How to accept an offer

Students in the Quadrangle

Now that you have your Firm Offer from the University of Sydney, you need to formally accept it. You need to do this before the deadline stated on your letter of offer.

Below you will find detailed information about:

How to accept your Firm Offer

Step 1. Accept the Firm Offer

There are two ways you can accept a Firm Offer. Either:

  • accept online (if you are over the age of 18 years at the time of accepting your offer), or
  • complete the Acceptance of Offer form, which was sent to you by the University along with your letter of offer. If you are under the age of 18 years at the time of accepting your offer, you cannot accept your offer online as your parent or authorised guardian must sign your acceptance of offer form. Please submit the completed Acceptance of Offer form via email to
Step 2. Pay your fees

You will need to make full payment by the due date on your offer letter, unless the letter explicitly states otherwise.

Full payment will include:

  • Tuition fees
  • Student services and amenities fee (SSA fee)
  • Health insurance (Overseas Student Health Cover)

For detailed information about fees, health insurance, loan schemes for international students, and methods of payment, see Costs and fees.

Step 3. Students who are under 18

You may have additional visa and/or guardianship requirements, if you will be under 18 years of age when you arrive in Australia.

Subject choices

If you decide to start your course in July, you may be more restricted in your subject choices, as some faculties offer fewer units of study in that semester. For more information, consult your faculty’s handbook.

Health and criminal record checks

If you will be a health care student (in the faculties of Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, or Nursing and Midwifery), your course may require you to complete clinical training, fieldwork or placements in facilities operated by the New South Wales Department of Health. This means you need to provide evidence of appropriate health screenings, including current vaccination records.

If a health check is a requirement for your course, you will be sent information and forms separately by mail. Please bring your health records and all forms to your faculty when enrolling.

Criminal record checks may also be required for some courses involving placements in health and education facilities in New South Wales.

Credit for previous study

If your Firm Offer says you have been granted academic credit (for previous study), you need to decide whether to accept or reject the credit being offered.

When making your decision, it’s important to understand that by accepting academic credit you may change the duration of your course. The exact effect depends on how many units of credit you have been granted and the course structure. Changing the duration of your course can also affect the duration of your student visa.

Please indicate on your Acceptance of Offer form or in your online acceptance if you do not wish to accept the academic credit that you have been granted.

Governing law

This Offer and Acceptance are governed by the law in force in New South Wales. By accepting this offer of admission to the University of Sydney, you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales, Australia.