International applicants are citizens of all other countries (excluding Australian citizens and permanent residents, New Zealand citizens, and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa).
International application deadlines
International applications must be submitted by:
Applications for Mid-Year (July), 2017 entry: 30 April 2017 (Students are advised to apply as early as possible).
Applications for Start Year (February), 2018: 31 October 2017
Late applications may be accepted, however students are advised to apply as early as possible to avoid visa delays.
Step 1 - Entry requirements
Check the minimum entry requirements for the course to which you want to apply.
Step 2 - Applying
International applicants may apply in one of two ways:
- Through one of our overseas representatives.
or to apply online you will need:
- to complete the online application form
- a record of your undergraduate grades and grades for any further study (you may apply even if you are awaiting final results as conditional offers can be given)
- a statement of intent
- your GMAT/GRE score if required by the program and you do not qualify for an exemption
- TOEFL or IELTS score if you are applying from a country where English is not the official language or the language of instruction and assessment.
- Read more information about the English Language Requirements.
Step 3 - Supply documentation
Supply original or certified copies of all qualifications:
- this must include academic transcripts showing all subjects attempted and proof of completion of the degree.
- if documents are not in English, a certified translation is required.
- you can attach your supporting documents to your online application.
- you will need to have access to scanned copies of your documents to upload them to your application.
- please note that scanned versions of certified documents do not meet our verification requirements, but we can commence assessing your application.
- we require that hard copies of certified documents are mailed to us before an unconditional offer can be made.
If you are an international student applying through one of our authorised agents:
- scanned and faxed copies of certified results forwarded by the agent do meet our verification requirements.
- if you do not have access to a scanner, you will be able to submit your documents through the post or by fax.
- if you are mailing your documents, please send certified copies,as originals are not kept and will not be returned.
You will be notified of the outcome six weeks after receipt of your application. Late applications or applications for later intakes may be delayed beyond these timeframes.
What is a Statement of Intent?
Your application must include a statement of intent of no more than 500 words. It should describe your personal motivation to undertake further study, and can include details of your personal circumstances as well as your life and work experiences. It should emphasise any aspect of your personal history that may enhance your application, including extra-curricular activity, community involvement, work experience, relevant personal characteristics and any outstanding achievements.
What are the English language requirements?
The University of Melbourne has a set of English language requirements which all applicants must meet. If you have completed a previous degree which was taught and assessed entirely in English you do not have to undertake a test.
Minimum scores and tests accepted
For English language tests, we require documentary evidence of having obtained the minimum scores within the previous 24 months.
IELTS: 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0)
TOEFL (paper test): 577 with TWE 4.5
TOEFL (internet): 79 with Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58-64 inclusive and no communicative skill below 50
Do I qualify for a GMAT/GRE exemption?
The GMAT or GRE is not mandatory for applicants who have previously completed an undergraduate degree at an Australian or New Zealand University.
Exemptions from the GMAT/GRE are applicable if you fit into the ‘humanitarian aid case’ category - i.e. you are an applicant who:
- is in receipt of a sponsored scholarship from a humanitarian aid organisation (eg AusAid)
- holds a permanent Humanitarian Visa for Australia
- can demonstrate that humanitarian crisis impacts on your ability to sit the GMAT/GRE (eg, residence in country where there has been a recent critical threat to their health, safety, security or well-being through armed conflict, epidemic, famine, or natural disaster).