When you arrive - Section contents
Welcome to your host destination and institution! Before you start making new lifelong friends and exploring, there are a couple of quick admin tasks to complete.
Enrol at your host institution
The first thing you need to do when you arrive at your host institution is enrol. Any questions about enrolment at this point should be directed to your host institution. It is likely that they will have emailed you relevant details to do this.
The best way to settle in to your new surroundings is to attend orientation to gather any useful information that will be required. If you haven't received orientation details directly from your host institution, check in with them on arrival or send them an email.
Finalise your overseas study plan
Once you've enrolled at your host institution, you will need to confirm your overseas study plan. Log back into the Overseas Study Planner and:
- commit to each subject you are undertaking
- finalise your full overseas study plan.
If you encounter a timetable clash, your class has reached capacity, or you are not able to enrol into a preferred subject, don't worry! It happens to a lot of students. However, you must select a new subject and submit it to your Overseas Study Planner for assessment. You are required to do this as soon as you are made aware of any need to change your subject(s) to ensure the new subjects are assessed for credit transfer to your University of Melbourne degree. If not, you may not receive credit from your overseas study program. Make sure you do this before committing to subjects!
You should contact your Education Abroad Adviser if you have accidentally committed to subjects ahead of time.
Update Placeholder subject enrolments
If changes to your overseas study plan impact the amount of credits (i.e. 37.5 or 50 for one semester) or type of credit (breadth, elective, core) you are seeking to transfer to your University of Melbourne degree, you will need to submit an online enquiry to Stop 1 to have your Placeholder subjects varied.
Good to do
Familiarise yourself with emergency contacts
While we hope you will never need them, it’s always a good idea to keep emergency contact details handy. See our What to do in an emergency page for more information.
Submit your contact details
Advise the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of your overseas contact details via Smartraveller
- For more information see the Smartraveller Online Registration webpage.
- View the list of Australian Embassies, high commissions, consulates, multilateral missions and representative offices.
Advise The University of Melbourne of your overseas contact details
Keep in mind
Your family and friends are thinking of you, don't forget to give them a call!
After you complete your enrolment at your host institution, you may need to make adjustments to your overseas study plan. Further information on this is available below.
Your overseas study dates can be changed with extensions and reductions available. This can be done while you are overseas.