The University of Melbourne has today offered 5,953 domestic undergraduate students a place in the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) December offer round, an increase of 956 offers on the same time last year.
The December offer round includes 1103 offers to the University’s inaugural Narrm Scholarship candidates, while 42 per cent of our overall domestic December round offers went to applicants eligible for Access Melbourne, our Special Entry Access Scheme.
Narrm Scholars include students eligible for Access Melbourne, such as students from low socioeconomic areas - particularly in regional or remote areas of Australia - or students who are Indigenous Australians - 36 of whom have been offered a place as a Narrm Scholar today.
In the December offer round the University offered places to students from Victoria, the ACT, NSW and Tasmania. Students in remaining states due to receive offers in subsequent January VTAC rounds along with eligible students completing other Australian Year 12 programs and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.
University of Melbourne Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Professor Gregor Kennedy, said he was looking forward to meeting the new Narrm Scholars in February.
“I am delighted to see the Narrm Scholarship Program come to life with our offers today," Professor Kennedy said.
“We’re serious about widening participation in university study and we’re gaining momentum in our work to shape our student community in a way that reflects our broader society. We welcome excellent students from all backgrounds.
“It’s wonderful to receive that offer letter and I send my warm congratulations to our 2024 future students.”
This year again, the University’s most popular courses were the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science, with Arts, Science, Commerce and Biomedicine at Melbourne comprising four of the top five overall VTAC preferences.
Graduate Degree Packages, offering students assured entry to their preferred graduate degree upon successful completion of their Bachelor degree along with other eligibility requirements, were also a popular choice with over 15 per cent of students in the December round receiving an offer for a Bachelor and Masters package.
For full details of key dates for different cohorts, visit study.unimelb.edu.au.