Step 7: Enrol in your subjects

Enrolling in subjects at a different University can be a daunting task. If you have any questions, contact our staff at Stop 1 for advice.

Enrol in your subjects online

Pre-approved subjects are automatically loaded into your Study Plan. You can go ahead and enrol in these subjects via your Study Plan before you arrive in Melbourne.

Your Study Plan is the online tool that structures your course. You can manage your enrolment by planning, enrolling and changing subjects in your Study Plan. For more information, refer to the subject approval email you receive from the Course Planning team or see our Study Plan FAQ.

Note that enrolling in subjects is different to creating your timetable – you’ll do this later on.

If you are an incoming study abroad and exchange research student, this step is not required as your enrolment is managed by your supervising faculty.

Tips for enrolling in subjects

  1. Enrol in 'Approved' subjects. When enrolling into subjects, you will need to view your Study Plan.
    • If you are an undergraduate student, you can also add ‘Pre-approved subjects’. These are undergraduate subjects that don’t have any prerequisite requirements, and you can add them into your study plan yourself.
    • If you are a graduate student, you will only be able to enrol in subjects listed in the ‘Approved’ category.
  2. Manage your load. You are allowed to enrol in a minimum of three subjects (or 37.5 points) and a maximum of four subjects (or 50 points) for the semester.
  3. Manage your Study Plan. In the first two weeks of semester you will be able to add and drop subjects, once you have been approved to enrol in them. Adding new subjects will require approval from your home institution first, then from the University of Melbourne.
  4. Check for prerequisites. If a subject in your Study Plan is 'Pending', you may be asked to provide additional information to Stop 1 staff to demonstrate that you meet the prerequisites.
  5. Check your subject's delivery mode: Some subjects are taught online, or campus-based (in person), or dual-delivery (a combination of online and campus-based). You can find the delivery mode for your subjects in the subject listing of the Handbook.

I have enrolled in my subjects. What's next?

Step 8: Order your student card