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.
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 set up 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, 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 log into 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
Help with this step
If your course permits, you may want to take an elective unit taught by another faculty. If enrolling in a double degree you can take units only from both partner faculties.
Art, Design and Architecture
Before enrolling in a Faculty of Art Design and Architecture (MADA) elective unit, you’ll need to either meet the prerequisites in the Handbook, or enrol in our online Occupational Health and Safety unit OHS1000 (0 credit points), and get written permission from the unit coordinator. Some units have quotas, so enrolment is conditional on available places.
For more information please contact us online.
You can enrol in Arts units if you meet the prerequisites. If you have room in your course you can complete an arts major or minor. For more information refer to the list of Arts areas of study.
Business and Economics
You can enrol in Monash Business School units if you meet the prerequisites and co-requisites for the unit. If you have room in your course you may complete a major or minor. Some major or minors require completion of additional and higher level mathematics units. For more information, please refer to the Handbook.
If you meet the prerequisites, you can enrol in Faculty of Education approved undergraduate electives.
Before enrolling in an Engineering elective unit, you'll need to meet the prerequisites in the Handbook. It's assumed that students studying Engineering undergraduate units have completed VCE units 3/4 Maths Methods (or equivalent). Some units also assume a VCE units 3/4 Physics background.
You can enrol in most Information Technology units if you meet the prerequisites. However, please check unit prerequisites carefully in the online Handbook, as some units require year 12 mathematics.
Only students taking Law degrees can enrol in Law elective units. Before enrolling in a Law elective unit, please check that you meet that prerequisites the Handbook.
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
If you meet the prerequisites, you can enrol in Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences units. Please refer to the Handbook for eligibility requirements.
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
You can only enrol in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences units if you're enrolled in a Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences course.
You can enrol in science units if you meet the prerequisites and corequisites for the unit. If you have room in your course you may complete a science major or minor. Please note some major or minors require completion of additional mathematics units. For more information refer to the list of level one-science units and level one science sequences and related majors and minors. If you have a query please contact Science Student Services.
Step 3: Register details and enrol in units
Using your Monash account, log into the Web Enrolment System (WES) and work through these modules 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 compulsory module(s)
- 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 the teaching period.
Make sure you've enrolled in your units by the relevant date below:
- November 2020 intake - Friday 30 October
- Semester one 2021 intake - Friday 26 February
How to confirm that you have enrolled
After entering your units and submitting your enrolment, look for:
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Help with this step
Applying for late enrolment
If you’re unable to enrol online by the deadline, you need to apply for permission to enrol late. Without written permission, you won’t be able to start your course.
You must provide a date for when you can enrol for us to consider your application. Permission for late enrolment is subject to approval and is not guaranteed.
To apply for late enrolment, email email@example.com with the following information:
- Monash ID number
- first name and last name
- date of birth
- name of course
- exact date you will enrol
- reason for late enrolment.
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 our compulsory modules on respectful relationships and academic integrity.
You're not expected to attempt the modules when enrolling – just agree to complete them 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 ID card (M-Pass)
You don't need to order an ID card until you're coming to Australia and have an Australian address.
If you're overseas and studying online, you can skip this step.
If you were previously at Monash College, you’ll need to order your M-Pass from Monash Connect (see previously at Monash College in the help section below).
You’ll need the following:
- a scanned copy of your passport pages that have your photo and personal details
- the photo you want on your M-Pass (see the photo guidelines in the help section below)
- your enrolment transaction number (this in the Web Enrolment System (WES) under Enrolment / Re-enrolment > Enrolment Summary > Unit Enrolment).
Order your card online
- Log into the Web Enrolment System (WES).
- Click Submit your photo.
- To verify your identity, submit a scanned copy of your passport pages that have your photo and personal details.
- Submit the photo you’d like to use for your ID card (see photo guidelines below).
- Confirm your details.
- Select the Receive by mail option and enter your Australian address to have your card posted. (Don't select the collection option).
Help with this step
Follow these guidelines when preparing your ID photo:
- don’t wear a hat or sunglasses in the photo
- ensure there is no shadow on your face, glass reflection, or red eye
- use a plain light-coloured background
- supply the photo as a png, jpg, or bmp file
- ensure the photo is not too small and the resolution is high (otherwise the quality of the photo on your M-Pass will be affected).
Your student ID card request may be rejected if:
- you haven't provided a photo ID (such as a copy of your passport or driver's licence) to verify your identity
- your photo ID document (e.g. passport or licence) was cropped or wasn't scanned properly
- you chose to receive your card by post but you didn't supply a valid Australian address
- the photo you submitted doesn't conform with the photo guidelines.
If your application is rejected, refer to your ID Card Photo Rejected email to find out what you need to do and resubmit the application.
If you were previously at Monash College, you’ll need a new Monash University student ID card (M-Pass).
To get your M-Pass, email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- a scanned copy of your passport (the photo and details page)
- your address in Australia (this must be the same as your address in the WES).
We’ll print your M-Pass and post it to your Australian address – you should receive it within 10 business days.
Step 5: Orientation - start your student journey
Orientation is a program designed to help you transition to university life. Find out about resources, academic expectations, and social activities to help you prepare for the coming semester.
The Orientation website has plenty of helpful information, such as
- how to connect with other students
- a program of events and activities
- free programs and services available to students
- handy checklists
- library skills sessions
- study skills tests, and more.
So jump onboard and start your Orientation now!
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.
- Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences for students with clinical or fieldwork placements
After you have enrolled in units, here's your next steps. You will need to be fully enrolled to complete these tasks:
- Organise your timetable
- Complete any compulsory modules – listed in the WES Enrolment Summary screen.
- Complete the New to Monash Questionnaire – help us shape our support programs for you and your peers.
- Prepare for uni – check out our guide to help prepare you for the transition to university.
- Order your health care card – as soon as you arrive in Australia.
- Orientation – check out the online activities to help you get settled and prepare for academic success.
- Pay your fees – fees statements are issued a few days after you enrol in units. These are sent to your Monash student email.