Uni life can be complicated at first, so this site will help make it a little easier to navigate your first semester at Monash. The weeks listed here represent the twelve teaching weeks of semester. Just start scrolling to browse topics to see important deadlines to help you manage your studies each week.
Weeks 1 - 3
Want to make unit changes?
Find out about the deadlines for adding or dropping units
Study matters: getting off to a good start
Services for students
Help for first years
Congratulations and welcome to Monash University.
Now that you have accepted your offer, it's time to enrol
Before enrolling, make sure you have met all the conditions and accepted your offer. If waiting on a credit outcome, proceed anyway - you can change your units in the first couple of weeks of semester, and we'll be there to help you every step of the way.
Step 1: Create your Monash account
Already have your Monash account? Go straight to step 2.
To set up your Monash account you need your Monash ID. This is in your International Student Course Agreement (ISCA).
You'll also be asked to setup multi-factor authentication. Once you have completed all steps to create a secure account, you can go on to the next step.
Help with this step
Multi-factor authentication (MFA)
If you have any issues setting up multi-factor authentication (MFA), see detailed instructions for multi-factor authentication.
Android users setting up MFA from China may encounter problems. Please see the help page at register for MFA from China.
Register for self-service password reset
You can also register for self-service password reset to retrieve a forgotten password.
For any problems creating an account, accessing your email, or forgetting your password, contact the Service Desk for help.
If you've received a previous offer and already have a Monash account, you don't need to create a new one - go straight to step 2.
Use your account to access your email, class timetable, my.monash portal, course materials, ask.monash, the library and the Web Enrolment System (WES).
We delete your account if you don't complete your enrolment, so make sure you enrol by the deadline.
To access your Monash mail account login to my.monash
Your Monash account is the only email the University will use to communicate with you. You should check it at least twice a week so you don't miss important messages about your enrolment or studies.
Monash IT handbook
For information about connecting to wi-fi, systems, computer labs and more, check out the Student Technology Essentials Handbook (pdf, 1.28 mb).
Internet access at Monash is provided for academic, research and administrative purposes. While we don't filter any content, when using this service you're expected to follow the acceptable use of IT policy and procedures.
Step 2: Plan your course
This step requires you to do some reading about your course so you understand the structure and requirements.
You'll then be able to select your units and record the unit codes. Step 3 shows you how to enter these into the enrolment system to finalise your enrolment.
Course information provided by your faculty
Step 3: Register details and enrol in units
Using your Monash account, you can now login to register your details in the enrolment system.
Work through this task sequentially - each section has to be completed before the next section is unlocked.
Register your details
You'll need to agree to the education and health cover rules for overseas students. Next, work your way through the Enrolment Summary screen to:
- update your personal and contact information
- submit the agreement to complete the compulsory Respect at Monash module
- fill out the Enrolment Questionnaire
Enrol in units
Make sure you click the SUBMIT ENROLMENT button once all units are entered.
Don't worry if you're not 100% sure you have all the right units. If you need to change units, you have until the end of the second week of semester.
Just make sure you're enrolled by the deadline of Friday 26 July - unless your course appears below with an earlier enrolment date, or you're enrolling with the Faculty of Education (Teaching, TESOL, Counselling and Education courses).
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How to confirm that you have enrolled
After entering your units and submitting your enrolment, look for:
Help with this step
Login using the button above:
- click the Enrolment / Re-enrolment link
- then agree to the Student Acknowledgement statement.
Work your way through the first section of the Enrolment Summary screen:
- Emergency contact details
- Mailing name format
You need to complete each section in order, from top to bottom, to unlock the next section.
This section requires you to agree to complete a module about respectful relationships at Monash University.
You're not expected to attempt the module when enrolling, only agree to complete it by a certain date.
After submitting the declaration, the system will allow you to continue to enrol and you'll receive an email with more details.
Now work through the Enrolment Questionnaire, which will unlock the next section.
You’ll only see this section if your course allows you to nominate:
- extended majors
Check your course information carefully before nominating an area of study as it’s your responsibility to make sure that your nomination complies with your course requirements.
Nominating an area of study doesn’t automatically enrol you in the units required so you will still need to enter the right units.
Any completed areas of study will appear on your official academic record. If you’re in a comprehensive course, up to two majors (or extended majors) will appear on your graduation certificate (testamur)
Make sure you click the button at the bottom to submit your entries.
Can't see this module?
If you can't see this section in the Enrolment Summary screen, don't worry; it's not a requirement of your course.
- Choose from the search results by ticking the ones you want
- Make sure you click the button at the bottom, Add selected Unit(s) to enrolment form
This will create a list of pending units.
To search for more, click To Add Units Click here and repeat until you have added units for the entire year.
Step 4: Order your student ID
Order your card online
Once you have enrolled in units, you're ready to order your student ID card.
If you have previously held a Monash University or College ID card, see the help section below (ordering your student ID card).
TIP: The first step requires you to scan and upload your passport photo page (page with photo and information) to verify your identity. This is separate to the photo you provide for your student card.
- Login to the Web Enrolment System
- In the Student Services section, click Submit your photo for an ID card
- Scan and submit your passport photo page (page or pages with both photo and information) as proof of your identity
- Submit the photo you want to use on your student card
- Confirm your details and nominate the campus to collect your card. Please don't select the mail option as we don't mail cards outside Australia.
Collect your ID card and register arrival
When you arrive in Melbourne, visit Monash Connect to collect your student ID card and staff will register your arrival by 26 July. It's best to do this early.
You can collect your ID card from 17 June. This frees you up to arrange your accommodation and settle into life in Melbourne.
Make sure to bring:
- some photo ID (passport)
- and proof of enrolment (transaction number beginning with U - from the Web Enrolment System)
Help with this step
To get started ordering your student card, login to the Web Enrolment System and look for the link, Submit your photo for an ID Card.
Then, simply follow the instructions to:
- verify your identity by submitting some photo ID (e.g. passport)
- submit your own photo
- confirm your details and nominate how to receive your card.
Reasons your photo may be rejected
- You haven't provided photo ID such as a passport or driver's licence to verify your identity (first step)
- Your ID document (e.g. passport or licence) was cropped or wasn't scanned properly
- The photo submitted for your student card is too dark
- Previously, you had a Monash University or College ID card
- You selected postage to receive your card but you didn't supply a valid Australian address (in this case, you'll need to collect it when you arrive on campus (see next help section below).
Previous Monash University or College card holders
If you had a Monash ID card from an earlier course, you won't be able to submit a new photo online. If you want to replace your existing ID photo, you have two options:
- Visit Monash Connect on your campus - we'll take a new photo and print your card on the spot.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your new photo and proof of ID (previous card, driver's licence, passport) to receive your new card by mail (only if you have an Australian mailing address). If not, once you arrive in Australia, you'll need to come into Monash Connect to collect it.
You have until teaching starts to collect your student ID card, which also registers your arrival in Australia.
You can collect you card anytime during business hours from Monday 17 June until Friday 26 July.
- some photo ID (driver licence or passport)
- and proof of enrolment - your unit transaction number from the enrolment system (beginning with U)
Finding the U transaction number
Your unit transaction number is on the Enrolment Summary screen in the Web Enrolment System (WES). Just login and click the first link, Enrolment/Re-enrolment.
Applying for late arrival
If you’re unable to arrive and register on campus by Friday 26 July, you need to apply for permission to arrive late. Without written permission, you won’t be able to start your course.
You must provide a date of arrival for us to consider your application. Permission for late arrival is subject to approval and is not guaranteed.
To apply for late arrival, email email@example.com with the following information:
- Monash ID number
- First name and last name
- Date of birth
- Name of course
- Exact date of arrival
- Reason for late arrival
Your student ID card is called an M-Pass. You can use it to:
- register your arrival in Australia
- add credit to pay for printing, copying and library fines
- borrow books and resources from the library
- access secure buildings
- identify yourself on campus and at exams.
For more details, see student ID cards.
Step 5: Attend Orientation Week
Orientation is the official start of the semester. These five days of fun and learning are known as O'Week.
Attending Orientation Week will make you feel prepared for university and gives you the opportunity to meet staff and new friends before the first day of classes.
Things to do before teaching starts
Some faculties require you to complete some tasks before teaching starts. If your faculty link appears below, please follow the instructions where it applies to your course.
- Education for clearances and pre-placement requirements
- Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences for students with clinical or fieldwork placements
Help with this step
Registering your arrival
Your welfare is very important to us, so we need to know when you have arrived. That's why it's important that your arrival is registered when you collect your student ID card from Monash Connect on campus. Our friendly staff will automatically register your arrival when you pick up your card. You need to do this no later than Friday 26 July (or earlier, for courses listed in Step 3 with a non-standard start date, and courses offered by the Faculty of Education - Teaching, TESOL, Counselling and Education courses).
If you're unable to attend O'Week, make sure you:
- enrol in units in the Web Enrolment System by the due date
- arrive and register by scanning your student ID card at Monash Connect
- and if you still have questions about the units you have enrolled in, speak to your faculty course adviser before teaching starts.
- Select your preferred class times - create your personal timetable in Allocate+ from 24 May – 24 June.
- Complete the Respect at Monash module - don’t forget to complete this compulsory module by the agreed date 30 September.
- Prepare for uni - check out our guide to help prepare you for the transition to university
- Order your health care card and download the Sonder app - as soon as you arrive in Australia
- Attend Orientation Week - create a schedule for recommended events as well as the fun ones. OWeek is held 22–26 July.
- Fee statements - fee statements are issued a few days after you enrol in units. These are sent to your Monash student email.