Before leaving home

Coming to Sydney to study is a very significant move, so it is important to make sure that you have everything prepared before you leave. A good guide is the International Student Guide prepared by City of Sydney.

Below is a checklist of things you should make sure you have before leaving:

  • valid passport
  • photocopies of passport
  • student visa
  • photocopies of visa
  • passport photos
  • travel documents (itinerary, tickets, travel insurance)
  • all offer letters sent to you by the university
  • receipts of payments of university fees
  • certified copies of references, work/educational qualifications, scholarship letter (if applicable)
  • identification such as certified copy of birth certificate, driver's licence, international drivers licence (if needed)
  • credit cards, travellers cheques
  • medical immunisation records
  • a list of goods which you are bringing to Australia for yourself as well as customs
  • any previous reference letters written by landlords, etc to assist in accommodation
  • appropriate clothing for different types of weather
  • and of course your toothbrush!
  • Read our student orientation handbook

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