International students granted Australian permanent residency

Australian Government regulations do not permit you to enrol as an international student if you have been granted Australian permanent residency. You must advise the University immediately.

If you are granted permanent residency before you are enrolled your application will be reassessed to determine if you are eligible to receive a Commonwealth funded place at the University:

Graduate coursework courses

If you have achieved the competitive academic standard for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and there are places available in the course, you will receive an offer for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

If you do not satisfy the entry criteria for a Commonwealth Supported Place and/or there are no Commonwealth Supported Places remaining you will be offered an Australian fee-paying place. The tuition fee will be as for all Australian fee-paying students commencing in the course in the year that you commence.

Graduate research courses

If you have achieved the competitive academic standard and Australian Government Research Training Program places are available, you will receive an offer for an enrolment funded under the Australian Government's Research Training Program.

If you do not satisfy the entry criteria for a Australian Government Research Training Program place and/or there are no Australian Government Research Training Program places remaining you will be offered an Australian fee-paying place. The tuition fee will be as for all Australian fee-paying students commencing in the course in the year that you commence.

If you are granted permanent residency after you are enrolled:

Your enrolment will be converted to an Australian fee-paying place in the same course, where available. If your enrolment is converted to an Australian fee-paying place, the tuition fee will be as for all students commencing in the course in the year of the transfer.

Students enrolled in graduate coursework courses (except for courses offered by the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences):

  • Will be automatically considered for a Commonwealth Supported Place where available and advised if successful.
  • Admission to Commonwealth Supported Places is highly competitive and a transfer may not be possible.
  • There are no Commonwealth Supported Places available under these circumstances in courses offered by Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.

Deadlines for consideration:

  • Citizenship change need to have been processed prior to the assessing Faculty’s closing date for Commonwealth Supported Places for the next intake which can be found in the For domestic graduate students section of the Important Dates page. If the closing date has passed you may need to wait until the next intake to be considered for a Commonwealth Supported Place.
  • If you have not heard by Friday 15 July then you were not successful in obtaining a Commonwealth Supported Place and will remain enrolled in an Australian fee-paying place.

Graduate coursework students granted Australian permanent residency may be eligible to apply for Graduate Access Melbourne.

Graduate research students who gain Australian permanent residency may be eligible for their course enrolment to be funded under the Australian Government's Research Training Program.

For more details about your obligations and implications for your enrolment and fees see Section 4: Specific conditions which apply in the current Terms and Conditions for international students.

For tuition fee terms, conditions and the fees if your enrolment is converted to an Australian fee-paying place see the current Terms and conditions for Australian fee-paying students.