Accepting your offer

Your offer letter will explain acceptance and enrolment dates and procedures at the institution making the offer and how to pay the compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) charge.

Each institution has its own instructions on how to accept your offer. Some institutions have online acceptance and facilities for online payment of fees and charges. Take particular notice of any deadlines the institution has for accepting the offer.

Once you have accepted your offer and paid the required fees, the institution will send you a Confirmation of Enrolment. This document will allow you to obtain your student visa. There are also other Australian Government requirements for international students.


Each institution has its own procedures for enrolment. Some institutions have online enrolment. Your offer will include instructions that you must read carefully. If you're applying through an agent, your agent will help you.

When you apply, make sure the name on your application matches your official ID (birth certificate, passport, citizenship documents). You'll need your ID when you enrol and there may be problems if the name on your ID doesn't match your offer letter.


Most institutions include subject selection, course planning and enrolment sessions in their orientation programs. Orientation programs are specifically designed to help you adjust to life at the institution and in Australia and you are strongly encouraged to attend.


Deferment is where you're given permission from your institution to delay starting your course. Deferment is for a fixed period, usually six months or one year.

Each institution has its own policy regarding deferment.