We know that applying to study at university may seem like a daunting task.

To help you get started, and make the process a bit less complicated, we've pulled together all the relevant information about applying for our courses.

About VU

Although Victoria University (VU) is a young university, we have a long, rich history of delivering high quality, accessible education in the west of Melbourne.

Ranked in the top 2% of universities globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-18), VU is world class in the west.

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Admission criteria

You must meet the minimum academic entry requirements in order to be eligible for admission into your chosen course.

Course-specific requirements can be found in both VU's course search and the VTAC CourseSearch.

You must meet the eligibility criteria of the relevant course you are applying to.

If you are not applying with a completed qualification, you must have completed at least 6 months of continuous study in an undergraduate degree or higher qualification, at any Australian University within the last 5 years, and have also completed your VCE or equivalent.

You must meet the eligibility criteria of the relevant course you are applying to.

To be considered, you must have satisfactorily completed an accredited award at Diploma or above at an Australian Registered Training Organisation. Some Victoria University courses may accept a completed Certificate IV in a related discipline.

Check your course page for minimum requirements.

You must meet the eligibility criteria of the course you are applying to.

If you have completed your Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), an Australian or overseas equivalent, or an International Baccalaureate (IB) in the last 2 years, you must meet any course prerequisites.

Courses may also list ATAR as the basis for selection; you can find the previous year's data for these courses in the ATAR information set. Some undergraduate courses at Victoria University may also require a minimum ATAR and other selection criteria to be met.

Check your course page for minimum requirements. See the ATAR profile to get an idea of previous intakes.

If you do not have any formal academic history, you may be considered on the basis of other work or life experiences.

Check your course page for specific work and life experience admission requirements.

Additional information

Moondani Balluk offer dedicated support to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, including information on how to apply and financial assistance.

Aboriginal higher education and vocational education units are also available across a number of our courses.

Applicants with overseas qualifications are required to meet equivalent levels of course prerequisites and additional requirements listed in VU's course search and the VTAC CourseSearch.

Your qualification will need to be assessed for equivalency to an Australian degree. Find out more about country-specific minimum academic entry requirements for our courses.

If you are applying to study a Bachelor degree at Victoria University, and your most recent qualification is the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent, you will need to satisfy the minimum English language requirements for your chosen course.

Some courses may have higher English language requirements than others, so please check your course page.

How to apply

There are several ways to apply for courses at VU based on a number of factors, including:

  • your chosen course study level
  • your residency status
  • the time of year
  • your student status, if you are a current or recent student of VU (within the last 6 months).

Find out more about how to apply for courses if you are a:


Ready to study at VU? If you received an offer:

  • through VTAC, you can accept your offer by logging into MYVU Portal and proceeding to online enrolment
  • direct from VU, you can accept your offer by logging in to our Online Admissions Centre and enrolling in your units.

If you completed any previous study, or have relevant work/life experience, this is the time to seek recognition or credit for your skills and past study.

International students will need to follow specific steps to accepting their offer.

It's good to understand what you may need to pay for your course before you start. Find out more about course tuition fees for:

You may also be required to pay the Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF), which covers services and amenities not directly related to your studies (including clubs, support services, sports, and facilities in student lounges and learning spaces).

If you're not ready to start, find out how to defer your study.

Student & campus services

Our student advice & support services will help you get the most out of university life. They include:

There is also a broad range of activities for you to get involved in, both on- and off-campus. You can:

Financial assistance

There is a range of fee assistance, referrals and advice available to help you manage your finances while studying.

Student profile

The table below provides an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Victoria University. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study in Semester 1, 2019 and were enrolled post census date across all Australian campuses and includes data on International students studying in Australia. Student numbers in the table have been grouped by the most relevant study or work background of the applicant cohort.

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Semester 1, 2019 student profile

  Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study 1191 22.4%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study 802 15.1%
(C) Work and life experience 593 11.1%
(D) Recent secondary education 2130 40.1%
Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR 297 5.6%
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered 59 1.1%
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor 1774 33.4%
International students 603 11.3%
All students 5319 100%

Notes: L/N - Low numbers; N/A - Data not available; N/P - Not published