How to apply - international undergraduate students

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The following pages explain all you need to know about applying for an undergraduate course.

If you’d prefer specific advice on your situation, we’re happy to help in person.

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 senior secondary or tertiary 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 requirements (some courses have extra criteria)?

Please remember, at this stage we cannot guarantee you a place in your preferred course. Even if you meet all the entry requirements, the offer of a place ultimately depends on the number of places available in the course during the year you apply.

We strongly encourage you to apply well in advance of the closing date for your course. This is so that you can receive a timely application outcome that allows adequate time to make necessary visa and travel arrangements and arrive in time to commence your course. Please note that separate scholarship deadlines apply and you must check the relevant website for closing dates that may apply for some scholarships. Most offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for your preferred course, you may be eligible to apply for a university preparation course, such as:

Submitting an application – step by step

As an undergraduate student, there are several steps to the application process, which you will read about in more detail on the following pages.