Getting started

With more than 60,000 students currently enrolled at Monash, our University is a thriving community of people from all walks of life.

You may have grown up in Australia or you might be visiting from overseas. Perhaps you spent time in the workforce before taking up study, or you might be arriving straight out of school. Whatever pathway you've taken, we hope you view your years at Monash as some of the most rewarding of your life.

And wherever you're heading, there are one or two things it helps to know about Monash before diving into campus life.

How do you enrol at Monash?

Domestic students

If you want to study at Monash, you first have to enrol.

The steps you have to take to enrol at Monash will change depending on who you are and where you're coming from. You can find out how they apply to you by visiting the enrolments page.

After you're enrolled, you need to get ready for Orientation Week.

International students

If you're about to start a new course at Monash as an international student, you must enrol in person. Enrolment is compulsory for both new students and existing students beginning a new course.

Before enrolment day

Authority to enrol

Once you have accepted your offer and paid the course fee deposit, Monash University will email you an official 'authority to enrol'. You will receive this email about two to three weeks before your enrolment day on campus.

Please note if the above steps are not successfully completed for timely enrolment, you may receive the 'authority to enrol' prior to your scheduled enrolment date.

Enrolment tasks online

The 'authority to enrol' lists enrolment tasks that you need to complete before attending enrolment day.

For more detail, see how to enrol – international students in Australia (steps one to three).

Order your OSHC card

You should order your OSHC card as soon as you arrive in Australia, you will need to:

  • nominate an Australian postal address for delivery
  • present this membership card every time you visit a medical service provider.

Enrolment day

Each course has its own enrolment date, time and location. You must refer to the enrolment ‎flyer for the date specific to your course.

For new international students enrolling into a Monash University course, refer to the Monash University Enrolment Flyer for February 2017 for the date specific to your course.‎‎

International students who are progressing from a Monash College Diploma, to Monash University will have a different enrolment ‎date. You must refer to the enrolment flyer for the date specific to your course:

Note: Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY), Monash English Bridging (MEB) and Monash English (ME) students progressing to Monash University, must refer to the Monash University Enrolment Flyer for February 2017

2017 Enrolment period Orientation Classes begin
Semester one 13-17 February 20-24 February 27 February
Semester two 10-14 July 17-21 July 24 July
2018 Enrolment period Orientation Classes begin
Semester one 12-16 February 19-23 February 26 February
Semester two 9-13 July 16-20 July 23 July

Early enrolment

Monash University does not accept early or online enrolments for international students. You must attend in person and cannot send someone else to enrol on your behalf.

Late enrolment

If you are an international new student and cannot enrol on the date listed on the enrolment flyer, you must apply for permission to enrol late. Without written permission, you cannot start your course.

Please note: The Monash Business School (Faculty of Business and Economics) does not allow students to enrol late into any of their courses. Students must attend enrolment on the scheduled date and time that is relevant to their course.

Applications for late enrolment open on November 1, 2016 and close on January 31, 2017. We may still consider requests sent after this date.

Late enrolment is subject to approval and is not guaranteed. To apply, you must email with all of the following information:

Monash ID Number:
First name:
Last name:
Date of birth:
Name of course to be enrolled in:
Exact date of arrival for enrolment:
Reason for late arrival:

We cannot process requests for late enrolment if you do not provide an exact date of arrival. If you are unsure of the exact date, please provide an estimated date of arrival.

Please attach documentation or evidence in support of your late enrolment request.

Orientation Week

Congratulations on your offer at Monash. Once you've enrolled in units you can start planning your Orientation Week activities. At Monash we want you to feel welcome and at home as soon as you arrive! Orientation Week is held in the week before teaching starts, and it's designed to help you get to know your new uni, your fellow students and your campus.

A lot of events and activities are held for new students during this period and all of them are informative and fun. For more information visit the Monash Orientation page.

For more information for new international students to complete Steps 1 to 5 visit the enrolments page.