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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).

To accept your offer, complete the Acceptance Agreement in your offer letter and return it along with the fees payable.

We recognise that COVID-19 and resultant travel restrictions may impact the ability of international students to arrive in Australia to commence their studies.

We're doing all we can to minimise the pandemic on your studies. This means moving as much as we can online, like delivering our courses remotely, and allowing you to enrol online.

Once you have received your Confirmation of Enrolment (COE), please complete the Enrolment Registration Form. You will need your UOW student number and the course you'll be studying, which are listed on your Offer Letter.

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


It's important to understand your course requirements and the options available to you 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 course online, so it's good to have it ready beforehand. For more information on applying for a USI, or checking if you already have one, visit our USI page.

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 1 2021
    2021 Sydney Business School Study Sequences will be available closer to the start of session.

  • Autumn 2021
    Enrolment Guides for each course have been created to assist you.

For further academic advice and support please contact your faculty.

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. When you can enrol depends on your start session:

Enrolment dates

Start SessionEnrolment dates
Trimester 1 2021 Online enrolment opens 10 December 2020
Session 1 (Autumn) 2021 Online enrolment opens 7 December 2020

How to enrol

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
You’ll use your username and password to access university systems during your studies. 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.

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
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 subjects for your first session. Default subjects might already be listed for some courses. Refer back to Step 3 for help with choosing your subjects.

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.

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, 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 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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