We understand that sometimes there may be barriers - difficult life circumstances - that may 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

Indigenous Australian applicants are invited to contact the University’s Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit on +61 3 9919 2836 or email moondani.balluk@vu.edu.au.

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.

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 dependant 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.

Our Disability Support 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 disability@vu.edu.au.

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.

Current year 12 students

Our Early Entry Offer Program (EEOP) is an alternative entry program for current year 12 students. EEO is about recognising you as an individual, not as a number.

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.