Graduate Student Resources

This page has a number of resources for graduate students.

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Our GradSci NEWS student newsletter is sent monthly throughout the year to all graduate students. Each newsletter contains events, workshops, scholarships, jobs, tips, opportunities, and lots more.

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Diagnostic English Language Assessment (DELA)

The DELA is a tool designed to by the University of Melbourne to assess your strengths and weaknesses in academic reading, writing and listening. It is not an exam and you can’t fail.

DELA results will not appear on your transcript or affect your admission to the University. The aim is to identify areas of English you may wish to develop to assist with your transition to graduate study at the University. If you identify areas for improvement, you may consider applying for the Graduate Science Academic English Tutorial.

The DELA is offered throughout orientation week and is held in one of the University’s teaching venues. Times will be made available on the DELA webpage.

If you would like to find out more about the Diagnostic English Language Assessment, you can get in touch with Academic Skills directly or visit the DELA webpage.

Graduate Science Academic English Tutorial

The Graduate Science Academic English Tutorial is a series of face-to-face workshops that take place during Semester 1 and 2. These workshops offer participants the opportunity to develop language skills among fellow science students. Places are limited and applications are required.

Quota subjects

Several subjects offered by the University are termed 'quota subjects' or 'quota restricted subjects'. These are usually laboratory or fieldwork subjects where enrolment capacity is limited by available resources. All students are selected for these subjects on the basis of academic merit.

The quota subjects pages will inform you of how to apply to be considered for a quota subject, a list of the Faculty of Science subjects that have a quota limit, as well as addition information about teaching requirements, and how to apply.

Find out more about quota subjects

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