Congratulations on your offer to study at the University of Sydney and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences! In order to prepare for enrolment, you should read through the information provided on this page before you come to your enrolment session.
Do I need to accept my offer prior to enrolment?
What if I can’t attend my scheduled enrolment session?
I don’t have a final or unconditional offer as yet, can I enrol?
How should I prepare for my enrolment?
Can I defer my offer?
Do I need to pay anything on the day of my enrolment?
Commonwealth Supported Places for Postgraduate Coursework Students
I'd like to apply for credit, how should I apply?
Will the Faculty hold an official orientation after enrolment?
Help, I have further questions and need to speak with someone!
Please carefully read your offer letter to see if you are required to accept your offer prior to enrolling. If you are required to accept your offer, you must do so to ensure you enrolment paperwork will be printed and ready for you on the day of your enrolment.
It is important to attend your scheduled in-person enrolment session. Your letter of offer from the University or UAC will outline when your specific enrolment session will be held as well as the time and exact location.
Undergraduate UAC enrolment dates
- Main Round - Tuesday 21 through to Friday 24 January 2014 - please refer to your offer letter for your allocated session time.
- Late Round - Monday 3 February 2014 - please refer to your offer letter for your allocated session time.
- Final Round - Monday 10 February 2014 - please refer to your offer letter for your allocated session time.
Undergraduate Diploma, Cross Institutional, Non-Award and Honours enrolment dates
- Friday 31 January 2014 - Last name beginning with A to I from 9am until 11am, J to S 11am until 1pm and T to Z from 2pm until 4pm.
Postgraduate Coursework (full degree and non-degree) and Research enrolment
- Wednesday 29 January 2014 - Last name beginning with A to D from 9am until 11am, E to G 11am until 1pm and H to L from 2pm until 4pm.
- Thursday 30 January 2014 - Last name beginning with M to P from 9am until 11am, Q to U 11am until 1pm and V to Z from 2pm until 4pm.
- Wednesday 12 February 2014 - Last name beginning with A to J from 9am until 11am, K to Q 11am until 1pm and R to Z from 2pm until 4pm in Maclaurin Hall.
- Tuesday 25 February 2014 - Last name beginning with A to D from 9am until 11am, E to H 11am until 1pm and I to L from 2pm until 4pm in the Refectory, Quadrangle Building.
- Wednesday 26 February 2014 - Last name beginning with M to P from 9am until 11am, Q to U 11am until 1pm and V to Z from 2pm until 4pm in Refectory, Quadrangle Building.
- Thursday 6 February 2014 - Last name beginning with A to J from 9am until 11am, K to P 11am until 1pm and Q to Z from 2pm until 4pm in Maclaurin Hall.
- Thursday 13 February 2014 - Last name beginning with A to J from 9am until 11am, K to P 11am until 1pm and Q to Z from 2pm until 4pm in Maclaurin Hall.
The enrolment venue for this Faculty is the MacLaurin Hall in the Quadrangle. You may wish to refer to the University Map for assistance with finding MacLaurin Hall on the day of your enrolment.
International enrolments on February 25 and 26 will be held in a separate venue, the Refectory in the Quadrangle Building
If you cannot attend the University on the day listed on your offer letter, that is not a problem, but you must let us know so we can organise for you to attend another enrolment day or the late enrolment session. Please call the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Student Services team on +61 2 9351 6673, or email or to arrange another time to enrol.
No, you will not be able to enrol in your degree until you have met the conditions listed on your conditional offer letter. Once you have met the conditions listed, you will receive a final offer, which will prepare your application for enrolment. Please ensure you follow the instructions on your offer letter carefully. Applicants provided with a final offer after their scheduled enrolment date, listed on this page, will be provided with an alternative date and time to enrol.
Domestic students only
If you cannot come to the university to enrol at all, you can have someone else attend and enrol for you. This is called a proxy enrolment. If someone is acting as your proxy and completing your enrolment for you, they must ensure they bring the following items with them to the enrolment session:
- A letter signed by you, the enrolling student, giving the proxy legal permission to enrol on your behalf. There is also an official Proxy Enrolment Form, which can be downloaded from the Student Centre Website. You must use this form otherwise the University will not be able to recognise your proxy for the purposes of enrolment.
- Your proxy will need to know the specific course (degree) you wish to study and its corresponding UAC course code. If possible, you should ensure your proxy has access to your letter of offer and UAC acceptance slip, which they should bring with them on the day of enrolment.
- Your proxy will also need to know how you intend to pay your tuition fees. It is important to note however that your proxy will not be able to sign the relevant HECs and fees forms on your behalf. You will need to finalise this yourself when you are next on campus and prior to the census date.
- Your proxy will need to know the units of study (subjects) you wish to study. The Faculty will send you further information to assist you with this closer to the time of your enrolment.
- Your proxy will need to bring your current postal address details.
- If you are a permanent resident, your proxy will need to provide the date permanent residency was granted.
- Finally, your proxy must ensure that they bring a current drivers licence or other form of photo identification to prove their identity on the day of your (proxy) enrolment. Without this they will not be able to act as your proxy.
Your offer letter will explain how you enrol at University and what you should bring with you that day. You will also receive instructions from the Faculty directly via email on the same day as you receive your offer. Some things you need to bring include:
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Domestic UAC students
If you wish to defer your offer you can do so for a year. There is information in your offer pack about deferment and your place will remain secure for that time.
For more information please see the deferment of enrolment page.
Domestic direct application students
Please contact, Direct Applications via email at or via phone on +612 8627 8666 to discuss deferring your offer.
Please contact your International Office Adviser at the University of Sydney to discuss deferring your offer to study at the University of Sydney. The form you need to complete may be accessed here
No payment is needed on the day of your enrolment. You will be sent an invoice post enrolment with instructions on how to make payment if required. However, if you are a domestic student, you will need to decide how you wish to pay your fees for the purposes of enrolment.
For more information about fees and costs please see the University of Sydney Student Centre Costs page.
Commonwealth Supported Places
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) in postgraduate courses. A limited number of places are offered to the highest ranked applicants enrolling in their first Masters course. If you qualified for a CSP place, you will be notified in your offer letter.
If you can demonstrate long-term educational disadvantage due to circumstances beyond your control you may be eligible for special consideration on equity grounds. Further information regarding equity assessment can be accessed here.
FEE-Help is available for domestic postgraduate students. For information about fees, please see our website.
Students who are likely to be eligible to apply for credit may speak with our Credit Adviser on the day of your enrolment. You can read the credit policy and find the relevant forms on the Credit page of our Student Administration Manual. You may bring your completed application to enrolment.
Yes, there are a number of orientation activities planned for both postgraduate and undergraduate students at both across the Faculty. You can find out more about events catering to Arts and Social Sciences and other aspects of campus life at the University’s 2014 Orientation Planner http://sydney.edu.au/current_students/orientation/semester_one/faculty_welcomes.shtml#art
Higher Degree Research students will be contacted separately with an invite to an official Faculty Orientation and Induction event.
If you need advice in regards to your enrolment, please contact an adviser from our Faculty Student Services Team, on +61 2 9351 6673, or email if you are an undergraduate student, or for postgraduate students. Higher Research Degree (HDR) students should email:
For enquiries regarding enrolments, please call the helpline on 1300 362 006 or visit our special Starting Uni website.