Frequently asked questions

  1. Am I an international student?
  2. Where is the University of Sydney located?
  3. What courses are available to Study Abroad and Exchange students?
  4. What are the entry requirements for Study Abroad and Exchange students?
  5. What standard of English do I need?
  6. Can I study to improve my English?
  7. Can I get credit for the study I complete at the University of Sydney?

Am I an international student?

You are an international student if you are not:

  • an Australian citizen
  • a permanent resident of Australia, or
  • a New Zealand citizen.

You are an international student if you hold a permit for temporary entry to Australia. For example, if your status is:

  • overseas student
  • permanent resident of New Zealand
  • diplomat
  • temporary resident who hold permits for work purposes
  • refugee
  • a dependent of any of the above

Where is the University of Sydney located?

See details of campus locations.

What courses are available to Study Abroad and Exchange students?

You may search the list of units open to Study Abroad and Exchange students coming to the University of Sydney on the available units of study page.

What are the entry requirements for Study Abroad and Exchange students?

See entry requirements for admission to the Study Abroad and Exchange programs.

What standard of English do I need?

See English language requirements for entry to the Study Abroad and Exchange Program.

Can I study to improve my English?

If you need to improve your standard of English before or during your period of study, English courses are available at the Centre for English Teaching (CET) at the University of Sydney. CET offers courses in English for Academic Purposes and Academic Study Skills for periods varying from 5 weeks to 50 weeks. CET will also prepare you for a CET university direct entry test or for IELTS and TOEFL tests. CET operates on a fee-for-service basis and we are unable to waive fees for exchange students.

Can I get credit for the study I complete at the University of Sydney?

See Credit for studying while you are at the University of Sydney.