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How to Apply - MDHS Honours

2017 Start-year Entry

 

Timely applications for 2017 start-year entry into MDHS Honours occur from Friday 26 August to Friday 11 November 2016.

Course Codes:

  • 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.

For course eligibility details, please browse to the 'Entry Requirements' webpage.


STEP 1: 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: 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.

Supporting documentation may be submitted to:

Honours Admissions Team
Learning and Teaching Unit
Level 1, Brownless Biomedical Library
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010 Australia

Please include your University of Melbourne Applicant ID or Student ID on all items and correspondence.

STEP 3: Lodge your project preference application in the Honours Application and Tracking System (HATS).

NOTE: This step is only for applicants for 2017 start-year entry.

 

HATS will open after Monday 12 September 2016 (actual date to be confirmed) and close at 5pm on Friday 25 November 2016. 

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


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


STEP 4: Offers

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.

It is the responsibility of all applicants to ensure they make appropriate arrangements for their mail and email during December and January. 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.

 

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.