JD intake FAQs

Applications for the 2023 intake are now closed. Applications for the 2024 intake will be assessed from April 2023. We encourage you to sign up to our Future Law newsletter to receive updates and reminders for this intake.


  • What are the entry requirements for the 2024 intake?

    Applicants will not be required to sit the LSAT. Your application will be based on all tertiary results (complete and incomplete degrees).

  • When should I apply?

    Applicants who are in their final year of their undergraduate degree should only apply once they have at least 2.5 years’ worth of results (or part time equivalent). This can include exchange studies.

    Applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree can apply at any time up until the application deadline.

    Intake admission dates

  • What if I’m currently doing further tertiary studies?

    You must provide information on all tertiary programs (both undergraduate and postgraduate) which you have attempted or completed, including studies currently being undertaken or incomplete degrees in your application.

  • What score do I need?

    The selection committee looks at a wide range of factors in assessing your previous tertiary results; for example, whether your marks are on an upward or downward trajectory and whether you have undertaken graduate studies. We are unable to advise the score required as this is determined once the application deadline has passed and all applications are ranked by our selection committee. Your application will be assessed against those that are applying for the same intake as you.

    Weighted Average Marks (WAMs) below 70 per cent (or equivalent) are not usually competitive unless explained through the Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM) program. Please note that if you are applying for GAM you need to choose one (or more) categories, write an impact statement and provide supporting documents to strengthen your application for GAM.

    Please note that if your previous qualifications are not from the University of Melbourne, we may adjust your final Weighted Average Mark (WAM) depending on the accreditation of your university/institution, subject grading/scales and pass marks. Please ensure that you include your university’s grading scale (usually on the back of your transcript) when uploading your transcript/s.

  • If I’m offered a place for 2023, can I defer my place?

    We will not be approving any deferral applications for the 2023 entry due to the high demand for the course.

    Students who meet the entry requirements through the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship Program and those with a fee place guarantee will be able to defer.

If you have any other questions please contact us.