Current University of Melbourne students

If you're already studying at Melbourne, applying to study a graduate course is a little different.

The following guide is for current University of Melbourne students. If you are an international student not currently studying at Melbourne, please refer to the application guide for graduate international students.

Step 1

Before you apply

You're ready to take the next step in your academic career, and studying a graduate course at Melbourne is a fantastic option. At this stage, you should:

If you'd prefer to speak to someone in person about your application or finding the right graduate study option for you, contact the relevant Graduate School for course advice.

Step 2

How to apply

You can apply online direct to the University, using your existing University of Melbourne student login and password. As a current University of Melbourne student, you do not need to pay the application fee.

When you submit your application, send an email to, with "CURRENT STUDENT" and your student number in the subject line. We will confirm the application fee waiver within two University working days.

Please ensure that plan to have your application received by us before the relevant deadline.

If you wish, you can use the services of one of our authorised representatives.


The University will send an acknowledgement e-mail to you (or your authorised representative), usually within two days of receiving your application.

Please make sure you quote your student number in all correspondence with the University.

If your application is complete and we do not require any further information, then your application will be assessed. This takes approximately four weeks for most graduate courses, however some graduate schools assess applications in rounds on particular dates, please check the website of the relevant faculty for more details.

Step 3

After you apply - accepting your offer

If your application is successful, your offer letter will be emailed directly to you (and copied to your authorised representative, if you have nominated one).

If the offer is conditional, then you need to meet the conditions of your offer before accepting the offer. If you have been sent an unconditional offer, you can choose to accept it immediately.

If you choose not to accept the offer right away, you can also:

  • Considering deferring your offer
  • Ask to be considered for a different course than the one you originally applied for, by submitting your change of preference via email, by fax or in writing to International Admissions
  • Decline your offer.

Unsuccessful applicants will receive an outcome letter via e-mail.

Step 4

Preparing for study

Once you've accepted your offer to study at Melbourne, there are a few other things you'll want to think about. Below are some helpful resources, including enrolment information, to make the transition to graduate study easier for you.


If you haven't done so already, you'll need to renew your student visa and student health cover. You should have received information about these processes with your offer of a place from the University.

Enrolment and orientation

The first step in your new graduate study career is enrolling and attending orientation - you probably know the campus pretty well by now, but this is a great opportunity to meet other new graduate students, and there's always something new to discover on campus!

Work while you study

Some students choose to work while they’re studying. Student visas allow you to work, however you must comply with the conditions on your visa. For more information, see Work while studying.

Fun while you study

Being at university isn't all hard work. Life on campus can be great fun too! For more information on activities and events outside of classes, take a look at the following:

Other services

Check out all of our fantastic support services to help you out while you study. Our services include: Careers and Employment, Child Care Services, Counselling Service and many more. See Services for Students for more information.