How to apply

It is important you ensure you meet the admission requirements for the Study Abroad Program before proceeding to apply. Admission to the program is not automatic and each applicant will be assessed against the admission requirements.

If you are interested in the Study Abroad Internship Program, you may indicate this on your application form at the appropriate section.

You may apply to study for one or two semesters by indicating this on the application form.

How to complete the application form

  1. Download the Study Abroad and Student Exchange application form (PDF 117KB).
  2. Download the Study Abroad and Exchange Unit of Study Enrolment form (PDF 95KB).
  3. Read the instructions on both forms carefully before you answer.
  4. Complete all the sections on both forms.
  5. Print clearly and tick boxes.
  6. Sign the declarations.
  7. Go through the checklist to ensure that you have included the necessary documents.

Applications that are incomplete or illegible cannot be considered.

Note: The University of Sydney will shortly be moving to an online application process for admission in 2015.

Guidelines for the submission of application documents

The University of Sydney accepts scanned documents submitted online in support of applications for admission to courses of study. All supporting documents must be true and complete records.

You should be prepared to provide original documents or original certified copies of supporting documents upon request at any time. Detailed checking of supporting documents is an inherent element of our admissions process and may involve contacting the original issuing authority or relevant tertiary admissions centre, or other organisation (whether education or otherwise), or individual, whether in Australia or overseas, to verify documents.

A failure to provide documents on request, or the discovery of either fraudulent documents or a misrepresentation of true circumstances in association with your application, may lead to the rejection of your application for admission, the withdrawal of your offer, or the cancellation of your enrolment.

Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by a complete English translation. The University accepts translations to English made by an accredited translator with a government body, the Registrar of the issuing institution or, for international applicants, registered University of Sydney education agents who have been designated as translators. Applicants from the Peoples' Republic of China may have their academic transcripts referred to the Ministry of Education's China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Centre (CDGDC) for authentication.

Disability information

If you have a disability you could be eligible for support services offered by the University of Sydney. If you would like this assistance, it is important that you apply as early as possible, preferably before you begin your study.

Disability services in Australia may differ from those offered in your home country, so it is important for us to know what you require. This will assist us in advising you of the relevant support services available. A Disability Services Officer can help you with your registration. Please contact the Disability Services for more information.

Submitting your application

Applications with supporting documentation can be scanned and submitted directly to the University of Sydney via or through:

Note: The University of Sydney will shortly be moving to an online application process for admission in 2015.

Application closing dates

To start in March semester: 30 November
To start in July semester: 30 April

The academic year in Australia begins in early March. The March semester, or Semester 1, runs from early March to late June, exams inclusive. The July semester, or Semester 2, runs from late July to late November.

Please check the complete list of university teaching dates.