Step 3: 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. Choose your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Maintaining private health insurance while in Australia is a visa condition for International students. Bupa is the University of Melbourne’s preferred Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance provider, offering a policy that is designed for international students. You will benefit from having a Bupa representative on campus to answer your health cover questions. The policy is approved by the Department of Home Affairs and can be the most convenient option for students. Review the policy details (PDF 64.8 KB) to check whether this policy is right for you.

To arrange this cover, simply indicate on your Student Acceptance and Payment Agreement form that you'd like the University to arrange a visa-length OSHC policy for you. You'll also need to pay the OSHC premium along with your tuition fee deposit.

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. For more information, see our student visa COVID-19 FAQs.

2. Pay for or show evidence of OSHC, and pay the tuition fee deposit

When you accept your offer to study, you must pay a minimum tuition fee deposit of $10,000 (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.

Find out more about how to make a payment

Scholarship recipients

If you’ve received a 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 student covered
  • The courses the tuition fees cover, including start and end dates
  • Whether OSHC is covered, including start and end dates
  • Invoicing address.

3. Complete the parental consent form

Your parent or guardian must complete and sign the parental consent form (PDF 159.1 KB), which you then will upload with your acceptance documents.

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)
  • Confirmation of your accommodation if travelling to Australia before you turn 18
  • A signed and completed parental consent form.

Complete the Student Acceptance and Payment Agreement

For further information on how to complete the Agreement, see our step-by-step guide (PDF 622.4 KB).

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.

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

Step 4: Receive your COE