Offers and enrolments

Graduate research

If your application is successful, you'll receive an official offer email from the University with instructions about how to accept your offer and enrol in your course online. You can choose to accept, defer or decline your offer.

Accept your offer

If your offer is conditional, you'll need to meet the conditions of your offer before accepting it. Once you have the documentation to meet your offer condition you can upload the documentation directly into your application.

Instructions on how to upload your documentation.

If you have been sent an unconditional offer, you can choose to accept it online immediately.

To accept your offer online:

  • To accept your course offer, complete and submit your acceptance offer form. If you have also received a tuition fee remission scholarship offer and you accept that offer, you will not need to pay a tuition fee deposit. If your scholarship includes Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) the University will arrange a policy on your behalf with our preferred provider, BUPA.
  • If your scholarship does not include OSHC you will need to either pay to have OSHC arranged for you by the University or purchase OSHC with an approved provider for the duration of your student visa. If you require couples or family OSHC and your scholarship provides only single level cover, you will need to pay the additional amount to have OSHC for your family members arranged by the University.
  • If you have not received a scholarship, you will need to provide a tuition fee deposit and Overseas Student Health Cover payment or arrange your own visa length OSHC policy

You'll then receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from the University. You'll need your CoE to apply for a student visa.

Accept and Get started at Melbourne

How to defer your offer

If you're offered a place in a graduate research course and wish to defer the commencement of your studies, you’ll need to consult the graduate research administrator in your faculty or school.

Information on how to defer your offer, the University's deferral policy and which courses will accept applications to defer are all found on the Get Started at Melbourne website.

Defer my offer

Declining your offer

If you've received an offer for a place at Melbourne and decided not to accept, you'll need to decline your offer.

Decline my offer

If your offer is unsuccessful

If you don't receive an offer, it means that you have not met the minimum entry standards or scores required.  If you're not happy with the outcome, you can ask for feedback on your application. You can also ask about additional study options to increase your chances of getting into a course in the future.

Ask for feedback

Enrol with Melbourne

If you've already completed a Melbourne undergraduate course, you can do this from your current student account.

If you're a new student, to enrol with Melbourne go to Get Started at Melbourne. Here you can create a student account, apply for a student card, plan your course, apply for subjects, order your student card, find out about orientation day and more.

Read our Terms and Conditions for International Students before completing your enrolment. Once you enrol, you'll be bound by our fees policy and are agreeing to pay tuition fees for every semester that you're enrolled in.

Graduate Research Hub

For everything you need to know about being a Graduate researcher, from attending orientation through to graduation, visit our Graduate Research Hub.

Transfer courses

If you want to transfer courses from another institute or within Melbourne, see Transferring courses as an International student

Get ready for study

Need help planning for graduate research study at Melbourne? Read our tips on how to plan your arrival, find accommodation, access student services and explore what campus life has to offer.

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Graduate Research Hub

From getting started to developing your skills and preparing your thesis, find out everything you need to know about being a Graduate researcher at Melbourne.

Visit Graduate Research Hub