Information for prospective international students
On this page:
- Strengths of our course
- Entrance requirements
- Student visa regulations regarding enrolment
- Elective projects
- Financial assistance
Many international students choose to study our Masters Program. The strengths of our course include:
- There are a large number of contributors of international standing from throughout Australia
- We use a wide variety of teaching methods, such as lectures, tutorials, online materials, together with professional placements
- The course interdigitates with the world-renowned University of Sydney Masters of Public Health program
- Clinical Medicine stream: a medical degree from a recognised institution
- Counselling stream: a graduate degree from a recognised institution
- Laboratory stream: a science degree from a recognised institution
- Nursing stream: a nursing degree from a recognised institution
- Public Health stream: a graduate degree from a recognised institution
- demonstration of a satisfactory command of the English language (IELTS average of at least 6.5)
- a demonstrated interest in the field
Please note that the Australian Government's Department of Education, Employment and Work Place Relations require students on a student visa to be enrolled in at least 75% face-to-face units of study in any one semester. So, for the units of study that are offered in both modes, the international students on a student visa must take the face-to-face options.
Sydney Medical School do apply charges for overseas students who wish to undertake an elective project with the university.
Prospective students need to contact the respective elective officer who is based in the clinical school to make arrangements regarding their proposed elective project.
Please refer to the Sydney Medical School electives page for further information pertaining to medical elective placements.
Organisations which have awarded scholarships for this course in the past include governments of Thailand & Malaysia and The Ford Foundation.
The Australian Government supports the internationalisation of education and provides opportunities for students from other countries to study in Australia, including scholarships which are available under the Endeavour Awards.
The Endeavour Awards is an internationally competitive, merit-based program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific region to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to do the same abroad.
The Endeavour website has been designed to provide applicants with all the information required to apply for an award, including conditions of the award and documentation required. Applicants should ensure that they have read the website thoroughly before sending email enquiries.
Other scholarship opportunities available to International students can be found here.
IPRS applications are made directly to the Australian university at which students wish to enroll. Contact details for universities may be obtained from the Study in Australia website.
The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) also provides opportunities for people from selected countries to undertake post-secondary level study in Australia. Further information is available from the AusAID web site.
Another option is for you to directly contact the university at which you wish to study and enquire about scholarships the university itself offers to international students. Most universities have information on the scholarships they offer on their websites. Contact details for Australian universities may be obtained from the Study in Australia website at the Study in Australia website.
General information regarding funding opportunities can be found at the University of Sydney's Research Office.