Enrolment and Timetabling

Information on how to accept your offer and enrol into your degree

Enrolment for new students

Get started at Melbourne with information on how to accept your offer and enrol into your degree.

IMPORTANT: International students have additional enrolment conditions.

Re-enrolment for continuing students

Continuing students must re-enrol at the end of each year in order to retain a place in their program.

Adding and Withdrawing from Subjects

Important enrolment dates for Semester 1 2021

Friday 12 March 2021

Last day to enrol in standard Semester 1 subjects

Wednesday 31 March 2021

Semester 1 Census Date*: Last day to withdraw from standard Semester 1 subjects without incurring subject fees and a ‘WD’ (withdrawn) result

Friday 7 May 2021

Last day to withdraw from Semester 1 subjects without incurring a ‘F’ (fail) grade

Note: Intensive Subjects have different census dates. You can view the census date for a subject in the Handbook. For your enrolled subjects you can check the census dates at My Unimelb


After enrolling into subjects, you will need to build your timetable for the coming semester in your my.unimelb account.

The University of Melbourne use a preference-based timetabling process and system, called MyTimetable See the MyTimetable page for more information.


  • Changes to your timetable close three weeks after the start of semester. You must have finalised your timetable for all your subjects by this date.
  • The system automatically fills your timetable for subjects where there is only a single stream available.
  • Please note that key dates differ between study periods. Please refer to timetable dates page for more information.
  • Visit the Timetable help page for FAQ’s and troubleshooting.

Enrolment FAQs

  • I can’t enrol into a subject in my.unimelb, what do I do?

    First, check that you are eligible to enrol into the subject, and that you meet any prerequisites listed in the handbook. If for some reason you are unable to enrol via my.unimelb, you can request assistance by lodging an Enrolment Variation form.

  • I received an exemption in my letter of offer but the subject is still on my study plan, what should I do?

    Submit an Enrolment Variation form online to request the removal of the exempted subject from your study plan. You will need to attach a copy of your letter of offer as evidence of the exemption.

  • When is the last day that I can add new subjects?

    The last day to add or change subjects is the Friday of the second week of semester.

  • Can I take more than 50 credit points per semester?

    The maximum full-time study load is 50 credit points per semester. While it is not recommended that students exceed this, it is possible for eligible students to enrol in additional credit points providing certain conditions are met. This is referred to as overloading.

Registration FAQs

  • How do I access my timetable?

    Once you have enrolled into your subjects, you will need to register for classes in my.unimelb in order to create your timetable.

  • When do tutorials start?

    The majority of tutorials start in the second week of semester, however, a select few may commence in the first week.

  • I can’t register in a class for one of my subjects, what should I do?

    You may have trouble registering for a lecture, seminar or tutorial for one of your subjects because all classes are full.  This generally happens when a subject has a higher than expected number of enrolments and additional classes may need to be scheduled. If it is a compulsory (core or foundation) subject, new classes will be scheduled as soon as possible. Please keep checking my.unimelb for classes to become available. If it is an elective, you may need to choose a different subject.

  • I have a timetable clash between two core subjects, what should I do?

    If there is a timetabling clash between two of your core or foundation subjects, you can raise an enquiry using the Class Registration Enquiry Management system (CREM).This system allows you to raise a new issue, see known issues, and subscribe to relevant updates.

  • I have a timetable clash between one core and one elective subject, what should I do?

    If the core subject must be completed in that particular semester, you will be required to select another elective that does not clash with the core subject.

  • The elective subject that I want to take is full, what should I do?

    Once a class is full, due to University health and safety policies, we are unable to allocate any more students to that particular class. If your preferred class is full and there are no other classes available, you will be required to choose another elective.