Please ensure that you meet all the admissions requirements for the program you are applying for and follow the checklist below to apply.
1. Completion of an undergraduate degree
Ensure you meet the undergraduate degree (Bachelor degree) prerequisite for the program you would like to apply for.
- A three-year undergraduate degree with a weighted average of at least 65% (equivalent to the University of Melbourne grading scheme) is required to apply for most programs in the MS
- View the Master of Urban Design entry requirements
2. Submission of academic results
Provide an original or copy of your academic transcript together with a grading scale used by the University (or Faculty/Department) where you completed your undergraduate degree.
Please ensure any transcripts for studies completed as part of a study abroad/exchange program are included as well as transcripts for subjects transferred/credited towards your degree.
If you have completed your Bachelor degree at the University of Melbourne you do not need to submit a hard copy of your results.
3. English language
All applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Requirements.
4. Design portfolio
A design portfolio is required for the Master of Urban Design.
Portfolios are to be submitted through the online submission portal Slideroom: https://msd.slideroom.com.
You will need to set up a Slideroom account to upload your portfolio after you have completed your University of Melbourne online application and received a University of Melbourne applicant identification number.
Following completion of your online application you will receive a link to the MSD Slideroom portal.
Review design portfolio tips from Paul Loh, MSD Lecturer in Digital Architecture Design: How to prepare your design portfolio for admission into the Melbourne School of Design (pdf)
There is a portfolio submission fee of USD$5 which you will need pay before your portfolio can successfully be submitted. You can pay the submission fee using one of the following: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, JCB, Diner’s Club and China Union Pay.
The design portfolio focus on design work (rather than, for example, life or still-life drawing skills). If you are submitting work done in the context of employment, you should explain your role in the work produced with brief notes.
Where design work has been produced jointly, applicants must indicate their role in the production of the design. Images and drawings presented in the portfolio should be reproduced at sufficient scale and resolution to be clearly readable. Elaborate formats that reduce the available page space for the design images should be avoided.
Each page of your portfolio should include:
- If your work is a product of university study please specify a short description of the brief, the academic year level of the studio, the subject name and the nature of your involvement (i.e. individual or group work)
- If images are taken from work experience, clearly state the nature of your involvement in the project (drafting, design or other)
- Where a page of the portfolio has multiple images, please label each image
5. Application dates
Final application deadline dates are as follows:
- Semester 1, 2018: apply by Tuesday 31 October 2017
Please note this course does not offer a Semester 2 intake.
Note: International students who are currently admitted to the Bachelor of Environments are required to submit their online application prior to the deadlines listed above. Additional documents such as a design portfolio and/or personal statement can be submitted up until July 07 for Semester 2 2017 and December 01 for Semester 1 2018. The same deadline as domestic applicants.
Semester start dates are available in the Academic Calendar.
If you are an international student, you should hear of the outcome of your application within 8 weeks of submission of your complete application (including all supporting documentation) when applying for the next available intake.
Please be aware that applications which are not for the next immediate intake may take longer to assess as we prioritise applications for the upcoming semester.
Late applications may be accepted in special circumstances; however international students are advised to apply as early as possible to avoid visa delays.
International students may complete the online application form below
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