Annual Enrolment

UNSW has moved to an annual enrolment system, which will allow students to better plan their studies by enrolling in all their courses for the following year.

Enrolment will be a two-step process:

  • Step 1: Course Enrolment, where students will enrol in the courses they intend to undertake for the following year*.
  • Step 2: Class Registration, where students will choose the classes for the enrolled courses in Term 1. Class Registrations will open at least 8 weeks before each term start date.

*It is possible to change course enrolment any time prior to the end of Week 1 of Term, subject to course capacity availability. Therefore, students should enrol in a full year of courses as soon as possible to ensure a place in all desired courses.

Annual enrolment is the default way to enrol in courses, but there will still be an option to enrol on a term-by-term basis. Students taking a term off or changing their enrolment below 6 courses in a year would automatically move to term based enrolment.


Full-time status

For Domestic students who aren't intending to study the normal study load of eight courses across Term 1, 2 and 3, it is important to understand full-time student eligibility. For International student visa holders, please see information about study load requirements.

To see which course combinations will enable students to remain eligible to retain full-time status across the year, or in a single term, see


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Annual enrolment FAQs