Preparing to arrive

There are things you can do before you leave home to help make the move to Australia easier.

If you can, come to one of our pre-departure briefings . These briefings are a great opportunity to meet fellow students, and you'll learn lots of useful information about travelling to Australia, living in Melbourne, and studying at Monash.

When you book your flight, make sure you give yourself time to adjust to living in a new country, and to get used to the layout of your campus before classes start. After you book, let us know when you are arriving and we will meet you when you arrive at the airport.

Obviously, you'll need to sort out where you're going to live. Whether you want to live on-campus or elsewhere in Melbourne, we can give you housing help and advice.

You should also work out your budget before you arrive. We've set out information about the cost of living that will help.

Also, be aware of important dates. You must arrive in time to attend enrolment and orientation, as both are compulsory. See the semester dates .

Before you leave home checklist

Use this checklist before your departure to ensure you complete important steps.

Destination Monash

Destination Monash is a comprehensive handbook for international students coming to Australia.

Destination Monash (PDF, 1.72 MB)