We understand that sometimes there are barriers that prevent or deter you from studying.

Our special admissions programs may help you get into your chosen course, so that you can reach your true potential.

Apply for special admission

If you have applied for a course through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), you can apply for consideration of your circumstances through VTAC's Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS).

Find out more about submitting SEAS applications through VTAC.

If you have applied for a course directly to Victoria University (VU), you can apply for consideration of your circumstances using our direct admission special consideration application.

Submit your application, along with any supporting documentation, when you apply for your course.

Special admission categories

Recognition as an Indigenous Australian

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can talk to Moondani Balluk staff about course options, and the range of support services and pastoral care available.

Indigenous Australians may be eligible for VU’s Moondani Balluk Aboriginal admission program. Fill out the form and a member of staff will be in touch with you soon.

You can also contact the University’s Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit on +61 3 9919 2836 or email [email protected].

Admission into a course will be based on an assessment of your capacity to successfully complete the course.

Living in rural or isolated areas

For applicants whose school or home location has adversely affected their preparation for post-secondary study.

Rural or isolated areas are determined based on the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Remoteness Areas classification.

Men & women in under-represented disciplines

For applicants who are applying for a course in fields of study recognised as underrepresented by their gender. View our list of  eligible courses for men and women in under-represented disciplines.

Non-English speaking background

For applicants whose non-English speaking background has adversely affected their preparation for post-secondary study.

Difficult living circumstances

If difficult living circumstances have impacted your preparation for post-secondary study, you may be considered under this category. Circumstances include, but are not limited to:

  • long term illness of a relative
  • constant relocation
  • excessive family responsibility
  • abusive living environment
  • homelessness
  • natural disaster.

Disadvantaged financial background

Your education may have been affected by difficult financial circumstances, where you were dependent on Centrelink or a Family Tax Benefit for support.

Disability or medical condition

Your education may have been affected by your disability or medical condition.

The Accessibility Services team aims to ensure that all students with a disability or medical condition are able to actively participate in all aspects of university life. To discuss the range of support and inclusive practices available, phone +61 3 9919 5400 or email [email protected].

First in family

Students coming from families where no one has attended University studies before them are called first in family or first generation students.

Asylum seeker & refugee opportunities

We offer sponsored places to eligible asylum seekers and refugees at VU Polytechnic.

Find out about our programs, courses and opportunities for asylum seekers.

UniLodge Accommodation scholarship

If you are eligible for Special Consideration under specific SEAS categories you may be able to apply for the UniLodge Accommodation scholarship. The scholarship assists newly commencing full time students with their accommodation costs.

Browse other scholarships available.

Current Year 11 & 12 students

We are guaranteeing a place at Victoria University (VU) or VU Polytechnic for Year 11 and 12 students prior to the completion of Year 12 exams.


Contact us

If you have any questions about applying for special admission into course at Victoria University (either through VTAC or direct to VU), contact us for assistance.