International student enrolment

How to enrol

Congratulations on your offer to study with UOW. We're excited to have you study with us. To secure your place at UOW, you will need to accept your offer and enrol in your course online. Watch our short video and follow the steps below to get started.

Enrolment steps

Your first step is to formally accept your offer to study at UOW to receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Visit our study page for steps on how to accept your offer.

Once you have received your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), your next step is to start the online enrolment process by completing the Enrolment Registration Form.

To complete enrolment registration, you will need a copy of your:

  1. Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE);
  2. UOW Offer of Admission;
  3. Australian Visa Grant Notification (if available); and
  4. UOW student number (listed on your offer letter)

Once completed, we will email you with instructions on how to complete the enrolment process.


Applying for a student visa

UOW welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement that fully vaccinated eligible visa holders (including international students) will be allowed to enter Australia from 15 December 2021 without a travel exemption.

If you are currently overseas, to ensure you are able to arrive in Australia in time for the start of your course, please take any necessary steps to secure a visa as soon as possible. You will not be able to enter Australia without a valid visa. For more information and advice, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Declare your travel plans with UOW

If you have booked a flight to Australia, or are already in Australia, please let the University know as soon as possible by completing this online form.

Providing UOW with this information will ensure we do not automatically enrol you in online classes, particularly if your intention is to return to Australia for an on-campus experience.

If you are in the process of booking a flight, please complete the form once your flight is confirmed.

Choosing your subjects

When you enrol you will select your first-year subjects. If you are starting your course in Session 1 (Autumn) 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 in Trimester 1 2022, refer to our online study sequences for help with planning your course.

If you need further academic advice or support please contact Student Services on +61 2 4221 3927 or email

Credit for prior learning

If you've completed previous studies or have relevant work experience, you may want to consider applying for recognition of prior learning.

Once you've completed the Enrolment Registration Form and your submission has been processed, your final step is to enrol in your course and subjects online. To enrol, follow the steps below:

1. Access the enrolment portal

Login here using your UOW student number (included with your offer letter) to access the online enrolment portal. If you have conditions listed on your offer, these will need to be cleared before you can log in. If you have any questions about clearing conditions, please contact us.

2. Create user account

Once inside the online enrolment portal, you will need to create your UOW username and password. This is what 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

Here you will need to confirm your personal details, add an emergency contact, and let us know where you will be living during your enrolment (session address).

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:

Start SessionEnrolment dates
Trimester 1 2022 Online enrolment opens 6 December 2021
Session 1 (Autumn) 2021 Online enrolment opens 6 December 2021

7. Provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI)

A USI is a unique number issued to each student by the Australian Government. You can only apply for a USI once you have entered Australia. Visit our USI page for more information on applying for a USI, or to check if you already have one.

If you are not yet in Australia, you can choose to not provide a USI at this step and tick the box to acknowledge that you will provide it at a later date once you have arrived. 

8. Select your billing preference

Skip this step as international students are not eligible for HELP Loans.

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 starting your course in Session 1 (Autumn) 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 in Trimester 1 2022, 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 or support please contact Student Services on +61 2 4221 3927 or email

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

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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