How to enrol

Enrolment is the formal process of registering with your faculty and choosing your units of study (subjects). You will need to visit our campus on a specific enrolment day and enrol in person. The steps to follow are:

  1. Find your faculty enrolment date and time
  2. Read your faculty handbook to learn about the structure of your course and how to select subjects.
  3. Talk to a student adviser at your faculty if you need more information or advice.
  4. Bring your passport when you enrol, as you will need it to complete the enrolment process.
  5. Once you have enrolled you will be told where to go to get your student identification card.
  6. About two weeks after enrolment you will receive a letter/email confirming the subjects in which you have enrolled. Check this carefully and contact your faculty immediately if there are any errors.

Enrolment dates

Enrolment dates are usually scheduled within the two-week period prior to the start of semester.

You need to enrol on the date and time applicable to your course. Late enrolments will only be allowed with faculty permission. Please contact your faculty if you are unable to attend on your scheduled enrolment date.

Once you have completed all stages of your enrolment you will be provided with information on how to upload a passport style photograph and apply for a travel concession if you are eligible.

Once you have completed your travel concession declaration and uploaded your photo, you will be sent an email to your university email address, advising you where and when you can collect your card.

To collect your card you must bring one form of photo identification, such as:

  • Driver licence, or
  • Passport, or
  • NSW Photo Card

Welcome and orientation programs

At the beginning of each semester there are transition programs and orientation events designed to welcome new students to the University of Sydney.

These activities are organised by faculties, the Library and central student support services, who all work together to help you become familiar with the University, find your way around, and make new friends. There are additional events for international students.

Learn more at the Orientation website.

Proxy enrolment

If you are unable to attend your scheduled enrolment in person, you need to arrange for someone to attend for you. Complete the proxy form to give someone else authority to enrol on your behalf.

The person acting as your proxy must be able to produce your proxy form at the time of enrolment. Make sure they have complete and correct information about the course and units of study in which you wish to enrol.

Adding or withdrawing a subject

For Semester one 2013, you can add a subject until Friday 15 March 2013. You can withdraw from a subject without penalty until Sunday 31 March 2013.

Under ESOS legislation student visa holders are required to complete their course within the duration specified in their Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Therefore you need to stay enrolled in a full-time study load (24 credit points).

However, there are exceptional circumstances where you can reduce your study load. For advice, contact the International Student Advisers at the International Student Office. Email them at .