New Confirmation of Enrolment Request for International Students

Any international student holding a Student Visa (subclass 500) studying at UNSW require a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from UNSW and a visa from the Immigration Department for the length of their program.       

You will require a new CoE if you are:

  • an international student studying on a student visa (subclass 500)
  • returning to studies from Program Leave/Absence or Suspension
  • transfer to another program within UNSW (e.g. Bachelor of Arts -> Bachelor of Commerce)
  • unable to complete your program within the duration specified on your current CoE


To apply for a new Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE):

Undergrad and postgrad coursework students

  1. Submit your application online
  2. If your request for a new CoE is approved it will be sent to your UNSW email account

To apply for a new student visa lodge your new CoE with the Australian Government Office.

Research students

To request a new confirmation of enrolment as a research student, complete the Graduate Research School's Visa Amendment/Extension Request Form.

Applying for a new student visa:

If the request for a new CoE is approved, it will be sent to your UNSW email account. To apply for a new student visa, lodge your new CoE with the Australian Government Office.

Lodge your new CoE application with International Student Experience Unit (ISEU) at least one month before your current visa expires. You will only require a new CoE if your visa is due to expire within 3 months. Immigration will not allow visa renewal to be processed until 3 months prior to the visa expiry date.