Counting time away from the University

Postgraduate Research candidature in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney is offered in on-campus mode only. Candidates intending to complete fieldwork or research outside of the greater Sydney area must apply to count time away from the University.

Candidates may apply to count time away at any time during their candidature, however applications must be submitted and Faculty approval notification given prior to the intended departure date.

Please note: Time away cannot be approved retroactively.

Candidates must obtain the signed approval of their supervisor and their department’s Postgraduate Research Coordinator prior to submitting their application to the Faculty. Where the candidate’s supervisor is also the department’s Postgraduate Research Coordinator, the form must be approved and signed by the Chair of Department or Head of School. Applications may be submitted in person to the Faculty’s student services counter during standard opening hours. Alternatively, applications may be submitted as a scanned email attachment sent from the candidate’s University of Sydney email address.

Candidates will be notified of the result of their application by email.

Scholarship holders must also apply to the Scholarships Office for permission to hold their scholarship outside of Sydney.