International students studying in Australia



To compete on the world stage, you need a world-standard education. At Melbourne, you'll gain an internationally recognised degree that will open doors to an outstanding future. We are consistently ranked as Australia's number one university, and number 34 in the world.#

Choosing to live and study at Melbourne also puts you in the heart of the world's most liveable city,* where there's always something exciting to see or experience. Our student community one of the most vibrant and diverse in the world, and we would love to welcome you as the newest member of our community.

Pathways to undergraduate study

There a number of common programs that we recognise as pathways to undergraduate study at Melbourne. The most common pathways for international students within Australia are completing secondary school in Australia, or completing a foundation program.

Australian secondary school

If you're already studying an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate, you can apply for the course of your choice through VTAC. Year 11 and 12 international students attending Melbourne Schools Partnership International (MSPI) schools also have access to a range of on-campus events designed to inspire them about future study opportunities.

Subject to entry requirements, all International students completing secondary school in Australia are eligible for guaranteed entry into the University's undergraduate degrees, as well as guaranteed entry pathways into graduate study and the Chancellor's Scholars Program, a program especially designed to recognise and reward high achieving students. International students are also eligible for a number of scholarships.


"I chose Melbourne due to the inspirational lecturers and their pursuit of excellence."

"My first few months here were inspiring and fascinating, with knowledge and new friends gained.

I hope to be accepted into the Doctor of Medicine, and then go on to becomes a university professor teaching first-year students and leading a research team."

Emma Chen
International Undergraduate Scholarship recipient
Bachelor of Biomedicine
Trinity College Foundation Studies 2010 graduate

"I chose Melbourne due to the inspirational lecturers and their pursuit of excellence."

Emma Chen
International Undergraduate Scholarship recipient
Bachelor of Biomedicine
Trinity College Foundation Studies 2010 graduate


Information for students studying interstate or in New Zealand

If you're an international student studying interstate or in New Zealand, take a look at the specific information below that is relevant to you.

NSW/ACT QLD SA TAS WA NZ


You can also use our handy checklist for interstate students to make sure your application is complete.

Foundation courses

These programs have been designed in collaboration with Australian universities to help provide a bridge between secondary and university studies or help meet English language requirements. There are usually multiple intakes throughout the year of various durations, depending on your previous academic qualifications.

Many students who complete foundation programs, such as those offered by Trinity College, are offered a place in their chosen course at Melbourne.

Trinity Foundation Studies logo

English language programs

The University has specific English language entry requirements to enable you to succeed in your studies.

If you have trouble meeting these requirements, Hawthorn-Melbourne has a range of programs to help meet them and prepare you for entry into your chosen course.

Hawthorn-Melbourne logo

Transferring from other institutions

If you're already studying at another institution in Australia, you can still apply to transfer to one of our undergraduate degrees.

# Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-2013
* Economist Intelligence Unit Global Liveability Survey 2012


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