Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), restrictions have been placed on commencements in 2021. Please contact your principal supervisor or email FEIT-GR-Admissions@unimelb.edu.au for more information. 2021 induction sessions have been updated in section 12 below.
A checklist to follow in preparation to commence your research degree in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.
Congratulations on receiving your offer for a graduate research degree in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology! We are looking forward to welcoming you to the University of Melbourne
There are several steps to prepare you for your arrival on campus and with the aim of getting you started in a seamless manner please refer to the checklist below:
Meet the conditions of your offer
Refer to your offer letter for further details. You will also need to have been successfully awarded a Melbourne Research Scholarship (or alternative) to undertake your research degree with the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT).
International students only: Complete The International Student Acceptance and Payment Agreement online to receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
Nominate a commencement date
Nominate a commencement date (as agreed with your supervisor) in the enrolment period stated in your offer. The commencement and CoE date should be the same. If required, you can change your CoE date and apply for a new CoE with the International Admissions Acceptances team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply for your student visa
International students only: Some applicants experience lengthy delays due to their country of origin; unfortunately, we do not have any control over this process.
Visa granted (international) and/or ready to commence (domestic)
You will be invited to attend Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology induction appointment via zoom the week before the next induction date. Email FEIT-GR-Candidates@unimelb.edu.au if you have not received an invitation email.
- Align your commencement date to start on the induction appointment date.
- Check your commencement date with your supervisor and department administrator (department administrator contact details are available below).
- Copy FEIT-GR-Admissions@unimelb.edu.au in to the email to let us know when you’re planning to commence your research degree.
International Student Checklist
International students only
Read the International Student Checklist.
Establish an Australian bank account
Establish an Australian bank account to receive your scholarship payments.
You can enter your bank account details via: https://my.unimelb.edu.au > Student admin > Financial support > View and update my bank account details.
Note: Your first payment will not be received until after you are officially enrolled.This can take up to 2–3 weeks, depending on the pay cycle. Relocation funding (if eligible) will be received with the first scholarship payment. Prepare accordingly.
Complete Get Started
Complete the Get Started administration enrolment, Step 6. You will not be able to complete the final section – Enrol in Subjects. This action initiates your enrolment; we will complete it on your commencement date. Note that as a graduate researcher you cannot self-enrol in any program or coursework subject.
Arrive on campus
Attend FEIT induction appointment
Attend the FEIT induction appointment. Please note these will be held via zoom until further notice, see 2021 induction appointment dates below. We will formally enrol you into your program after the appointment. A notification email of your enrolment will be sent to you including the next steps to action.
Attend department induction appointment
Report directly (in person) to your department administrator, as arranged (Step 4b above). Your department administrator will also arrange to induct you into your department. The department induction is different from the FEIT induction.
Commencing outside FEIT induction dates
If you are commencing your studies outside of the FEIT induction appointment date (as agreed with your supervisor, department administrator, and FEIT-GR-Admissions@unimelb.edu.au) you will be required to report to your department administrator on an agreed date. Your department administrator will notify us by email of your arrival on campus. The FEIT Graduate Research team will complete your enrolment on a Tuesday if an alternate date has not already been confirmed. Note that you are still required to attend an FEIT induction appointment.
2021 induction appointment dates
These appointments will be held over Zoom unless otherwise advised.
- Thursday 8 April 11am–12.30pm (AEST)
- Tuesday 4 May 11am–12.30pm (AEST)
- Tuesday 8 June
- Tuesday 6 July
- Tuesday 3 August
- Tuesday 17 August
- Tuesday 7 September
- Tuesday 5 October
- Tuesday 2 November
- Tuesday 7 December
Natasha Baxter email@example.com
Louise Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
Computing and Information Systems
Rhonda Smithies email@example.com
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Lyn Buchanan and Michelle Nelthropp firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan May email@example.com