Unimelb Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,,Australia

  • Melbourne,Australia

The University of Melbourne (Unimelb) is a public university situated in Melbourne, Australia. The university follows the Melbourne Model, which is a distinctive curriculum that gives students a broad understanding of the world beyond the chosen degree. Equipped with a breadth and depth of knowledge, Melbourne graduates are flexible, adaptable and ready for any future. With a legacy of more than 160 years, it is one of the oldest research universities in the world. As of 2021, the university has a research outcome greater than AUD 500 million. The University of Melbourne has a global alumni network of 4,30,000+ alumni living across 160 countries. More than 6,000 students participate in the student-alumni mentor programs held every year, where current students receive guidance, internship opportunities, and professional help from industry experts.

Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

The University of Melbourne offers more than 650 courses across 90 study areas. There are around 36 undergraduate programs, including 28 bachelor’s courses and 124 majors. More than 300 graduate programs, including 186 master’s courses and 48 research programs are available. International students can also take short courses, certification courses, and research-based courses at the University of Melbourne.

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

The eligibility requirements for admission to various programs at the University of Melbourne are:

Undergraduate: The applicant must have attained at least 18 years of age. Special permission is required for applicants below 18. The successful completion of high school equivalent to Australian class 12 is important. Some courses may also accept SAT or ACT scores. The minimum score requirements for Indian students are as follows:



Other Indian State Boards


65 with English and Mathematics as prerequisite subjects

75 with English and Mathematics as prerequisite subjects


75 with English as a prerequisite subject

85/80 with English as a prerequisite subject

Science/Oral Health

75 with English, Mathematics and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics for Science; and English and one of Biology or Chemistry for Oral Health as prerequisite subjects

80 with English, Mathematics and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics for Science; and English and one of Biology or Chemistry for Oral Health as prerequisite subjects


82 with English and Mathematics as prerequisite subjects

90 with English and Mathematics as prerequisite subjects


91with English, Chemistry, and Mathematics as prerequisite subjects

93 with English, Chemistry, and Mathematics as prerequisite subjects


Graduate: The successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution is required. Most courses require a minimum of 65 to 70 per cent of scores in bachelor studies for admission. A GMAT score of at least 630 or a GRE score of 315 or more is required as per the course.


English Language Requirements

International students are required to provide proof of English proficiency through one of the standard tests. The score requirements are as follows:

English Proficiency Test

UG Requirement

PG Requirements



79 with no less than 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and listening/ 94 with no less than 27 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and listening



6.5 with no band less than 6.0


7.0 with no band less than 6.5



58 or 65 with no band less than 50

Cambridge English (CAE)


176 or 185 with no less than 169 in any group

Please note that English proficiency and other academic score requirements might vary from one course to another. We encourage you to refer to the respective course page to know the exact requirements.

What all documents are needed for application?

Verified academic transcripts need to be sent to the university directly. Other documents required for admission are:

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

International students are charged an application fee of AUD 100 to apply for programs at the University of Melbourne. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid using a credit card before submitting the application.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

University fees are not based on a chosen degree. Undergraduate and graduate tuition fees differ based on enrolled subjects each academic semester. The cost of individual subjects within a course varies and may increase with each academic year. The cost of each subject is determined by the discipline fee band it's grouped into and its study load. These fee bands are determined by the content of the subject, not the course: Subject study load (as a fraction) x Subject fee (AUD per study load) = Cost of the subject. The exact fee estimates can be found on the respective course pages.

Here is an overview of the range of tuition fees for international students at the university for 2022:




Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

The University of Melbourne has one of the most generous scholarships programs in Australia. These scholarships help with tuition and living costs. Some of these scholarships require a separate application process while others fall in the automatic consideration criteria.

International undergraduate applicants can apply for these scholarships:

  • Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship: About 30 scholarships are awarded each year to students who get AUD 10,000 tuition fee remission in the first year of undergraduate study. Approximately 10 scholarships awarded each year provide recipients with a 100% tuition fee remission for the normal full-time duration of their undergraduate degree.
  • Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship: This is awarded to high achieving international students who have completed secondary school in Australia. Recipients receive a 50% tuition fee remission for a full-time bachelor degree. A Global Scholars Award of up to AUD 2,500 is also given for approved overseas study.

The university offers the following types of scholarships to international graduate applicants:

  • Coursework scholarships: This includes scholarships such as the International Postgraduate Coursework Award and Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship.
  • Australia Awards Scholarships: Administered by the Australian Government, this scholarship is awarded to international students from a developing country who wish to undertake study or research in Australia.
  • Endeavour Scholarships and fellowships: Competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships are offered by the Australian government. These awards allow international students to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia.

Other scholarships and bursaries: Students can apply for these after they enrol at the university. There are various funding opportunities awarded by university faculties based on academic achievement while other opportunities are there to assist with the general cost of living and tuition.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

The University of Melbourne has two intakes session known as Semester 1 and Semester 2.

International applicants need to mind these deadlines while applying to respective programs:

Undergraduate Deadlines

Intake Session

Tentative Application Closure Dates

Semester 1 (start year)


Semester 2 (mid-year)



Graduate Deadlines

The dates given below reflect the deadlines for most courses within the faculty. However, some courses may have earlier application deadlines. Late applications may be accepted under special circumstances; however, students are advised to apply as early as possible to avoid visa delays.


Semester 2 Deadline

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

May end

Faculty of Arts (Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Melbourne Business School

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Melbourne Law School

Melbourne School of Design

Early to Mid- June

What is the application process?

International students can apply directly to the university via its online application portal: prod.ss.unimelb.edu.au/student/SM/eApplications/eAppLogin.aspx?r=&f=#UM.EAP.CI2LOGIN.WEB. Applicants can also take the help of a university agent present in their nearby area. Graduate applications for the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, the Melbourne Law School and Melbourne School of Design require completion of specific application forms and/or have additional requirements. Medicine, Dental Surgery, Clinical Dentistry and the Master of Teaching also require alternative application methods. For other graduate and undergraduate courses, you can follow these steps to apply online:

Step 1: Click on applying as a ‘new student’ and create an account.



Step 2: Fill in your personal details.



Step 3: Enter your communication details such as your email address, phone number, and physical address with a pin code. Next, add citizenship and residency details.



Step 4: Add your study details by providing information about your high school type, year of completion, student ID, and result type.



Step 5: Select the appropriate board of education/college for your qualifying examination. Then, upload the required supporting documents.



Step 6: Enter scores and other details about the English proficiency test you have attempted.



Add your accommodation preferences and verify the application form. Pay the application fee and submit the application.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

Undergraduate applicants at the University of Melbourne receive their admission results within two weeks of submitting their applications, while graduate applicants can expect a decision within four to eight weeks of application submission. The university releases result for research programs within 8 to 12 weeks.  These indicative turnaround times are not relevant if the courses you have applied for:

  • Makes selection decisions only at set times during the year
  • Requires results of admissions tests that have not yet been released (e.g. GMAT, LSAT, GAMSAT/MCAT)
  • Requires outcomes of auditions or interviews that have not yet been scheduled

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this university?

The University of Melbourne has an acceptance rate of around 70%, making it a moderately selective university. The admissions committee assess students based on a range of factors, from eligibility to apply to meeting course requirements and subject prerequisites. The selection process basically includes three steps:

  • Selection Ranking: You need to achieve at least the required scores set for entry, as well as meet minimum entry requirements.
  • Other Criteria: The admissions team considers the completion of prerequisite subjects, portfolio assessments, work and life experience, previous non-secondary study and results of special admissions or supplementary tests.
  • Student Ranking: You will be ranked in order of merit as measured against these criteria. The highest achieving applicants are chosen first until the quota of places available in the course is filled.

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

The university is home to a student body of more than 48,000 students, including more than 13,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. As of October 2020, the University of Melbourne had 52,151 full-time students, including 52% of undergraduates and 48% of graduates. International students make up 41% of the total student body, i.e. 21,406 international students were studying at the university as of 2020 and representing 155 nations.

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

International students at the University of Melbourne can work part-time while studying. Students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate coursework programs can work for a limited number of hours during sessions. In contrast, graduate research students can work full-time. International students with student visas can work for a maximum of 40 hours every fourteen days during sessions and full-time during session breaks. The Careers and Employability team at the university helps international students find appropriate and safe work opportunities.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

The University of Melbourne’s main campus is in Parkville. It also has an inner suburb north of Melbourne's central business district with several other campuses located across Victoria, such as:

  • Southbank
  • Burnley
  • Creswick
  • Dookie
  • Werribee
  • Shepparton

The university has 10 major academic faculties which further oversee various schools and colleges.

Is on-campus housing available?

International students at the University of Melbourne can opt for university accommodation, residential college housing, or off-campus accommodation. The full residential package for international students also gives catering options, including tea, coffee, and fruits. On-campus accommodation also offers fully furnished individual bedrooms with no additional electricity, water, or gas charges. In addition, residents have access to the library, computer lab, sports courts, communal lounges, the art studio, and extensive gardens. The tentative cost of housing that international students might incur in 2022 is given below:

Undergraduate Student Accommodation

Accommodation Type

 Annual Cost (in AUD)

Full Catering: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week


Moderate catering: Lunch and dinner 7 days a week


Minimum catering: Lunch 7 days a week and dinner on Wednesdays and Thursdays



Graduate Student Accommodation

Accommodation Type

Annual Cost (in AUD)

Ensuite room with a kitchenette


Ensuite room with shared kitchen


Alternatively, students can opt for off-campus accommodation in the form of hostels, homestays, private rentals, and shared student apartments.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

International students may contact the University of Melbourne through email, phone, or post. The contact details are:

Address: The University of Melbourne, Grattan Street, Parkville, Victoria, 3010, Australia

Phone (international): +61-3-9035-5511

E-mail: undergrad-admissions@unimelb.edu.au/ grad-admissions@unimelb.edu.au

Website: www.unimelb.edu.au/

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