International student onshore arrivals information
Update from the Northern Territory Government
Date: 1 September 2021
StudyNT welcomes the arrival of international students relocating from interstate to the Northern Territory for the purpose of study at an institution with a physical campus in the Territory.
If you are relocating to the Territory from a COVID-19 hotspot or public exposure site for educational purposes, you must meet the requirements and complete an ‘approval to enter the Northern Territory exemption form’, which can take up to 72 hours to process. Do not travel without approval to enter the Territory.
In submitting your ‘approval to enter the Northern Territory exemption form’, StudyNT encourages you to:
attach your certificate of an enrolment form, which includes the duration of your course, course provider, and make it clear in your application you are relocating to the Territory for the purpose of the study
provide proof of residency (where you will stay/who you will live with while in the Northern Territory)
proofread and make sure your application is clear, free of spelling mistakes and check your grammar before submitting
it may be helpful to have a second person review your application before submitting it to make sure you have filled in all the questions correctly.
When you have all your documents and are ready to submit your application, the form can be found online here. Applications will not be approved for courses of under six months in duration.
If your entry is approved, you will need to note your approval number on your ‘border entry form’, which should be completed seven days or less prior to entering the NT.
Pandemic financial support payments for international students
Date: 11 June 2021
International students who are studying and working in Australia may be able to access financial assistance when they are:
- required to self-isolate or are caring for someone with COVID-19 (Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment) or;
- adversely affected by a state public health order and are required to be in lockdown for more than seven days (COVID-19 Disaster Payment).
For more information on the financial support payments, including eligibility criteria, refer to the Australian Government website.
CDU COVID-19 updates
Keep up to date with CDU's COVID-19 updates here.