Once you've received an offer to study at UOW, there's a few things you need to do to officially become a UOW student.
Domestic student enrolment
How to enrol
Before starting your studies, you'll need to enrol online in your course and first-year subjects. Follow the steps below to get started.
It's important to get organised and understand your course requirements before you enrol.
Organise your Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a unique number issued to each student by the Government upon application. You will need to provide UOW with your USI when you enrol online, so it's good to have it ready beforehand. Visit our USI page for further information on how to apply for a USI, or check if you already have one. It only takes 5 minutes to apply, and once you have a USI, you have it for life!
Payment options and Tax File Number (TFN)
Eligible domestic students will have the option to pay tuition fees upfront or defer their fees by accessing a HELP Loan. If you're deferring your fees, you'll need to provide BOTH your Tax File Number (TFN) and USI when you enrol.
It takes 28 days to be issued with a TFN from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), so if you haven't already, you should apply for a TFN immediately.
It is mandatory that your personal details at UOW match your details recorded at the ATO and USI government agencies in order for you to access financial assistance via a HELP loan.
Choosing your subjects
When you enrol you will select your first-year subjects. If you are commencing in Session 2 (Spring) 2022, refer to our Enrolment Guides for help with choosing your subjects. If you are starting a postgraduate course with the Sydney Business School, UOW, refer to our online study sequences for help with planning your course.
If you need further academic advice, you can book a one-on-one consultation with an Academic from your faculty.
Credit for prior learning
If you've completed previous studies or have relevant work experience, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning.
Follow the steps below to enrol in your course online. If you need help along the way, watch our video for a step-by-step guide through the enrolment process.
1. Access the enrolment portal
Login here using your UOW student number (included with your offer) to access the online enrolment portal. If you have conditions listed on your offer, these will need to be cleared before you can login. If you have any questions about clearing conditions, please contact us.
2. Create user account
Here you will create your UOW username and password that you will use to log in to university systems like SOLS. When creating your user account, make sure you provide a mobile number or email address to recover your user details should you forget them.
3. Confirm personal details
Confirm and update your personal details, add an emergency contact and let us know where you will be living in and out of session.
4. Complete survey
The Australian government requires all students to complete this survey. If you do not know the answer to a question, leave it blank and move to the next question.
5. Upload your photo
Upload a photo of yourself for your student card. Ensure it meets our requirements.
6. Select your offer
All valid offers made to you will be listed. Select the course you'll be studying.
Note: When you can select your course and complete your enrolment depends on your start session, sey our key dates page for a full list.
|Start Session||Enrolment dates|
|Session 1 (Autumn) 2023||Enrolment opens from 5 December 2022 .|
|Trimester 1 2023||Enrolment opens from 5 December 2022.|
7. Enter your Unique Student Identifier (USI)
You’ll be prompted to enter your USI in this section. If you haven’t already, visit our USI page for more information on applying for a USI, or checking if you’ve already got one.
8. Select your billing preference
Eligible domestic students will have the option to pay tuition fees upfront or defer their fees by accessing a HELP Loan. If you're deferring your fees, you'll need to provide BOTH your tax file number (TFN) and USI when you enrol. It takes 5 minutes to apply for a USI, and 28 days to be issued with a TFN from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). If you haven't already, apply for a TFN immediately. It is mandatory that your personal details at UOW match your details recorded at the ATO and USI government agencies in order for you to access financial assistance via a HELP loan. Learn more about payment options for domestic students.
9. Choose your subjects and declare your major (where required)
Here you will enrol in your first-year subjects. Default subjects might already be listed for some courses. If you are commencing in Session 2 (Spring) 2022, refer to our Enrolment Guides for help with choosing your subjects. If you are starting a postgraduate course with the Sydney Business School, UOW, refer to our online study sequences for help with planning your course.
If you're unsure of your major at this point, you can add it in or change it later in SOLS. A second major is optional.
If you need further academic advice and support please contact Student Services on +61 2 4221 3927 or email email@example.com
10. Finalise your enrolment
Once you've enrolled in your subjects, click on the ‘Summary’ tab to complete your online enrolment. Here you can choose to have a confirmation sent to your nominated email address.
Once you've enrolled
- Requesting your Student ID Card
- Accessing SOLS and other accounts
- Attending your Orientation
- Selecting your class times
- Preparing for your first weeks of uni
As a student at the University of Wollongong, you will need your Student Identification Card for:
- Exams - both online and in person
- Borrowing resources from the UOW Library
- Accessing printing, scanning and copying services
- Identifying yourself as a UOW student for security purposes when on campus
- Applying for concessions - such as travelling on NSW public transport
To obtain your Student ID Card, please fill out the request form linked below, and ensure you have the following ready:
- Your UOW Student Number
- A copy of photo identification (e.g. drivers licence, passport, national identity card or NSW Photocard)
- A current passport-sized photo that meets our requirements for display on your ID card (if you haven't already uploaded a photo during the enrolment process). Please note that if you upload a second photo, it is not guaranteed that this will be used on your Student ID Card.
Cards will be posted to your nominated address or you can choose to pick up at on of the following locations:
- Student Central (Building 17) at Wollongong Campus, or
- Business and Law Central (Level 8), Sydney Business School, Sydney CBD Campus.
There's a number of student systems (like SOLS) and online resources that you'll access regularly during your time at UOW. Learn what they are, what they're for, and how to access them.
Your Orientation is normally held the week before your first session. This is an important event where you'll receive important information about your course, learn about the services and support available to you, and immerse yourself in the student culture that makes UOW special.
Your Orientation date and time will depend on your start session, and what campus you are studying at.
As you get closer to the start of session, you may need to enrol in classes for each of your subjects. These classes are often called tutorials, practicals or seminars. Follow these steps to enrol in your classes.
If you do not wish to commence your course at the allocated start session, you can maintain your offer by deferring your start date. You can defer your offer to study at UOW for up to one year. You will have to complete a UOW Deferral request after you've received your offer from UOW. Once you submit your deferral request, we'll send you a new offer and information on how to enrol.