Checklist for international students

Before arrival

  • Organise and understand your visa.
  • Check Australian Customs and Quarantine information - What not to bring.
  • Organise and confirm your accommodation.
  • Sign up for SET4ANU if you'd like guidance from a later year student during orientation.
  • Book a free pick-up from Canberra Airport or Jolimont Bus Centre using the Airport Welcome Service.
  • Scan and make copies for your important documents, such as your passport, electronic confirmation of enrolment (eCOE), academic transcript.
  • Activate your Uni email, or set up mail forward function if you use other account more often.
  • Download and read the International Students' Living Guide.
  • Join the New @ ANU 2018 Facebook page.
  • Make sure you understand your responsibilities as a student visa holder by visiting 'Information for International Students' under 'Reference documents' on the top-right hand side of this page.

After arrival

Settle in

  • Visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website to view letters in English, Chinese and Vietnamese regarding your workplace rights in Australia.
  • Organise a mobile phone service and advise family/friends your safe arrival.
  • Open a bank account.
  • Apply for a Tax File Number if you plan to work.
  • Order your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card (see reference documents) with Allianz (if you've selected ANU to organise the insurance for you).
  • Familiarise yourself with Canberra.
  • If you have a disability, medical condition (including mental illness) or will be a recognised primary carer during your time at ANU, you can visit Access & Inclusion to discuss the support you can receive during your studies. This is a free and confidential service.

Get ready for Uni

  • Check out the Orientation week program and add events to your calendar. Start with the following events then add more based on your academic program and general interests:
    • Official Welcome & Induction for undergraduate students on Monday 16 July
    • Official Welcome & Induction for postgraduate students on Monday 16 July
    • Academic College Induction session (there is one for each academic college)
    • An Academic Program & Course advice session
    • Academic Skills and Learning Centre workshops
    • Careers workshops
    • Market Day (Wednesday in Week 1)
  • Understand your program via Program and Courses.
  • Complete online enrolment.
  • Update your contact details via ISIS.

Orientation for late arrivals