• BH-BMED - Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours): for students who have successfully completed or are about to complete the Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne.
  • BH-SCI - Bachelor of Science (Honours): for all other applicants who have successfully completed or are about to complete a Bachelor of Science or equivalent.
  • STEP 1: Contact Potential Supervisor(s)

    Decide which departments, institutes, supervisors and projects you wish to apply for and make contact with the relevant supervisor. 

    Applicants must contact potential supervisors either before or soon after submitting an online application for entry to an MDHS Honours course.

    Department and Institute Honours project booklets and websites,  the MDHS Honours Expo and individual information sessions held by departments and institutes are ways of helping you to make contact with potential Honours supervisors.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    Students wishing to undertake Honours in the Departments or Schools of Genetics, Veterinary Science or Zoology must contact those departments or schools directly for guidance on their Honours application procedures. The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences does not manage Honours applications for these departments.

  • STEP 2: Online Application

    Start Year Intake Round 1

    Lodge an online application by Friday 10 November 2017.

    NOTE: Applicants must select 'MDHS Specialisations' as their area of interest on their application to ensure their application is directed to the correct area.

    Applications for Honours are lodged to MDHS via one of the following processes:

    Currently enrolled University of Melbourne students and alumni

    1. Apply online and select the Returning Applicants, Current Students and Previous Students option.
    2. Select ‘MDHS Specialisations’ as requirement response in the online application form.
    3. Provide original or certified transcript(s) for any study not undertaken at The University of Melbourne. You are not required to provide transcripts for study undertaken at this university.

    External Applicants

    1. Apply online and select the First Time Applicants option. Do not select this option if you have previously completed study or applied to a program at The University of Melbourne.
    2. Select ‘MDHS Specialisations’ as requirement response in the online application form.
    3. Provide original or certified transcript(s) for any study not undertaken at The University of Melbourne.

    Start Year Intake Round 2

    Lodge an application between Saturday 11 November 2017 to Friday 19 January 2018.

    Mid Year Intake

    Lodge an application by Friday 29 June 2018.

  • STEP 3: Project Preference

    Start Year Intake Round 1

    Once you have submitted an online course application, you will receive an email with login details to access the Honours project preference system - SONIA within 3 working days. Please follow the instruction in the email to set up your own password and select your preferences for projects offered within MDHS departments.

    You may select up to ten project preferences. You must only preference projects after making contact with the relevant supervisor(s).

    The Honours project preference system - SONIA will open from mid-September and close on Friday 24 November 2017. You are allowed to change your preferences by the closing date.

    Start Year Intake Round 2

    Once you have submitted an online course application, you will receive an email with login details to access the Honours project preference system - SONIA within 3 working days. Please follow the instruction in the email to set up your own password and complete the 2018 Start Year Intake Round 2 Project Preference Form by Friday 26 January 2018.

    You may select up to three (3) preferences for projects.

    Mid Year Intake

    Once you have submitted an online course application, you will receive an email with login details to access the Honours project preference system - SONIA within 3 working days. Please follow the instruction in the email to set up your own password and complete the 2018 Start Year Intake Round 2 Project Preference Form by Friday 26 January 2018.

    You may select up to three (3) preferences for projects.

  • STEP 4: Offers

    Start Year Intake Round 1

    Round 1 offer for entry into 2018 will be sent to you by Friday 22 December 2017. Students must accept their offer by the Offer Lapse Date noted in their offer letter.

    NOTE: If you have a change of mind about your Round 1 offer, please DO NOT proceed ahead with accepting the offer. You MUST notify our Honours Admissions Team via mdhs-honours@unimelb.edu.au as early as possible. You might be considered for Round 2 under specific circumstances, but that is not guaranteed.

    Students who meet the minimum entry requirements but are not made a Round 1 offer may be considered for Round 2 in mid-January.

    Start Year Intake Round 2

    Round 2 offers for MDHS Honours will be made from 10 January 2018 onwards. Students must accept their offer by the Offer Lapse Date noted in their offer letter.

    Mid Year Intake

    Offers for MDHS Honours will be made from Monday 9 July 2018 onwards. Students must accept their offer by the Offer Lapse Date noted in their offer letter.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Not all students who meet the minimum entry requirements and make contact with Supervisors may be offered a place in an MDHS Honours course. Entry is conditional upon selection by the relevant Department Selection Committee and is academically competitive.

    It is the responsibility of all applicants to ensure they make appropriate arrangements for their mail and email during the offer period. The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is not responsible for correspondence that has not been received due to applicants being unavailable during the offer period.

  • 2018 Intake Key Dates:

    Start Year Intake

    Round 1 Application Closing Date

    Friday 10 November 2017

    Round 1 Honours Project Preferences Submission Deadline

    Friday 24 November 2017

    Round 1 Outcomes are issued

    By Friday 22 December 2017

    Acceptance/Rejection Closing Date

    Friday 5 January 2018

    Round 2 Application Closing Date

    Friday 19 January 2018

    Round 2 Project Preference Form Submission Deadline

    Friday 26 January 2018

    Round 2 Outcome Distribution Commencement

    From Wednesday 10 January 2018

    Mid Year Intake

    Application Closing Date

    Friday 29 July 2018

    Project Preference Form Submission Deadline

    Friday 6 July 2018

    Outcome Distribution Commencement

    From Monday 9 July 2017

 

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