Changing your name on your enrolment

I did not enrol under my full/current name. How do I change it?

Answer ID 197 | Last updated on 15/09/2022 03.48 PM

The University needs your full legal name recorded and spelled correctly on your enrolment.

If you need to change the way that your name is recorded, you can Email us a full-colour scan of the original document (at the original size), listed below or provide one of the following original documents in person at Student Administration at Student Central:

  • Change of Name certificate from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages;

  • Birth Certificate; or

  • Current Passport showing your full name

If you are relying on a marriage certificate as proof of legal name change then you will need to supply an additional form of legal photo identification in your new name, such as an Australian driver's licence.

You will also need to surrender your UWA Campus Card, so a new one (with your correct name) can be printed by Student Administration.

Once the University updates your full legal name on our records, you will need to ensure the name under which your USI is registered is the same.  Please update your full legal name on the Australian government USI website.

Once the change has been processed, your new name will appear on studentConnect, your Academic Record and your degree certificate.

Your preferred name, if different to your official legal name, will not be shown on official University documents.

NOTE: normally, the University's Statutes do not allow your names, as they appear on your certificate, to be altered or amended once your award has been conferred.

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