Moving to a new country to study can be daunting, especially if you are living away from family for the first time. That's why we offer a wide range of services that support you before and after you arrive in Australia. We want you to get the most out of your time at Monash.
This page outlines our support services specifically targeted to international students. But don't forget that as a Monash student you're also able to harness lots of other programs. See our student life and support section to learn more.
For a list of contacts and forms organised in a timeline for when you might need them, see contacts, forms and checklists for international students.
Note that not all services are available on all campuses.
Before you arrive
Monash University welcomes all new international students with a free airport pick up service to take you to your accommodation.
After you arrive
Meeting other students
We want you to develop social connections both with other international students and with Australian students – you can share experiences and learn about Australia together.
Monash students run all sorts of associations – academic, social, spiritual and special interest. Seek out a group or club that suits your interests. If you want to develop a new interest, the Monash Short Course Centre runs short courses with discounts for Monash students. Courses include dancing, photography and ceramics.
Connecting with Monash
Monash Connect can answer current student questions about administrative services like enrolment, fees and travel concessions and give advice about visas, eCOE, and residency. You can also find out about financial assistance and off-campus accommodation.
Once you have your student login, you can use ask.monash for online help.
The International Students Newsletter has useful information about news and forthcoming events for students studying at Monash University's Victorian campuses.
For extra help
Student life and support services is a hub of information about childcare, counselling, and student grievances.
If English isn't your first language, communication can be difficult. A Monash University English language course can help.
If you're struggling with money, find out about financial assistance.
The Equity and Diversity Centre provides information about academic support for students with a disability, and explains what to do if you feel discriminated against or harassed.
The Library at Monash offers a great range of resources if you’re looking for extra support. These include study guides, online tutorials, library guides and more.
Monash’s Language and Learning Online tool is a collection of resources to help improve your academic performance, including study skills, writing and grammar. These resources include online tutorials, interactive exercises, and examples of Writing for Subjects.
Postgraduate support is available through the MPA English Language Support
Or why not join our free English conversation classes every Wednesday
Faculty support and mentoring programs
Many Faculties offer in-house support services by qualified and experienced staff as well as supporting mentoring programs.
Arts - PAL – Peer Mentoring Program
Business and Economics - P.A.L. Program - Peers
Education - Student Ambassador Program
Life at university
You'll learn a lot about university during O week. Find out about orientation on your campus.
Education Services for Overseas Student (ESOS) provides links to government resources explaining the rights and responsibilities of international students and Monash University.
You should understand how your visa works. Learn more about managing your visa.