COVID-19 and future study

Feel confident in your decision to join our Melbourne community. We’re committed to providing you with a campus-based Melbourne experience including as many in-person teaching and learning activities as possible.

Our campuses are operating with COVIDSafe settings, and we continue to offer University support services online to ensure equitable access and the health, safety and wellbeing of all students, no matter their circumstances or location.

If you have questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact your ability to study with us, please contact our future student support team in Stop 1.

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Studying at Melbourne in 2023

Subject delivery modes

We look forward to warmly welcoming all our students to our campuses in 2023 to enjoy the rich atmosphere of university life.

From Semester 1, 2023 all our undergraduate programs will be delivered on campus. Our graduate programs will also mainly be delivered on campus, with dual delivery and online modes available for some individual subjects at the graduate level.

You can find the delivery mode for your subjects in the subject listing of the Handbook which is the source of truth for your course, subject information and participation/attendance requirements of your classes.

COVIDSafe campuses
The University of Melbourne is committed to COVIDSafe campuses – to find out what this means for you and your studies, see our COVID-19 student updates page.

International travel to Victoria

Fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can enter Australia without the need for a travel exemption. We are excited to welcome all students to our campuses and hope you will join us soon.

You can monitor the Australian Government travel website for the latest information. Continue to check our course and subject delivery information for details on how our current students are studying.

English language requirements

We have made some temporary revisions to the English language requirements to accommodate challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For courses commencing in 2023 new revisions apply.

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Looking after you on campus

We’re delighted to welcome you to our campuses in 2023.

We’ve been working hard to make sure our campuses are as safe as possible and ask you to follow our COVIDSafe advice to help ensure our community’s health, safety and wellbeing.

Enhanced infection control and cleaning measures are in place across all our campuses to ensure we are creating the safest environment and continuing to prioritise the health and safety for all our staff, students and the local community.

All our support services are being offered on campus, and some will continue to operate virtually to support any students who are unable to join us in person.

Our campus activity is informed by government and public health advice, and our own public health experts. Learn more about how we’re looking after you on campus on the dedicated website.

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Scenarios we're working to resolve for prospective students

  • What happens if your qualifying degree, associated prerequisites or other entry requirements for graduate coursework and research are impacted
  • What happens if your final year secondary school qualification has been significantly disrupted
  • What happens if you are unable to sit an entry exam for entry into a course, including an English language test
  • The provision of conditional Confirmations of Enrolment (CoEs) for international students where final documentation might not be available

Studying online

If you’re outside Australia and are still unable to travel to Australia due to international travel restrictions, you do not need to worry - you’ll continue to have access to online subjects and support services in and outside of the classroom.

The University has a range of digital tools, services and resources to help you study remotely if you are unable to study on campus, however undergraduate courses will only be delivered in person, on campus in 2023. The Student IT team can help get you set up and connected, ready for online study if needed.