Supporting documents

Document requirements when applying for a graduate coursework program, including what to do if you have problems uploading your documents. Certain programs such as the Executive Master of Arts, Master of Creative Writing and Publishing, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Cultural Materials Conservation have specific requirements.

Please note: certified copies of the original transcripts and completion records from your previous studies may be requested by the University at any time to verify the authenticity of the documentation that was provided with your application.

To assist the timely assessment of your application, please upload your supporting documents as electronic files during your online application.

Problems uploading supporting documents during application

If you are a domestic applicant and were not able to upload all supporting documents during your online application please email your outstanding supporting documents to email National Admissions.

If you are an international applicant and were not able to upload all supporting documents during your online application email your outstanding application documents to ia-suppdoc@unimelb.edu.au.

Please note: Please ensure when providing additional supporting documents to clearly identify your full name, application ID number, as well as the intake and course/s applied for.

If you are currently studying at The University of Melbourne, or have studied here in the past, the Admissions staff will have access your University of Melbourne academic records, so we do not need you to provide us with copies of your University of Melbourne transcripts.

If you are studying outside The University of Melbourne in the current semester, you are required to provide us with an official record/transcript of your current course results to date, either as an uploaded electronic file during your online application or via post. You will then need to provide us with an official final transcript, and proof of degree completion, as soon as these are available.

If you would like relevant professional experience to be taken into account during assessment of your application, you will also need to provide a CV detailing the relevant work experience, along with the contact details of at least two professional referees. Professional reference letters may also be included.

If any of your documentation is in a language other than English, an official certified English translation must also be provided.

Please note: in addition to course entry requirements, all applicants must also establish they meet the English Language requirements of The University of Melbourne.

If you have read the requirements and are eligible to apply for the Faculty of Arts Graduate Access Melbourne scheme, ensure you complete the Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM) section of your online course application, and upload documents that support the claims made in your GAM application.

Additional documents

  • Applicants who hold an honours degree (equivalent to an Australian 4-year Honours degree qualification) relevant to their masters application should additionally provide details of their thesis topic and honours coursework subjects if this information does not appear on their academic transcript
  • Applicants whose previous qualifications were undertaken more than 10 years ago should also provide a CV with their application
  • Applicants may also wish to submit a personal statement highlighting key aspects of their application and interest in the course (optional)
  • Applicants for the Executive Master of Arts (EMA) are required to submit a statement of intent as part of their application (500 words maximum). In particular, the Selection Committee would like to know what has motivated you to undertake the EMA course
  • Applicants for the Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing are required to submit a 3000 word creative writing folio with their application
  • Applicants for the Master of Public Administration (MPA) are required to submit a CV with their application. MPA applicants are also encouraged to submit a statement of intent as part of their application (500 words maximum). In particular, the Selection Committee would like to know what has motivated you to undertake the MPA course

Master of Cultural Materials Conservation

  • Applicants for the Master of Cultural Materials Conservation should note that completion of study equivalent to 25 points of University-level chemistry is normally required as background for a large proportion of subjects in the program. If you do not have any chemistry background you are strongly advised to undertake the Chemistry Bridging Course prior to commencing your Masters program. The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation conducts the bridging course twice a year in November/December and March/April.
  • Master of Cultural Material Conservation applicants are asked to provide a statement with their application that addresses the following:
    • Evidence of manual dexterity, either through a folio presentation or by reference
    • Noting preferred area of specialisation: Paintings conservation/Objects conservation/Paper conservation
    • Noting if a Colour Vision test has been taken (not compulsory): YES/NO, PASS/FAIL
    • Noting details of any formal studies in Chemistry relevant to this course
    • Detailing any relevant work experience (no more than 500 words)
    • Indicating if you would like to be considered for a shorter program, and on what basis (please refer to the stated course entry requirements)