject course pre-requisites taken at The University of Melbourne. Students who fail to achieve this, will not be guaranteed entry to the course. Satisfactory performance at a multi-mini interview to demonstrate adequate communication skills. Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry do not need to complete the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT).
Doctor of Optometry Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 75% or higher are guaranteed an Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place. All students who commence their undergraduate degree at Melbourne after the 2016 intake will be required to pass on the first attempt any subject course pre-requisites taken at The University of Melbourne. Students who fail to achieve this, will not be guaranteed entry to the course. Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry do not need to complete the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT).
Doctor of Physiotherapy Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 75% or higher are guaranteed an Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place. Prerequisites must be completed and satisfactory performance in a multi-mini interview that demonstrates adequate communication skills is required. All students who commence their undergraduate degree at Melbourne after the 2016 intake will be required to pass on the first attempt any subject course pre-requisites taken at The University of Melbourne. Students who fail to achieve this, will not be guaranteed entry to the course.
Master of Clinical Audiology Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 75% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place. Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.
Master of Nursing Science

Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 94.00 and 95.95 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 75% or higher are guaranteed an Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

Applicants who achieved an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

Master of Public Health Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place. Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.
Master of Social Work Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place. Undergraduate degree must be completed with at least one year of full-time studies in social sciences. Applicants must also provide evidence of paid or volunteer work experience, a personal statement, and a professional referee report.
Master of Speech Pathology Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 75% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place. Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.
Degrees to which the guarantee applies Notes regarding guaranteed entry
Master of Information Systems

Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) of 99.85 or below in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

Master of Information Technology Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) of 99.85 or below in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place. Students are required to have completed at least one programming subject as a prerequisite.
Degrees to which the guarantee applies Notes regarding guaranteed entry
Juris Doctor Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) of 99.00 and above in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 75% or higher are guaranteed an Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place. Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry to an Australian fee place or international fee place will not be required to complete the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Applicants wishing to be considered for a Commonwealth Supported Place (domestic students) or a Fee Bursary Place will need to complete the LSAT.
Degrees to which the guarantee applies Notes regarding guaranteed entry
Master of Food Science Applicants who achieved an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place. Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline. Students must maintain a weighted average mark of 70% of higher in the final two years.
Master of Science (All Streams)

Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 94.00 and 95.95 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 75% or higher are guaranteed an Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

Applicants who achieved an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

All students must meet entry requirements which may include arrangement of a supervisor for the research project prior to application, please refer to information about specific Master of Science streams for more details. Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.

Master of Forest Ecosystem Science Applicants who achieved an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place. Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline or with at least 25 points in chemistry, or biology, or mathematics or statistics. Students must maintain a weighted average mark of 70% or higher in the final two years.
Master of Urban Horticulture Applicants who achieved an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place. Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline. Students must maintain a weighted average mark of 70% of higher in the final two years.
Degrees to which the guarantee applies Notes regarding guaranteed entry
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Applicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 95.00 and 98.45 are guaranteed an Australian Full Fee place in the six year Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, providing they complete the appropriate pre-requisite subjects and maintain a minimum average mark of 70% or higher across all level 1 and level 2 subjects.