ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students)
Before enrolling, you'll receive an offer email, including an invitation to attend orientation and enrolment information sessions at a particular date, time and location.
Online enrolment sessions will be held on Monday and Tuesday in week 1. After you have enrolled you will be able to apply online for your student ID card.
In certain circumstances, you may be asked to complete a hard-copy enrolment form which will then be
Vocational Education & Training (VET/TAFE) students
If you're enrolling in a Vocational Education and Training (VET/TAFE) course, you'll be invited to attend an enrolment session in person.
You'll find your enrolment-session details in the offer email sent to your personal email account, along with important information about your course and documents you may need to provide.
Please read your offer email carefully, and come prepared with the required documents so that you can successfully enrol on the day.
You need to bring the following documents and information to your enrolment session:
- Student ID number (found in your offer email)
- printed copy of your Unique Student Identifier
- proof of citizenship (overseas passport); you won't be able to enrol if you don't present proof of citizenship.
You need to attend an enrolment presentation before completing your enrolment form.
At this session, you'll be provided with information about the enrolment process, as well as an overview of your rights and responsibilities as a VU student.
At your enrolment session, you'll complete a printed form to enrol in your course.
There will be staff available to help you complete the form, and apply for your Unique Student Identifier if you haven't already done so. We have print and copy facilities if you need to make copies of evidence documents.
You may also receive your timetable on the day, if it is available.
Your enrolment form is usually processed within 48 hours of your enrolment session, or as soon as practicable. You will be notified by SMS that your enrolment has been processed; you can then log in to MyVU to check your enrolment details.
Higher Education (HE) students
Once you have accepted your offer, you will receive information inviting you to attend orientation and enrolment support sessions at a particular date, time and location.
If you’re enrolling in a Higher Education (HE) award course, you’ll be able to enrol online via MyVU on receipt of your Enrolment is Open communication.
Complementary enrolment (cross-institutional) students will need to complete a printed enrolment form.
Consider your student visa conditions at all times when enrolling. You must complete your studies within the course duration dates specified on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
To finish within your expected course duration, you must enrol in a full-time study load.
This usually means:
- 96 credit points across the year, if starting at the beginning of the year, or
- 48 credit points if starting mid-year.
CoE extension applications will not be considered if you deliberately enrol in fewer credits without approval, or you don't enrol.
When you're ready to enrol, go directly to MyVU, or click the Enrol Now link in your Enrolment is Open email.
MyVU is your gateway to Victoria University information, accessible on your mobile, tablet or desktop computer. Through MyVU, you can manage your enrolment, results, exams, timetables, email, fees and much more.
When enrolling, we recommend you use Google Chrome with Pop-ups enabled.
Your username is 's' (lower case) followed by your student ID; for example: s1234567.
Your default password is set up to 'Temp' (uppercase T) followed by your date of birth in the format TempDDMMYYYY. For example: 12 May 1983 is written as Temp12051983
After keying in your temporary password, you'll be prompted to create a new password. Keep these details safe for future use.
Refer to the MyVU Enrolment Guide for international commencing students for detailed instructions on how to enrol. There are four steps to successfully complete the online enrolment process.
If you need help to decide which units to enrol in, the course plan is a great tool to help you select the correct units and study sequence for your course.
If you need support during the enrolment process, please contact a Student Advisor:
The enrolment process is slightly different for students who have accepted a place in a research program. On acceptance, you'll be invited by the Office for Researcher Training, Quality & Integrity (ORTQI) to attend an enrolment session.
If you haven't received an invitation to attend enrolment, please contact [email protected].
A printed enrolment form is completed at the enrolment session.
What to bring to your enrolment session
To successfully complete the enrolment process and secure your place in a research program at VU, bring the following with you to your enrolment session:
- Letter of Offer
- valid passport
- Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
International student orientation
As a new international student you need to arrive in Australia before your course starts and in time to attend your compulsory orientation session.
International student orientation provides important information from VU staff, students and community organisations about living in Melbourne and getting off to a great start at VU.
Find out more and register to attend International student orientation.
Once you have enrolled, you can download your official enrolment confirmation for the current enrolment period. This will be available to download within 48 hours of enrolment via MyVU.
This document can be provided to third parties, such as Centrelink, your bank, or your employer, as confirmation of your enrolment status at VU.
After you enrol
Once you have successfully enrolled, there are a few things you need to do before you start your studies.
Activate your VU student email
Follow the instructions to activate your VU student email account.
Select your timetable
Access your Statement of Account
Student ID card
Apply online for your VU student ID card.
Save MyVU as a favourite
Bookmark MyVU on your iOS or Android device for quick access to your VU student details including enrolment, timetable, Statement of Account (invoices), VU Collaborate results, and examination information.