Re-enrol in your course

Re-enrolling is the process of confirming which subjects and any planned periods of leave you will be taking over the whole of the coming year. If you are a currently enrolled coursework student and are continuing your course next year, you must re-enrol for the entire year during the re-enrolment period - unless you are completing mid-year or planning to take leave

Teaching and Learning  in 2023

From Semester 1, 2023, our undergraduate programs will be delivered on campus. Our graduate programs will mainly be delivered on campus. Dual delivery and online modes may continue to be available in some graduate programs. You can find the final subject delivery modes published in the Handbook.

International students may visit the International Student Support page for further information.

Teaching and learning in Summer Term (i.e. those subjects commencing in January or February where the teaching ends prior to the commencement of Semester 1, 2023) will include subjects taught on campus with some subjects offered in dual-delivery and online modes.

New students

If you are commencing a course in 2023, visit the Get Started at Melbourne website to complete your enrolment.

Graduate researchers

This re-enrolment process is for coursework students only and different deadlines and requirements apply to Graduate Researchers. Visit the Graduate Research Hub to learn more.

How to re-enrol

1. Plan your course
Use the 2023 Handbook and course planning resources to decide which subjects you need or want to enrol in for the entire year. If you are a student visa holder, ensure that your course plan enables you to complete your course by your visa end date and meets the other requirements of your student visa.

2. Enrol in your subjects
Use your Study Plan to enrol in all of your subjects for 2023, and/or apply for a Leave of Absence if you plan to take a break from your course. You need to re-enrol for the full year, unless you're finishing your course mid-year. You will have an opportunity to review and adjust your subjects later if you change your mind. Ensure you also accept the student declaration to satisfy your re-enromlent requirements successfully. Find out how to enrol using the study plan.

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3. Confirm your re-enrolment
Review your Study Plan to check that you have accepted your enrolment declaration and that your subjects are marked as ‘Enrolled’ and not ‘Planned’.

When to re-enrol for 2023

WhenNotes
Timely periodMonday 14 November (12.00pm, AEDT) to Monday 12 December 2022 (11.59pm, AEDT)  
Late periodTuesday 13 December to Monday 9 January 2023 (11.59pm, AEDT) late re-enrolment fee ($122) applies if you re-enrol during this period.  
Cancellation period From Tuesday 10 January 2023 If you don’t re-enrol by this date your enrolment will be cancelled. You will be charged a fee if you apply for reinstatement ($303).

Re-enrol as early as possible

You can re-enrol while you are awaiting your results, even if you are unsure whether you have passed a subject.

Re-enrolling as soon as possible during the timely period is recommended as:

  • You'll be ready soon to organise your timetable
  • If a quota applies to your subject, the earlier you register interest by provisionally enrolling, the more likely you are to secure a place
  • It saves you from paying the late re-enrolment fee if you re-enrol in the late period, or reinstatement fee if you are cancelled from your course due to failure to re-enrol
  • It is a good time to seek course advice if required
  • There may be Summer Term and other subjects offered early in the year that you'd like to undertake.

Why do I need to re-enrol?

Re-enrolling is a chance to reflect on your course so far and make choices about your Study Plan for the year ahead. By planning your studies you can look at what opportunities you can fit in around your studies that complement your goals and interests.

When you re-enrol, you are communicating your study intentions to the University which enables us to plan our services and facilities to provide you with the best possible experience in your next year of study.

You must re-enrol:

  • to retain your place in your course, including if you are:
    • taking a break from your studies
    • graduating mid-year
    • completing a study overseas program
  • before you can enter your class preferences into MyTimetable
  • if you are a student visa holder, to meet the requirements of your visa.

Don't miss important enrolment notifications

The University will communicate important updates about your enrolment via email and may occasionally contact you via text. Remember to check your student email account at least twice a week even during University breaks or leave periods to keep informed. Find out how to forward your student email.

Consider taking subjects over summer

Summer Term, January and February intensive subjects are taught across January and February. Studying over summer break can be a great way to complete your degree in a shorter timeframe, or to catch up if you reduced your study load or failed subjects during the year.

How to search for summer subjects

Enrolment requirements and making changes

At a minimum, by the end of the late re-enrolment period you must have re-enrolled in at least one subject or apply for a Leave of Absence for all or part of the year to avoid having your enrolment cancelled due to failure to re-enrol.

However, you are still at risk of cancellation if your enrolment is incomplete after the re-enrolment period. To meet your enrolment requirements, you must re-enrol in subjects and/or apply for leave for both half year periods unless you are completing your course mid-year. If you are a student visa holder, you must also meet the requirements of your student visa.

Thinking about your study plans for the full year during the re-enrolment period is advantageous as:

  • Subjects taught in the second half year period may have Summer Term and/or Semester 1 prerequisites
  • Some subject teaching periods start in January and February and may only be offered once per year
  • If a quota applies to your subject, the earlier you register interest by provisionally enrolling, the more likely you are to secure a place

Read more about enrolment requirements

What happens if my enrolment is incomplete after the re-enrolment period?

Enrolment statusConsequence Action required
No enrolment or leave application for either half year period Course enrolment will be cancelled at the end of the late re-enrolment period Apply for reinstatement
Enrolled subjects or leave application for second half year period and not first half year Course enrolment will be cancelled at the start of the standard Semester 1 period and will be withdrawn from any second half year subjects

Enrol in subjects or apply for leave for the first half year period before the start of the standard Semester 1 period.

If you miss this deadline, you will need to apply for reinstatement.

Enrolled subjects or leave application for first half year period and not second half year.

Note: if you’re currently on track to finish mid-year, you don’t need to enrol for the second half year.
Course enrolment will be cancelled at the beginning of the standard semester 2 period

Enrol in subjects or apply for leave for the second half year period before the start of the standard Semester 2 period.

If you miss this deadline, you will need to apply for reinstatement.

What if I have been cancelled from my course?

If you have been cancelled from your course due to failure to re-enrol, you can apply to be reinstated and, if successful, you will be liable for a reinstatement fee. Refer to your email notification of cancellation and follow the instructions to apply for reinstatement.

Can I change my subjects after re-enrolling?

You can make changes to your enrolment after re-enrolling, however you should only change subjects after carefully considering your options. Be aware of your course and enrolment requirements and the key dates for each subject, including the teaching period, last self-enrol date, census date and last date to withdraw without fail, and understand the potential impact to your study plan, fees and academic record of making changes to your enrolment.

Read more about enrolment key dates

Requirements for student visa holders

As a student visa holder you need to ensure that you meet the requirements of your student visa.

Maintain a full-time study load

Ensure you meet full-time study load requirements and complete your course by the end date on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Exceptions to standard study load of 50 points requirements are:

If you have not maintained a standard study load for reasons other than these, a sanction will be place on your record and you will be instructed on how to plan your course to get back on track.

Update your contact details

A requirement of your student visa is that you promptly notify the University of any changes to your contact details. The University expects that you update your contact details within 48 hours of any changes. When you’re entering your contact information, such as your overseas permanent address, you must only use English characters. Check that your details are up to date in my.unimelb.

  • I am an international student studying offshore in 2023. What visa requirements do I need to meet?

    If you are able to complete your studies offshore in 2023 and are not required to return to Australia to complete any on-campus subject requirements, you do not require a student visa and are not subject to student visa requirements.

    If you are intending to return to Australia in 2023 on a Student visa, you should be making arrangements to return in time for your earliest subject commencement, to complete your current course. Students returning on a student visa are subject to student visa requirements including taking a fulltime load unless you can complete by your CoE end date at a reduced study rate or have requested and have been approved for a reduced study load. For more information please see the Department of Home Affairs information page for ‘when you have this visa’.

FAQs and further assistance

Support is available if you need further course planning advice or information to manage your enrolment online. Find out how to get course planning and enrolment assistance.

  • I’m waiting for an appointment with a course adviser, can I re-enrol?

    Yes, you should re-enrol during the timely period. You can change your enrolment after receiving course advice if required.

    Be aware of your course and enrolment requirements and the key dates for each subject, including the teaching period, last self-enrol date, census date and last date to withdraw without fail, and understand the potential impact to your study plan, fees and academic record of making changes to your enrolment.

    In addition to the Handbook, you can also use the online course planning resources to help plan your studies.

    By re-enrolling during the timely re-enrolment period, you will avoid the late re-enrolment fee.  Waiting for a course advice appointment is not grounds for this fee to be waived.

  • Should I re-enrol if I am undecided about my study plans?

    If you are still deciding which subjects to take, or whether to apply for leave, you should enrol in subjects that you are considering taking by the timely re-enrolment deadline. Don’t worry, if you change your mind you can update your enrolment after re-enrolling.

    Be aware of your course and enrolment requirements and the key dates for each subject, including the teaching period, last self-enrol date, census date and last date to withdraw without fail, and understand the potential impact to your study plan, fees and academic record of making changes to your enrolment.

    By re-enrolling during the timely re-enrolment period, you will avoid the late re-enrolment fee.

  • Do I have to re-enrol for the entire year? 

    You are required to enrol in subjects and/or apply for leave for both half year periods unless you are completing your course mid-year. If you are on track to finish your course in mid-year, you only need to enrol in subjects for the first half of the year.

    Carefully read the Enrolment requirements and making changes information to understand how to meet your re-enrolment requirements and what will happen if your enrolment is incomplete or you make changes after the re-enrolment period.

  • I’m an international student located outside Australia not planning to return to Melbourne in time for Semester 1, 2023 - what are my options?

    See the 2023 University Handbook for course rules and information about the subjects offered in 2023 (including subject delivery modes).

    If your Graduate course allows flexibility in subject delivery modes, search for and enrol in subjects that are listed in the 2023 handbook as being delivered online or dual-delivery, and that are permitted to be taken as part of your course. As the university is transitioning back to campus delivery, the number of online and dual-delivery subjects you can choose from may be limited.

    Provision will be made for students outside Australia who only have a small number of subjects to go to complete their degrees by the end of Semester 1 2023. Please contact Course Planning to discuss your study options.

    See also:

    • The FAQs about visa requirements and how to search for subjects in the Handbook by delivery mode.
    • This website for tips and a video about how to use the Handbook.

    If you need further course planning or enrolment assistance, please visit this page for useful resources and information on how to book an appointment with a course planning advisor.

  • I can’t re-enrol. What should I do?

    If after trying you’re unable to update your study plan, submit an Enrolment Variation request and we will assist you with your enrolment.

    Submit your Enrolment Variation request as soon as possible and during the timely re-enrolment period to avoid the late re-enrolment fee.

  • I am an international student but I don’t have a current Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), can I still re-enrol?

    Yes. Your CoE can be organised and provided separately and will be based on the enrolment you select during the re-enrolment period.

  • What are the subject delivery modes?

    The delivery mode refers to how the subject will be taught – Dual-Delivery, Online and On Campus (in person). Visit the subject information page for information on subject delivery modes.

  • Can I re-enrol if I’ve been contacted about academic progress or misconduct?

    Yes. If you have been contacted about being at risk of unsatisfactory academic progress and asked to submit a Return to Good Standing Plan, you still need to re-enrol. Do this during the timely re-enrolment period to avoid the late re-enrolment fee. You can change your enrolment later if required.

    Be aware of your course and enrolment requirements and the key dates for each subject, including the teaching period, last self-enrol date, census date and last date to withdraw without fail, and understand the potential impact to your study plan, fees and academic record of making changes to your enrolment.

    If you have been contacted about Course Academic Progress Committee (CAPC) or a misconduct hearing, a sanction will be placed on your account that will prevent you from enrolling in subjects via your study plan until the outcome of your CAPC or misconduct hearing is known. If you need to re-enrol after being notified of the outcome, the sanction will be lifted and you will be able to re-enrol. No late re-enrolment fee will apply. Refer to your CAPC or misconduct email notification for further information.

  • Do I need to re-enrol if I am awaiting an outcome for my course transfer/early exit application?

    Yes, re-enrol as though your application will not be approved. You can amend your enrolment if your application is approved. You will need to withdraw from the course/s you don’t intend to undertake. Do this promptly and, to avoid tuition fees, before the census dates for any subjects you have enrolled in as part of a course you no longer wish to undertake.

  • What if I have a 40-49 fail grade and have been or maybe deemed eligible for final subject assessment?

    Students who were due to complete won’t have been invited to re-enrol, so the re-enrolment deadlines don’t apply.

    However, if you fail your final subject you should re-enrol as you may not be offered FSA and are not guaranteed to pass the subject. Your enrolment can be amended if you pass the FSA.

    Learn more about final subject assessment.​

  • How do I re-enrol if I have an overdue fee sanction?

    Overdue fee sanctions prevent you from re-enrolling. You must pay your overdue fees to resolve the sanction and be able to re-enrol​.

    Your sanction will be ended as soon as payment has been received. Please allow up to two business days for your payment to be received by the University and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet the re-enrolment deadline.

  • I am currently on leave ending in December, do I need to re-enrol ?

    Yes. If you have subjects still to complete in your course, you need to re-enrol. Your current period of leave will not block you from re-enrolling.

  • I have approved leave for the first half of next year. Do I need to re-enrol?

    Yes. If you have approved Leave of Absence for the first half year period, you will still need to re-enrol in subjects for the second half year period.