Refunds

International student financial matters, including refunds, must be directed to the International Office.

If you are a domestic student and your Statement of Fees Due (available through MyAdmin) shows that you have a credit balance (i.e. you have overpaid your tuition fees), the University is obligated to refund any excess fees paid.

If you have a credit balance, you can either:

  • Request for the overpayment to be refunded; or
  • Authorise to roll over the overpayment to the following semester/year.

For both these options, students MUST apply in writing. A Student Refund Request Form must be completed and signed for a refund to be processed.

Please submit the completed form to the Fees Office - Financial Control and Treasury:

 Fax: +61 2 9351 5881
 Mail: Fees Office - Financial Control and Treasury
Margaret Telfer Building (K07)
The University of Sydney NSW 2006

Please note: specific conditions apply to each of these options.

Option 1: credit balance to be refunded

If you paid your fees by:

  • Credit card; the University must process your credit balance back to the originating credit card.*
    Complete option "Refund to a Credit Card" on the Student Refund Request Form with the same credit card details your fees were paid with.
  • Electronic funds transfer (EFT); the University can credit the value of your credit balance directly to your nominated bank account.
    Complete option "Refund to Bank Account - EFT/TT" on the Student Refund Request Form.
  • Cheque; the University can post the cheque to you.
    Complete option "Refund by Cheque/Bank Draft" on the Student Refund Request Form including your current mailing address.


*In accordance with the Merchants Agreement a refund is paid back to the originating credit card. Thus, if you are paying your fees by credit card, you are accepting our Refund Policy that in the event of a refund due and payable to you, it will be refunded back to your originating credit card.

Option 2: credit balance to be rolled over

If you have a credit balance which you do not wish to be refunded, the excess can be rolled over to next semester. This reduces the liability of your next financial statement.

Please note there may be a delay in processing your refund request if:

  • One of the conditions above in Options 1 and 2 has not been met.
  • Your personal details are not current under MyUni.
  • You have other existing debts (e.g. student loans) with the University which must be settled before lodging your request for refund.

Please update your details and/or contact the Fees Office to discuss.

I have an enquiry

If you have an enquiry regarding your refund application, contact the Fees Office - Financial Control and Treasury:

Phone:  +61 2 9351 5222
 Email:
 Fax: +61 2 9351 5881
 Mail: Fees Office - Financial Control and Treasury
Margaret Telfer Building (K07)
The University of Sydney NSW 2006