COVID-19 and future study

Feel confident in your decision to join our Melbourne community in 2022. We’re committed to providing you with as many in-person teaching and learning experiences as possible.

All our campuses are operating under COVIDSafe regulations, and we'll continue to offer University support services online to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all students, no matter their circumstance.

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 2022

Subject delivery modes

We’re looking forward to increasing our campus-based in-person teaching and learning, study and social activities throughout 2022, and most importantly, welcoming you back to our campuses across Victoria.

We will continue to offer three modes of delivery in the first half of 2022 to cater for students overseas who may not be able to travel to Melbourne in time for the start of classes:

  • Dual-Delivery: blend of online and on-campus delivery; all students can enrol in these subjects
  • Online: delivered solely online with no on-campus or in-person activity; all students can enrol in these subjects
  • Campus-based (in person): these subjects have a requirement for campus-based or in-person activities; only students who can attend campus can enrol in these subjects.

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. 2022 subjects are now available.

COVIDSafe vaccination requirement
As part of our ongoing response to the pandemic to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to our community, COVID-19 vaccinations (or a valid exemption) are now a requirement for anyone attending our campuses or undertaking University activities in third-party or public settings. You can view a copy of the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements Policy.

International travel to Victoria

Studying online at Melbourne is an opportunity that is available to everyone regardless of your location or time zone. If you’re outside Australia and are unable to travel to Australia due to international travel restrictions, you do not need to worry - you’ll continue to have access to support services and opportunities in and outside of the classroom.

We welcome the Federal Government’s announcement to allow fully vaccinated, international students to enter Australia from 1 December without applying for a travel exemption. It follows the decision by the Victorian Government to allow fully vaccinated international students to return to Victoria without having to quarantine.

You can monitor the Australian Government travel restrictions website for the latest information. Continue to check our COVID-19 advice for international students and course and subject delivery information for details on how our current students are studying online.

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 2022 new revisions apply.

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Studying online

The University has a wide range of digital tools, services and resources to help you study remotely if you cannot commence classes in Melbourne. The Student IT team is here to help get you set up and connected, ready for online study.


Return to campus

We’re delighted to welcome you back to our campuses, and we look forward to being reunited with our students studying outside Australia when you will be able to join us.

We’ve been working hard to make sure our campuses are as safe as possible, so if you're planning to visit, or have classes or appointments on campus, make sure you complete the COVIDSafe LMS module and follow our COVIDSafe checklist to help ensure our community’s health, safety and wellbeing.

Many of our services will continue to operate virtually to reach as many students as possible, so it’s important to check what's available before dropping in, and book ahead where necessary.

Our return to campus is informed by government and public health advice. Learn more about our return to campus on the dedicated website.

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Keeping you safe

There has been enhanced infection control and cleaning measures out into place across all of our campuses to ensure we are creating the safest environment and continuing to prioritise the health and safety for all of our staff, students and the local community.

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Scenarios we're working to resolve for prospective students

  • The University is working closely with the Victorian Government to determine when we may be able to participate in a potential pilot program for some international students to travel to Melbourne when it is safe to do so. At this stage, the pilot has not yet been confirmed. We will publish further information when available
  • 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
  • What the course offer acceptance process for international students will be, including arrangements for fee deposits.