Find information about:

  • continuing on to further study
  • support and services available to you after you graduate
  • ways to stay connected to VU
  • what to finalise if you are leaving Melbourne.

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Postgraduate studies

Postgraduate qualifications can open up many career opportunities as they indicate additional workplace skills, professionalism and commitment.

To help you fit your postgraduate study with your busy life, we offer flexible study options, with a growing number of our courses offered entirely online, including our MBA.

There is also a generous range of scholarships available totalling around A$5 million a year for both domestic and international students undertaking graduate research degrees.

Further study

There are many more opportunities for further study at VU.

If you've completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma, you may like to consider adding to your skills through one of our study pathways.

Short courses

VU's short courses give you a quick and simple way to enhance your professional and personal development.

Take part in your alumni community

All graduates of VU and VU Polytechnic are members of the Victoria University alumni community – a global network of over 240,000 people across 130 countries.

By becoming an active member of our alumni community, you benefit from:

  • networks with other professionals
  • career advice
  • participation in lifelong learning.

Leaving Australia

If you're an international student leaving Australia and embarking on your new career, you may need to complete a few important tasks before you leave.

Here we outline some things you need to finalise to help make your transition back home a smooth one.

  • Give your notice of intention to leave your accommodation in writing to your landlord or agent and if relevant, your housemate(s). Follow the step by step guide to ending a tenancy.
  • Clean your accommodation (including garden if applicable) completely and dispose of all unwanted items, furniture and rubbish.
  • Refer to your Condition Report and lease/agreement for any additional cleaning requirements.
  • Return your keys before or on the date you leave your accommodation (a late return will result in more rent being charged).
  • Apply to get your bond back. Follow the step by step guide to bond recovery.
  • Check that any possessions you are sending back to your home country are not on the Australia Post dangerous/prohibited goods list (PDF).
  • Sell/give away any possessions you no longer want. You could try Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree or your local buy/swap/sell group. Use Recycling Near You to find a way to dispose of anything else.

Want to know more about moving out? Read the Student Housing fact sheet.

  • Finalise all accounts including those with the University. Make sure that all library fines, student loans and accommodation fees are paid. If you still have debts to the University you won't be able to receive your results or obtain your degree.
  • Pay for Academic Transcripts at a VUHQ service centre if you do not take advantage of the free period.
  • Submit any OSHC claims that are still outstanding.
  • Identify the various companies that can freight things home for you and the costs of these services.
  • Close your bank account in Australia once all refunds are received or organise alternative banking arrangements to keep your account open.
  • Find out how to remove your name from the utility accounts, how to redirect your mail or other hints and tips on the moving services website.
  • Complete and hand in the relevant taxation return forms or superannuation entitlements.

  • Make sure you make time to say farewell to friends and University staff.
  • Tell someone at home and in Australia your arrival details.
  • Make your own arrangements for transport to the airport on the day of your departure.

If you are not leaving the country straight away, ensure that your visa is valid for any extended stay in Australia.

  • Start to make arrangements to book your flight home. If you plan on visiting any other countries on your way home, make sure you have the correct visa for that country if required.
  • Start to sort through your possessions and decide what you want to take home, sell, advertise for sale, give away or donate to charities.
  • If you have children, notify the school or childcare centre when you will be leaving.
  • Give 28 days notice to your landlord or housemates.

  • Request a final bill or a reading from the gas, electricity, phone and water companies.
  • Ensure housemates have your correct home address for returning mail.
  • Redirect your mail (do this at any post office).