Australian High Commission

COVID19: International Students

Last updated 15 December 2021

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From 15 December 2021, fully vaccinated international students can travel to participating states and territories in Australia, without needing to apply for a travel exemption. For more information see vaccinated travellers.

Students who are not eligible to travel without an exemption may be able to travel to Australia under an International Student Arrival Plan. There are also limited travel exemptions available for international students who can meet specific criteria including some health/medical students and PhD research students.

See International Students | COVID-19 and the border ( for more information. 

Where can I get support?

Student visa holders are encouraged to stay in touch with their education providers about the range of support available to them.  Many universities and education providers are offering support to students including deferring fees, deferring studies or payments, food and accommodation support as well as mental health and other medical support.

For more information, see Study Australia’s website

More information

Information for international students is available across a range of Government agencies, including: