Your Student Visa

International students studying at UNSW require a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from UNSW and a visa from the Department of Home Affairs for the length of their program. 

Students and their dependants can find out their visa conditions, expiry date, study and work entitlements online using VEVO.

To apply for a student visa and for information about your application, visit the Department of Home Affairs website. If you would like to discuss the conditions of your student visa and your studies, please send us an email via Ask Us or make an appointment with an International Student Advisor.

Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)

CoE is an official document issued to international students by the University. It contains specific details relating to your program and tells the Department of Home Affairs of your current enrolment status.

As a student visa holder, it is your responsibility to ensure your CoE is up to date and current while studying in Australia, even if your visa is still valid. If your CoE is cancelled, your visa may be cancelled by the Department of Home Affairs.

A copy of your CoE would have been sent to the email address you listed in your original admissions application.

Student Visa

Visa conditions

Learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act.

If you need to apply for a new student visa

 Please contact an International Student Advisor if you believe that you only need to apply for a new student view due to the change in the UNSW academic calendar. We may be able to offer you support with finances related to a visa application. Contact us on or come to drop ins.

We are not able to offer support with finances if you would have needed to extend your visa for any other reason. eg. You have enrolled in less than 4 courses in a semester or  3 courses in a term; you have not passed some subject/s which has delayed your completion; or you took program leave. 

Information during your study

Living and working in Australia

International students have specific conditions to adhere to while living in Australia such as keeping your contact details up to date, maintaining overseas student health cover, and capped working hours.


Relevant forms to help you reduce your study load, apply for a new Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), request a release letter and notify program variations.


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