Graduate Diploma in Arts

1 year full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 023190K

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Application deadlines

  • 31 May, 2018 for Semester 2, 2018 intake*
  • 31 October, 2018 for Semester 1 2019 intake
  • 31 May, 2019 for Semester 2, 2019 intake
  • Scholarship deadline 

 It is strongly recommended your application is submitted by the following dates to ensure enough time for your student visa processing.

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*Please note: This is a late application closing date. Submitting your application during this period may impact on your ability to receive a visa in time for commencement of classes. The Department of Home Affairs suggests submitting your visa application no later than 6 weeks before class commencement to avoid late commencement, and no earlier than 3 months before you are due to commence. Please see the Future students website for more details

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Are you applying for more than one GSHSS course?

If you would like to apply for more than one degree within the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, please be sure to register your preferences online.

Keep in mind when applying for multiple programs that:

  • Second-preference programs are normally assessed only if your first preference application is unsuccessful. If you would like more than one preference to be assessed, you’ll need to apply and send a special request to
  • If application for your first preference is unsuccessful, the Selection Committee will normally make an alternative offer as a pathway into your first preference (based on your individual case). This means you don’t have to apply for lower level programs as back-up options.
  • If Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available for the degree you apply for, you’ll automatically be considered for an Australian Fee Place if your CSP application is unsuccessful. So, you don’t need to lodge separate applications for both fee types.

What you need to know before applying




Check out our video that explains everything you need to know before applying. It covers entry requirements, different point programs, the application process and fees - for both domestic and international students.

Frequently asked questions

For questions, please check our frequently asked questions. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, contact one of our friendly advisors for help.

Supporting documents for your application

Applicants must provide scanned copies of all original academic transcripts for studies not completed at the University of Melbourne. (If you are currently studying at the University of Melbourne, or have studied here in the past, we can access your University of Melbourne academic records). You will need to be able to produce original documents if requested, however for the purpose of applying you can scan a copy and upload this during the online application process.

Documents must include an official key that explains the grades for each institution. When submitting, please:

  • Ensure all documents clearly identify your name, application ID Number, and degree applied for.
  • Include your current CV and contact details of at least two professional referees if you have relevant work experience or your previous studies were completed more than 10 years ago.
  • Provide an official certified English translation of any document that is not written in English. Please note that in addition to degree entry requirements, all applicants must also establish they meet the English Language requirements of the University of Melbourne.

Other important things to keep in mind:

  • If you are studying outside the University of Melbourne in the current semester, you are required to provide an official record/transcript of your current degree results to date, either as an uploaded electronic file during your online application or via post.
  • If you hold an Honours degree relevant to your Masters application that is not listed on your transcript, please provide a synopsis for review.
  • A current CV must be provided if your qualifications are more than 10 years old.
  • You may also wish to submit a personal statement highlighting key aspects of their application and interest in the degree.

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