Strict application deadlines apply and there is no mid-year intake.

Applicants applying through General Entry are required to have a valid Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score (undertaken within the last five years). You can submit your application once you have registered for an LSAT and have an LSAC account number.

Applicants can apply anytime throughout the year and applications will be assessed after your LSAT score is released.

Application deadlines

February 2020 intake

  • Domestic applicants: 20 September 2019
  • International applicants: 25 October 2019

There are four LSAT sittings offered each year and the October 2019 LSAT is the last test you can sit to be considered for the 2020 intake.

Application deadlines for February 2021 intake

  • Domestic applicants: TBC
  • International applicants: TBC


Applications will be assessed between March and November 2019. Applicants will be notified of an outcome within four to six weeks provided they submit a complete application and have a valid LSAT score.

Notification of fee type for domestic students will be sent via email by 30 November.

We will notify you of your outcome via the email address listed on your application. Please add to your safe senders list to ensure any correspondence from us arrives in your inbox.


The Melbourne JD commences in early February with a compulsory Orientation program and an intensive two-week summer subject prior to Semester 1. University key dates

International students need to be in the country in time to attend an International Welcome event a day prior to Orientation.

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  • Domestic Applicants

    Domestic applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident, or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa.

    When you complete and submit your application online, please select only one Fee type (CSP or FEE). All domestic applications are assessed for a CSP, Fee+Bursary, and Fee place regardless of the category you apply under.

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  • International Applicants

    International applications are made directly to the University of Melbourne or through one of our Overseas Representatives. Note that while a fee will apply to sit the LSAT, no additional $100 University application assessment fee is required for Melbourne JD applicants.

    Even if you are registered with the Law School Admission Council's LSDAS or Credential Assembly service, you still need to lodge an online application with us. Please include an addendum with your name and LSAC account number at the top and a list of documents you would like us to download as part of your application for the Melbourne JD. You will also need to arrange for LSAC to release these documents to us once we have submitted a request for your report.

    Applicants can update their application after receiving an outcome should they wish to be reconsidered for a place if unsuccessful.

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