Domestic student enrolment

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.

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.

To secure your place at UOW your first step is to accept your offer.

Choose your subjects 

Refer to the First Year Enrolment Guides for Session 1 (Autumn) 2024 for help with planning your first-year 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. 

Credit for prior learning 

If you have completed previous studies or have relevant work experience, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning. It is recommended that you do this step early as many courses have application deadlines.

Apply here

If you have already been granted credit, this may affect which subjects you should enrol in. In this case, please reach out to the AskUOW team for academic advice. 

Organise your USI and TFN 

When enrolling, you will need to provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI) - see here for further information on how to apply for, or check, your USI. If you are a domestic student who plans to defer payment partially or fully via a HECS-HELP loan, you will also need to provide your Tax File Number (TFN). 

Please note that it can take 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

Follow the steps below to enrol in your course online. If you have questions along the way, access our enrolment help page for more information.

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

Access the enrolment portal

Create user account 

Here you will create your UOW username and password that you will use to log in to university systems like SOLS and AskUOW. When creating your user account, make sure you provide a mobile number or email address to recover your user details should you forget them. 

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. 

Complete survey 

The Australian Government requires all students to complete the survey that shows as part of the enrolment process. If you do not know the answer to a question, leave it blank and move to the next question. 

Upload your photo 

Upload a photo of yourself for your student card. Ensure it meets our requirements. If you don’t have a suitable photo, you can have your ID photo taken at your Orientation Day or with the AskUOW team at Student Central (Building 17, Wollongong Campus). For all other UOW campuses, visit your campus staff for assistance.

Select your offer 

All valid offers made to you will be listed. Select the course you'll be studying. 

Note: The date from when you can select your course and begin your enrolment will depend on your commencing session. See enrolment dates below or find a full list on the key dates page.

Session 1 (Autumn) 2024 Enrolment opens from 4 December, 2023
Trimester 1 2024 Enrolment opens from 4 December, 2023

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. It takes 5 minutes to apply for a USI. 

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.  

Please note: You must choose a billing type for both your tuition fees and for the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). 

It is mandatory that your personal details at UOW match your details recorded at the ATO and USI government agencies for you to access a HELP loan. Learn more about payment options for domestic students

Enrol in 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.

Refer to the First Year Enrolment Guides for Session 1 (Autumn) 2024 for help with choosing your subjects and planning for your course.

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. In some cases, all your subjects will be prescribed. In others, you may need to select additional elective subjects or subjects that count towards your chosen major. Please follow the instructions in your enrolment guide for advice on selecting electives.  

If you need further academic advice and support please contact AskUOW on 02 4221 3927 or email

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. 

Now that you’re enrolled you will be able to log in to SOLS, the student system that you will use to manage your degree and access course materials. Visit the SOLS help page for assistance with logging in or navigating your account. 

Having trouble with one of the steps above?

Access enrolment help

Once you've enrolled

UOW uses MFA for several UOW systems and applications.

When you first login to these systems, you will need to set up your MFA and verify your login. You should have at least two authentication methods in case you change or misplace your mobile phone. MFA is session based and will expire within 30 days. This means, you will be prompted to reauthenticate to university systems on a regular basis.

Make sure you have completed your security profile with MFA so you get access to UOW’s systems and applications.

Information on how to set up MFA on your laptop, tablet or phone is available on the UOW User Account webpage.

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.


You can choose to collect your ID card from the campus you are studying at, or we can post it to you. If you requested to collect your card, you will receive a SOLSmail with pick-up instructions when your card is ready.


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.

Our How Uni Works website is packed with useful information to help you get started on the right foot. Here you will find our top uni tips, checklists, video tutorials and lots more.

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Deferring your offer

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.

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