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University of Melbourne, Australia’s second oldest university has been ranked number 1 in Australia. The University has also been recognized globally, for its academic and graduate employability reputation. More than 16 subjects that are ranked number 1 in Australia, and are in top 50 worldwide, are offered at the University of Melbourne.


University TypePublic University
Campus SettingUrban
Establishment Year1853
No. of Campuses2
No, of Residential Colleges10
Graduate Job Rate84.6% (full time)
Research FundingAUD 491 million
EndowmentAUD 62.1 million
Cost of AttendanceAUD 40,000-50,000 (annually)
Applications AcceptedOnline/Offline/VTAC
Intake TypeSemester wise
Mode of ProgramFull time and online

Programs, Campus and Residence

  • 31 undergraduate, 200 masters and 31 doctoral degree programs are offered at University of Melbourne under 12 areas of study. The University’s number 1 ranked subjects in Australia, and top 50 worldwide are: Anatomy, Law, Education, Business, Computer Science, etc.
  • On-campus, University of Melbourne offers residential facilities for international students. There are 10 residential colleges on-campus. Along with off-campus accommodation for students.

University of Melbourne Admission Process

  • Application Form: International students can apply online, offline or through their country specific agents. The students belonging to Australia and/or pursuing an International Baccalaureate Diploma can apply through the VTAC Application.
  • Common requirements: Transcripts, Higher Secondary Certificate and, work experience with bachelor’s degree/diploma (for PG).
  • Application fee: AUD 100
  • Additional requirements: Copy of passport, financial statement, identity declaration and accommodation declaration. There may be an interview for Performing and Visual Arts applicants.
  • Application deadlines: Semester 1: late December; Semester 2: 31 May.
  • The following table shows the required score for each exam:
TestTest Scores
IELTS6.5 and above

Cost of Attendance

Department NameCost of Tuition
Agriculture, Engineering, Sciences and Veterinary SciencesAUD 41,728 - AUD 67,368
Business and EconomicsAUD 42,728
EducationAUD 32,512
Health and Medical SciencesAUD 41,504 - AUD 91,092
Humanities, Social Sciences and LanguagesAUD 32,512
LawAUD 42,656
Music, Visual and Performing ArtsAUD 28,928 – AUD 56,224 

Financial Aid

International students are offered various scholarships by the University of Melbourne. There are around 176 scholarships that are offered to students. Some of them are:

  • Human Rights Scholarship- AUD 94,200 awarded to 2 students,
  • Newman College Rector's Exhibitions- for 50 students.
  • Global Graduate Merit Scholarship- for students, 25%-50% tuition fee waivered.


University of Melbourne has a network of 385,000 alumni globally. It offers benefits like: career development resources, discounted membership for events, access to library/E-Journals/Coursera courses, 25% discount on Melbourne University Publishing, 10% off on fee for Chinese classes, etc.


University enrolled over 52,000 students in the year 2017. 51% of students were enrolled in undergraduate programs while rest 49% were enrolled in graduate programs. Business and Economics programs had a maximum enrollment of 9,091 students. University has 56% of the female student population.

  • Students can apply through the official website for a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degree programs.
  • TOEFL and IELTS are accepted as proof of English proficiency.
  • University of Melbourne invites applications twice a year during the summer and winter season.


Application PortalUniversity Application Portal
Application Fee AUD 100
Payment ModeCredit Card
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsSummer, Winter
Financial AidGrants, loans, scholarships

University of Melbourne Admission Deadlines

The applicants are advised to apply before given deadlines to be considered for admission:

Undergraduate Program Applicants
Semester 1Late December
Semester 231st May
Graduate Program Applicants
Start-year entry31st October
Mid-year entry30th April

University of Melbourne International Admission

As of December 2017, over 20,000 International students were enrolled in University of Melbourne which is 40% of the total student population. International student enrolment also increased from over 17,000 in 2016 to over 20,000 in 2017.

International Student Admission Requirements

  • Copy of all previous academic results
  • Official translation of documents written in a language other than English.
  • IELTS or TOEFL scores as proof of english proficiency.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants can submit the TOEFL and/or IELTS scores to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are given below:

TestMinimum Score Required
577 (pBT)
GraduateVaries with Program

Visa requirements for international Students

Before applying for the visa, students must ensure that they have received an offer of study, submitted their Student acceptance and payment agreement and received a Confirmation of Enrollment.

Some of the documents required for applying the visa are:

  • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
  • Evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Evidence of funds.

For more details, students are advised to visit the student visa section of the official website of the University.

University of Melbourne Undergraduate Admissions

University of Melbourne offers a wide range of undergraduate courses to all the applicants. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Where to Apply: University Application Portal

Application Fee: AU$100

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcript with details of all the grades/marks obtained
  • English translation of Official transcripts

University of Melbourne Graduate Admissions

University of Melbourne provides more than 340 graduate program to the students. There may be slight variations in the individual requirements for each program, but the overall process of admission is the same.

Where to Apply: Course-Specific University’s Portal

Application Fee: AUD 100

Admission Requirements:

  • An Undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university
  • Academic documents of the previous course of study
  • Interviews, portfolios and supplementary tests as per the course requirements

Requirements for some of the master’s program are as follows:

CourseApplication PortalAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
Master of Business Administration MBA Application Portal.680 or above GMAT score, two years of work experience, Personal Statement, two references,IELTS: 7.0;
TOEFL (pBT): 600-603;
TOEFL (iBT): 102
Master of Engineering (Civil) or (Civil with Business)Course Application PortalWAM of 65%+IELTS: 6.5;
TOEFL (pBT): 577;
TOEFL (iBT): 79
Master of Computer ScienceCourse Application PortalMajor in computer science, WAM of 75%+, Mathematics or StatisticsIELTS: 6.5
TOEFL (iBT): 80;
TOEFL (cBT): 213;
TOEFL (pBT): 550
Master of Information TechnologyCourse Application Portal1 technical computer programming subject, WAM of 65%+ IELTS: 6.5;
TOEFL (pBT): 577;
TOEFL (iBT): 79
Master of Science (BioSciences)Course Application PortalMajor in biomedicine, computational biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, environmental science,
genetics, physiology, plant science, veterinary science or zoology, WAM of 65%+, endorsement by a prospective supervisor
IELTS: 6.5;
TOEFL (pBT): 577;
TOEFL (iBT): 79

Ranked as the best Australian University, The University of Melbourne is a great destination to study abroad. It has a huge number of international students from 130 different countries, contributing to the diversity within the campus.

With a fairly good acceptance rate, it is easy to secure admission at the University of Melbourne, provided you have an excellent academic record and a thirst for knowledge. Students are advised to keep a track of the deadlines for admission and are also required to fulfil the eligibility for visa within the stipulated period of time.