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Your guide to enrolment

Everything you need to get enrolled, set up and ready to start classes.

How to enrol online

Personal details
Address and demographics
Units of study
Confirm enrolment

Once you’ve accepted your offer or transferred courses, you’ll need to enrol in Sydney Student to secure your place and get ready to start your studies. The task will take you through a series of steps where you confirm your details, select units of study, complete financial information and upload a photo for your student card.


Make sure you select 'Submit'

At the last stage of enrolment you'll have a chance to review the information you've provided. You'll then need to select 'Submit' to complete your enrolment. If you don't do this, you haven't technically enrolled! We'll send you an email to confirm we've received everything.

What do I need to enrol?

  • UniKey and password
  • Contact details
  • Australian Tax File Number (domestic students)
  • Your course handbook
  • Your Unique Student Identifier (USI)

See the full checklist to make sure you have everything you need to complete enrolment.

Selecting units of study

Selecting units is an important part of online enrolment in most courses at the University. Once you’re enrolled, you can access this screen to review or change your units by logging in to Sydney Student and going to ‘My studies’, ‘Units of study’ then ‘Change your units of study’

See our guide on the different sections of the screen and how to select units.


Enrolment exception requests

Sometimes when you go to select a unit, a pop-up message may display outlining a rule you’re trying to break. These are there to ensure you enrol according to your course requirements and can progress successfully through your course.

Generally, you will not be eligible for an exception from these rules, and you will need to make alternative selections.

There are some scenarios where you may be eligible for an exception. Find out more about these exceptions and the documents and the information we need for your application.

Understanding fees

During enrolment we’ll guide you through a summary of your fees.

If you’re a domestic student eligible for HELP you'll then be asked to fill out the necessary Australian Government HELP forms.

You will also be given information about your Student Services and Amenities Fee (if applicable).

Find out more about your tuition fees and how they’re calculated depending on what type of student you are and the course you are studying.

Student cards

Example of what a student card looks like

As well as identifying you as a student at the University, your student card allows you to access campus facilities, borrow from the library, print and photocopy, and gives you access to a wide range of travel and student discounts.

Upload a photo during enrolment so you can have your student card in time for classes.

Get your timetable

Each semester you will receive a class timetable, which shows the times of all your lectures, tutorials, and labs each week.

Before timetables are released you'll have the opportunity to enter preferences for the classes you'd like to attend.

Then when timetables are released, you'll be able to log in and review and adjust your final timetable. You can make changes up until the end of Week 2.

Find out more about when timetables are released and how to enter preferences.

Learn how to get started in Sydney Timetable.

What next?

Access your unit of study outlines and log in to Canvas

Each unit you take has a unit of study outline, containing all the specifics you need to know to complete the unit. Access yours right away so you can find out which books, course readers and equipment you need (such as labcoats).

Canvas is the University's online learning platform. Log in to Canvas and familiarise yourself with your unit of study sites.

Find the services and support you need

Support is available from day one to graduation. Whether it’s general support you’re looking for or you have particular needs, we offer a range of services to make your university experience as smooth and rewarding as possible. 

Find out what support is available.

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