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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
- How do I apply for Supplementary Academic Support/tutorial assistance?
- How do I apply for fieldwork?
- Can I change my course?
- Can I withdraw from any subject after the University census date?
- What should I do if I fail a subject?
- Can I enrol more subjects than required in my course?
- Can I enrol in any short courses?
Complete the Supplementary Academic Support/tutorial assistance form and submit it to an AusAID Student Contact Officer. More information on the Academic Matters page.
See Overseas fieldwork.
You may be able to change courses if AusAID considers the new course to be consistent with your country's program priorities and your government's requirements; and that it will not extend your scholarship. Talk to an AusAID Student Contact Officer if you are considering this. Changes are subject to AusAID's approval.
No. If you do, you will be asked to pay the tuition fee for that subject. Talk to an AusAID Student Contact Officer if you are in a situation where you need to drop a subject after the census date.
- Talk to your course coordinator to find out if a supplementary examination or additional assessments can be arranged for you.
- Talk to an AusAID Student Contact Officer if you have to enrol in a summer/winter subject, or require an extension of your scholarship to complete your course
No, this is not allowed.
Yes, if it is necessary for you to enrol in the short course to enhance your academic study skills. Discuss this with an AusAID Student Contact Officer if you wish to enrol in any other courses that are essential for your study.
No, it is income tax exempt and is not subject to an income test on your or your spouse's income.
Yes. Enter your new bank account details in your Student Portal. Inform an AusAID Student Contact Officer after you have done so. Do not close your old bank account until you receive your stipend from the new bank account.
No, advance payment can not be arranged.
Do not close your bank account until after you have received your final stipend. Check with an AusAID Student Contact Officer if you are not sure when you will receive your final stipend.
- Am I eligible for reunion airfares?
- When should I book my flight for reunion travel?
- Does AusAID pay for fieldwork travel and related costs?
- Where do I make my flight bookings?
- Can I choose which airlines to travel on?
- Can I stop over in other countries for a holiday on my way home?
- How do I get a reimbursement if I've paid for my own travel costs?
- Does AusAID pay for any excess luggage?
- Are there any travel rules or restrictions?
You are eligible if:
- you are not accompanied by any family members, and
- your ADS is for 2 academic years or more, and
- your eligibility for the reunion airfare entitlement is stated on your scholarship offer
Book your flight after your second semester's exam results are released. If you want to book your flight earlier, you must send your travel itinerary to an AusAID Student Contact Officer for approval, then pay for the airfare first and get a reimbursement after your exam results are released.
You must have achieved satisfactory academic progress (stated in your progress report) in the second semester of your study.
AusAID only pays for the airfare. You are responsible for all other fieldwork-related costs. Read the conditions of when AusAID supports fieldwork.
Campus Travel (Melbourne University branch)
Ground Floor, Union Building
The University of Melbourne, Parkville
Telephone: 03 9098 9301
If you book at other travel agencies, you must send your travel itinerary to an AusAID Student Contact Officer for approval, then pay for your airfare first and get a reimbursement from the University.
No, but you can discuss the options with Campus Travel if you are travelling with your family. You have to pay the difference if you choose to travel on airlines with higher airfares.
No. You must take the next available connecting flight if there is a compulsory stopover.
You must travel back to your home country on the most direct route available in economy class.
No. You have to pay for excess luggage costs.
Refer to the Students with family page.
Yes. Your spouse will need to change his/her visa to a student visa if he/she enrols in a course up to 3 months or more. You will need to talk to an AusAID Student Contact Officer and get a 'no objection' letter from AusAID for the visa application.
Yes, you are entitled to the Child Care Benefit.
Complete the Child Care Benefit application form. You will also need Tax File Numbers from the Australian Taxation Office for both you and your spouse (even if your spouse is not working) for Centrelink to check your total family income.
You use your SEA for fieldwork, conferences, and home visits. If you need to use the allowance for something specific, talk to an AusAID Student Contact Officer.
Talk to an AusAID Student Contact Officer if you wish to access the allowance. For fieldwork and home visits, you can book flights with the STA Travel branch on campus. Otherwise, you will have to pay the airfare first and get a reimbursement later.
You cannot use more than the allocated amount each year without approval. Unused portions of your Study Enrichment Allowance will be brought forward to the next year.
- When is my graduation?
- Can I stay for my graduation?
- How do I get my certificate if I cannot attend a graduation ceremony?
- How do I order my academic transcript?
- Can I stay in Australia longer than 30 days if my visa is still valid?
- When should I make my flight booking for final departure?
- When will my stipend payment be stopped?
Refer to www.studentadmin.unimelb.edu.au/graduations/info.html. You are only allowed to remain in Australia for 30 days after the release of your results or submission of your thesis.
You can stay for your graduation only if it is held within 30 days of the official publication of your exam results or submission of your thesis.
Notify the Student Administration Office that you will not be attending a graduation and would like to graduate in absentia. Your certificate will be sent to your permanent address in your home country by international courier mail. Remember to update your address details on the Student Portal before you leave.
No. You must depart Australia within 30 days of the official publication of your exam results or submission of your thesis.
We advise you to make flight bookings in your final semester.
If you travel before your exam results are released or thesis submission date, your stipend will be stopped on the day of travel.
If you travel after the exam result or thesis submission date:
- within 5 days — your stipend will be stopped on the day you travel
- after 5 days — your stipend will be stopped on the 5th day (coursework students)
Research students — if you submit your thesis and travel after your award end date, your stipend will be paid up to the end date of your scholarship.