How and when to apply


Please ensure that you address all the application requirements for your program. Keep in mind you may apply even if you are awaiting academic results for the final semester of your course, as conditional offers can be made.


Domestic students

Domestic applicants are Australian citizens and permanent residents, New Zealand citizens, and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa.

To apply for a graduate program you must:

  1. Submit an online application
  2. Provide all requested supporting documentation


2017 Domestic students graduate coursework application dates

  Application closing date
Midyear / July 2017
Indicative assessment turn-around time *
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) applications 31 May 2017 2 - 4 weeks
Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM) applications 31 May 2017 4 - 6 weeks
Australian Fee-paying place applications 7 July 2017 2 - 4 weeks

Please note:

  • * These assessment timelines are only relevant for applications received with full supporting documentation and may vary during peak periods, particularly if your application is not for the current intake
  • Late CSP and/or GAM applications are not accepted
  • Late applications for Australian fee-paying places may be possible after the final closing date. Please email Arts Grad admissions
BA (honours) applications
Semester 2, 2017 applications close 31 May 2017. Application outcomes are sent from mid June

PhD and Masters by Research applications
Start Year / February is the only intake available annually for PhD and Masters by Research applications
The next available intake is Start Year / February 2018
Applications for the 2018 intake close 31 October 2017 for domestic students

International students

International applicants may apply in one of two ways:

Supporting documents should be submitted as follow:

  • To assist the timely assessment of your application please upload your supporting documents as electronic files during your online application
  • Please check the Future Students Admission and applications International graduate coursework web page for further details on closing dates, submission of supporting documents  and other application instructions

2017 & 2018 International graduate coursework application dates

Mid Year / Semester 2 (July), 2017

The Faculty of Arts strongly recommend applications for Semester 2, 2017 are submitted by 31 March 2017 in order to ensure your application is assessed in time for processing of student visas. The final late closing date for international graduate coursework applications for Semester 1, 2017 is normally 31 May 2017. Later applications may be accepted from onshore applicants.

Start Year / Semester 1 (February), 2018

The Faculty of Arts strongly recommend applications for Semester 1, 2018 are submitted by 31 October 2017 in order to ensure your application is assessed in time for processing of student visas. The final closing date for international graduate coursework applications for Semester 1, 2017 is normally 31 December 2017. Later applications may be accepted from onshore applicants.

Mid year / Semester 2 (July), 2018

The Faculty of Arts strongly recommend applications for Semester 2, 2018 are submitted by 31 March 2018 in order to ensure your application is assessed in time for processing of student visas. The final closing date for international graduate coursework applications for Semester 1, 2018 is normally 31 May 2018. Later applications may be accepted from onshore applicants.

Indicative turnaround times for course applications

Scholarship applications

There is not a separate application form to apply for a scholarship; the Graduate Research Application form includes a scholarship application section. For scholarship application deadlines please visit the Faculty of Arts Scholarships and Prizes web page.

Contact us

Stop 1: information and services for current graduate coursework students
Contact Stop 1 online, on the phone or in person.