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Information for International Students

Study, course options and support

If you are continuing with your studies in Semester One 2021 and need assistance with your study plan, please consult with your Faculty for advice regarding course load, unit options, enrolment, and remote study options.

You can also contact internationalstudent@canberra.edu.au if you have any questions relating to your studies and welfare@canberra.edu.au if you need any support.

For more information on course and study options, study arrangements and fees visit our FAQ webpage.

Introductory Academic Program

Introductory Academic Program Plus (IAP+) is a free three-week intensive academic skills preparation program designed for new and continuing international students. The program will strengthen your academic skills and confidence to successfully take on university study, both on campus and via remote learning environments.

IAP+ commences on Monday 11 January and runs to Friday 29 January. The program will be available face-to-face and online. For more information or to register, email Study Skills studyskills@canberra.edu.au.

Visa considerations

It is important to ensure that while in Australia you remain on a valid visa which permits study.

For international students offshore, please note that a valid Student visa will be a requirement to return to Canberra when it is possible to do so.

The Department of Home Affairs has announced a range of COVID-19 related measures relevant to Student Visa holders, this includes changes to the Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485 visa), which will enable online study undertaken outside of Australia from the time of the Student Visa grant.

More information is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

International students currently in Australia

If you are currently in Australia, we strongly recommend that you reconsider any plans to return home, especially if you would like to continue with your studies on campus in 2021.

We understand that you may want to return home to visit family and friends, but it may be more prudent to remain onshore until such time as international borders have been reopened.

This advice is offered based on advice the University has received from the Department of Home Affairs which indicates that students will only be permitted to return in very limited circumstances.

International Student Return Program

The University of Canberra and Australian National University are collaborating on a proposal for the safe return of our international students to Canberra. These discussions are ongoing and remain a priority for the University.

At this stage the exact timing of the program is unclear, but we can assure you that the return of our students to Canberra and our campus community is our primary goal.

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