How to apply

For a step by step guide to the application process from 'Before you apply' to 'Preparing for study' please choose your relevant link below.

If you're not sure whether you're an international or domestic student or whether you'll be studying an undergraduate or graduate degree, answer our short quiz to find out.

Domestic undergraduate students
Undergraduate international students


Graduate domestic students
Graduate international students


Graduate researcher


Information about other application processes

Are you a current student or have you previously studied with us?

  • How to apply for further study at the University

    If you are a current student

    You can apply online direct to the University, using your existing University of Melbourne student login and password.

    Application process for Graduate Domestic students Application process for Graduate International students

    If you have studied at the University before

    Your academic records from the University of Melbourne will be retrieved during your online application.

    Application process for Graduate Domestic students Application process for Graduate International students

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  • How to apply if you want to change your course once you have enrolled
    (transfer to another course at the University)

    Domestic students

    If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree and want to transfer to a different course at the University you must submit your application via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.

    If you are currently enrolled in a graduate degree:

    Contact your student centre for advice.

    International students

    If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree and want to transfer to a different course at the University you must submit your application via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.

    If you are currently enrolled in a graduate degree:

    Contact your student centre for advice.

    Learning that you have successfully completed at a similar level and standard, which is equivalent in content to studies within the new course may be used for credit. There will be limits to the amount and type of credit you could receive, with all credit decisions subject to the university’s Credit, Advanced Standing and Accelerated Entry Policy and Procedures (MPF1037). For further information and advice about study planning contact your student centre.
  • How to apply if you want to change from an Australian fee-paying place to a
    Commonwealth supported place once you have enrolled | Domestic students

    If you are currently enrolled in an Australian fee-paying place and want to be considered for a Commonwealth supported place in the same course: Contact your Student Centre for details about how to apply.

    Students enrolled in an Australian fee-paying place who wish to be considered for a Commonwealth supported place in the same course will be considered on a competitive basis with the wider pool of applicants for a Commonwealth supported place.

  • What you will need to do if you are granted Australian permanent residency
    | International students

    Australian Government requirements do not permit you to enrol or remain enrolled as an international student if you have been granted Australian permanent residency. You must advise the University immediately.

    More information for UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS More information for GRADUATE STUDENTS

Transferring to or from the University of Melbourne

  • What you will need to do if you want to transfer from another institution to the
    University of Melbourne | Domestic students

    If you are an Undergraduate Student

    Follow the step by step guide to the application process for Domestic undergraduate students. When you apply you’ll be prompted to provide details about the studies you have completed and any current studies. Students applying to transfer will be considered on a competitive basis with the wider pool of applicants for a Commonwealth supported place.

    You may be eligible for credit towards your studies at the University.

    Find out more about admissions with credit

    If you are a Graduate Student

    Follow the step by step guide to the application process for Domestic graduate students. When you apply you’ll be prompted to provide details about the studies you have completed and any current studies.

    You may be eligible for credit towards your studies at the University.

    Find out more about admissions with credit
    Learning that you have successfully completed at a similar level and standard, which is equivalent in content to studies within the new course may be used for credit. There will be limits to the amount and type of credit you could receive, with all credit decisions subject to the university’s Credit, Advanced Standing and Accelerated Entry Policy and Procedures (MPF1037).
  • What you will need to do if you want to transfer from another institution in
    Australia to the University of Melbourne | International students

    International students who have accepted an offer from another institution in Australia and been granted a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and who wish to transfer to the University of Melbourne within the first six months of their study will need a letter of release.

    Find out more about our International Student Transfer Policy
  • What you will need to do if you want to transfer from the University of Melbourne
    to another institution in Australia | International students

    International students who have accepted an offer from the University of Melbourne and been granted a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and who wish to transfer providers within the first six months of their study will need a letter of release from the University.

    Find out more about our International Student Transfer Policy

    Procedure

    To obtain a letter of release you must submit the following documents to the Associate Director, Enquiries and Admissions:

    1. A written letter detailing the reasons behind your request to transfer to another institution and how you will benefit from the transfer.
    2. A copy of the offer letter from the other institution confirming that you have been offered an unconditional place at the institution.
    3. Written confirmation that your parent or legal guardian supports the transfer if you are under 18 years of age.
    4. Written approval for the change from the scholarship body if a sponsor is paying the tuition fees.

    Outcome

    You will be notified of the outcome of your request within 10 working days of submitting your request to the Associate Director, Enquiries and Admissions. There is no charge for a letter of release.

    • Successful outcome: Students will be informed that the University has approved the request to transfer to another institution, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will be informed and their University of Melbourne COE cancelled. The student must be advised that they will need to contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to seek advice on whether a new student visa is required.
    • Unsuccessful outcome: Students will be informed of the reasons for this decision and informed that they may freely transfer between institutions after six months. Students can appeal the decision in writing in accordance with the university's Complaints and Appeals Process.