Faculty of Science

Enrolment information

Further information

Winthrop Hall

Here you will find information to help manage your enrolment.

If you are a new student enrolling in a course for the first time we have information to help you prepare for enrolment.

If you require further advice on your course and enrolment contact the Science Student Office.

Changing your enrolment

In the majority of cases, you can change your enrolment online via studentConnect. For further details, including relevant cut-off dates, consult the teaching periods, census and withdrawal dates.

Credit for previous study

If you wish to receive credit towards your current degree based on previous study, either from UWA or another approved institution, you will need to apply for advanced standing. Submit your completed advance standing form to the Science Student Office for consideration.

Cross-institutional study

UWA students

If you would like to study on a cross-institutional basis, you will need to complete a cross-institutional approval form. Submit your completed form along with a brief outline of the unit(s) you intend to study to the Science Student Office for approval in person or via askUWA.

Non-UWA students

Students undertaking an award course at another institution can apply to undertake units at UWA for credit towards their degree on a cross-institutional basis. Students have to submit a cross-institutional admission enrolment form to Student Administration.

Deferring your studies

If you are planning to take time off, and are not enrolled for any part of an academic year, you will need to apply for approved leave. To apply, you will need to submit an application online via studentConnect.

Invalid units

When you enrol online in a unit and it is identified as invalid, visit the Science Student Office or email us via askUWA. Attend lectures, laboratory and tutorial classes for units marked as invalid until you've had the problem resolved.

Student exchange and study abroad

There are a wide range of global learning opportunities available to you. These overseas opportunities allow you to gain credit towards your UWA degree. These include student exchange programs, independent study abroad, short term programs and UWA overseas units. Further information on study abroad programs and study abroad scholarships can be found via the UWA Global Studio

Transferring courses


To transfer to another course at UWA, you must apply online via studentConnect by the transfer date.


There is no transfer process for postgraduate courses. If you wish to change your course, please contact the Science Student Office.