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. If you have not been offered on-campus accommodation you will be required to make your own arrangements. In addition to the advice and resources available from the University regarding alternative accommodation, ANUSA and PARSA have created useful documents to provide guidance and tips on sourcing accommodationg as well as information about the available financial support.
  • Complete the ANU1001 Orientation Module.
  • 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 2019 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

  • Add your local address and any emergency contact details to ISIS;
  • 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 O-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.
  • Visit Student Central during opening hours with a form of government ID (driver's licence, passport) to get a student card

Orientation for late arrivals