International students under the age of 18 years
The University of Melbourne welcomes international students under the age of 18 years. When you enter Australia on a student visa before your 18th birthday, you must have appropriate accommodation, support and welfare arrangements in place as required by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
If you intend to accept your course offer from the University of Melbourne, it is your responsibility to organise one of the following options.
If you are on a packaged offer with Trinity College Foundation Studies, Hawthorn Melbourne or another Australian education provider, you must apply to have your accommodation and welfare approved by the University of Melbourne in order to retain your Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW).
Live with a parent, guardian or eligible relative
You will need to apply to the Australian Government if you intend to live with a parent/guardian or a DIBP-approved eligible relative while studying. This person will require a valid visa to stay with you in Australia and must:
- have enough money to support you and themselves during their stay
- be able to provide accommodation and other support
- be at least 21 years of age.
Please visit the DIBP website for further information on welfare arrangements for international students under 18.
Live in University-approved accommodation
If you will not be living with a parent, guardian or eligible relative, you must apply to live in University-approved accommodation.
This also applies to students who are on a packaged offer with Trinity College Foundation Studies, Hawthorn Melbourne or another Australian education provider.