Arrival mentor and briefing

All new awardees are matched with an arrival mentor who is a later-year AAS scholar. Shortly before your arrival, your mentor will contact you via email to arrange a time and place to meet in Melbourne and attend an Arrival Briefing. At this briefing, you will meet AAS staff and receive information on the following areas:

  • Opening a bank account and accessing your establishment allowance
  • Setting up your stipend
  • Enrolling in the IAP and your main course
  • Obtaining a student ID card

You will also receive an arrival kit, which provides important information on other areas such as public transport and OSHC.

Your mentor can assist with some of the practical issues around settling in Melbourne, including information on services and facilities on and around campus. They will also accompany you to the bank to set up your account.