Services available, orientation and induction

University orientation

All graduate reserachers are expected to attend a University Orientation in their first year of enrolment. Orientation Day for Graduate Researchers provides a welcome to  all graduate researchers (PhD, research doctorate or masters by research candidates) who are new to the  University of  Melbourne or new to their graduate research degree.

The day introduces you to the comprehensive research training and professional development services  available at the University. Find out more and to register.

The Graduate Research Hub is a great resource to find out more about services and support outside of formal orientation. Keep up to date with news and events relevant to you. Find out about research training and professional development. Guidelines on a range of  matters like thesis submission and examination.

International Student Briefing

If you are a new international graduate researcher, the online International Student Briefing provides you with information about safety in Melbourne, emergency numbers, tenancy and work rights and your responsibilities as a student visa holder. This is a compulsory requirement for international students; complete this briefing online.

Local induction

All academic units (whether department, school, institute or centre) run local inductions and graduate researchers are required to attend a local induction.

If you haven't received advice about induction, check with your supervisor or contact your local graduate research administrator.

Student Services

The Student Services website provides a comprehensive list of support services available to University of Melbourne students. These services include health and wellbeing, academic support, housing and financial assistance, support for international students, and orientation.