What is re-enrolment?
As a graduate researcher, you must re-enrol for study each year until your degree is completed.
A research year is from 1 January to 31 December. On the anniversary of your commencement, you will receive an email with instructions on how to accept the Enrolment Declaration for the following year. The Enrolment Declaration acts as a contract between you and the University.
Please note: you may see information and due dates for re-enrolment across campus or in my.unimelb from October to January each year. This is for coursework students, and the process does not apply to research students.
I’m on leave of absence - do I need to re-enrol?
You don’t need to re-enrol while you are on approved leave of absence. However, you will need to when you return from leave and commence your studies.
You will receive reminder emails to re-enrol based on your commencement date anniversary. If you receive a re-enrolment email when you are on approved leave, you may disregard this notification.
What happens if I don’t re-enrol?
If you decide not to re-enrol, or have failed to re-enrol by the due date, your candidature may be cancelled. You will be notified when your candidature is cancelled.
You will receive reminders to re-enrol and overdue notifications via email. If you have not responded or re-enrolled by the final deadline, your candidature will be cancelled.
If your candidature has been cancelled and you wish to continue your studies, you will need to apply to reinstate your candidature, which may or may not be approved. Contact your local graduate research administrator for information on how to reinstate.
Student visa holders
Cancellation of your candidature will affect your student visa and/or scholarship (if applicable). The University is required to send regular reports to the Department of Home Affairs of visa holders whose candidature has been cancelled.
You can get advice from the visa support team.
How do I re-enrol?
You will receive an email from the University with a link that directs you to the page where you accept the terms and conditions of enrolment.
If you haven’t received notification about re-enrolment and think you should have by now, contact your local graduate research administrator.
Get technical help
Follow these steps to get help if you are having an issue with the online re-enrolment form.
- See a list of known technical issues, and how to get around these
Get technical help
- If you cannot see your technical issue in the list above, or if you are having issues with your username or password, contact Stop1.
Get other form help
If you have a question about filling in the form, or your degree details on the online form are not correct contact your local graduate research administrator.
If you need more information about re-enrolment, you can talk to:
- your supervisors
- your advisory committee chair
- your local graduate research administrator.
I'm re-enrolled – what’s next?
Now that you are re-enrolled into your candidature for the year, you continue to have access to all the resources and assistance that can help you progress.
Unless you are close to your thesis submission date, you will need to successfully complete your annual progress review in order to maintain enrolment, as this is a University requirement.
The following links will provide you with information on any changes you may wish to make to your candidature, as well as support to help you stay on track.