Interstate and New Zealand students

We welcome students from all over Australia and New Zealand. Some choose Melbourne because of the world standard education, taught by leading academics and researchers. Others come to study at Melbourne because we are consistently ranked as Australia's number one university, and number 32 in the world. Or maybe it's the attraction of living and studying in the heart of the world's most liveable city, where there's always something exciting to see or experience.

Whatever their reasons, interstate and international students are increasingly choosing to come and study at Melbourne, making our student community one of the most vibrant and diverse in the world. We would love to welcome you as the newest member of our community. Here is some information to help make that dream come true!

All year 12 students studying in Australia and year 13 students studying in New Zealand apply to the University through VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre). Students must meet the entry requirements for their chosen course. For more information about these, see the links above.

Students studying Year 12 in Australia can also apply for the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship, especially designed to recognise and reward high achieving students. Domestic students can also apply through Access Melbourne, a combined special entry and access scholarship scheme designed to help students from diverse backgrounds. International students are also eligible for a number of scholarships.

We have a Future Students staff member allocated to each state (listed below) who is available to answer any queries you may have. At various times of the year, they will visit your state, so keep an eye on our events calendar for events in your local area. If you happen to be visiting Melbourne, make an appointment with us to discuss your study options. We can also organise a campus or residential college tour.

"An atmosphere that makes you never want to leave."

"I chose to apply to study at Melbourne because of the opportunities the University could offer me: the best teachers in Australia and the world, international and practical academic experiences, and the calibre of students I would be interacting with.

"The highlight of my Melbourne experience so far has been the way my eyes have been opened to the possibilities for my career. I would never have dreamed of working at the kinds of places I am able to go and gain experience.

"I like the campus because it has everything you need: sports clubs and facilities, theatres, cafes, a library full of magazines and DVDs (as well as one full of music manuscripts), clubs, societies and an atmosphere that makes you never want to leave. During semester, I live at College; I couldn’t have asked for a better way to settle into my new life down here."

Matthew Connolly
from Cannon Hill Anglican College, Queensland

Bachelor of Arts (Chancellor's Scholars Program)
Class of 2014

"An atmosphere that makes you never want to leave."

Matthew Connolly
from Queensland

Bachelor of Arts (Chancellor's Scholars Program)
Class of 2014

Application information for international students

If you’re an international student studying interstate or in New Zealand (in secondary school, a foundation program or elsewhere), take a look at this tailored information about the admissions process and how to apply.

State contacts


Nathan McLean
Student Recruitment Officer
03 8344 4319


Lois Carlton
Recruitment Relationship Manager
03 8344 8809


Nicky Haslinghouse
Recruitment Relationship Coordinator
03 8344 1650


Rod Nelson
Student Recruitment Officer
8344 7511


Rebecca Calton
Recruitment Relationship Coordinator
03 8344 8031


Leah McGregor
Student Recruitment Officer
8344 7508

NT and NZ

John Paul Collins
Recruitment Relationship Manager
03 8344 5619

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