Re-enrol for 2019 - Section contents

Re-enrolment is now open. If you are enrolled in a course in 2018 and plan to continue the same course in 2019, you must re-enrol.

Re-enrolment deadline

You must re-enrol in your course for 2019 by Monday 10 December (11.59pm). If you don’t re-enrol before this deadline you will incur a $109 late re-enrolment fee.


Before you re-enrol


How to re-enrol

  • Step 1: Log into your study plan and accept the Enrolment Declaration.
  • Step 2: Enrol in all of your subjects for 2019, and/or apply for a Leave of Absence if you plan to take a break from your course in 2019. Make sure that you complete your re-enrolment for both first half-year and second half-year (unless you are completing your course mid-year).
  • Step 3: Check that you have re-enrolled correctly. Log back into your study plan and check all your subjects for 2019 are marked as ‘enrolled’ and not just planned.

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

Re-enrol now


Support services to help you re-enrol

It’s important that you try to enrol in the right subjects the first time. Follow these steps to get help in making the right decisions for you:

  1. If you need assistance with re-enrolling, visit the online resources first:
  2. If you need more help finalising your 2019 subject choices, speak with a course planning adviser by booking an appointment or drop into Stop 1.
  3. If you’d like to discuss your plans, goals and choices, book an appointment with a Student Connect adviser
  4. For other enquiries contact Stop 1 or submit a request for enrolment assistance via ask.unimelb.

More information 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 2019. This usually requires you to enrol in four subjects per half year.

If you have applied to reduce your study load, you need 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 for a reduced study load.

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.

If you don’t enrol before 10 December 2018:

  • you will incur a $109 late re-enrolment fee
  • you may miss out on subjects you want to study, including quota subjects and summer subjects
  • it may impact your eligibility for public transport concessions, scholarships or Centrelink payments, as you might need to maintain full-time enrolment in 2019
  • you may not be ready to create your class timetable as soon as class registration opens. You cannot create your class timetable until you have enrolled in subjects
  • the University won't be unable to organise enough classes and tutors to support your subject choices

If you don't re-enrol before 4 January 2019, your course enrolment will be cancelled. Students will need to apply to be re-instated to their course, and if approved, will need to pay a $274 re-instatement fee.

Re-enrol before 10 December assuming you will pass all your subjects. You can then make changes to your enrolment as required once your results have been finalised.

If you enrol in a subject that depends on you passing a prerequisite subject, but then you fail that prerequisite subject, you will:

  • be withdrawn from that subject as you will not have met the prerequisite requirement
  • receive an email which will include instructions for what to do next.

If you’re planning to study overseas as part of your course in 2019, you must re-enrol in subjects taught at the University of Melbourne until you have been enrolled in your placeholder subjects.

You are required to re-enrol, even if you have been accepted by the host institution. We recommend enrolling in the subjects you would be taking at the University of Melbourne as though you were unable to study overseas.

Find out more on the study overseas website.

I plan to take a break for the whole of 2019 and resume my course in 2020

Before Monday 10 December apply for a leave of absence* for all of 2019 (first and second half-year periods).

I plan to take a break for one half-year period in 2019

Before Monday 10 December:

  1. accept your Enrolment Declaration
  2. enrol in subjects for the semester you intend to study
  3. apply for a leave of absence* for the half-year period 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.

If you will be continuing in both courses in 2019, you need to re-enrol separately for both courses.

If you wish to discontinue one course submit a course withdrawal request for the relevant course and re-enrol in the course you wish to continue before Monday 10 December.

Before Monday 10 December:

  1. accept your Enrolment Declaration
  2. enrol in all the subjects you plan to study in the first half of 2019 (e.g. Semester 1).

I am completing my bachelor degree this year and starting my honours in 2019

You do not need to re-enrol. If you are accepted into honours, you will need to follow the instructions in your offer letter to enrol in that honours course.

I have applied to transfer to another course

  1. Re-enrol in your current course before Monday 10 December to ensure you retain your place and avoid the late re-enrolment fee.
  2. If your application to transfer is approved, you need to withdraw from your current course before the earliest subject census date. There are consequences if you don’t withdraw from your course in time.
  3. Enrol in your new course.

Submit a course withdrawal request before Monday 10 December.

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

Before Monday 10 December:

  1. accept your Enrolment Declaration
  2. visit 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 Monday 10 December.

Don’t miss important enrolment updates

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