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 the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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:
Domestic students graduate coursework application dates
|Application closing date Start Year / Feb 2020||Application closing date Midyear / July 2020||Indicative assessment turn-around time*|
|Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)||31 October 2019||31 May 2020||2 - 4 weeks|
|Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM)||31 October 2019||31 May 2020||4 - 6 weeks|
|Australian Fee-paying place||14 February 2020||12 July 2020||2 - 4 weeks|
Please note: Late applications may be accepted.
*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.
International applicants may apply in one of two ways:
- Through one of our overseas representatives. Read more information on overseas representatives; or
- Submit an online application directly to the University
Supporting documents should be uploaded as electronic files during your online application.
Please check the Graduate Coursework International Applications web page for further details on closing dates, submission of supporting documents and other application instructions.
International graduate coursework application dates
Start year / Semester 1 (February), 2020
International applications for Semester 1, 2020 should be submitted no later than 31 October 2019. Later international applications for Semester 1, 2020 may be accepted for some courses through until 31 December 2019.
Mid year / Semester 2 (July), 2020
International applications for Semester 2, 2020 should be submitted no later than 31 March 2020. Later international applications for Semester 2, 2020 may be accepted for some courses through until 31 May 2020.
There is no separate application form for commencing students to apply for a scholarship. All commencing students will be automatically assessed for the relevant scholarships. Once admitted into your course however, you may make applications for the scholarships available to current students in the Faculty of Arts (via the Scholarships and Prizes web page) and the University of Melbourne (via the Scholarships website).
Doctor of Philosophy (Arts), Masters by Research and BA (Honours) applications
Stop 1: information and services for current Graduate coursework students.
Contact Stop 1 online, on the phone or in person.