Apply for a program
Find out more information about coursework programs offered by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Or, if you are ready to apply, use the information below.
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 the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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 and the Master of Cultural Materials Conservation have specific requirements.
Information about International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) requirements as well as The University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program (UMELBP) and the Diagnostic English Language Assessment (DELA).
Faculty specific information for domestic students on Commonwealth Supported Places and fee assistance options. Links for international students to relevant University fee pages.
Graduate Access Melbourne
Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM) aims to minimise barriers and broaden access to graduate coursework study at The University of Melbourne. The scheme is open to Masters by Coursework applicants.
The Faculty of Arts welcomes recipients of various Australia Award Scholarships (AAS) provided by the Australian Government for international students. Read about the AAS approved programs and support services available.
Renmin University Pathway to Melbourne
The Faculty of Arts is pleased to work with four schools in the University of Renmin. Eligible students may apply for the Pathway to Melbourne Program, splitting their Masters program between Renmin and Melbourne.
Master of Translation Partner Institutions
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne is pleased to work with select Chinese partner institutions on a graduate partnership agreement for the Master of Translation.
Each semester, the Faculty of Arts invites commencing graduate students to an Orientation Welcome Session where you will be introduced to your Graduate School, program coordinators, and commencing classmates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Specific advice on entry requirements, applying, fees, and accepting your offer.
Plan Your Program
Support for planning and managing your program. The University's Students website provides detailed information about enrolment and student complaints and grievances. For information about courses and subjects please visit the University Handbook.
Get Started at The University of Melbourne
Congratulations on your offer to The University of Melbourne! You can accept your offer, enrol in your degree and choose your subjects before you come onto campus. If you're not ready to start studying yet, you can also defer or decline your offer.
Principal Dates for 2019
See here for important dates for 2019 including study periods and University of Melbourne holiday breaks.
Enrolment and re-enrolment
To be recognised as a current student, you must enrol at the beginning of your course and then re-enrol every year for the duration of your course.
Sample study plans
Find out about sample subject study plans for the degree you wish to study
If you’re about to undertake a course at the University of Melbourne and have completed previous study at a tertiary level, you may be eligible to receive credit (advanced standing) towards your degree.
Leave of absence: taking a break from your studies
Unexpected things sometimes happen in life or maybe you even have an itch to travel and see the world before knuckling down. If you wish to take time off from a course that you're currently enrolled in, you may be able to apply for a leave of absence.
The Faculty of Arts has teaching spaces available for ad hoc bookings by academic staff and graduate students.
Audio/Visual loan equipment
We have a range of high quality equipment for loan to graduate students to help with course and subject requirements.
Video edit suites
We have several high quality editing suites available to graduate students to help with course and subject requirements. These suites must be booked.
Enrich your Program
Want to make the most of your program? The Faculty of Arts provides internship and scholarship opportunities as well as a range of resources.
Work Integrated Learning (Internships)
An internship undertaken while studying at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences will develop discipline specific and professionally oriented skills which build upon your studies.
Graduate Internship Grants
The Faculty of Arts offers internship grants to graduate coursework students who are undertaking interstate or overseas internships for credit with the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences or the Melbourne School of Government.
Graduate Coursework Conference Grants
The Faculty of Arts offers conference grants to graduate coursework students who have been invited to attend and/or present at a local, interstate or overseas conference which is relevant to their current graduate course.
The Faculty of Arts runs a number of overseas subjects around the world, in collaboration with partner universities. Overseas subjects typically run for a week and may also involve industry visits and cultural excursions.
The Faculty of Arts permits graduate students to undertake subjects of equivalent standing for credit at other Australian institutions. It also offers places to applicants from other tertiary institutions.
View all the exciting enrichment activities relating to the Graduate coursework program
Diploma in Languages
The Diploma in Languages is a concurrent qualification, taken at the same time as your graduate degree. It will generally add an extra year of full-time study to your degree. The Diploma in Languages comprises a 100 point sequence of Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 language subjects.
Travel overseas for credit towards your degree!
The Faculty of Arts is committed to increasing our recruitment and retention of Indigenous staff and students and believes that Indigenous Australians bring a wealth of experience, expertise, knowledge and skills that will inform, enrich and fundamentally improve the Faculty.
Work on campus
The Students@Work program provides on-campus employment opportunities (internships and professional roles) to current University of Melbourne students, allowing you to develop employability skills whilst enhancing connectivity and engagement with the University.
Faculty of Arts events
View all the exciting events relating to the Faculty of Arts.
As a student, you may experience extraordinary or unusual circumstances, or ongoing circumstances that adversely affect your academic performance. The University has policies in place to support students who are experiencing academic disadvantage.
Overloading and over-enrolment
If you wish to undertake more than a standard study load during any given semester, you must apply to overload. If you’re nearing the end of your course and need more credit points to fill the course requirements, you may be eligible to over-enrol.
Complaints and grievances
You may find that you need help to resolve problems that arise during your studies. Whatever the issue, the student complaints and grievances policy and procedure are designed to ensure that the problem is solved in a timely and effective manner.
- Getting Started at Melbourne
- See the Getting Started at Melbourne web page
- Administration of your course
- See the Manage my admin web page
- See the Students Enrolment web page
- Stop 1: information and services for current graduate coursework students
- Contact Stop 1 online, on the phone or in person.