Early offers for graduate study

Did you know?

You might be eligible to receive an offer to the graduate course of your choice immediately, without having to wait for the normal offer round.


To be eligible to receive a rolling offer, you must:

  • Meet the standard entry requirements and additional early offer requirements for the course of your choice — refer to Course Search to see if rolling offers are available for the graduate course you wish to apply for and specific requirements 
  • Submit your application and all required documents by the application closing date.

International applicants: Rolling offers are also made to international applicants. See Course Search for details on entry requirements.

Why have we introduced rolling offers?

At the University of Melbourne we want to make sure you know the outcome of your course application as soon as possible.

To make this process easier, we have introduced entry standards for many courses that allow us to make offers to applicants on a rolling basis.

This means that if we have all the information required to assess your application, and you have achieved the higher than usual standard required to receive an early offer, you will receive an offer to your course immediately.

How are offers made?

Not all places in a course will be allocated via rolling offers (this is why the standard required for a rolling offer is higher than usual).

If you have submitted an application but your results do not qualify you for a rolling offer, you may still receive an offer for the course. In this case your application will be held until the next offer round for the course and will be considered alongside all other applications at this time. Whether you receive an offer will depend on the number of places available.

Eligible applicants will be ranked in order of merit according to published selection criteria. The highest achieving applicants are chosen first until the quota of places available in the course is filled.

How can I check the rolling offer requirements for my course?

In Course Search, you can view information on entry requirements, including rolling offer requirements and offer rounds for all graduate coursework degrees.

Contact the relevant graduate school for further information on rolling offers.