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Welcome to Federation University International Student Support! 🌍

At Federation University, we're here to make your journey as an international student smooth and successful. From the moment you plan your arrival to settling in and thriving on campus, we've got your back. No question is too big or small – we're your go-to for anything you're unsure about.

What We Offer:

  • Comprehensive Orientation: Get ready for a warm welcome! Our pre-arrival info and orientation activities ensure you're all set to make the most of your time here.
  • Social Programs: Connect, make friends, and have a blast! Our social events are designed to help you forge lifelong connections and enjoy your university experience.
  • Personal Support: We're not just here for academics. If you need advice, someone to talk to, or guidance on personal matters, we're here to lend a helping hand.
  • Referrals to Services: Whether you need academic assistance or specialized support, we're well-connected with university services and community organizations to get you the right help.
  • Peer Support: Our student committee is like a friendly guide. They offer peer support, share experiences, and help shape your time at Federation.

Easy Access:

Mental Health Matters:

  • Immediate Mental Health Support: If you are a student, and in need of immediate mental health support  please call the free University Immediate Mental Health Support Line: 1300 758 109 or if you are outside Australia, SMS +61 480 089 177 and request a callback. This service operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. Please note this service is not available for students studying at Partner locations (MIT/IIBIT/ATMC).
  • Note: If you're studying at Partner locations, do note this service might not be available.

Join us at Federation University and embark on a rewarding journey of learning, growth, and camaraderie. Your success is our priority! πŸŽ“πŸŒŸ

Current students

Existing students - we have a bunch of resources and links giving you information about all aspects of your life and study, including how to access all the support services and activities we have on offer.

Current students >

English as a second language

We know that language difficulties can often be the most challenging part of study for students from non-English-speaking backgrounds. Find out about the range of supports available to assist you to climb over the language barrier!

English support services >


Finding the right accommodation is such an important part of life at university. Whether you're keen to live on our on-campus residences, in local rented accommodation or looking for a houseshare, we can provide you with information on where to look and how to make sure you're renting safely.

Finding accommodation >

Resources for staff

We have a range of face-to-face and online training and support for FedUni staff and students who are interested in learning more about our cultural context.

Resources for staff >

Cultural diversity at Federation

Over 18% of our students were born overseas and 12% have a first language that is not English. Federation University is a welcoming and diverse place to study no matter where you're from.

Find out more about the cultural make-up of our students and regions >

Student safety

Student safety is important to us. This webpage gives you some tips on how to stay safe on campus and at home.

Student safety >

Critical incidents

Your safety is our top priority. Find out how we manage emergency situations for international students and what you should do.

Critical incidents >

Airport pick up

Federation University offers free airport pick up services to new commencing international students arriving in Australia.

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