Welcoming international students back to Victoria as soon as possible is a priority for the Victorian Government.
The Victorian Government is working with education providers and the Australian Government on an International Student Arrivals Plan.
The plan has been submitted to the Australian Government for consideration and if endorsed will create a safe pathway for a limited number of international students to arrive in Victoria each week.
Timing for the start of international student arrivals will be confirmed following further consultation with the Australian Government.
We understand how challenging this has been for our students who are waiting overseas, and we thank you for your patience as travel restrictions and arrival opportunities change.
International students are an important part of the Victorian community. We look forward to welcoming you back to our classrooms, campuses, and communities when conditions allow.
Learn more about Victoria’s International Student Arrivals Plan.
International students are valued members of our community
International students are a valued part of our academic and broader community. They give so much to Victoria and contribute to our vibrant, inclusive society.
Victoria’s international students come from 170 countries. International education enriches our society, supports university research, and adds real diversity to our community.
In addition to supporting Victorian jobs, international education supports Victoria’s world-class reputation for research excellence, helping our economy compete in a global field that is underpinned by research and innovation.
Returning students to Victoria
Victoria’s International Student Arrivals Plan is being developed to enable international students to gradually return to Victoria.
Your education provider will notify you if a place becomes available for you while Australia’s international travel restrictions remain in place.
You do not need to apply for a place in Victoria’s International Student Arrivals Plan at this stage.
Any student participating in the International Student Arrivals Plan will need to have a valid student visa.