Offer acceptance and enrolment guidelines for:
- Domestic postgraduate coursework fee-paying (including Distance) degrees
- Domestic postgraduate coursework Commonwealth Supported Place degrees
- Domestic Higher Degree Research (HDR) degrees
- International students studying by Distance Education
- International students studying the Graduate Diploma in Education
Welcome to the University of Wollongong (UOW) and congratulations on your offer to study at one of Australia's leading universities, we hope your time here is an enriching, satisfying experience that will help you achieve your career and personal goals.
Enrolment is very important as it signifies the starting point of your relationship with the University. The enrolment process is quite simple but can be confusing at times. The following information will help you understand the enrolment process as well as providing information on the support services available to postgraduate students at UOW.
Please note the following information is intended specifically for:
- Domestic students (Australian Citizens, Permanent residents of Australia , holders of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa, New Zealand Citizens); and
- International students studying by distance education; and
- International students undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Education.
- Other international students should view information for International Students one month prior to commencement of session for further details.
On this page...
How to Accept Your Offer and Enrol
Other Enrolment information
Your Support Network
My Postgrad Pack
How to Accept Your Offer and Enrol
- Step 1: Clearing a Condition
- Step 2: Selection of Subjects
- Step 3: Payment of Fees
- Step 4: Internet Enrolment Process
You should check your offer letter for information regarding any conditions that may need to be cleared prior to your enrolment. Please note that all conditions must be cleared to enable you to enrol. Information about a condition, if applicable, will be quoted under the sub-heading "Conditions" in your letter of offer. Contact UniAdvice on 1300 367 869 if you require assistance regarding this process.
If you are required to submit documentation to clear a condition, forward to UniAdvice at: UniAdvice, University of Wollongong , Wollongong NSW 2522
Prior to enrolling you should discuss your program of study with the appropriate Postgraduate Co-ordinator (see 'My Postgrad Pack' for a list of academic advisers for each Faculty). Detailed subject information is also available in the Course Handbook and Subject Timetables.
Once you have made your selection, you will be able to enrol in your subjects via SOLS (see below for instructions on how to enrol on-line).
Cost per subject
The amount quoted under "Fees" in your Offer of Admission letter is the cost per credit point for the relevant degree. To calculate the cost of each subject you will need to multiply the amount quoted under "Fees" by the number of credit points in each subject.
For full details of payment dates including payment for annual and intake subjects please refer to http://www.uow.edu.au/student/dates.html. Fees are dependent on actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice. The total tuition fee is an estimate and is based on normal course length and progression. Please refer to http://www.uow.edu.au/student/finances/index.html
Payment of tuition fees
The above calculation is a guide of payment only. Up to-date fees information is available one day after enrolment on SOLS and may change if you vary your enrolment. Payments are due by the relevant census date and can be made by:
Eligible domestic fee paying students can apply for FEE-HELP, a government loan program, which assists students with their tuition fees. For information on FEE-HELP, click here for an abstract, or here for the full online booklet.
If you are an international student commencing the Graduate Diploma in Education you must pay your tuition fees and have been issued an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment before you can enrol. See your offer letter for information relating to how to pay your fees.
Go to http://www.uow.edu.au/student/finances/index.html for information on current student charges.
(Higher Degree Research students click here for enrolment details)
If you do not have access to the Internet, experience difficulty accessing the online enrolment system or would like further information regarding the enrolment process, please contact Student Central.
- Go to http://www.uow.edu.au/student/enrolment/enrolnow/index.html and then click on 'Enrol Now' ;
- Enter your student number (printed on your Offer of Admission) and your date of birth and click 'submit' ;
- If this is your first time at the University, read through the Privacy information and, if you agree to the terms, click 'consent' (if you do not consent then you will not be permitted to enrol);
- Click on 'New Enrolments' ;
- Check that your address is correctly recorded. We also highly recommend that you provide us with the details of someone we can contact on your behalf in the case of an emergency (click on 'maintain' next to 'Related Contact Details'). If you wish to change either your home or session address click on 'maintain home' or 'maintain session', make the necessary changes and then click 'submit'. Make sure your mailing address is set to either home or session, depending upon which is your local address. Once your contact details are correct click 'continue' ;
- Domestic Students Only: If you wish to use FEE-HELP / HECS-HELP to pay your tuition fees you will need to select your 'Payment Option'. Your Offer of Admission will clearly state which option is available to you. Read the information and enter the required information;
- Choose 'Yes' or 'No' for membership to the UniCentre and URAC and click 'continue';
- To enrol into your subjects:
-Enter the relevant subject code in the 'new subject code' box and click 'add subject';
-Choose the appropriate campus and session (e.g Autumn, Spring or Summer) and click on 'Enrol selected subject instance';
-Repeat this process for all of your subject codes
-If you are enrolling into the Graduate Diploma in Education some of your subjects will already be listed when you get to this stage. Simply check the tick box for all subjects and you will automatically be enrolled into these subjects.
-If you are not sure which subjects to choose or what your program of study should be, contact your Faculty or Academic Unit.
- Complete the online Statistical survey;
- Print the final page as it gives you your username and password to log onto SOLS* (Student Online Services).
Once your SOLS account has been activated (usually overnight) you should log onto SOLS to view your fees statement;
- Congratulations, you have now completed your enrolment process.
* SOLS is the University of Wollongongs student information management system. This system provides you with a range of services including subject enrolment and withdrawal, exam marks, personal details, fees information and a range of other services. Messages to students and important dates will be posted on this site, it is important that you check SOLS on a regular basis.
- Activate Your Student Email Account
- StartSmart - essential academic information skills
- Deferment of Studies
- Student Diary
- Student ID Card
- Travel Concessions
All students of the University are issued with a student email account. To activate your email account you need to log on to SOLS. Enter the SOLS main menu then select 'Create Unix/e-mail Account'. If you have previously attended the University of Wollongong your username will be the same as before.
Important: 24hrs after enrolling log onto SOLS and select the 'Fee Statement' option to check your outstanding fee balance and due date.
Starting out at university can be daunting, as you discover how much research is needed to complete your assignments and earn good marks. To help you get the right start, it is recommended you complete StartSmart in your first few weeks at UOW. University entails a world of academic information where Google is only one of the information tools you’ll need to use. Lecturers will expect you to find academic information from the resources provided free to you by the UOW Library. StartSmart gives you the essential skills and confidence to approach your first assessment task.
Whilst not compulsory, Postgraduate students are encouraged to complete the StartSmart guides.
If you wish to defer your offer please do not enrol in your course at this time.
To access the online deferment application simply go to the Prospective Students page under the heading Offer Information and click on ‘Accepting or deferring your offer’.
If you don’t have access to the internet you should send a written request, along with a copy of your offer letter, to Uniadvice, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522 Notification that your deferment has been granted will be emailed to you.
It may not be possible to defer from all courses, contact UniAdvice for more information (telephone 1300 367 869 or email firstname.lastname@example.org )
You will be able to pick up a student diary from the UniCentre. The student diary contains discount vouchers, highlights activities running throughout the year and other valuable information relating to your studies.
You will need to visit Student Central, located on the ground floor of Building 17, to be issued with your student card. This card becomes your library and student identification card. Student Central is open between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday. If you are a distance education student, please contact Student Central on 1300 ASK UOW or email to request that an ID card be mailed to you (this option is only available for distance students).
Please note: Even if you studied your Bachelor degree at UOW, you will still need a new ID card. As a postgraduate student you are entitled to certain additional privileges such as longer library book borrowing periods.
Travel concessions, if you are eligible, will be issued with your student ID card. Re-enrolling full time domestic students can apply for a rail concession sticker at Student Central. This allows travel at a concession rate on City Rail and local bus services. For information relating to concession eligibility, please contact Student Central or go to the Ministry of Transport website at http://transport.nsw.gov.au/concessions.
UniAdvice (course advice and assistance with applications)
Postal address: UniAdvice , University of Wollongong , NSW 2522
Tel: 1300 367 869
Location: Building 36, ground floor
Opening hours: 8.30am 5.00pm Monday to Friday
StudentCentral (enrolment assistance)
Postal address: Student Central, University of Wollongong , NSW 2522
Tel: 1300 ASK UOW
Location: Ground Floor, Building 17
Opening hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Research Student Centre
(Higher Research Degree enrolment, scholarship information)
Postal address: Research Student Centre, University of Wollongong , NSW 2522
Tel: (02) 4221 5452
Location: Building 20
Open: Monday to Friday
University Switchboard (Faculty contacts)
Tel: (02) 4221 3555
Opening hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday
- Academic Library
- Learning Resource Centre
- Postgraduate Coordinators
- Professional Training for PhD Students
- Research Student Centre (RSC), Research and Innovation Division (RaID)
- Statistical Consulting Service
- Student Computer Resource Centre
- Wollongong University Postgraduate Association (WUPA)
The University's goals of excellence in learning, teaching and research are underpinned by access to over half a million books, over 66,000 journal titles, 200,000 journal volumes, 300 databases (online collections of journal articles) and 10,000 e-books, with many resources available regardless of location, 24x7. Professional, expert staff are available to support your research and learning needs via the Research Help Desk, consultation and workshops as well as through a range of services and self-paced learning modules offered through the Library's homepage.
For Postgraduates: http://www.library.uow.edu.au/services/UOW026548.html
Tel: 02 4221 3548
Learning Resource Centre
The Learning Resource Centre offers help and free services to students who wish to improve their academic and English language skills. Services and facilities include: academic skills programs; English workshops; individual consultations and resources for postgraduate students, including a wide range of self-access resources on the interactive UniLearning website.
Tel: 02 4221 3977
The Postgraduate Coordinator in your Faculty/Department can assist with any enquiries you may have in choosing programs and subjects as well as any difficulties you might face throughout your studies.
Web: http://www.uow.edu.au/about/faculties/ or
Research Student Centre (RSC) Tel: 02 4221 5452
Professional training for PhD students
The University offers professional training programs for higher degree research students. These include a Graduate Certificate in Business, a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and the Introduction to Tertiary Teaching (ITT). PhD students can enrol in these programs concurrently with their research degree. The Research Student Centre, in conjunction with a number of other units across campus, also offers a series of free workshops and seminars available to HDR students.
Tel: 02 4221 5452
Research Student Centre (RSC), Research and Innovation Division (RaID)
The RSC administers higher degree research enrolments, scholarships, funding and the submission of theses. It is also responsible for Orientation & Enrolment, workshops and information sessions for higher degree research students.
Tel: 02 4221 5452
Statistical Consulting Service
The Statistical Consulting Service is aimed at students who are undertaking research programs or research as part of their coursework program. The service provides advice on investigation planning, appropriate data analysis and methods of presenting results and conclusions. Researchers are entitled to ten (10) hours free consultation per year.
Student Computer Resource Centre
UOW's Information Technology Services (ITS) provides training, user-guides and the Student Computer Resource Centre, complete with nine computer laboratories. Students can access email, the Internet, software and laser printers. Teaching laboratories contain special purpose software for tutorials run by individual departments. Staff can provide assistance with laboratory equipment, software and on-line training.
Tel: 02 4221 3775
Wollongong University Postgraduate Association (WUPA)
All postgraduate students automatically receive membership to the WUPA, which offers facilities and services such as the Postgraduate Resource Centre. The Centre offers a wide range of facilities and services including a seminar room, quiet study area, reduced-price colour printing and photocopying, Macintosh computers, CD writers, zip drives, email and web browsing (in Japanese, Chinese and English) as well as kitchen and BBQ facilities. WUPA also provides an advocacy and outreach service to assist students during studies, plus a range of social activities and events.
- Accomodation Services
- Careers Central
- Centre for Student Development
- Childcare Services
- Clubs and Societies
- Counselling Services
- Dean of Students
- Disability Services
- Religious Services
- Sport and Recreation
- Student Support Advisers
- UOW Alumni Network
This useful website provides important information about living in Wollongong. It details your accommodation options, including University-managed or affiliated residences (catered or self-catered) and Homestay accommodation with a local family. Applications for University housing may be made online.
Tel: 02 4221 5467
UOW organises programs and activities to assist you with your job seeking and career planning. Workshops in job search skills and information sessions about employers are scheduled throughout the year. You can explore career opportunities via the on-line Career Management Plan, register with the Jobseekers database and search the on-line JobBoard. Individual career counselling is also available by appointment.
Tel: 02 4221 3325
Centre for Student Engagement (CSE)
CSE designs and facilitates a range of opportunities for students including cultural and social activities, clubs and societies, adventure leadership (Project Challenge Kakadu and South America) and much more.
Tel: 02 4221 8000
On campus childcare services are available for children aged between 0-6 years, as well as before, afternoon and vacation care for school-aged children.
Tel: 02 4221 8035
Clubs and societies
There are over 50 clubs and societies on campus, ranging from religious and cultural groups and recreation groups. The UniCentre and the Students' Associations manage the clubs.
The Counselling Service provides confidential and professional help at times of difficulty, conflict or crisis. This service is available to members of the campus community free of charge.
Tel: 02 4221 3445
Dean of Students
The Dean of Students oversees the welfare of all students and advocates on their behalf. Problems with admission, enrolment, assessment, progression, transferring courses and similar matters may be referred to the Dean if the relevant Faculty or Department cannot resolve them.
Tel: 02 4221 4355
Access and resources are available for students with disabilities. We facilitate the transition to University life and completion of studies. The Disability Liaison Officer supports students during their enrolment and throughout their stay. Specialised equipment, note-takers, volunteer readers and peer support networks may be provided.
Tel: 02 4221 3445
A full range of health and medical services are provided on the first floor of the UniCentre.
Services include optometry, dentistry, naturopathy and acupuncture.
Tel: 02 4226 2199 (Medical Centre)
There are a range of services for different religious groups, including a Muslim prayer space, a mosque within walking distance of the University and also a Buddhist Temple in the city of Wollongong. The University's Chaplaincy Service offers fellowship, personal counselling and guidance as well as leadership in doctrinal studies and worship.
Sport and Recreation
The University Recreation and Aquatic Centre (URAC) offers world-class facilities for sport and recreation. Facilities include playing fields, all-weather outdoor playing surfaces, a 50-metre heated swimming pool and tennis courts. The Recreation Centre has a fully equipped gymnasium, squash courts, basketball courts and café. Activities offered include fitness classes, leisure and outdoor activities, learn-to-swim classes and a social sports competition. There are 24 sporting clubs ranging from rugby to rock climbing.
Tel: 02 4221 4700
Student Supports Advisers (SSA's)
The Student Support Advisers (SSAs) provide liaison, information, support and referral to University of Wollongong students. As well as provision of programs supporting student equity and diversity both within faculties and across campus.
UOW Alumni Network
Graduates from the University become part of the UOW Alumni Network. However, current students can still benefit from the many activities and discounts available. Contact the UOW Alumni Network for information on Chapters, International Networks or to collect a Alumni discount card.
Tel: 02 4221 3918
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