Why should I apply?

Abdalla Sheikh: Doctor of Optometry

"Studying here was my dream"

Abdalla Sheikh,
Graduate Access Melbourne Bursary recipient

Increase your chances of being accepted into the course of your choice

Entry into our graduate programs is competitive. Give yourself the best chance by submitting a Graduate Access Melbourne application. You will ensure that any circumstances that had an adverse effect on your academic achievement during tertiary study, or your membership of a group of people known to be under-represented in higher education, will be taken into consideration when your course application is assessed.

Increase your chances of securing a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

Applying through Graduate Access Melbourne can enhance your chances of obtaining a CSP, which will greatly reduce the cost of your graduate studies.*

Be considered for a scholarship or bursary

Eligible Graduate Access Melbourne applicants are automatically considered for a Graduate Access Melbourne Bursary or the Maisie Fawcett Scholarship. Both provide a one-off grant of $5000 to help you meet the costs associated with graduate study.

More information about scholarships.

*Please note: We aim to allocate at least 20% of the designated CSPs in each participating graduate program to Graduate Access Melbourne applicants.