International student support

Student Services' dedicated and expert team of International Student Advisors will support you from your arrival through to when you become alumni of the university.

We want to ensure that your time as a student at Victoria University (VU) is as rewarding as possible.

Adjusting to a new culture and environment is exciting, but it can be challenging at times. We can help you understand what’s required of you as an international student, and the opportunities and support available at VU.

Support available

Support services for international students include:

If you plan to bring your family (spouse/de facto partner and/or children) to Australia as dependents, read about the factors you need to consider.

Have you already been accepted to study at VU? Check out the important information and resources for current students.

Contact us

There are a few ways to you can get assistance or support from an International Student Advisor.

Make an appointment

For free, confidential and personalised support, make an appointment with an International Student Advisor. You can meet us to face-to-face on campus, or over the phone. To make an appointment:

  1. Go to ASKVU appointment bookings (MyVU login required)
  2. select your appointment location: City Flinders Lane, Footscray Park or phone
  3. select 'International'
  4. continue with the booking process and select your appointment

You will receive an email confirming your appointment and a reminder on the day of your appointment.

Make an online enquiry

Make an international student support enquiry online and an International Student Advisor will respond.

If you experience serious illness or are hospitalised, contact an International Student Advisor by making an enquiry or an appointment.

In an emergency

Call the following numbers if your enquiry is urgent:

  • Emergency services (Police, Ambulance, Fire): 000 (triple zero)
  • Lifeline Australia (crisis support and suicide prevention): 13 11 14

General enquiries

For general enquiries, contact us in the following ways:

  • use Ask VU to find answers and ask a question
  • Phone : +61 3 9919 6100