How to apply

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Please read this guide before filling in the application form, and make sure you meet the eligibility requirements.

Please note, this application is not an enrolment form. It does not guarantee that you will be admitted to the Study Abroad and Student Exchange Programs.

Admission to the University of Sydney is very competitive.

How to complete the application form

  1. Download the Study Abroad and Student Exchange application form (PDF 117KB).
  2. Download the Study Abroad and Exchange Unit of Study Enrolment form (PDF 95KB).
  3. Read the instructions on both forms carefully before you answer.
  4. Complete all the sections on both forms.
  5. Print clearly and tick boxes.
  6. Sign the declarations.
  7. Go through the checklist to ensure that you have included the necessary documents.

Please remember that we cannot consider your application if it is incomplete or if it is illegible.

Guidelines for the submission of application documents

The University of Sydney accepts scanned documents submitted online in support of applications for admission to courses of study. All supporting documents must be true and complete records. You should be prepared to provide original documents or original certified copies of supporting documents upon request at any time. Detailed checking of supporting documents is an inherent element of our admissions process and may involve contacting the original issuing authority or relevant tertiary admissions centre, or other organisation (whether education or otherwise), or individual, whether in Australia or overseas, to verify documents. A failure to provide documents on request, or the discovery of either fraudulent documents or a misrepresentation of true circumstances in association with your application, may lead to the rejection of your application for admission, the withdrawal of your offer, or the cancellation of your enrolment.

Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by a complete English translation. The University accepts translations to English made by an accredited translator with a government body, the Registrar of the issuing institution or, for international applicants, registered University of Sydney education agents who have been designated as translators. Applicants from the Peoples' Republic of China may have their academic transcripts referred to the Ministry of Education's China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Centre (CDGDC) for authentication.

Disability information

If you have a disability you could be eligible for services offered by the University of Sydney for students with a disability. If you would like this assistance, it is important that you apply for it as soon as you can, preferably before you begin your study. Disability services available in Australia may differ from those offered in your home country, so it is important for us to know what support services you require and to inform you of the support services we can offer. A Disability Services Officer can help you with your registration. Please contact the Disability Services for more information.

Where to send your application

Send your complete application with all supporting documents to:
Study Abroad and Exchange Program
International Services
Level 4, Jane Foss Russell Building G02
University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T +61 2 8627 8322
F +61 2 8627 8390

Application closing dates

For starting in March semester: 30 November
For starting in July semester: 30 April

The academic year in Australia begins in late February / early March. The March semester, or Semester One, runs from late February to late June, exams inclusive. The July semester, or Semester Two, runs from early July to late November. You may apply on either a one semester basis or a full year basis.

If you are posting your application from overseas, please send it by airmail as surface mail can take up to 3 months to reach Australia. Please check the complete list of university teaching dates.