A postgraduate course is just a thing to even the scales.

How to apply, accept and enrol

Domestic applicants such as Australian citizens and permanent residents, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa can apply for postgraduate courses online through Find a course.

If you are an international student please go to our international postgraduate coursework page for information.

Application closing date

Please use Find a course to check the closing date for the course you are interested in.

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, well in advance of the published closing dates. Offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Incomplete applications can result in delays in processing your application, so please ensure that your application is complete with all the required documents and any other additional requirements. Please also note that separate scholarship deadlines apply. Please visit the scholarships website for more information.

How to apply, accept and enrol

1. Applying online

As a postgraduate student, you need to apply directly to the University of Sydney using our online application portal.

  • Select your degree using Find a course and check that you meet the admission requirements.
  • Click on ‘apply now’ and you will be directed to our online application portal, where you can fill in your application form.
  • Remember to attach all the required documentation.
  • When you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email from the University.
  • Important note: As most of the correspondence we send you regarding your application is via email, we strongly recommend you add the University of Sydney to your approved sender list. Also, you should also regularly check your junk mail folder just in case University emails have been misdirected there.

If your application is approved for admission, you may be required to provide original or original certified documents.

2. Receiving your offer

  • Our Admissions Office will send you formal notification of the result of your application via email. Your application may need to be assessed by both the Admissions Office and faculty.
  • If successful, the University will send you an ‘unconditional’ or ‘conditional’ offer via email. An ‘unconditional’ offer means that your application is complete and you can now accept your offer online. If you receive a ‘conditional offer’ you will need to provide further information to meet the conditions stated on your offer.
  • We recommend that you check your offer of admission carefully and contact us if you have any questions about the terms and conditions of the offer.

3. Accepting your offer online

  • After you receive your unconditional offer, you can use the online application portal to accept online.
  • Once you accept your unconditional offer, enrolment instructions will be emailed to your student portal.

4. Enrolling in your course

  • To enrol you need to come to the campus on a specific day and enrol in person to choose your units of study.
  • If you are unable to attend your scheduled enrolment session, you may be able to nominate someone else to enrol on your behalf (proxy enrolment).
  • If you are unable to arrange a proxy to enrol on your behalf, or cannot attend your scheduled enrolment please contact your faculty to discuss alternative arrangements.

Deferring your offer

Deferring is when you have received an offer of a place from the University, but want to put it on hold and begin your course later. Deferring is not available for every course and needs faculty approval. You can submit a request to defer through your online portal and we will get back to you with a response as soon as possible. If for any reason you are unable to accept an offer, please decline your offer through the online portal as so that the University may then offer that place to another applicant.

Need advice?

If you need more specific advice please ask a question or call 1300 362 006.