I want to apply to do my PhD at Melbourne University, where they require an honours degree with a “substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of your final year.”

I’m about to finish with a first class honours (all A+), but my only research project is equivalent to 1/8th of my final year. I also will do a summer research project this December though.

Will I still have a chance at admission even though I fail to meet their minimum requirement? As far as grades and courses go I believe I’m a good candidate for the actual research area.

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