The Confirmation of Enrolment is the most important document that signifies that you have been registered in a course at the university. This document is sometimes required by insurance providers, banks, sponsors, customs and immigration, student aid or employers.
What is CoE – Confirmation of Enrolment?
After you have gained admission in an Australian university, the respective university issues a ‘Letter of Offer’ which needs to be signed and sent back to the university via email, signifying your acceptance of the admission offer. In addition, you are also required to pay the course fee deposit and obtain an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
Once you have sent the Offer and paid your deposit, you will receive an eCOE (Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment) via email from the university – which ensures that your seat has been confirmed at the university. The COE will entail the following details-
- The start and end date of the study programme
- Total program fees
- Duration of the program
How long does it take to issue the Confirmation of Enrolment?
Once all the conditions are met, the university processes and issues the eCOE within ten working days. The steps to receive your CoE are:
- Accept the Letter of Offer,
- Meet any outstanding conditions of your offer,
- Pay the tuition fees and get an OSHC.
What is the use of CoE?
The Confirmation of Enrolment is a written record that you have been accepted in the Australian university, and this evidence is required mainly for getting the Australian Student Visa.
As mentioned above, the COE contains the course details in which the student is enrolled, thus it serves as a verification document for the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs that the student has been accepted and the student visa can be issued to him/her.
Can I get a new COE?
Yes, only in the following circumstances-
- If you can demonstrate that you have not been able to complete your program on time due to break from your studies and possess an approved leave of absence,
- Because of serious illness or injury or a traumatic experience;
- There is a change in the course structure or subject;
- You have successfully finished the program or parts of the program at other universities (this will decrease your timeframe on the new COE);
- Or, if the professor/head have decided to put you on probation with extra assistance (this will increase your timeframe on the new COE).
When and how to apply for the new COE?
The respective university will automatically issue you with the new Confirmation of Enrolment. If the university has not issued you the new Confirmation of Enrolment and your student visa is about to expire while you still have subjects to finish in order to complete your program, you need to apply for the new COE. It is advisable to apply for the new COE at least 1-2 months in advance, as the process may take time.
Thus, CoE is required to obtain a student visa for Australia and in order to get your CoE you must have –
- An unconditional offer from an Australian university
- Accepted the admission offer in writing
- Paid the required tuition fee deposit