University of Melbourne Magazine

Student offers on the rise

  • The University has made a record number of offers to interstate and Indigenous students for 2016, according to Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) data.

    The University has provided 2059 offers to interstate applicants, up from more than 1700 offers last year. Indigenous applications also hit a new five-year high, with 68 offers made, up from under 50.

    In total, 7794 students received a University of Melbourne offer, up from 7544 offers in 2015.

    Student Offers on the Rise

    Provost Professor Margaret Sheil says the results highlight the positive outcomes being achieved as a result of the University’s strategic planning.

    “In the latest Growing Esteem strategy we made a strong commitment to increase the number of Indigenous students on campus, so these results are particularly pleasing on this front,” she says.

    “Likewise, our enhanced investment in student accommodation options close to the University – such as the development in Leicester Street – is making a Melbourne offer even more attractive to interstate students.

    “We’re very happy that the number of students choosing to come to Melbourne from interstate is on the rise. We can also count a record number of Chancellor’s Scholars on the offer list – 158 in total. We’re thrilled with the overall result.”

    In total, more than 57,000 students received first-round offers from VTAC. As in 2015, the Bachelor of Science remains the University’s most popular undergraduate course.