Annual Enrolment

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

Enrolment is a two-step process:

  • Step 1: Course Enrolment, where students enrol in the courses they intend to undertake for the following year*.
  • Step 2: Class Registration, where students 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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