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Before you leave home checklist for international students

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Apply for a student visa

 

Get medical, optical and dental checkups and immunisations (if necessary)

 

Book your flight to arrive in time for
enrolment and orientation (at least 2 weeks before classes start)

 

Organise airport pick-up and get confirmation of your booking

 

Organise short-term accommodation for when you first arrive

 

Lodge an application for on-campus
accommodation or Homestay (if required)

 

Buy some local currency

 

Investigate the cost of living and make a budget

 

Attend a pre-departure briefing (if one is available in your home country)

 

Organise childcare or school for your children

 

Put together an important documents file

 

Get an international driver’s licence
or a translation of your licence

 

Organise your belongings and start packing

 

Familiarise yourself with the local customs and quarantine information

 

Complete the pre-enrolment requirements

 

Postgraduate research students make an appointment with your supervisor

 

View this checklist in pdf format (pdf, 112kb)