International undergraduate 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:

  • If you have achieved the competitive academic standard for a (CSP) and there are CSPs still 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 CSPs remaining you will be unable to enrol at the University at that time. There are no Australian fee-paying places available for commencing undergraduate students.

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. 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.

You will be automatically considered for a Commonwealth Supported Place in the next available intake (or before the census date of the current semester if applicable). Your application will be treated competitively with the rest of the application pool and selection will be based on your academic record. If you wish to transfer to a Commonwealth Supported Place in another University of Melbourne degree you will need to apply using the standard application procedure for your course.

For terms and conditions, your obligations and implications for your enrolment and tuition fees please refer to the relevant policies.

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.