Future International Students
When you study here, you become part of a community where people are valued for their diversity – where new ideas and unique perspectives are always welcome.
The University is currently home to 50,000 students – more than 33,000 undergraduate students and 17,000 postgraduate students – and we welcome more than 10,000 international students from 147 countries all over the world, making this a truly international environment.
At the University of Sydney you enjoy access to the latest thinking and are encouraged to express yourself. Our teachers and your fellow students will inspire you to achieve your personal and professional goals.
For all the information that you will need to study with us, please visit the Future Students page (This link will take you away from the International Student Office site).
The International Guide tells you what it is like to be a student at the University of Sydney. It has a comprehensive index of subjects and degrees, lists all the degrees offered by our faculties, and details the course entry requirements, english language requirements, and fees for each degree. It also gives general information on courses and admissions. Find out how to apply, and learn about courses offered by the Centre for English Teaching and Study Abroad &exchange programs.
There are a number of scholarships available at the University of Sydney, including many which are specifically designed for international students. Some scholarships are faculty-based and others are available across all faculties.
We also encourage you to look for funding from sources outside the University of Sydney. For example, you may be able to apply for scholarships from companies, governmental groups, religious missions, or universities in your home country.
Visit our Scholarships Office website to learn more about these and the many other scholarships we offer.
Am I an International Student?
You are considered to be an international student if you are NOT:
- an Australian citizen, or
- a New Zealand citizen, or
- a dual citizen of any country with Australia or New Zealand, or
- a permanent resident of Australia.
If you meet any of these criteria you are considered to be a domestic student.
You are an international student if you hold a permit for temporary entry to Australia. For example, if your status is: overseas student, permanent resident of New Zealand, diplomat, temporary resident holding a work permit, refugee, a dependent of any of the above, etc.
Please note that all the links below will take you away from the International Student Office site, just use your browser' back button to return.