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Melbourne is well known for its world class universities – students come from all over the world to create opportunities for themselves through a qualification from a Victorian university.

Visa nomination for international graduates

The Victorian Government provides free visa nomination for eligible international graduates with specific skills who have completed their studies in Australia and want to live and work in Victoria. To see if your specific skills are eligible for visa nomination check our Visa Nomination Occupation Lists below.

PhD graduates – streamlined pathway

If you’re an international PhD graduate, the Victorian Government offers a streamlined pathway to visa nomination where applications will be processed within two weeks, compared to the average 12-week processing time. Find out more about the streamlined visa nomination pathway for international PhD graduates.