Incoming Exchange and Study Abroad

Information for international students studying on Exchange or in the Study Abroad program with the Faculty of Arts.

Studying at The University of Melbourne provides students with a rich academic and social experience on a wonderful campus in the midst of a city with a great lifestyle. On campus, you'll find hundreds of ways to meet students and have fun through clubs, sport, volunteering and travel, and you are encouraged to get involved in some of the activities that are on offer. A semester abroad is also a great way to explore new disciplines or study subjects that might not be available to you at home, so please take every chance to try new things.

The first few weeks at a new university is an exciting time, but we understand that it can also be daunting. We have staff available to assist you with all your questions, so please feel free to visit Stop 1 at 757 Swanston Street (Building 199) to get the help you need.

What do I do before arrival?

  • Go to the Admin Online web page to create your personal university account
  • Complete all of the online enrolment steps until the system asks you to select subjects. You will not be able to do this until you have shown your passport at the Melbourne Global Mobility international student briefing
  • If you experience problems completing the enrolment we can assist you in your course advice appointment when you arrive

Exchange and Study Abroad enrolment day

  • Attend the international student briefing (compulsory)
  • Free lunch for study abroad and exchange students
  • Attend the Faculty of Arts information and enrolment session (compulsory)

This session is to welcome you to the Faculty of Arts, introduce some of our staff and give you some information that will be useful to you during your time with us.

Please note: Please bring your passport to the international student briefing. We must sight your passport before you can enrol.

Course advice and enrolment appointment

We recommend that you book a course advice appointment with one of our student advisors. At the appointment you can discuss your study plan and choose your four subjects. Appointments are available throughout orientation week and you can book an appointment online at the Student Centre appointment booking system.

Course Advice Appointments will be held at Stop 1 at 757 Swanston Street (Building 199).

Changing subjects

During your first two weeks at Melbourne, we encourage you to attend as many classes and tutorials as you like. Try different subjects and disciplines.

Read more about creating a 'Study Plan' at the ask.unimelb.edu.au website.