Airport Pick-up and / or Temporary Accommodation

Airport Pick-up

Applications for the airport pick-up service and / or temporary accommodation for commencing international students need to be submitted to Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT) as a minimum, ten (10) business days before the students’ departure from their home country. Applications for this service can be made by lodging the Homestay and Airport Pickup Application Form via email to studentservices@mit.edu.au.

Students who have requested airport pickup service are picked up by a company named ToGoTo Australia, a professional airport pickup company used by MIT for our international students. Students travelling with immediate family (spouse/partner and/or children), must contact the Office of Student Services and Engagement Team for booking advice. Please note a fee is charged for this service. Refer to http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/tuition-fees for the current fee charge.

If your flights details change, you need to change your existing airport pickup booking details. Please either:

  1. Call MIT Melbourne Campus on +61 3 8600 6700 during normal business hours (Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time) and ask to speak to an Office of Student Services and Engagement Team member regarding a change to airport pickup requirements or
  2. Email Office of Student Services and Engagement Team attaching both your existing airport booking confirmation details and your new flights details.

 

Please note: No changes can be made via the above options within 72 hours (i.e.: 3 days) of your departure from your home country.

If your flights details change, you need to change your existing airport pickup booking details. Please either:

  1. Email ToGoTo Australia attaching both your existing airport booking confirmation details and your new flight booking details or
  2. Phone Ellen on + 61 409 503 646 advising her of your new flight details and your existing airport booking reservation number.

 

What to do if you are lost upon arrival at Melbourne Airport

If you are lost, please make your way to the nearest public phone to call for assistance. Please note local calls cost is approximately 50 cents per call and mobile call costs will depend on the duration of your call.

Select the most appropriate option below:

  • During normal business hours (Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) call MIT Melbourne Campus 8600 6700
  • Outside of normal business hours and weekends, please call Heather from ToGoTo Australia on (mb) 0419 433 922.

 

Temporary Accommodation

Homestay or “full board” accommodation is a good choice if you want to experience living in an Australian home, reduce set-up costs and improve your English. It provides student with a family-like environment with utility costs (i.e.: gas, electricity and water) included. Families (or sometimes a couple or single person) offer you a room in their home as well as three meals per day (i.e.: breakfast, lunch and dinner). All homestay accommodation is thoroughly screened to ensure it is a suitable living environment for student.

Once you have accepted your offer, received your student visa and booked your flight to Melbourne, you can make an online homestay request with the Office of Student Services and Engagement (OSSE) Team.

OSSE must receive your homestay request at least 15 working days prior to your arrival in Melbourne.

The minimum homestay duration is four weeks.

A homestay placement fee AUS$300 must be paid when you apply for homestay. Please refer to http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/tuition-fees for the all current accommodation charges.

Airport Pick-up

Applications for the airport pick-up service and / or temporary accommodation for commencing international students need to be submitted to Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT) Sydney campus as a minimum, ten (10) business days before the students’ departure from their home country. Applications for this service can be made by lodging the Homestay and Airport Pickup Application Form via email to studentservices.syd@mit.edu.au.

Students who have requested airport pickup service are picked up by a company named Meridian Homestay, a professional homestay and airport pickup company used by MIT for our international students. Students travelling with immediate family (spouse/partner and/or children), must contact the Office of Student Services and Engagement Team for booking advice. Please note a fee is charged for this service. Refer to http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/tuition-fees for the current fee charge.

If your flights details change, you need to change your existing airport pickup booking details. Please either:

  1. (a) Call MIT Sydney Campus on +61 (2) 8267 1400 during normal business hours (Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time) and ask to speak to an Office of Student Services and Engagement Team member regarding a change to airport pickup requirements or
  2. Email Office of Student Services and Engagement Team attaching both your existing airport booking confirmation details and your new flights details.

 

Please note: No changes can be made via the above options within 72 hours (i.e.: 3 days) of your departure from your home country.

For emergency changes to the arrival date or time of your existing booking (i.e.: less than 72 hours) of your departure from your home country, please either:

  1. Email Meridian Homestay attaching both your existing airport booking confirmation details and your new flight booking details or
  2. Phone Jane on + 61 419 551 623 advising her of your new flight details and your existing airport booking reservation number.

 

What to do if you are lost upon arrival at Sydney Airport

If you are lost, please make your way to the nearest public phone to call for assistance. Please note local calls cost is approximately 50 cents per call and mobile call costs will depend on the duration of your call.

Select the most appropriate option below:

  • During normal business hours (Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) call MIT Sydney Campus 8267 1400
  • Outside of normal business hours and weekends, please call Jane from Meridian Homestay on (mb) 0419 551 623.

 

Temporary Accommodation

Homestay or “full board” accommodation is a good choice if you want to experience living in an Australian home, reduce set-up costs and improve your English. It provides student with a family-like environment with utility costs (i.e.: gas, electricity and water) included. Families (or sometimes a couple or single person) offer you a room in their home as well as two meals per day (i.e. breakfast and dinner) plus lunch on weekends. All homestay accommodation is thoroughly screened to ensure it is a suitable living environment for student.

Once you have accepted your offer, received your student visa and booked your flight to Sydney, you can make an online homestay request with the Office of Student Services and Engagement (OSSE) Team.

OSSE must receive your homestay request at least 15 working days prior to your arrival in Sydney.

The minimum homestay duration is four weeks.

A homestay placement fee AUS$245 must be paid when you apply for homestay. Please refer to http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/tuition-fees for the all current accommodation charges.