Accept your offer to study

Find out the process for receiving your offer, getting a eCoE to study in Australia, paying your fees and organising your student visa to study in Australia as an international student.

If you're a permanent resident of Australia, find out how you accept your offer from VTAC.

Understanding your offer

Once your application has been sent to VU, you will receive an email confirming we have received it.

Most applications are processed within two to three weeks, but some applications, including research and those involving credit for prior learning, may take six to eight weeks.

Letter of offer

If you receive a letter of offer, this means you have met the entry requirements and have been offered a place to study with us.

If you have applied for credit transfer and have been successful, this information will be included in your letter of offer, as well as the revised course duration and the amount of credit you have received. The actual details of your credits will be determined at the time of your enrolment.

Conditional offer

If you have received a conditional letter of offer, this means you have been granted a place to study at VU if you meet the conditions stated in your letter of offer.

You must fulfil these conditions and provide evidence to VU that you have done so before you can accept your offer. If you are unable to provide this information, we cannot process your Acceptance Form, and your student visa will be declined.

Accepting your offer

If you are successful with your application to VU, you will receive an international student offer and acceptance form.

If you receive an international student offer acceptance form with conditions, you must fulfil the conditions identified before accepting your place at Victoria University.

Follow these steps to accept your place at Victoria University:

  1. Receive your international student offer and acceptance form and meet any conditions as outlined. Do not make payment of your initial fee deposit until you have met all of these conditions.
  2. Sign and submit your international student offer and acceptance form to VU.
  3. Make the initial fee deposit payment stated in your international student offer and acceptance form.
  4. Include an extra A$50 to cover the bank fees charged for processing telegraphic transfer payments (TT, wire remittance).

Applications for advanced standing (credit for past study)

Applications for Advanced Standing are required at least ten business days earlier than the dates specified above.

If you submit a new application before the relevant deadline, your Advanced Standing application will still be assessed; however, you may not receive confirmation of the amount of credit granted before you enrol.

Your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE)

After successfully accepting your place at VU, you will receive an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE).

This is an official document that confirms your place with us. You will need it when you apply for your student visa, your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and for other administrative processes.

Your eCoE will contain information regarding your:

  • total course fee
  • course start date
  • total course duration

This information will include any successful credit transfers, with the course duration being amended accordingly. If you have deferred your course starting date, the new semester commencement date will be indicated.

All students younger than 18 must have a guardian before they will be issued with an eCoE. Your guardian must be an Australian resident over the age of 21. You can read more about visa applications for students under 18 years of age.

Understanding your tuition fees and deposit

A letter of offer includes details on:

  • the total deposit fee
  • the semester tuition fee (which is the same as the deposit fee)
  • the course duration

The deposit fee will need to be paid as well as the submission of the Student Acceptance Form. Students are also required to pay their semester tuition fee before the start of each semester.

After you receive your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE), your total course fee will be available. This amount will be adjusted to any changes a credit transfer may have on your course duration, if any has been applied and accepted.

Victoria University reserves the right to annually adjust course tuition fees to take into account increases in University and program delivery costs. Changes to tuition fees will be applied at the beginning of each calendar year.

In the event of a variation between the fees on the offer letter and the approved University schedule of fees, the approved schedule will prevail. Course tuition fees are invoiced each semester, based on the enrolled load for that particular semester.

Payment methods

Payments made from offshore locations can be made through:

  • bank transfers
  • telegraphic transfers (TT, wire)

Payments made within Australia can be processed through:

  • direct bank transfer
  • bank cheque
  • Electronic Funds Transfer through Point Of Sale (EFTPOS) at our international service desk

We recommend payments within Australia be made through a direct bank transfer or bank cheque. There is a daily cash withdrawal limit on EFTPOS transactions, which can prevent you from paying your total semester tuition fee.

Organising your student visa

Once we have confirmed your acceptance, you will need to arrange a student visa. The only exemption to this requirement is if you hold a visa which allows you to enter Australia without any restrictions on study.

For more information on visa, access our visa applications information.

Arrange Overseas Student Health Cover

As a condition of your visa, you will need to arrange health insurance for the duration of your study.

Attending orientation and enrolment

You are now on your way to studying at VU. VU provides you with many resources to help you prepare for your arrival into Australia and at VU.