Important information about applying to the University of Melbourne.

Applying for an undergraduate degree

To apply for any undergraduate Degree at the University, you need to submit your application through VTAC – even if you are over 23, are a non-school leaver or have completed some study at another university.

VTAC applications open around May (Mid-Year) and August each year.

Indigenous applicants should submit a Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) form through the VTAC portal to be considered for the Access Melbourne program.

Access Melbourne can help you enter an undergraduate course at Melbourne, even if your ATAR is below the minimum ATAR as well apply for a variety of scholarships.

Through Access Melbourne, you may receive a guaranteed place in one of five undergraduate degrees, subject to meeting course prerequisites. Guaranteed entry scores differ for each degree.

  • 50.00: Arts (Extended)
  • 55.00: Science (Extended)*
  • 70.00: Design
  • 75.00: Arts, Science
  • 83.00: Commerce
  • 85.00: Biomedicine

* In addition to satisfying the course prerequisites for guaranteed entry to the Bachelor of Science (Extended) applicants also require a passing score in a Year 12 Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics subject.

Steps to Applying:

  1. Select an Undergraduate Degree
  2. Apply through VTAC
  3. Submit your SEAS form through VTAC. Category 1 enables you to be recognised as an Indigenous Australian however you should apply for as many categories as apply to your circumstances.
  4. Email your confirmation document to Murrup Barak – Murrup Barak staff will get in contact once you’ve submitted your application. There’s more here about the confirmation process here.

Important: SEAS applications close before VTAC applications close. If you submit your VTAC application after SEAS closes, it’s a good idea to submit a personal statement outlining any of the SEAS requirements and you many still be considered for Access Melbourne.


You will need to apply to University accommodation separate to your Undergraduate Degree. Find out more about Residential Colleges at the University.


We've created a quick overview of the types of ABSTUDY available to students throughout which you can view here. It's a good idea to check with Centrelink about your ABSTUDY eligibility early on as well as on-going as your eligibility may change.

In addition to basic entitlements students can apply for Additional Allowances. From flights, to a Residential Costs Option that enables covers the cost to living on campus at a Residential College (all expenses paid, inc meals); Master's students can even request ABSTUDY pay 100% of their student contributions (HECS) course fees for them.


There are a huge number of scholarships available. Visit the central scholarship page and individual faculty page's to see what's available and to apply.


Just before O-Week at the University of Melbourne in February, all commencing undergraduate students are invited to the three day Murrup Barak Camp. During the camp, you'll get to know the other commencing Indigenous students and the Murrup Barak staff. You'll also get to spend some time figuring out the campus and your classes. There's no need to apply for the camp, the Student Success Team will contact you after you've been offered a place at the University and let you know the details.


You can contact an Indigenous Student Outreach Officer on  (03) 834 44295 or email