New Zealand students

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Have you been thinking about making the move from New Zealand to Australia to study at one of Australia’s leading universities? Did you know that as a New Zealander, you can study in Australia as a domestic student and pay domestic fees?

Below you’ll find information that will help you to make the move to the University of Sydney, named the 4th most student-friendly city in the world in the QS Best Student City Rankings, 2013.

We are located in Sydney, Australia’s most dynamic, sophisticated and culturally diverse city. Heritage-listed, sandstone buildings stand side by side with ultra-modern sophisticated ones on our main campus, which is surrounded by green park lands. We are also conveniently situated within close proximity to the city’s Central Business District and also to Sydney’s world-renowned, stunning ocean beaches.

Study costs

New Zealand citizens will be charged domestic student fees rather than international student fees, however New Zealand students will have to pay the fees up front. Find out more about course costs.

Other websites to assist you:

How to apply

New Zealand citizens are entitled to study at Australian tertiary institutions without requiring a student visa. You can apply for postgraduate courses online through Find a course.

Living costs and setting up

If you need help with managing your living and study costs and adjusting to life in a new country, the university offers a comprehensive range of services and support, from academic assistance to child care, health care and facilities for students with disabilities. Find out more about living costs.


The Student Accommodation Services provides information about accommodation options for students, advice about how to search for accommodation, and useful resources for anyone that is new to Sydney.
Postgraduate students now have Sancta Sophia Graduate House, a purpose built, on-campus accommodation for postgraduates, which opened in January 2014.

Getting around Sydney

Sydney has a very extensive public transport system, including buses, trains, light rail and ferries. To plan your trips and to make sure you get the best value for your transport dollar visit Transport for NSW.

We strongly recommend you investigate prepaid tickets and multiple journey tickets. You may also be eligible for a concession (discounted) ticket, depending on your situation.