How and when to apply

How and when to apply information for domestic and international students when applying for a Masters by Coursework, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma (Advanced) or Graduate Certificate (Advanced) with either the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences or the Melbourne School of Government.

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

2018 Domestic students graduate coursework application dates

  Application closing date Start Year / Feb 2018 Application closing date
Midyear / July 2018
Indicative assessment turn-around time*
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) applications 31 October 2017 31 May 2018 2 - 4 weeks
Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM) applications 31 October 2017 31 May 2018 4 - 6 weeks
Australian Fee-paying place applications 10 Feb 2018 6 July 2018 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

2018 BA (honours) applications

  • Semester 1, 2018 domestic Honours applications close 30 November 2017. Application outcomes are normally sent from mid December 2017.
  • Semester 2, 2018 domestic Honours applications will close 30 May 2018. Application outcomes are normally sent from mid June.

2018 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

2018 International graduate coursework application dates

Start Year / Semester 1 (February), 2018

International applications for Semester 1, 2018 should be submitted no later than 31 October 2017. Later international graduate coursework applications for Semester 1, 2018 may be accepted for some courses through until 31 December 2017.

Mid year / Semester 2 (July), 2018

International applications for Semester 2, 2018 should be submitted no later than 31 March 2018. Later international graduate coursework applications for Semester 2, 2018 may be accepted for some courses through until 31 May 2018.

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

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