Indicative Turnaround Times for Course Applications
Your application will be assessed faster if you apply for one intake and provide all the requirement information at the time of application.
Tips to consider:
- include only one course and intake preference (rather than multiple courses and/or intake preferences)
- ensure full supporting documentation is provided at the time of application
- apply for the next available admissions period
- avoid unnecessary delays and reset your password rather than register as a new applicant if you have previously been enrolled or applied for a course at the University of Melbourne. You can do this by following the instructions regarding how to retrieve your former username and password during the early stages of your online application or click here to reset your password or contact Stop 1 to have your account details emailed to you.
The following table provides indicative turn-around times of assessment, where all supporting documents have been submitted, and your application is for the next available intake:
|Undergraduate||2 - 4 weeks *|
|Graduate coursework||4 - 8 weeks *|
|Graduate Research||8 - 12 weeks *|
*Please note: The indicative turnaround times listed above will not be relevant if: the course that you have applied for makes selection decisions only at set times during the year, using selection rounds or selection committees, or if results of admissions tests are required and have not yet been released (e.g. GMAT, LSAT).
For information on the Concurrent Diplomas, Community Access Program (CAP) and the University of Melbourne Extension Program please click here.
Refer to the relevant Faculty or Graduate School website for details about selection schedules for the course that you have applied for:
|Faculty/Graduate School||Degree type|
|Architecture, Building and Planning||All degrees|
|Business and Economics|
|Engineering||All degrees (indicated turnaround times as above)|
|Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences|
|Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences||All degrees|
|Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music||All degrees|
Future intake periods
If you have applied for a future intake for which selection has not yet commenced, the indicative turnaround timeframes above should be applied from the date assessment commences for that intake rather than the date you submitted your application. The following table details the month when assessment of your application is likely to commence based on the intake applied for.
|Mid Year/July 2017 Intake||Start Year/Feb 2018 Intake||Mid Year/July 2018 Intake|
|Application via VTAC|
|Undergraduate (domestic and onshore international)||June 2017||January 2018||June 2018|
|Masters of Teaching (domestic students only)||No Intake||January 2018||No Intake|
|Application directly to the University|
|All other degrees||Assessment normally commences March 2017||Assessment normally commences August 2017||Assessment normally commences March 2018|
Please note: Scholarship applications will be assessed in accordance with scholarship deadlines.