Find enrolment information and important dates for new Victoria University students studying in Sydney.

Pre-departure

  • Follow the process for accepting your offer, making sure you've supplied all the paperwork.
  • Make the initial fee deposit payment (as indicated on your letter of offer).
  • Organise health insurance, to meet visa requirements.
  • Apply for your student visa.
  • Book your flight, leaving enough time before your start-study date to:
    • recover from jetlag
    • adjust to your new environment
    • find accommodation
    • attend your international orientation session.
  • Request airport pick up 10 days before you arrive in Sydney.
  • Consider quarantine regulations when packing.
  • You are advised to read our orientation guide

How to enrol

When you come to enrol, you need to bring:

  • your passport
  • your CoE (confirmation of enrolment)
  • evidence of previous qualifications
  • your payment receipts.

Once you've prepared your documentation, please refer to the VU Sydney online enrolment guide for step-by-step instructions on how to enrol.

Late arrival in Sydney

Make sure you arrive in Sydney in time to:

  • enrol for your course
  • attend your orientation session.

International students arriving on time

You should plan to arrive in Sydney at least ten days before your course starts so that you can enrol and attend your international orientation.

International students arriving late

If you are an international student and are going to arrive late, you must email [email protected]. Please include the following:

  • given name
  • family name
  • student ID number
  • email address
  • course of study at VU Sydney
  • expected arrival date
  • reason you will arrive late.

The last day to enrol is the end of the second week of your commencing session of study. If you do not enrol by this date you may need to:

  • defer your studies until the next available course commencement date - deferring will cancel your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) which may lead to the cancellation of your student visa
  • leave Australia.

If you do not arrive in Australia by the date specified on your CoE - you may be denied entry to Australia by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

Impact on your university study

By arriving late and not attending your orientation session you risk missing out on vital information which may impact on your academic progress, such as:

  • course information, unit choices and selection and timetabling (enrolling late may affect your ability to enrol in your preferred units, lectures and tutorial times as these may become limited)
  • support services that are available for international students
  • health, safety, housing information
  • accessing VU's IT system and other VU Sydney services and facilities
  • meeting academic and administrative staff and other students.

Enrolment - 2020

Enrolment dates and session times for new students will be made available during your orientation session.

Late arrival for classes

Your course commencement dates for 2020 are as follows:

  • Higher Education Diploma courses – Monday 24 February 2020
  • Undergraduate courses - Monday 23 March 2020
  • Postgraduate courses - Monday 23 March 2020.

If you are unable to arrive to commence studies in Australia by this date, you need to email [email protected] (as per the instructions on this page).

Orientation session for new students

Thursday 20 February 2020, 8.30am - 2pm
Victoria University Sydney Campus, 160 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Enrolment for new students

Friday 21 February 2020, 9.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Victoria University Sydney Campus, 160 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Course start date (Week 1)

Monday 24 February 2020

Last day for new students to enrol for Semester 1

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Orientation session for new students

Tuesday 10 March 2020, 8.30am - 2pm
Sydney Masonic Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Enrolment for new students

Victoria University Sydney Campus, 160 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

  • Wednesday 11 March to Friday 13 March 2020, 9.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30-4.30pm
  • Monday 16 March to Friday 20 March 2020, 9.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30-4.30pm
  • Monday 23 March to Wednesday 25 March 2020, 1.30-4.30pm

Course start date (Week 1)

Monday 23 March 2020

Last day for new students to enrol for Semester 1

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Orientation session for new students

Tuesday 10 March 2020, 8.30am - 2pm
Sydney Masonic Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Enrolment for new students

Victoria University Sydney Campus, 160 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

  • Wednesday 11 March to Friday 13 March 2020, 9.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30-4.30pm
  • Monday 16 March to Friday 20 March 2020, 9.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30-4.30pm
  • Monday 23 March to Friday 27 March 2020, 1.30-4.30pm
  • Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April 2020, 1.30-4.30pm

Course start date (Week 1)

Monday 23 March 2020

Last day for new students to enrol for Trimester 1

Friday 23 April 2020

Visa information

If you do not arrive in Australia by your course start date, you may be denied entry to Australia by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) if you haven't been officially approved by the University to arrive late.

Contact VU Sydney

If you have questions about VU Sydney or need help to find your way around, you can contact student services by sending an email to [email protected].