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While studying at the University of Sydney, you may need to apply for special consideration or special arrangements when certain factors affect your ability to complete the requirements of a unit of study.

Special consideration may be granted to students where well-attested illness, injury or misadventure occurs to them (or someone they have carer’s responsibility for) during semester or the exam period.

Special arrangements may be granted for essential community commitments.

Further information on eligibility, document requirements and how to apply is available on the University's new Special Consideration website.

Applications must be made using the University’s formal online application process.


The University's Disability Support Unit ensures equal access for all students. It offers a range of services and adjustments to minimise the impact of any disability on your learning experience and to optimise your academic success.

Students with a permanent or temporary disability may be eligible for reasonable adjustments and/or accessible examination and assessment arrangements.

Students must have registered with the University’s Disability Support Unit, and have satisfied the University’s requirements for supporting documentation to access these services.

Contact Disability Support for further information about reasonable adjustments.