• 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.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Department of Medicine at Royal Melbourne Hospital are offering projects for 2017 Mid Year Intake. The Project Preference Form can be found in Step 3: Project Preference below.

  • 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 between Friday 26 August - Friday 11 November 2016

    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 Monday 2 January - Friday 20 January 2017.

    Mid Year Intake

    Lodge an application between Friday 31 March – Friday 30 June 2017. Please note that only a limited number of departments/research institutes offer projects to mid-year intake. A list of available departments/research institutes will be confirmed in March.

  • STEP 3: Project Preference

    Start Year Intake Round 1

    Lodge your project preference application in the Honours Application and Tracking System (HATS).

    HATS will open after Monday 11 September 2017 (actual date to be confirmed) and close at 5pm on Friday 24 November 2017.

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

    HATS usernames/passwords are issued once a week (usually on a Monday) to applicants whose applications are submitted properly in the previous week.

    Start Year Intake Round 2

    HATS is not available for round 2 applications.

    Please complete the ‘2017 Start Year Intake Round 2 Project Preference Form’ and submit it to the Honours Admissions Team via email mdhs-honours@unimelb.edu.au by Friday 27 January 2017.

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

    Mid Year Intake

    HATS is not available for mid-year intake applications.

    Please complete the ‘2017 Mid Year Intake Project Preference Form’ and submit it to the Honours Admissions Team by Friday 7 July 2017.

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

  • STEP 4: Offers

    Start Year Intake Round 1

    Round 1 offer for entry into 2017 will be made from Monday 19 December 2016. 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 12 January 2017 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 3 July 2017 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.

  • 2017 Intake Key Dates:

    Start Year Intake

    Round 1 Application Closing Date

    Friday 11 November 2016

    Round 1 HATS Closing Date

    5.00pm Friday 25 November 2016

    Round 1 Outcome Distribution Commencement

    From Monday 19 December 2016

    Acceptance/Rejection Closing Date

    Friday 6 January 2017

    Round 2 Application Closing Date

    Friday 20 January 2017

    Round 2 Project Preference Form Submitted By

    Friday 27 January 2017

    Round 2 Outcome Distribution Commencement

    From Thursday 12 January 2017

    Mid Year Intake

    Application Start Date

    Friday 31 March 2017

    Application Closing Date

    Friday 30 June 2017

    Project Preference Form Submitted By

    Friday 7 July 2017

    Outcome Distribution Commencement

    From Monday 3 July 2017

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