Re-enrol in your course for 2018 - Section contents

If you are enrolled in a course in 2017, and plan to continue the same course in 2018, you will need to re-enrol.

Re-enrolment for 2018 is now open

You must re-enrol in your course for 2018 by Friday 8 December (11.59pm). If you don’t re-enrol before this deadline you will incur a $106 late re-enrolment fee.

How to re-enrol

Graduate Researchers: refer to the Graduate Research Hub for details on how to re-enrol.

  • Step 1: Explore subject choices and find out your course requirements in the Handbook.
  • Step 2: Log into your study plan and accept the Enrolment Declaration.
  • Step 3: Re-enrol in 2018 for both half year periods* by:
    • enrolling in subjects and/or
    • applying for a leave of absence if you plan to take a break from your course in 2018.
  • Step 4: Check that you have re-enrolled correctly. Log back into your study plan and check all your subjects for 2018 are marked as ‘enrolled’ and not just planned.

*First half year: January to June; second half year: July to December

Tip: you don’t need to wait for your final subject results for this semester. Avoid stress by re-enrolling now, and make changes after the official results release date if required.

Re-enrol now

Event Confirmed date
2018 timely re-enrolment period       Wednesday 25 October – Friday 8 December 2017
2018 University Timetable is published       24 November 2017
Semester 2, 2017 official results release date       1 December 2017
Last date to re-enrol without incurring a $106 late re-enrolment fee       8 December 2017 (11.59pm)

Last date to re-enrol without cancellation

If you re-enrol after this time you will be cancelled from your course. If this occurs, you must apply to be reinstated in your course and, if successful, you will incur a $266 reinstatement fee.

5 January 2018 (11.59pm)

Check the subject fees

It is important to understand the subject fees before re-enrolling. You can check the tuition fees, student contribution amounts, census dates and EFTSL values for subjects you wish to enrol into.

You will be able to view your fees for your enrolled 2018 subjects online at my.unimelb from mid-December. Student invoices for January due dates will be issued in mid-December 2017.

Plan your class timetable

The 2018 Timetable will be published on Friday 24 November 2017. After this time, you can plan your 2018 timetable before class registration opens for next year.

Check your 2018 subjects’ proposed class times in the Handbook, and use this as a guide to help finalise your re-enrolment. Class times may change and your timetable will only be confirmed once you have registered for classes.

Don’t leave re-enrolment until the last day because:

  • you may miss out on subjects you want to study, including quota subjects and summer subjects
  • early re-enrolment enables the University to organise enough classes and tutors to support your subject choices
  • you will avoid a fine. If you re-enrol after 8 December you will incur a $106 late re-enrolment fee
  • you might need course planning advice from Stop 1 before making decisions about your 2018 enrolment
  • will be ready to create your class timetable as soon as class registration opens
  • beat the rush and be organised to study in 2018, so you can focus on exams and other activities
  • the late re-enrolment fee will not be waived due to my.unimelb access issues
  • re-enrolling can impact your eligibility for public transport concessions, scholarships, and/or Centrelink payments which may require you to have a full-time study load for 2018.

There are a number of ways you can get help when re-enrolling:


Advice on re-enrolling

There are some situations where you may need to take additional steps when re-enrolling. See below for more information specific to you.

Subject enrolment

You will need to enrol in a full-time study load of 50 points in each half year period in 2018. This usually requires you to enrol in 4 subjects per half year.

If you are eligible to reduce your study load, you are expected to remain enrolled full-time until you have received an outcome on your request to reduce study load.

If you are in your final semester of study and have less than 50 points remaining, you do not need to apply.

Leave of Absence

Leave of absence requests have visa implications and must be accompanied by:

  1. a leave of absence declaration form
  2. supporting evidence (for compassionate or compelling circumstances)
  3. documentation (passport identification page and visa entitlements).

Learn more on how to apply for a leave of absence as a student visa holder.

Visit the Study Abroad and Exchange re-enrolment webpage for instructions.

I’m having difficulties using my study plan to enrol in subjects

Re-enrol before Friday 8 December by:

  1. accepting your Enrolment Declaration online
  2. visiting the subject enrolment troubleshooting page for advice.

The system won’t let me re-enrol because I have sanctions for unpaid fees

  1. Pay your debt as soon as possible. You will be unable to enrol while you have outstanding fees owing to the University.
  2. Once the sanctions have cleared, ensure you re-enrol before Friday 8 December.

Take a break for the whole of 2018 and resume my course in 2019

Apply for a Leave of Absence* for all of 2018 (Semesters 1 and 2).

Take a break for one semester in 2018

Re-enrol before Friday 8 December by:

  1. accepting your Enrolment Declaration
  2. enrolling in subjects for the semester you intend to study
  3. applying for a Leave of Absence* for the semester you will not be studying.


* International student visa holders must take extra steps when requesting a Leave of Absence, as there are visa implications. Requests must be accompanied by:

  1. a leave of absence declaration form
  2. supporting evidence (for compassionate or compelling circumstances)
  3. documentation (passport identification page and visa entitlements).

Learn more on how to apply for a leave of absence as a student visa holder.

Re-enrol before Friday 8 December by:

  1. accepting your Enrolment Declaration
  2. enrolling in all the subjects you plan to study in 2018

If you are experiencing issues enrolling in your 2018 subjects, check the start date of the subject.

If the start date is before your leave of absence return date, and you wish to end your leave early, submit an online enquiry.

If you will be continuing in both courses in 2018, you need to re-enrol separately for both courses.

Re-enrol before Friday 8 December by:

  1. accepting your Enrolment Declaration
  2. enrolling in all the subjects you plan to study in the first half of 2018 (eg Semester 1).

I am completing my bachelor degree this year and starting my honours in 2018

You do not need to re-enrol. If you are accepted into honours, you will receive an offer and need to enrol in that honours course.

I have applied to transfer to another course

  1. Re-enrol in your current course before Friday 8 December to ensure you retain your place and avoid the late re-enrolment fee.
  2. If your application to transfer is approved, you should then withdraw from your current course before the earliest subject census date.
  3. Complete a new enrolment for your new course.

You do not need to re-enrol. Submit a course withdrawal request before Friday 8 December.

Check the Handbook

The 2018 University Handbook is an essential guide for managing your enrolment. It details course requirements, subject options, requisite and assessment requirements, and subject key dates that all students need to know.


Don’t miss important enrolment updates

Remember to check your student email regularly (at least twice a week) even during University breaks or leave periods. Find out how to forward your University email to a personal account.