Postgraduate Coursework


International students can apply direct to the University via our online application form on the University's Find a course website. Simply register with the ‘apply online’ application service, select your preferred course, complete the application form and upload all relevant supporting documentation.

You need to provide an original or certified copy of your testamur and transcript, or mark sheets (in the original language). This needs to include a complete list of the subjects that you have studied, and the results that you obtained. You need to also provide a certified translation of any document that is not written in English, and are required to demonstrate that you have met the University of Sydney’s English language requirements.

The faculty advises new students to arrive in Sydney no later than one week before they start their classes.

Postgraduate Coursework entry requirements

To be considered for admission to the University of Sydney, you need to meet the minimum eligibility criteria. This will usually include:

  • an acceptable academic qualification
  • meeting the English language requirements and
  • any special entry requirements.

You can find out more by visiting the Future Students website.

English language requirements

If you can provide evidence that you achieved a satisfactory mark in your tertiary studies (and the language of the institution and of instruction, examination and assessment was English), you may not be required to provide further evidence of your proficiency in English. Each faculty determines satisfactory achievement in accordance with their discipline, and their English test standards.

For the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the general minimum requirement is an Academic IELTS overall band score of 7.0, with no band below 6.0. Your English language test scores need to be more than two years old at the date you applied to the University of Sydney.

Closing dates

To avoid disappointment, we advise you to double-check the closing date for applications on the University's Find a course website.

If you don’t know the results of your first degree by the closing date, this should not stop you from submitting an application, provided that you forward your results as soon as they are known.

Student accommodation

As a student at the University of Sydney, finding a suitable place to live is important to your success and wellbeing. Our website provides information about the wide range of on-campus options at the University’s campuses, as well as information about off-campus and temporary accommodation.

For help in finding suitable accommodation, visit


For all other enquiries, contact our International Services team:

International Services
Level 4, Jane Foss Russell Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
T 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) in Australia
T +61 2 8627 1444 (outside Australia)
F +61 2 8627 8387