Welcome to Melbourne: International Student Pre-departure Briefing series

Register for a virtual or in-person Pre-departure Briefing, designed to help international students prepare to arrive in Melbourne for study in the mid-year intake of 2024.

What to expect

During the session, you’ll hear from our staff and current local and international students as they share their experiences and useful tips on how to get the most out of your first few weeks at the University of Melbourne.

In this session you’ll learn about:

  • Australia’s lifestyle and weather
  • Getting ready for Orientation
  • Arrival experience (immigration, transport and accommodation)
  • Student services (course advice, health services and cover (OSHC) and campus life).

Plus we'll be running a fun Australian-themed quiz to test your local knowledge and answer your questions.

Register for a session

Join us online, in-person, or both! If an in-person event is happening near you, we encourage you to register to meet our staff in-person and network with fellow students before you embark on your journey to the University of Melbourne. Watch this video to learn how to register for an event, and then secure your spot below.

Register for a virtual session:

Virtual - GlobalWednesday 12 June at 10.30am–12.00pm AESTRegister here
Virtual - GlobalWednesday 12 June at 6.00–7.30pm AEST 
Check the session time in your local time zone
Register here

Register for an in-person session:

Mumbai, IndiaSaturday 1 June at 10.00am–1.00pm (IST)Register here
Delhi, IndiaSunday 2 June at 2.00–5.00pm (IST)Register here
Singapore, SingaporeFriday 28 June at 5.30–8.00pm (SGT)Register here
Jakarta, IndonesiaSaturday 29 June at 9.30am–12.00pm (WIB)Register here
Kuala LumpurSunday 30 June at 2.30–5.00 pm (MYT)Register here
Hanoi, VietnamFriday 5 July at 5.30–8.00pm (SEA time)Register here
Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamMonday 8 July at 5.30–8.00pm (SEA time)Register here

What's next?

Complete the International Student Checklist

Find out everything you need to know about starting your studies, preparing to move to Melbourne and ensuring a smooth transition into Melbourne life.

International student checklist

Need help planning your course?

Course Planning 101 information and Q&A sessions will be run from mid-June 2024 and will be offered both in-person and online. Your session will be led by an experienced course adviser and is designed to help you review your subject choices before you enrol.

It will cover topics including:

  • Course requirements
  • Choosing the right subjects
  • Planning for the future.

Register for a Course Planning 101 session

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"Attending the University of Melbourne’s pre-departure briefing, organised in Delhi, significantly boosted my confidence and connections. I was able to meet other students from my course and the experiences shared by the alumni on making the most out of my university life were invaluable. Interacting with faculty professors clarified my doubts about my course and the checklists in the presentation helped me in my preparations. The event provided me with a direction and motivation for a new journey ahead."

- Soham Taneja
Bachelor of Commerce Student
(2024 start-year commencement)

Have a follow up question about the webinar?

Contact Stop 1 to get your questions answered.