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2009 ENTRY

Sai Wang, from China Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar Completed VCE at Glen Eira College Currently studying first year

Information for international students

studying Year 12 or IB in Australia www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/int/iug


WELCOME FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR

The University of Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in research, learning and teaching and knowledge transfer. Our graduates excel in a wide range of fields throughout the world. Several of Asia’s leading business and political figures have launched their careers from Melbourne. Other graduates hold prominent positions in Australia’s political, cultural and business sectors; they include three Nobel Laureates and two former Australian Prime Ministers. In 2009 and beyond the curriculum reform known as the Melbourne Model will continue to offer students an outstanding

and distinctive ‘Melbourne Experience’. Our undergraduate degrees are designed to give all students depth and breadth of learning, preparing them for the challenges of the global knowledge era. As an undergraduate student at Melbourne, you will also have the valuable opportunity to participate in academic enhancement activities such as internships, mentoring programs and research projects. Whether your plans for the future include further coursework study, research or employment, Melbourne’s undergraduate degrees will provide you with the knowledge and skills to lead and succeed.

At Melbourne you will find advanced educational technologies, pre-eminent teaching staff, and a vibrant campus close to the city centre. You will be joining other high-achieving students from over 100 countries to become part of an energetic learning community, offering varied cultural and recreational experiences as well as opportunities for leadership and personal development. I warmly invite you to consider the University of Melbourne as your first choice for undergraduate study. Glyn Davis Vice-Chancellor

OUR RANKINGS PLACE US AMONGST THE BEST IN THE WORLD Our outstanding performance in teaching, learning and research puts the University of Melbourne at the forefront of higher education in the Asia–Pacific region and amongst the finest in the world. We are consistently ranked among the top 30 universities, with international peers* placing us in the top 10 worldwide. This powerful international reputation is underpinned by excellence in teaching and learning, and our status as the leading Australian research university based on national competitive research funding#. In 2009 our New Generation undergraduate degrees will continue to strengthen the University’s position as a leading educational institution.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2007 No. 27 Top 10 employer review score Outstanding rankings across all disciplines:

Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2007

Index of the International Standing of Australian Public Universities, 2007

No. 7 Asia–Pacific region No. 79 worldwide

No. 1 in Australia (Overall measure of standing)

http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/ranking.htm

www.melbourneinstitute.com

Arts and Humanities: 17 Engineering and IT: 21 Life Sciences and Biomedicine: 17 Natural Sciences: 33 Social Sciences: 17 www.timeshighereducation.co.uk

# According to key indicators used by the Australian Government to allocate competitive research funding. * The peer review score summarises how other universities rank the University of Melbourne.

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2009 UNDERGRADUATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING AN AUSTRALIAN YEAR 12 OR IB IN 2008 COURSE

Bachelor of Agriculture Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)

2009 GUARANTEED ENTER

2009 IB SCORE

3

70

25

3

85

31

3

90

33

DURATION (YEARS)

Bachelor of Biomedicine

3

95

36

Bachelor of Commerce

3

91

33

Bachelor of Dance

3

####

####

Bachelor of Dental Science

5

##

##

Bachelor of Dramatic Art

3

####

####

Bachelor of Engineering

4

85

31

3

85

31

2

54

24

3

####

####

3

####

####

3

####

####

3

####

####

3

####

####

Bachelor of Optometry

5

##

##

Bachelor of Oral Health

3

#

#

Bachelor of Environments Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture Bachelor of Film andTelevision Bachelor of Fine Art Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Music Performance Bachelor of MusicTheatre

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

4

##

##

Bachelor of Production

3

####

####

Bachelor of Science

3

85

31

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

+ # ## ### #### ^ * ** ***

5

96

37

2009 VCE PREREQUISITES

2009 IB ^ PREREQUISITES

Units 1 and 2 – one of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (either). Units 3 and 4 – a study + English and Year 11 mathematics. score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or + at least 30 in ESL. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English English. Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English English. Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL. English, Chemistry and one of Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL, and at least 35 in Chemistry must be passed to at Chemistry, and at least 25 in one of Biology, Mathematical least Grade 6 at Standard Level and Methods (either), Specialist Mathematics or Physics. at least Grade 5 at Higher Level. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL, and at least 25 in English and Mathematics.* Mathematical Methods (either).* Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English English. Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL. English, Chemistry and one of Mathematics or Physics. All Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 35 in English (any), Standard Level prerequisites must Chemistry, and in one of Mathematical Methods (either), be passed to at least Grade 6, and Specialist Mathematics or Physics. Higher Level prerequisites passed to at least Grade 5. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English English. Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL. English and Mathematics. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Mathematics must be passed to at Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL and of at least 32 in least Grade 6 at Standard Level and Mathematical Methods (either). to at least Grade 5 at Higher Level. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/ English.** English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL.** Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English English. Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL and at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (either), Chemistry and in one of Biology, an additional mathematics or Physics. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL and at least 25 in one of Biology or Chemistry. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 35 in English (any), Chemistry and in one of Mathematical Methods (either), Specialist Mathematics or Physics.

2008 TYPICAL FEES (AUD$)*** 27 380 19 900 – 24 610 21 610

25 430 – 27 620 24 610 – 27 000 19 900

33 100

19 900 27 850 19 290 – 22 460 27 380

English.

39 010

English.

19 900

English.

19 890 – 21 880

English.

19 900

English.

New for 2009

English, Mathematics, Chemistry and one of Biology or Physics; OR English, Higher Level Mathematics and Chemistry.

29 000

English and one of Biology or Chemistry.

32 650

English, Chemistry and one of Mathematics or Physics. All Standard Level prerequisites must 27 850 be passed to at least Grade 6, and Higher Level prerequisites passed to at least Grade 5.

Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English/English English. Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in each of English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in English, Mathematics, and one of ESL and at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (either), and in Biology, Chemistry or Physics. one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. English, Chemistry and one of Mathematics or Physics. Standard Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 35 in English (any), Level prerequisites must be passed Chemistry and in Mathematical Methods (either) or Physics. to at least Grade 6, and Higher Level prerequisites to at least Grade 5.

19 900 24 830 – 27 440 27 180 (pre veterinary), 32 190 (years 1-4)

Applicants who enter the course without having completed VCE Units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods (either) or equivalent will be required to undertake bridging mathematics as part of their course. Selection based on consideration of ENTER, UMAT and performance in prerequisite studies and cannot be guaranteed. Minimum ENTER of 70 or IB of 25 is required. Selection based on ENTER, UMAT and performance in prerequisite studies and cannot be guaranteed. Minimum ENTER of 96 or IB of 37 is required. Selection based on ENTER, audition and musicianship test and cannot be guaranteed. Selection based on various modes which may include interview, audition, folio, test and/or relevant training/experience. Except where specified IB subjects must be passed to at least Grade 5 Standard Level or at least Grade 4 Higher Level. For all courses, applicants completing the IB can satisfy the Mathematical Methods prerequisite by the completion of Higher Level Mathematics. Applicants intending to undertake actuarial studies in the Bachelor of Commerce degree are also encouraged to complete VCE Specialist Mathematics or equivalent. For applicants intending to major in Environmental or Engineering Science, Property and Construction or an Engineering discipline, knowledge of VCE Mathematical Methods or equivalent will be assumed. Indicative fee for the first year of the course only, calculated using 2008 tuition fees and data regarding the average enrolment patterns of past students in first year. Actual tuition fees payable may vary and are based on actual subject enrolments. The University provides a guarantee to international students that the fee will not increase by more than 7% per annum in any discipline for undergraduate subjects. For more information, please refer to: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/int/fees

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Minh Ha Nguyen, fro

m Vietnam

“Having a tradition of excellence in teaching and research, the University of Melbourne offers high standards of achievement and intellectual academic knowledge which motivates me to work my best. The University also has a very strong connection with the business community, giving students the opportunities to experience working for top corporations while studying. I really enjoy the multicultural lifestyle here as I have made many great friends as well as the opportunity to know many different cultures. Being a student of the University of Melbourne really colours up my life.”

ong Kong

an, from H Ronald Ch

"Relocating 4,606 miles away from my hometown, I have chosen to be at the University of Melbourne to receive a professional education and also to become more independent. My life has become brilliant with the heartfelt assistance and support from the staff at the University. My choice to study at the University of Melbourne has been an indispensable pathway to success." Ronald Chan, from Hong Kong Completed VCE at The Knox School Currently studying fourth year

Minh Ha Nguyen, from Vietnam Completed VCE at Williamstown High School Currently studying third year

STUDENT VISA INFORMATION RENEWING YOUR VISA IN AUSTRALIA

LODGING YOUR APPLICATION

If you are holding a student visa that is about to expire and you have accepted an offer of a place at the University of Melbourne, you can renew your student visa in Australia. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) prefers students to lodge on-line applications for faster processing. The application fee can be paid by credit card or using an Australian bank account (via B-Pay©).

Step 1:

PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION In preparation of your visa application, you should obtain a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and download a document checklist. To obtain your COE, accept your unconditional offer of place by completing an Acceptance and Payment Agreement. You can download the form from: www. futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/pdf/ accept_offer.pdf Download a visa document checklist including details on English language requirements and medical examinations from: www.immi.gov.au/students/ checklists/index.htm

Online application (preferred)

To lodge your student visa application, visit: www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/students.htm Step 2: When you have completed your application and payment has been received, you will be granted a Bridging visa that allows you to stay in Australia while your application is being processed. DIAC will send you an e-mail or letter advising you of any outstanding documents or when your application has been approved. When you lodge an application on-line you will receive a Transaction Reference Number (TRN). You can use this number to track the progress of your application at: https://www.ecom.immi.gov.au/inquiry/ query/query.do?action=eVisa Paper application in person or by mail Step 1: Download and complete application form 157A: www.immi.gov.au/allforms/ pdf/157a.pdf

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Step 2a: Call DIAC on 131 881 and make an appointment to see a DIAC officer and submit your application together with all required documents. Step 2b: Send the application form, fee and COE to: DIAC Client Services GPO BOX 241 Melbourne VIC 3001 DIAC will contact you if you are required to attend an appointment or to submit outstanding documents.

APPLYING IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY If you lodge a student visa application in your home country, you should wait for your visa to be granted. If you travel to Australia before your visa is granted and decide to lodge a new application in Australia, you will have to pay another application fee. Do not let your visa expire, and remember to make an appointment before visiting a DIAC office.

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2008/2009 TIMELINE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DATE

WHAT TO DO Search for a course and find out more about course information Refer to Course Search: http://coursesearch.unimelb.edu.au and National Undergraduate Course Guide 2009/Undergraduate Course Information brochures 2009 Order a copy online via: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/publications Alternatively, speak with University staff at events. Check information on our upcoming events online at: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/about/meetstaff Prepare for your student visa application/renewal See page 4 for further information. Please note that some items need to be prepared well in advance. Learn more about the University 2009 fee policy and 2009 tuition fees www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/int/fees Order or download a copy of the 2009 Tuition Fees for International Students brochure online via: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/publications VTAC applications open for entry into tertiary courses 2009 International students studying Year 12 or IB in Australia must apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) - www.vtac.edu.au See the 2009 entry requirements on page 3 to ensure you are eligible for the courses you have listed. Visit us at Open Day (Parkville campus) and experience uni life! Visit the campus and different faculties, speak to International Students Advisers and learn about the opportunities available to students. Attend international student briefings, mock lectures and course information sessions throughout the day. Refer to the Open Day website at: www.openday.unimelb.edu.au for further information

All year

All year

August 2008

4 August 2008

17 August 2008

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30 August 2008

VTAC timely applications close for Dance and Film & Television

30 September 2008

VTAC timely applications close for all other courses

15 December

VCE results and ENTERs for VCE students are released on the VTAC website: www.vtac.edu.au

VTAC Change of Preference period 1 – 22* December 2008 If you wish to change your VTAC preferences, this is your opportunity! Refer to the 2009 entry requirements on page 3 to ensure you are eligible for the courses you have listed. *Change of Preference Period Order a copy of the VTAC Change of Preference Guide online via: closes for IB, WA www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/publications & NZ applicants Visit the Change of Preference Guide website for useful information and activities/services offered by the on 9 January 2009 University at: www.cop.unimelb.edu.au (available in November) Attend Course Information Day 18 December Visit the University and speak to course representatives about your study options. Attend International 2008 Admissions and Visa Renewal information sessions. Refer to www.cop.unimelb.edu.au (available in November) for further information. 7 January 2009

Notional ENTERs for IB students are released on the VTAC website: www.vtac.edu.au IB Students will still have an opportunity to change preferences at this time. Refer to the 2009 entry requirements on page 3 to ensure you are eligible for the courses you have listed.

13 January 2009

Receive offer messages/letters and enrolment packages You will be able to view your offer on the VTAC website: www.vtac.edu.au Offer letters and enrolment packages will also be sent to successful applicants to the address they provided in their VTAC applications. All students who receive an offer are automatically considered for international undergraduate scholarships. Visit www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/int/iug/offer for further information.

End of January 2009

Accept your offer To accept your offer, students must return the Acceptance and Payment Agreement form (found in the offer package and also online in the Offer Acceptance Information booklet at: www.futurestudents. unimelb.edu.au/int/iug/offer including a minimum deposit payment of AUD$10,000 (this payment is credited towards your tuition fee as your first instalment), visa-length Overseas Students Health Cover payment, and evidence for pre-visa assessment (if required). The University will then issue an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) to you within five working days, which will enable you to apply for your student visa. You do not need to be in Australia to accept your offer. You are strongly encouraged to renew your student visa when you return to Australia rather than overseas.

Early February 2009

Return to Melbourne We strongly encourage that you return to Melbourne by early February to arrange accommodation, renew your student visa, finalise your enrolment and attend Academic Advice Day and Orientation.

19 February 2009

Attend Academic Advice Day and International Orientation and Enrolment Program The first compulsory Academic Advice Day session for all international students is the International Student Briefing. Refer to www.services.unimelb.edu.au/transition for further information.

2 March 2009

Semester 1 2009 commences. Good luck with your study!

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KEY CONTACT DETAILS Events for future international students Schools Liaison Officer, International Information Centre The University of Melbourne Tel: +61 3 8344 0057 1800 801 662 (toll free within Australia) Web: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/about/meetstaff/vic International Admissions International Centre The University of Melbourne Tel: +61 3 8344 4505 Fax: +61 3 9347 9062 Email: via www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/ask_rightnow International Student Services International Centre The University of Melbourne Tel: +61 3 8344 4505 (student visa enquiries) Email: iss-visa@unimelb.edu.au (student visa enquiries) Web: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/international DIAC Melbourne City Ground Floor, Casselden Place 2 Lonsdale Street Melbourne, Victoria Tel: 131 881 Hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm, Wed from 9am to 1.30pm Web: www.immi.gov.au/students/index.htm

THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING YEAR 12 OR IB IN AUSTRALIA - 2009 ENTRY The information in this publication was correct at the time of printing. The University of Melbourne reserves the right to make changes as appropriate. As details may change, you are encouraged to visit the University’s website or contact the University of Melbourne Information Centre to obtain the latest information.

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