We understand that life sometimes throws up barriers that prevent or deter people from studying.

Our special admissions programs are designed to help you overcome those barriers. They offer extra opportunities for you to get into your chosen course, so that you can reach your true potential.

Apply for special admission

If you applied for a course through VTAC:

Apply for consideration through VTAC's Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS).

How to apply for SEAS through VTAC

If you applied for a course directly to Victoria University:

Use our  direct admission special consideration application


When do I submit my special admission application?

Submit your application, along with any supporting documentation, when you apply for your course.

Special admission categories

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can talk to Moondani Balluk staff about course options, and the range of support services and pastoral care available.

Indigenous Australians may be eligible for VU’s Moondani Balluk Aboriginal admission program. Fill out the form and a member of staff will be in touch with you soon.

You can also contact the University’s Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit on +61 3 9919 2836 or email [email protected].

Admission into a course will be based on an assessment of your capacity to successfully complete the course.

For applicants whose school or home location has adversely affected their preparation for post-secondary study.

Rural or isolated areas are determined based on the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Remoteness Areas classification.

For applicants who are applying for a course in fields of study recognised as underrepresented by their gender. View our list of  eligible courses for men and women in under-represented disciplines.

For applicants whose non-English-speaking background has adversely affected their preparation for post-secondary study.

If difficult living circumstances have impacted your preparation for post-secondary study, you may be considered under this category. Circumstances include, but are not limited to:

  • long term illness of a relative
  • constant relocation
  • excessive family responsibility
  • abusive living environment
  • homelessness
  • natural disaster.

Your education may have been affected by difficult financial circumstances, where you were dependent on Centrelink or a Family Tax Benefit for support.

The Accessibility Services team aims to ensure that all students with a disability or medical condition are able to actively participate in all aspects of university life.

To discuss the range of support and inclusive practices available,

Students from families where no one has attended University before them are called 'first in family' or 'first generation' students.

We offer sponsored places to eligible asylum seekers and refugees at VU Polytechnic.

Find out about our programs, courses and opportunities for asylum seekers.

UniLodge Accommodation scholarship

Newly commencing full-time students who are eligible for Special Consideration under specific SEAS categories, may apply for the UniLodge Accommodation scholarship.

Browse other scholarships available.

Current Year 11 & 12 students

VU Guaranteed

We guarantee a place at Victoria University (VU) or VU Polytechnic for Year 11 and 12 students before Year 12 exams.

More about VU Guaranteed

Contact Us

If you have any questions about applying for special admission into course at Victoria University (either through VTAC or direct to VU), contact us for assistance.