Gaining Admission

Students interested in studying the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) must apply for admission via

Students must meet all requirements including the University of Sydney’s English language proficiency requirements as detailed here: Sydney-Uni-International-English-Requirements.pdf

Students must gain admission to be eligible to apply for the International Scholarship Scheme and the Domestic Scholarship Scheme.

The Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) has one annual intake, commencing July.

How to apply

A consortium of Universities across the Asia Pacific deliver the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific). As such the application process for Domestic and International Students has several stages.

  • Applications for admission can be made online via:
  • All candidates must also complete a Supplementary Application form, in addition to the regular application processes required by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of the University of Sydney.
  • Please note: (fee waiver): Applicants for the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) can request to have the Application Processing Fee (APF) waived on their application if they are from an eligible country of origin from the Asia Pacific Region. Eligible countries include: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kiribati, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, PDR, Maldives, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand**, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Union of Myanmar, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Wallis & Futuna.

To apply for a waiver, please complete your application and press the “Save and Pay Later” button and send an email to: requesting that the APF be waived. This ONLY applies to students making an application for the MHRD (AP).