How to apply
Please read this guide before filling in the application form, and make sure you meet the eligibility requirements.
Please note, this application is not an enrolment form. It does not guarantee that you will be admitted to the Study Abroad and Student Exchange Programs.
Admission to the University of Sydney is very competitive.
How to complete the application form
- Download the Study Abroad and Student Exchange application form (PDF 117KB).
- Download the Study Abroad and Exchange Unit of Study Enrolment form (PDF 95KB).
- Read the instructions on both forms carefully before you answer.
- Complete all the sections on both forms.
- Print clearly and tick boxes.
- Sign the declarations.
- Go through the checklist to ensure that you have included the necessary documents.
Please remember that we cannot consider your application if it is incomplete or if it is illegible.
Submission Requirements and Certification Guidelines
It is very important that applications are accurate and complete. All supporting documents you include with your application must be:
- original documents, or
- certified copies of original documents.
If photocopies, scans or faxed copies are sent, it is essential that the original versions of these documents have been sighted by an appropriate officer and that they are properly certified.
All certifications must follow the procedures below and appear on each page of the document:
- Official stamp of the certifying organisation (the current home university is sufficient);
- Full name (clearly printed) of the certifying officer;
- Signature of the certifying officer;
- The words "true copy of original" or "certified copy"; and
- Date of certification.
Translations are required for all documents that are in languages other than English. Where an official academic transcript is normally issued in a language other than English, this version in the original language must be submitted as well as the translated, certified version.
Supporting documents include academic records/transcripts, research proposals (postgraduate research applicants only), evidence of scholarship/sponsorship support and evidence of English language proficiency. Additional academic information, such as portfolios, audition tapes or copies of course syllabi may be required. A full list of requirements is included in the Application Form.
If you have a disability you could be eligible for services offered by the University of Sydney for students with a disability. If you would like this assistance, it is important that you apply for it as soon as you can, preferably before you begin your study. Disability services available in Australia may differ from those offered in your home country, so it is important for us to know what support services you require and to inform you of the support services we can offer. A Disability Services Officer can help you with your registration. Please contact the Disability Services for more information.
Where to send your application
Send your complete application with all supporting documents to:
Study Abroad and Student Exchange Program
International Office Level 4,
Jane Foss Russell Building
University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
T +61 2 8627 8322
F +61 2 8627 8390
Application closing dates
For starting in March semester: 30 November
For starting in July semester: 30 April
The academic year in Australia begins in late February / early March. The March semester, or Semester One, runs from late February to late June, exams inclusive. The July semester, or Semester Two, runs from early July to late November. You may apply on either a one semester basis or a full year basis.
If you are posting your application from overseas, please send it by airmail as surface mail can take up to 3 months to reach Australia. Please check the complete list of university teaching dates.