Step 2: Accept your offer

To accept your offer, you will need to complete and submit the Student Acceptance and Payment Agreement.

If your offer is conditional, then you'll need to meet the conditions in your offer letter before you will receive an unconditional offer letter and can complete your enrolment online as below. Please follow the instructions in your conditional offer letter to meet these conditions and ensure you accept your conditional offer by the due date.

Complete your agreement

The International Student Acceptance and Payment Agreement is a contract between you and the University. You will need to complete and submit the agreement to receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

To complete your agreement, you must:

1. Confirm your nominated start date

Commencement in graduate research is subject to prior arrangement with your nominated supervisor. You will need to discuss this with your supervisor and provide the nominated start date as part of your acceptance.

2. Choose your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

The University of Melbourne can arrange visa-length OSHC for you through our preferred provider, Bupa. Further details can be found on our Overseas Student Health Cover page, or on your offer letter.

If you choose Bupa and purchase your OSHC prior to arriving in Australia, you can contact Bupa once you arrive for a refund for the period of cover prior to your arrival. If you choose another OSHC provider, you will need to contact that provider regarding a refund.

3. Notify us about your tuition arrangements

The majority of our international graduate researchers receive a full tuition fee-remission scholarship. However, if you do not receive a tuition fee-remission scholarship, and you accept an offer from Melbourne, you need to pay a minimum tuition fee deposit of $17,000 (AUD). This fee deposit will be deducted from your remaining tuition fees. The deposit can be paid with your OSHC as outlined in your offer letter.

Scholarship recipients

If you’ve received an external scholarship that covers the full amount of your course tuition fees and OSHC, you are not required to pay the fee deposit or any OSHC payment.

Along with your agreement, please include a letter from the scholarship provider addressed to the University of Melbourne detailing the following:

  • Name of the student covered
  • The courses the tuition fees cover, including start and end dates
  • Whether OSHC is covered, including start and end dates
  • Invoicing address.

4. Complete and submit the Student Acceptance and Payment Agreement

Please ensure you read the agreement carefully prior to accepting it. During the acceptance process you will need to submit copies of the following documents:

  • A copy of your passport
  • Evidence of tuition fee payment
  • Evidence of your Overseas Student Health Cover premium (OSHC)
  • Your financial guarantee letter (applicable to sponsored students only).

Detailed information for joint PhD students on how to complete the Student Acceptance and Payment Agreement form can be found on the Graduate Research Hub.

Complete the Student Acceptance and Payment Agreement

Have you already been studying in Australia on a student visa?

If you already have a CoE for a course of the same level at another institution, you may need to obtain permission to transfer to a course at the University of Melbourne. See the Study in Australia website for details.

If a release is required, make sure your release has been approved by your previous institution before you accept your University of Melbourne offer.

For further information on transfers please refer to the International student transfer policy.

I've completed the agreement and returned it with supporting documents. What's next?

Step 3: Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)