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International students

Congratulations on your offer to study at UOW! Follow the steps below to enrol in your course:

  1. Accept your offer

    You will need to formally accept your offer by completing the Acceptance Agreement in your offer letter. Once completed, you can return it with the fees payable in order to receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE).

  2. Organise your visa

    Once you have received your Confirmation of Enrolment (COE), you will need to start your student visa application to ensure you are ready to study at UOW on time. This process can take 4-6 weeks or sometimes longer to complete, so don't leave it too late!

    Please note: Offshore international students studying by distance will not require a visa.
  3. Prepare for enrolment

    Planning your course - When you enrol you will be asked to select your course subjects. Check out our enrolment guides (undergraduate students) or our course handbook (postgraduate students). These will help you with choosing your subjects.

    Organise your documents - Ensure you don't forget your Offer of Admission and photo identification (for example your passport. Original or certified copies only). You will need to bring these to your enrolment day on campus.

  4. Come to campus and then enrol online

    You’ll need to come to your enrolment day to register with UOW staff, receive subject advice and pick-up your Student ID card.

    Check when to come

    Once you've presented yourself on campus and registered with staff, you can then enrol online.

    Enrol online

    Please note: Offshore international students studying by distance are not required to enrol on campus. Please refer to your offer letter for details.
  5. Enrol in classes

    Once you've enrolled in your subjects, you also need to enrol in some classes (tutorials / practicals / seminars) separately. You'll do this using SOLS. Find out more about how to enrol in classes and organise your timetable

  6. Attend Orientation

    Meet people you’ll be studying with, explore the campus, find out what to expect from your faculty. Find out more about when to come to orientation and the events held during the O-week Festival.


  7. Start your first class

    Check your session dates to find out when your semester starts. In your first class you will get a course overview, find out which textbooks you’ll need, and when assignments are due. Check out our uni essentials to learn more about university life, and download the MyUOW mobile app to keep up to date with what is happening on campus.


Stay connected

Now that you are a UOW student it is important you stay in touch with what is happening on campus. ‘Like’ UOW Students on Facebook or get involved in one of the many International Student Programs offered by UOW. 

Last reviewed: 15 January, 2019