Applying to study mid-year

Missed out on studying this year? Or perhaps you started studying but the course you’re in doesn’t feel quite like you. Don’t wait until next year, Mid-Year applications are now open!

If you had an application with VTAC from the end of 2016 and you would like to apply to study, commencing Semester 2, 2017 you can now re-activate your user account and apply for courses starting in July 2017.

To see what courses are available for mid-year entry, go to CourseSearch on the VTAC website. Mid-year course applications are available to domestic applicants only, except for international students who are currently studying at the University of Melbourne and are seeking a course transfer within the University.

How to apply

Before you can apply you need to create a VTAC account.

If you created an account last year, you will still be able to access it using your existing user name and password. Accounts registered from August to December 2016 will remain active until the last business day of July 2017.

If you made an application between August and December last year (and paid the application fee) you can reactivate your application for mid-year, however as some courses are not available for mid-year entry you will need to submit a new list of course preferences.

For more information, see How to apply for courses.

Mid-year application deadlines and fees

Mid-year applications close at 5pm, Friday 9 June 2017.
The fee for new applications is $53, while reactivated applications have a fee of $25. Fees must be paid by the application closing date. For more information see: Dates and fees.


Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage may wish to apply for special consideration through the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS).

SEAS applications for mid-year course applications close at 5pm on Friday 9 June 2017. For more information, see Applying for SEAS.


Scholarship applications through VTAC are not open at mid-year, however you can contact institutions directly regarding scholarship opportunities.

Admissions Tests: STAT and ALSET

Some courses require applicants to sit an admissions test such as the Special Tertiary Admissions Test or Australian Law Schools Entrance Test in order to be considered for selection. Check the selection criteria for the courses you are interested to see if you are required to sit a test.

STAT and ALSET sittings will be held in May. The registration deadline is 5pm, Wednesday 17 May. For more information see Where and when: STAT sittings and Where and when: ALSET sittings.

If you haven’t sat a test in a while, or would like some help to prepare, you can book to attend a STAT Preparation Workshop. Multiple Choice and Written English bookings are through your user account.

For dates, locations and times see: STAT Preparation Workshops

Mid-year offers

There are two rounds for mid-year offers. Not all institutions participate in each offer round.

Round 1 mid-year offer information will be available from your VTAC user account from 2pm, Friday 23 June 2017.

For more information, see Offers and Dates and fees.

Mid-year courses not listed through VTAC

There are many options for mid-year study in addition to those listed through VTAC. If an institution is not offering mid-year course entry through VTAC, contact the institution directly to find out about mid-year entry options.

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