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Who are we?
The Official Representative of all International Students at the University of Melbourne

International Student Ambassador (ISA) Program

What is the ISA Program?

The International Student Ambassador (ISA) Program is a volunteer program within UMSU International, where students can make an impact towards the international students' community, and gain exposure in leadership roles and event/project management. Interested? Read more here



Passionate about supporting the international student community, working with a team of like-minded peers, and gaining valuable leadership and volunteering experience? Then it’s time to nominate yourself for the positions that suit you best as we gear up for another exciting round of elections!


Election Nominations & Regulations

Submit your nomination to the Returning Officer by filling the form found on our Linktree. Electoral regulations for the UMSU International Annual General Election can also be found on the page.


Candidate Information Session

The information session for candidates will take place on Friday 30 April and will be conducted via zoom. Further details, including the time and zoom link will be made available closer to the session.


Policy Speech Session

The policy speech session will occur after the close of nominations. The venue, form and date for the policy speech session will be circulated upon the close of nominations.


Voting Session

Voting will be conducted via the BigPulse platform, with an individual voting link sent to all eligible voters via their student email at the beginning of the voting session. After the voting period ends, The candidate(s) with the most votes will be elected for the position.



Co-Option is when our committee holds interviews to hand-pick the best, the skilled and the brightest to join us as central committee members. Because it is competitive, it is recommended that applicants have relevant experience to the role they are applying for. Co-options typically occur during late semester 2 (September) annually.

Co-option requirements

All students of the University of Melbourne will be eligible to run for Co-Option. Applications for the 2023-2024 intake has closed! Stay posted on our socials for information regarding the next recruitment!


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