Checklist for international students

Before arrival

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.

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:
    • University Commencement Address and welcome and induction sessions on the first two days of O-week
    • 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 (Week 1)
  • Understand your program via Program and Courses.
  • Complete online enrolment.
  • Update your contact details via ISIS.

Orientation for late arrivals