Undergraduate Information

Please see the University's site on undergraduate admissions information.

Postgraduate Information

Who Is Eligible To Apply?

Applicants for the Masters and Graduate Diploma should hold a bachelor degree. For the Graduate Certificate applicants should hold an bachelor degree or possess experience which is considered to demonstrate the knowledge and aptitude required to undertake the course.

Applicants for the Master of Philosophy should hold a bachelors degree in a relevant discipline.

Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy should hold a bachelors degree with Honours in a relevant discipline or a Masters degree with a research component.

For more information on applying for research degrees please see: http://www.arch.usyd.edu.au/research/research_apply.shtml

Application Closing Dates

Deadlines for postgraduate coursework applications are as follows:
30 November for commencement in March semester
31 May for commencement in July semester

Deadlines for postgraduate research applications are as follows:
30 September for commencement in March semester
15 May for commencement in July semester

Late applications will be considered if places are available, please email for more details.

English Language Requirements (Postgraduate)

If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate an English language proficiency before admission can be confirmed. The following are the acceptable language qualifications for the Faculty of Architecture. The Faculty doesn't accept any other language qualifications.

* TOEFL - 600 or better plus TWE at 4.5+
* Computer Based TOEFL 250+ (essay 4.5)
* IBT 100+
* IELTS - overall band score of 7.0 or better, with no component less than 6.0.
* CULT 80

Scores more than two years old cannot be accepted. Please note that if you are taking TOEFL, the TWE must also be taken. Results of the TOEFL examination must be sent directly to the University of Sydney from TOEFL / TSE Services at Princeton USA. TOEFL results cannot be accepted unless they are sent directly from Princeton.

Exemptions

Students who have completed one year full time at a recognised university will have the english requirements waived.

Students without a Bachelor's Degree from an English language university, must have studied two full time years in an institution of English instruction to be exempt from the above language requirements. If they have NOT studied for two years, the above language requirements are necessary.

Why Are There Fees?

Higher education for local students in Australia is not free. (Over the past decade the real contribution by the government to the cost of higher education has reduced resources). The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, in part as a result of Federal Government policy, charges fees for its coursework graduate programs in order to maintain the high quality teaching that it expects to be able to provide and that its students demand. There is no other way to maintain the quality of teaching and facilities.

How are the fees determined?
The fee is based on the cost of delivering the programs and takes account of the 'self-education expenses' deductions available under the tax system. Fees are calculated on the units of study that are attempted each semester. Enrolment at 31 March and 31 August determines fees for each semester.

Who has to pay the fees?
All local (Australian, New Zealand and permanent residents of Australia) students who commenced a coursework graduate program from 1996 must pay fees.

FEE -HELP
Australian citizens can defer your payment through the taxation system, meaning you pay no upfront tuition fees.
For more information, please go to the Going to Uni site.

Commonwealth Supported Equity Scholarships
The University of Sydney Planning and Support Office makes available 12 EFTSL of Commonwealth supported places each year to allow for reduced fee costs in postgraduate coursework programs in the Faculty of Architecture. Download the postgraduate coursework application form (doc) for more information.

Your fees may be tax deductable
Fees may be an allowable tax deduction. This would also mean your travel to and from university, textbooks, home computer etc. Please check your eligibility with the Australian Taxation Office and enquire about related expenses which may also be tax deductible. Your employer may have a scheme for encouraging further study and be willing to pay your fees.

Fees are payable up-front each semester. Payment for full-year units will be equally divided between March and July semesters. Fees may be an allowable tax deduction. Please check your eligibility with the Australian Taxation Office and enquire about related expenses which may also be tax deductible. Your employer may have a scheme for encouraging further study and be willing to pay your fees.