Postgraduate Coursework

Information for Domestic Applicants

For Semester 1 2014, domestic applicants, including Australian citizens, permanent residents, New Zealand citizens, and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa applicants applying for the following courses must apply through Universities Admissions Centre (UAC):

  • Applied Linguistics
    (not available for mid-year entry)
  • Crosscultural Communication
    (not available for mid-year entry)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Digital Communication and Culture
  • Economics
  • Health Communication
  • Human Rights
  • International Security Studies
  • International Studies
  • Media Practice
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Political Economy
  • Public Policy
  • Publishing
  • Strategic Public Relations
  • US Studies

Applications may be submitted on-line via the UAC website. Please submit all documentation to UAC after you have completed the on-line application.

UAC contact details

Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)
Locked Bag 112
Silverwater NSW 2128
T +61 2 9752 0200

Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am-4pm

Direct applications

Applications for the following postgraduate coursework degrees are made to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. You can apply online by searching for your course on the University's 'Find a course' website, or click on the relevant link below to proceed with your application.

Please refer to the Important Dates & Deadlines page for a list of application closing dates.

Application checklist

Your application must include:

  • a complete application form
  • an original copy of the official transcript of your academic record. Graduates of The University of Sydney need not attach an academic transcript of their local enrolment.
  • all other requested documents listed on the application form
  • proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residency status, i.e. birth certificate or passport (local applicants only).

Incomplete applications will not be assessed.

Request for original documents by the University

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.

Graduate Certificate - Information for 2014 applications

The following Graduate Certificate applications must provide a professional reference from an employer and/or work colleague who are fully conversant with the applicants expertise and experience. A professional reference means a letter clearly setting the individual’s professional conduct, character and working skill and knowledge during the period of employment. The reference should also specifically set out the period of time the applicant has held positions with the employer.

  • Development Studies
  • Digital Communication and Culture
  • Health Communication
  • Human Rights
  • Media Practice
  • Publishing
  • Strategic Public Relations
  • US Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Contact Details

Student Services
Lobby H, Quadrangle A14
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
T +61 2 9351 6673
F +61 2 9351 2045

Office hours
Monday - Thursday: 10am-4:00pm
Friday: 10am-2pm