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), whether you are located onshore (in Australia) or commencing your course offshore through remote (online) study, your next step is to start the online enrolment process by completing the Enrolment Registration Form.

To complete enrolment registration, you will need:

  1. your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE);
  2. your UOW Offer of Admission;
  3. a copy of your Australian Visa Grant Notification (if available); and
  4. Your UOW Student Number (listed on your offer letter)

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

COMPLETE ENROLMENT REGISTRATION FORM

It's important to get organised and understand your course requirements before you enrol.

Organise your USI

A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a unique number issued to each student by the Australian Government. You will be asked to provide UOW with your USI when you enrol in your UOW course online. To obtain a USI you will need a current/valid visa to study in Australia. If you do have a current/valid visa, visit our USI page for more information on applying for a USI, or to check if you already have one.

If you have not yet received your student visa, you can choose to not provide a USI when you enrol and acknowledge that you will provide it at a later date.

Choosing your subjects

When you enrol you will choose your first session subjects. For help with subject selections, refer to your start session below:

  • Trimester 3 2021
    Study sequences for each course have been created to assist you.

  • Session 2 (Spring) 2021
    First Year Enrolment Guides will help you with choosing your first-year subjects, and include useful information about your course.

  • Session 1 (Autumn) 2022
    We're currently developing subject guides for Autumn Session and will publish them online closer to when enrolment opens on 6 December 2021.

For further academic advice and support please contact Future Students.

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 3 2021 Online enrolment is now open
Session 1 (Autumn) 2021 Online enrolment opens 6 December 2021

7. Enter your Unique Student Identifier (USI)

A USI is a unique number issued to each student by the Australian Government. To obtain a USI you will need a current/valid visa to study in Australia. If you do have a current/valid visa, visit our USI page for more information on applying for a USI, or to check if you already have one.

If you have not yet received your student visa, 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. 

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. For help with choosing your subjects, refer to your start session below:

  • Trimester 3 2021
    Study sequences for each course have been created to assist you.

  • Session 2 (Spring) 2021
    First Year Enrolment Guides will help you with choosing your first-year subjects, and include useful information about 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.

For further academic advice and support please complete the enrolment help form.

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.

COMPLETE ENROLMENT

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, 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.

ORIENTATION DATES AND TIMES

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 the steps below to enrol in your classes:

1. Find out when classes are on

The subject timetable database is a useful guide to see what days and times classes are available for each subject. It's a good idea to mock up a timetable so you know what tutorials you could enrol in, and which ones are out of the question because of other classes that are already set (like your lectures).

2. Check when class enrolments open

Opening dates and times are different for each Faculty and subject. To find out your subject opening times, please visit the timetabling website. This information is usually updated a few weeks before session starts.

3. Secure a class

Securing class times can be very competitive. Make sure you are at a computer at the exact time enrolments opens to maximise your chances of securing your preferred class times. Once enrolments open, your subjects' class times will be available to select under 'Tutorial Enrolment' in your SOLS account. Each subject will detail what classes you need to enrol in.

TIP: You can schedule your tutorials and lectures back-to-back even if they are at opposite ends of campus – your teachers will understand that you'll need a few minutes to get from one class to the next.

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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