The Basics

Find information and resources to help you settle into life at the University of Melbourne.

2018 Key Dates - Semester 1

2 January - 25 February

Summer Term

Monday 26 February

Semester 1 begins

Sunday 27 May

Semester 1 ends

4 - 22 June


Friday 6 July

Results final release date

28 May - 22 July

Winter Break

2018 Key Dates - Semester 2

Monday 23 July

Semester 2 begins

Sunday 21 October

Semester 2 ends

29 October - 16 November


Friday 30 November

Results final release dates

More University Dates

STOP 1: Connecting Students and Services

Stop 1 can help you with admissions, enrolment, course planning, administration, support services and skills development. If you can't find what you're looking for on the web, ask us online, call us on the phone, or visit us in person.

Support Services

The University of Melbourne offers one of the most comprehensive student support networks in Australia.

International Students

Getting prepared

Find information about life in Melbourne, including housing and the cost of living.

International student online briefing

Read our comprehensive online International Student Briefing for arrival information and a full list of available services designed to support your transition to Melbourne.


Collect your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card.

Current international students

Get information on visa matters, study load requirements, working while studying, and health and safety for current and continuing international students from the University's International Students page.

Safety on Campus

Melbourne is a relatively safe city, but we suggest using common-sense personal safety practices, as you would anywhere.

The University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus has a 24-hour security service to provide a safe environment for all students and staff.  It is advisable, however, to consider some precautions when using the campus, particularly at night.

Campus security officers are available to escort you to your car, public transport or other locations on or around campus.

Please put Security’s telephone number (03) 8344 6666 in your mobile phone and call them if you are concerned for your safety.

For emergencies (Ambulance, Fire Department and Police), please call 000.

See the Safer Community website for more information.