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what to do next

After receiving your offer


Congratulations on receiving an offer to study at The University of Queensland. We look forward to welcoming you as one of our students. This flyer contains information you need to know before you start your studies. READ YOUR OFFER LETTER
Check that all your details are correct.

BEFORE
YOU ARRIVE

STREAMLINED VISA PROCESSIGN DECLARATION


Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) is an initiative that was implemented in March 2012, by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). Under this initiative, DIAC will assess all eligible student visa applicants as though they were a lower risk (similar to the current Assessment Level 1), regardless of their country of origin. This will reduce the amount of documentation required and the length of time it takes to issue the student visa. More information, including eligible programs, is at www.uq.edu.au/internationalstudents/svp. If you have received a Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) Declaration with your offer letter, you should review it and sign.

ACCEPT YOUR OFFER LETTER


Send the following documents to International Admissions (iasdocuments@uq.edu.au): Acceptance Signed SVP Declaration (where applicable) Any outstanding documents required to meet any conditions of your offer plus the deposit and OSHC that is outlined in your offer letter Your payment details

RECEIVE YOUR CONFIRMATION OF ENROLMENT (eCoE) & APPLY FOR YOUR STUDENT VISA
UQ will email you (or your agent) an electronic copy of the eCoE, which you must submit to the nearest Australian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission (www.immi.gov.au/contacts/ overseas) with your completed visa application form, to apply for your student visa.

PLAN YOUR ARRIVAL DATES


Prior to booking your plane tickets, consider these pre-semester programs which are offered at no additional cost: Jump Start Academic Preparation Program (Course offered in the week prior to Orientation) Orientation Week (Compulsory. Commences one week prior to the beginning of each semester)

Please arrive at least 2 weeks before your first program commences, as settling in a new city might take longer than expected. For more information, visit www.uq.edu.au/international-guide/when-to-arrive.

PLAN YOUR EXPENSES


Please consider expenses such as: Tuition Fees (www.uq.edu.au/study/index.html?page=45490) Living Expenses (www.uq.edu.au/international-students/living-costs) Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) (www.uq.edu.au/international-students/gethealth-cover)

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ACCOMMODATION
Consider your accommodation options, visit www.accommodation.uq.edu.au. If your preference is to live in a residential college on campus, apply to ONE college by their application due date. For private accommodation, it is recommended that you book temporary accommodation before you arrive in Brisbane. A list of temporary accommodation options are availalbe on the Accommodation Services website: St Lucia - www.uq.edu.au/student-services/temporary-accommodation-st-lucia Ipswich - www.uq.edu.au/student-services/temporary-accommodation-ipswich Gatton - www.uq.edu.au/student-services/temporary-accommodation-gatton

AFTER
YOU ARRIVE

BOOK AIRPORT PICKUP


UQ staff can meet you at the Brisbane airport and take you to your accommodation for no additional cost. Please note that students with an ICTE-UQ Package Offer are eligible for a free airport pickup. Please refer to the accommodation website for further details.

ATTEND important welcome sessions


The University holds a number of Orientation sessions to assist you will settling in to life in Australia and study at UQ. Some of these sessions are compulsory. For further Information, please refer to the orientation website: www.uq.edu.au/orientation Getting Started session (www.uq.edu.au/international-guide/getting-started-sessions) Settling In To Australia (www.uq.edu.au/student-services/settling-in) Safety Down Under: Beaches, Wildlife and Nightlife (Compulsory Australian Heath System and OSH Working While Studying International Students with Families

Your Faculty or School welcome and/or academic advising session (Compulsory) Accommodation session (www.uq.edu.au/international-guide/accommodation-sessions)

ESTABLISH YOUR BANK ACCOUNT


St Lucia, Gatton and Ipswich all have banks on campus: www.uq.edu.au/services/banking.

ORGANISE PERMANENT ACCOMMODATION


UQs Accommodation Office (www.accommodation.uq.edu.au) can assist you in organising permanent accommodation.

OVERSEAS STUDENT HEALTH COVER


For more information about your Overseas Student Health Cover, including how to order your student health card, please refer to the following website: www.uq.edu.au/internationalstudents/docs/OSHC-card-online.pdf

Further information

START YOUR PROGRAM


Pay any tuition fee balance owing, and enroll in courses, by the due dates. For more information, please visit the myAdvisor website at www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor or contact an International Student Advisor (www.uq.edu.au/international-guide/contact-us).

Once again, welcome to The University of Queensland and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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