Methods of payment for international students

Students in front of the Clocktower

You can pay your fees by the following methods:

  • online (web payment)
  • Western Union
  • BPay (currently enrolled students only)
  • in-person (by EFTPOS, credit card, bank draft or bank cheque)
  • mail (by credit card, bank draft, bank cheque, Australia Post money order, or a personal cheque drawn on an Australian bank).

Paying your fees online

You can pay your fees on our website, using a Visa, MasterCard or Bankcard. Read our step-by-step instructions on making an online payment.

Paying your fees by Western Union

The University of Sydney has partnered with Western Union to provide international students with a fast and secure payment service.

Western Union is a web-based service that allows international students to make their tuition payments as either a telegraphic transfer (in local currency where available), or via Visa or Mastercard (with the option of paying in local currency).

The service gives you the certainty of knowing the final cost of your fees, and will also speed up your receipt of the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from the University. This allows you to begin your student visa application process earlier.

For more information, please read Western Union's User Guide, FAQ, User Guide for payments from China or visit the Western Union website to make your payment.

To ensure that your funds are successfully credited to your student account, Western Union payment reference under Payment Instructions must be included on your bank’s payment instructions. The payment reference assigned to a transaction will identify your payment in the Western Union bank account.

Paying your fees in person

In-person payments can be made at the International Student Office between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. The physical address is:

International Student Office
Level 4, Jane Foss Russell Building
City Road, between the Wentworth and Wilkinson Buildings
Darlington, Sydney
NSW 2008 Australia

When paying in person you can use:

  • EFTPOS linked to an Australian bank account
  • credit card: Visa, MasterCard or Bankcard
  • a bank draft (from an overseas bank) or bank cheque (from an Australian bank) made payable to ‘The University of Sydney’
  • an Australia Post money order
  • a personal cheque drawn on an Australian bank.

Remember to bring your statement of fees with you.

Paying your fees by mail

You can mail a bank draft (from an overseas bank) or bank cheque (from an Australian bank) made payable to ‘The University of Sydney’ in Australian dollars. Your student identification number (SID) and full name must be written clearly on the back of the cheque.

The University also accepts Australia Post money orders, and personal cheques that are drawn on an Australian bank.

Whatever payment method you choose – credit card or cheque – make sure you enclose your statement of fees and completed Acceptance of Offer form in the same envelope, and post it to:

The Finance Manager
International Student Office
Level 4, Jane Foss Russell Building, G02
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia