International graduate 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 of any changes to your residency status.

If you are granted permanent residency before the start of your first teaching period your application will be reassessed to determine if you are eligible to receive a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) at the University:

Graduate coursework courses

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

If you do not satisfy the entry criteria for a CSP and/or there are no CSP 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.

Please note that assessment for a CSP occurs for the main intakes (Semester 1 and 2 - Start and Mid Year intakes only).

Therefore if you enrol in any subjects with a census date before the next main intake (example: a subject with census date before the end of January 2018 - for Semester 1 entry or before the end of July - for Semester 2 entry) you will receive an invoice for the UG/PG Australian Fee Paying amount which you will be required to pay or withdraw before the subject census date.

Please note that if you enrol in Semester 1 or 2 subjects before the intake has commenced and receive an invoice (which will have a payment date prior to semester commencing), if you are successful in obtaining a CSP you will be advised by the fees team. If not successful you will be required to pay your invoice for the UG/PG Australian Fee Paying amount.

Graduate research courses

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

If you do not satisfy the entry criteria for a RTP place and/or there are no RTP 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 the start of your first teaching period :

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 CSP where available and advised if successful.

  • Admission to CSP is highly competitive and a transfer may not be possible.
  • There are no CSP available under these circumstances in courses offered by Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.

Deadlines for consideration:

  • Citizenship changes need to have been processed prior to the faculty’s closing date for CSP for the next intake. This can be found on the Important Dates page, under the For domestic graduate students tab. If the closing date has passed you may need to wait until the next intake to be considered for a CSP
  • If you have not heard by mid-July then you were not successful in obtaining a CSP 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 RTP.

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.