Enrolment made easy: How to get set up at uni

So you’ve received a letter of offer… congratulations! Now what?

Getting started at uni can be a complex process - new systems, new terminology, new everything.

This handy guide takes you through step by step. By the end of this process, you’ll have an online account, an email address, a full slate of subjects, and all the basics you need to get started at the Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education.

Before you get started

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Have your paperwork ready. We’ll need a few details from you as you complete your enrolment, so you might want to have it all to hand. You’ll need the following:

  • Your offer letter
  • Your Student ID number, which is at the top of your offer letter
  • Your Tax File Number
  • Bank account details (if you will be receiving scholarship payments)
  • Emergency contact details
  • Proof of citizenship: if you’re from Australia or New Zealand, this can be your Passport, your Birth Certificate, your Certificate of Australian Citizenship, or your Certificate of Citizenship by Descent or Confirmation of Aboriginality. If you’re an Australian permanent resident, this is your Passport with your Australian permanent resident visa.

  1. Set up your student account

    This is the one username and password you’ll use for just about everything at the University of Melbourne, like student email, the Library, your Learning Management System (LMS), and more.

    Your offer letter has a link to set up an account. You’ll need your Student ID number, which is on your offer letter. You’ll use this number throughout your time at the University.

    Remember: You’ll need to enter your full name, exactly as it appears on your offer letter - including any middle names.

  2. Accept your offer

    Now that you’ve got a username and password, you can log into your University account and formally accept your offer to study at the University of Melbourne. This is where you need your proof of citizenship, Tax File Number, and bank details - so keep those handy.

    You’ll also be asked to accept the Terms and Conditions of study. They’re pretty straightforward, but make sure to read them.

    Note for the very keen: It may take up to 24 hours from when you receive your letter for you to be able to accept your offer.

  3. Choose your subjects

    The University of Melbourne Handbook is a complete online guide to every subject offered at the University.

    Search for your course, and you’ll get a complete picture of what your first study year should look like - including compulsory subjects, electives, and capstones. Have a look around, see what you need to do, and work out what options you have.

  4. Enrol in your subjects

    Once you’ve picked all your subjects, you can go through to the Student Portal and enrol in them. The study plan platform helps you work out what you need, with optional and compulsory subjects clearly marked. This handy video steps you through the process.

    Once you’ve planned it, remember to complete your enrolment by selecting ‘enrol’. Planned means it’s just on the your list, but ‘enrolled’ is the formal step you’re after.

    You only have to pick your subjects for your first academic year. If you’re worried about planning too far ahead, don’t: you can go in and change it later.

    Remember: If a subject has prerequisites you don’t meet, you won’t be able to enrol in it. But if you think you may be eligible for credit, get in touch with the student support team.

  5. You’re in!

    You’re now formally enrolled. Welcome! Where to from here? While you’re on an admin kick, you might want to set up your library access, apply for your student card, and check your student emails in the Student Portal.

    The Student Portal remains your one-stop-shop for all your university admin tasks, like updating your details, changing your enrolment, and adding subjects. We suggest you look into the University's key dates, so you know when your course starts.

    Now the admin is out of the way, you’re ready to make the most of your study. Welcome to the University of Melbourne!