If you’re completing your degree with us from overseas, on exchange, or a visiting research student, it's likely you'll need a student visa. This section will help you navigate the student visa process.
Student visa eligibility
Eligibility requirements for coming to Australia on a student visa.
Applying for a student visa
How to apply for your first student visa.
Visas for student research visitors
Information for students enrolled at an overseas institution who wish to do a period of research related to their study at the University of Melbourne.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) covers the cost of out-of-hospital medical treatment, pharmaceuticals, and emergency ambulance services while you are in Australia.
Visas for your family
You may wish to invite family to visit you or live with you during your time in Australia.
Working on a student visa
You are allowed to work a limited number of hours while in Australia on a student visa.
Visa implications of changing your enrolment
Most changes to your enrolment will impact compliance with your visa conditions.
Renewing your student visa
While it is not possible to renew your student visa, you can apply for a new one if your old one will expire before you can complete your course.
Updating your visa status
Your visa status may change before or during your time at the University.
Staying in Australia
Once you complete your studies, you may want to spend some time in Australia, whether for a holiday, to live and work, or to pursue further study.
Visa entitlements and study restrictions for international students
Determine whether your visa provides the appropriate study entitlements
ESOS Act 2000
The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 protects the rights of international students.