Application process

There are important things to consider when applying to study a bachelors degree. Some courses have certain prerequisites or different entry requirements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


To be eligible to apply for undergraduate degrees, you must:

  • have completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or an equivalent qualification
  • have completed and achieved the required marks in each of the prerequisite subjects for the degree
  • have completed any extra requirements for the degree
  • have achieved the minimum ATAR (or equivalent) for entry to the degree, with the exception of applicants eligible for one of the University’s special entry schemes
  • meet the English language requirements.

The selection process

If you meet these entry requirements, you are eligible to apply for University of Melbourne courses. This doesn’t mean you’ll gain entry.

The University will assess your application based on its admission criteria.

To find about the admissions criteria, see how you’re selected.

Minimum ATARs

Your ATAR (or notional ATAR) is calculated by your state or territory’s Tertiary Admissions Centre. The University does not adjust ATARs.

You can find the minimum ATAR and the lowest rank selected in the previous year on all undergraduate course pages.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants could get guaranteed entry if they meet certain ATAR requirements through Access Melbourne.

More information

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) has more information about eligibility to apply for university. You also apply for undergraduate courses through VTAC.

Key dates

The key dates for Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) applications, required documentation, fees, and other applications such as the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) are subject to change.

VTAC has accurate key date information, please visit their website.

Change of preference

At certain times, you can add, remove, or re-order your course preferences in your course application on VTAC.

You might change preferences if:

  • you changed your mind about which course you most want to study
  • a new course has become available and you want to add it to your preference list
  • a course you applied for is no longer offered and you want to replace it in your preference list.

Cost to change preferences

There is no cost involved in changing your preferences.

Once you pay your course application fee, you can change your preferences as much as you like within the adjustment period.

VTAC has more information about change of preference dates.

If you would like to speak to our staff about the undergraduate application process for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, reach out to our team.

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