How to apply

Applying for entry – international postgraduate research students

The following pages explain all you need to know about applying for a postgraduate research program at the University of Sydney. If you’d prefer specific advice on your situation, we’re happy to help. Either ask a question online, or speak to a University of Sydney representative in your country .

Checklist: are you ready to apply?

  • Do you have an acceptable undergraduate qualification?
  • Did you achieve the necessary grades to get into your preferred course?
  • Can you prove your English language proficiency?
  • Do you meet any special entry conditions required by your course?

Please remember, at this stage we cannot guarantee you a place in your preferred program. It depends on the number of places available and on meeting the entry requirements. Research students must apply early as application processing times can vary depending on your course. There are separate scholarship deadlines and you must find out the relevant closing dates and scholarship requirements and apply well in advance. Below is a useful timeline for research students interested in applying for certain research scholarships.

Research applications timeline (including IPRS and USydIS scholarships)

There are four research periods:

Research Period 1: 1 January to 28 February 2015 (census date 31 January 2015)
Research Period 2: 1 March to 30 June 2015 (census date 31 March 2015)
Research Period 3: 1 July to 30 September 2015 (census date 31 August 2015)
Research Period 4: 1 October to 31 December 2015 (census date 31 October 2015).