Entry requirements: International undergraduate

Minimum requirements for entry

If you are an Australian (domestic) student studying overseas, please refer to the information here.

Scores set for entry after secondary studies or foundation studies

Two types of entry scores are set for international undergraduate students

Guaranteed entry scores

Guaranteed entry scores for the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Australian or overseas qualifications equivalent to VCE.

Indicative entry scores

Guides to entry scores for Australian or overseas qualifications equivalent to the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

The Indicative entry requirements listed below are currently under review and achieving the required indicative score does not guarantee entry.

  • Australian Foundation Programs

    A guide to entry scores for Australian Foundation Programs*

    Course name 2016 Entry score guide** 2017 Entry Score guide
    Agriculture 76 76
    Arts 83 83
    Biomedicine 91 93
    Commerce 87 87
    Design 83 83
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 83 83
    Fine Arts NA^ NA^
    Music NA^ NA^
    Oral Health 83 83
    Science 83 83

    * Approved foundation programs such as the Monash University, RMIT, University of Western Australia, The University of Sydney, La Trobe University, Bradford College, Unistart and UNSW foundation programs, etc.

    ** To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • Canada and China: British Columbia Graduation Certificate

    A guide to entry scores for the British Columbia Graduation Certificate

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture 76
    Arts 83
    Biomedicine 91
    Commerce 87
    Design 83
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 83
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 83
    Science 83

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • Canada: Ontario School Certificate/Pre-University

    A guide to entry scores for the Canadian Pre-University Program (Ontario High School Certificate)

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture 76
    Arts 83
    Biomedicine 91
    Commerce 87
    Design 83
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 83
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 83
    Science 83

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • China : Ameson ACEIS Program

    A guide to entry scores for the Chinese Ameson ACEIS Program

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture Senior High School Diploma: Overall minimum 85% average; Ameson Scholastic English Test: 145/200; Ameson Scholastic Mathematics Test: 193/300
    Arts Senior High School Diploma: Overall minimum 85% average; Ameson Scholastic English Test: 145/200; Ameson Scholastic Mathematics Test: 193/300
    Biomedicine Senior High School Diploma: Overall minimum 85% average; Ameson Scholastic English Test: 145/200; Ameson Scholastic Mathematics Test: 193/300
    Commerce Senior High School Diploma: Overall minimum 85% average; Ameson Scholastic English Test: 145/200; Ameson Scholastic Mathematics Test: 193/300
    Design Senior High School Diploma: Overall minimum 85% average; Ameson Scholastic English Test: 145/200; Ameson Scholastic Mathematics Test: 193/300
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) Senior High School Diploma: Overall minimum 85% average; Ameson Scholastic English Test: 145/200; Ameson Scholastic Mathematics Test: 193/300
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health Senior High School Diploma: Overall minimum 85% average; Ameson Scholastic English Test: 145/200; Ameson Scholastic Mathematics Test:
    Science Senior High School Diploma: Overall minimum 85% average; Ameson Scholastic English Test: 145/200; Ameson Scholastic Mathematics Test: 193/300

    * * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • Finland: Ylioppilastutkinto

    A guide to entry scores for the Finland Ylioppilastutkinto

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture 21
    Arts 23
    Biomedicine 26
    Commerce 24
    Design 23
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 23
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 23
    Science 23

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • France: General Baccalaureat

    A guide to entry scores for the French General Baccalaureat

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture 10 (Stream S)/10 (Stream ES)/10 (Stream L)
    Arts 10 (Stream S)/11 (Stream ES)/12 (Stream L)
    Biomedicine 13 (Stream S)/14 (Stream ES)/15 (Stream L)
    Commerce 11 (Stream S)/12 (Stream ES)/13 (Stream L)
    Design 10 (Stream S)/11 (Stream ES)/12 (Stream L)
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 10 (Stream S)/11 (Stream ES)/12 (Stream L)
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 10 (Stream S)/11 (Stream ES)/12 (Stream L)
    Science 10 (Stream S)/11 (Stream ES)/12 (Stream L)

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • Germany: Abitur

    A guide to entry scores for the German Abitur

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture 3.5
    Arts 2.8
    Biomedicine 2.1
    Commerce 2.5
    Design 2.8
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 2.8
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 2.8
    Science 2.8

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    Passes in at least 4 subjects are required.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • Hong Kong: Diploma of Secondary Education

    A guide to entry scores for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Arts 20
    Biomedicine 23
    Commerce 22
    Design 20
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 20
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 20
    Science 20

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • India: All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE) and Indian School Certificate (ISC)

    A guide to entry scores for the Indian CBSE/ISC

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture 65
    Arts 75
    Biomedicine 91
    Commerce 82
    Design 75
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 75
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 75
    Science 75

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • India: State Board Matriculation Examination

    A guide to entry scores for the Indian State Board Matriculation Examination

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture 75
    Arts 85
    Biomedicine 93
    Commerce 90
    Design 80
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 80
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 80
    Science 80

    Note: Three Indian State Board Examinations are accepted as a direct entry pathway:

    • Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
    • Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Higher (Secondary) School Certificate
    • Karnataka Pre-University Certificate

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • Ireland: Leaving Certificate

    A guide to entry scores for the Irish Leaving Certificate

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture 75
    Arts 80
    Biomedicine 91
    Commerce 85
    Design 80
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 80
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 80
    Science 80

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • Israel: Bagrut

    A guide to entry scores for the Israel Bagrut

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Arts 75
    Biomedicine 83
    Commerce 81
    Design 75
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 75
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 75
    Science 75

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • Italy: Diploma di Esame de Stato

    A guide to entry scores for the Italian Diploma di Esame de Stato

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture 76
    Arts 82
    Biomedicine 92
    Commerce 85
    Design 82
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 82
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 82
    Science 82

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • Korea: College Scholastic Administrative Test (CSAT)

    A guide to entry scores for the Korean College Scholastic Administrative Test (CSAT)
    The Korean SCAT is accepted for entry provided students have also successfully completed a High School Diploma and satisfied course prerequisites. The entry scores required are currently under review and applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Malaysia: STPM Cumulative Grade Point Average

    A guide to entry scores for the Malaysian STPM

    Course name Entry score guide*~
    Agriculture 2.7
    Arts 3.3
    Biomedicine 3.9
    Commerce 3.5
    Design 3.3
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 3.3
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 3.3
    Science 3.3

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

    ~ Calculating the Grade Point Average: The grade achieved for each subject is awarded points; the total number of points for best 4 subjects (inc prerequisite if required) is divided by the number of subjects to obtain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). A = 4.00; A- = 3.67; B= 3:00; B- = 2.67.

  • Malaysia: Taylors University Foundation in Science

    A guide to entry scores for the Malaysian Taylors University Foundation in Science

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture 76
    Arts 85
    Biomedicine 93
    Commerce 89
    Design 85
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 85
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 85
    Science 85

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • Malaysia: Unified Examination of the Chinese High Schools in Malaysia (UEC)

    A guide to entry scores for the Malaysian UEC

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture B4
    Arts A2
    Biomedicine A1
    Commerce A1
    Design A2
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) A2
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health A2
    Science A2

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • New Zealand: National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA)

    A guide to entry scores for the New Zealand Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA)

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture Minimum: Satisfactory completion of NCEA Level 3 including at least 80 credits at Level 3. Applicants will be assessed on their best 80 credits
    Arts Minimum: Satisfactory completion of NCEA Level 3 including at least 80 credits at Level 3. Applicants will be assessed on their best 80 credits
    Biomedicine Minimum: Satisfactory completion of NCEA Level 3 including at least 80 credits at Level 3. Applicants will be assessed on their best 80 credits
    Commerce Minimum: Satisfactory completion of NCEA Level 3 including at least 80 credits at Level 3. Applicants will be assessed on their best 80 credits
    Design Minimum: Satisfactory completion of NCEA Level 3 including at least 80 credits at Level 3. Applicants will be assessed on their best 80 credits
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) Minimum: Satisfactory completion of NCEA Level 3 including at least 80 credits at Level 3. Applicants will be assessed on their best 80 credits
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health Minimum: Satisfactory completion of NCEA Level 3 including at least 80 credits at Level 3. Applicants will be assessed on their best 80 credits
    Science Minimum: Satisfactory completion of NCEA Level 3 including at least 80 credits at Level 3. Applicants will be assessed on their best 80 credits

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

    Find out more about selection of applicants using the NCEA as a basis for entry
  • New Zealand: Taylors Auckland Foundation Year and University of Auckland Foundation
    Certificate

    A guide to entry scores for the New Zealand Taylors Auckland Foundation Year and University of Auckland Foundation Certificate

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture 76
    Arts 83
    Biomedicine 91
    Commerce 87
    Design 83
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 83
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 83
    Science 83

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • Norway: Norwegian Upper Secondary College (Vitnemal)

    A guide to entry scores for the Norwegian Upper Secondary College (Vitnemal)

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture 3.9
    Arts 4.3
    Biomedicine 5.1
    Commerce 4.5
    Design 4.3
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 4.3
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 4.3
    Science 4.3

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    Average of the overall achievement scores achieved in the final year.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • Scotland: Certificate of Education

    A guide to entry scores for the Scottish Certificate of Education

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture CCDD
    Arts BBCC
    Biomedicine AAAB
    Commerce ABBB(17)
    Design BBCC(14)
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) BBCC(14)
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health BBCC(14)
    Science BBCC

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • Singapore: Polytechnic Diplomas

    See below: Entry after post-secondary studies for information about entry and admission with credit

  • South Africa: National Senior Certificate

    A guide to entry scores for the South African National Senior Certificate

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture 76
    Arts 83
    Biomedicine 93
    Commerce 87
    Design 83
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 83
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 83
    Science 83

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • Sri Lanka: A-Levels

    A guide to entry scores for the Sri Lankan A-Levels

    Course name 2016 Entry score guide** 2017 Entry score guide**
    Agriculture CCC CCC
    Arts BCC BCC
    Biomedicine AAB AAB
    Commerce ABC ABB
    Design BCC BCC
    Environmental Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) BCC BCC
    Fine Arts NA^ NA^
    Music NA^ NA^
    Oral Health BCC BCC
    Science BCC BCC

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • Sweden: Secondary Certificate (Slutbetyg)

    A guide to entry scores for the Swedish Slutbetyg

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture 13
    Arts 15.5
    Biomedicine 18.5
    Commerce 17
    Design 15.5
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 15.5
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health 15.5
    Science 15.5

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

  • United States: High School Diploma and SAT/ACT

    A guide to entry scores for the USA High School Diploma and SAT/ACT

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture GPA 3.0 and SAT 1740 / ACT 22 and a score of at least 3 in 2 or more AP examinations
    Arts GPA 3.2 and SAT 1800-1850 / ACT 26 and a score of at least 3 in 2 or more AP examinations.
    Biomedicine GPA 3.6 and SAT 1940-1990 / ACT 28-29 and a score of at least 3 in 2 or more AP examinations.
    Commerce GPA 3.5 and SAT 1900-1950 / ACT 27-28 and a score of at least 3 in 2 or more AP examinations.
    Design GPA 3.2 and SAT 1800-1850 / ACT 26 and a score of at least 3 in 2 or more AP examinations.
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications considered on a case-by-case basis
    Environments (no 2017 intake) GPA 3.2 and SAT 1800-1850 / ACT 26 and a score of at least 3 in 2 or more AP examinations.
    Fine Arts NA^
    Music NA^
    Oral Health GPA 3.2 and SAT 1800-1850 / ACT 26 and a score of at least 3 in 2 or more AP examinations.
    Science GPA 3.2 and SAT 1800-1850 / ACT 26 and a score of at least 3 in 2 or more AP examinations.

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ** SAT results are for tests taken prior to March 2016. The redesigned SAT requirements will be available mid- 2016.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

    Direct results (US Advanced Placement students)

    If you apply to the University of Melbourne, you can choose to have your AP results sent directly to the University as soon as they are released. For more information, see the information about How to Apply for international undergraduate applicants.

  • Vietnam: High School Graduation Certificate (Bang Tot Ngiep Trung hoc Pho thong)

    A guide to entry scores for the Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate (Bang Tot Ngiep Trung hoc Pho thong)

    Students who graduate with the National High School Graduation Certificate (Bang Tot Ngiep Trung hoc Pho thong) from one of the select schools, achieve the minimum overall GPA in Year 12 and have completed the prerequisite subjects will be accepted for direct enrolment.

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Bachelor of Agriculture Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis^
    Bachelor of Arts 8.5
    Bachelor of Biomedicine 9.0
    Bachelor of Commerce 9.0
    Design 8.5
    Urban Horticulture (Associate Degree) Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis^
    Bachelor of Environments (no 2017 intake) 8.5
    Bachelor of Fine Arts NA^
    Bachelor of Music NA^
    Bachelor of Oral Health 8.5
    Bachelor of Science 8.5

    * To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirements.

    ^ Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.

Use of predicted grades

The University accepts forecast results for students from an Approved School. Forecast results will be accepted for entry into most undergraduate courses offered by the university. To be eligible for entry into the university based on forecast results the following requirements must be met:

  • GCE A Levels – Applicants must have a predicted grade in prerequisite subjects at a level at or above the currently approved requirement for entry. Applicants must have a predicted grade at least equal to the guaranteed entry score for the course for which they have applied.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) – The predicted grade in prerequisite subjects must be at or above the level currently approved for entry and the total predicted IB score must be at least 2 points higher than the approved guaranteed entry score.

Entry after post-secondary studies

Study that you have completed after secondary or high school may qualify you for entry. You still need to satisfy the minimum requirements for entry including the prerequisites for your preferred course.

If you are eligible for entry, and have successfully completed learning elsewhere that is at a similar level and standard, which is equivalent in content to studies within a University of Melbourne course, you may also be eligible for admission with credit.

General requirements

As a guide, a minimum average of 70% or equivalent*, is required for entry based on study completed at university level. The levels of performance required may be higher and may vary by course. Entry is not guaranteed.

*Grades equivalent to 65% at the University of Melbourne.

Entry from specific programs of post-secondary study

Guides to entry scores for:

  • Singapore: Polytechnic Diplomas

    A guide to entry scores for the Polytechnic Diplomas from Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic (RP), Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic.

    Course name Entry score guide*
    Agriculture 3.0
    Arts 3.0 (RP: 3.2)
    Biomedicine 3.5 (RP:3.7)
    Commerce 3.2
    Design 3.0
    Environments (no 2017 intake) 3.0
    Fine Arts (including Film & TV) Portfolio based
    Music Portfolio based
    Oral Health 3.0^
    Science 3.0 (RP: 3.2)

    Students who meet the entry scores may be eligible for entry and admission with credit. Some courses may require the completion of specific Polytechnic Diplomas.

    See our guides for students from: Nanyang Polytechnic | Ngee Ann Polytechnic | Republic Polytechnic | Singapore Polytechnic | Temasek Polytechnic.

    See our Credit Calculator for further details about the amount of credit usually granted by course for individual Polytechnic Diplomas.

    * International students must achieve at least the required Cumulative Grade Point Average as listed above and achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects. Satisfactory completion of a Polytechnic Diploma satisfies the University’s English language requirements.

    ^ Not guaranteed.

Meeting the prerequisites for entry

The prerequisites set for each undergraduate degree cover the knowledge, skills and experience you will need to succeed in your course – essential background that your lecturers assume you have already acquired.

Prerequisites may be met through study successfully completed at secondary school or at post-secondary level. You must have completed the subjects (with the exception of English) within the last 10 years to ensure that your knowledge is current.

For details about the prerequisite subjects and scores for a range of secondary school curriculum see Course Search.

Other examples of individual subjects or tests that students can complete in Australia to meet our undergraduate prerequisites are available here. Please contact us for advice about the suitability of any planned subjects to ensure they will satisfy University of Melbourne prerequisites.

Calculus and Probability Online Option

The University of Melbourne Commercial offers an online subject which stands as an equivalent pre-requisite to VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3&4.

Applicants who have not successfully completed VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3&4 or equivalent can meet the prerequisite requirement for the Bachelor of Biomedicine*, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science* by completing Calculus and Probability Online and achieving a minimum of 60%. (* Please note: additional prerequisites apply to these courses.)

Calculus and Probability Online is offered in two modules, and builds on material covered in VCE Mathematical Methods Units 1&2; it is strongly recommended that applicants have completed this subject or equivalent before attempting this subject. Applicants can assess their readiness for this subject by completing the test on this page.

Local and international students can take this subject as it is run online. Please note that students must sit a properly supervised exam to pass the subject either at The University of Melbourne (Parkville), or an alternative approved location. Guidelines for alternative venues can be found here.

For further details of the Calculus and Probability Online course and course fees, please view The University of Melbourne Commercial (UoMC) website or contact UoMC directly.

Email: online-calcprob@unimelb.edu.au

Telephone: +61 3 90358694

UNILEARN Senior Mathematics Option

The University’s mathematics prerequisites are based upon the successful completion of mathematic studies deemed equivalent to the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Mathematical Methods 3 & 4 subjects such as GCE A level maths, IB Mathematics, approved Australian Foundation program mathematics and the UNILEARN Senior Mathematics program.

Applicants who have not successfully completed an approved final year school or foundation mathematics subject may satisfy the mathematics prerequisite requirement for the Bachelor of Biomedicine*, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science* by successfully completing UNILEARN Senior Mathematics and achieving a final examination score of 60%. (* Please note: additional prerequisites apply to these courses.)

UNILEARN Senior Mathematics is offered by the Centre of Academic and Preparatory Studies, Learning Network Queensland, Australia. The same course is also accepted by many other Australian university programs for meeting their mathematic prerequisites.

Students who reside outside Australia are able to undertake UNILEARN Senior Mathematics as an online (distance mode) course. Once enrolled, course materials are forwarded to the student by email. Students may enrol at any time and study at their own speed with the assistance of the course tutor. This means that students are able to complete the course and sit the final examination when they are ready. While there is no specific time set for sitting the final examination, the course website indicates it requires a minimum of 220 hours or 18 weeks to complete.

For further details of the UNILEARN Senior Mathematics course and course fees, please view the UNILEARN website or contact UNILEARN directly.

Email: unilearn@lnq.net.au
Telephone: +61 7 3225 8888
Fax: +61 7 3224 4608