Things you need to do before you leave, from confirming your visa to finding accommodation, packing and booking an airport pick up.
Before classes start
After you arrive and have settled into accommodation there are several things you'll need to do to get ready for classes at Melbourne.
Attend our briefing day
You’ll need to attend our compulsory Exchange and Study Abroad Briefing Day.
The Briefing Day includes a friendly BBQ where you can meet staff and other students, as well as optional information sessions on your enrolment, campus life and more.
You can find out all about the day here.
Manage your student account
You can log in to your student account at any time, view your emails, manage your enrolment, view your timetable, exams, results, library notifications and more.
You can also pay and manage any tuition fees through your student account. As well as find out about additional orientation, events and activities you'll need to attend before you start.
To find out about orientation dates and when classes start, view our important dates.
Get student support
There's a lot to get your head around when you come to University and our Stop 1 team is there to answer any of your questions.
Stop 1 is the first contact point for student enquiries. You can visit in person at Parkville and Southbank or by phone, email or live chat. Our dedicated, friendly staff can help you out in a wide range of areas, such as fees, applications and admissions, financial aid and scholarships, housing enquiries, examinations and results, and more.
Explore campus life
You can also make the most of your time at Melbourne by getting involved in University life. This includes:
- Joining a student club or society, when you'll meet like-minded people and enjoy events and activities organised through the club.
- Going to free campus events, with plenty of things on all year, from future student events to free public lectures and Wednesday farmers markets.
- Using our range of sporting facilities, with access to a gym, running track, group fitness classes, squash courts, a swimming pool and more.
- Entering competitions, from an online photography competition to the annual Amazing Spaghetti Machine contest, our calendar is full of opportunities to try Melbourne life for yourself.
- Off-campus adventures, with so much to see and do both in Melbourne and around Victoria. There are plenty of day trips you can take to sleepy country towns, breathtaking coastlines and lush forests with Australian wildlife. Go to Visit Victoria to plan you off-campus adventures.
Find out more
See Explore Melbourne to find out how you can get involved.
If you're a graduate visit the Graduate Student association to find out about graduate news and events at Melbourne.
What to do after you arrive. From finding longer-term accommodation to attending our briefing day and exploring our rich campus and student life.
You'll need to attend this when you arrive. It's a great opportunity meet our support team, other students and find out what Melbourne has to offer.
Visit the University of Melbourne's Student Union website for all the latest news and updates on events, festivals, BBQs, clubs you can join and more.
Helpful tips on advice on what you need to do to have credit applied to your home degree. From getting your grades translated to receiving your official academic transcripts.