International students

Sydney Nursing School is ranked number one in research and educational excellence in Australia and 13th internationally (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016).

International student office

The International Student Office at the University of Sydney assists international students in their application to study at the University, and in their time while they are students at the University.

Find out more about the University of Sydney’s International student office.


The University's Accommodation Service offers a wide range of accommodation options either on campus or off campus. They can help you find temporary accommodation, too.

Find out more about the University of Sydney’s Accommodation Service.

CALD Program

At Sydney Nursing School, we are proud to welcome students from diverse cultures. To embrace and celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of our student body, we developed the CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) program, which is open to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) and Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry).

The CALD Program aims to;

  • assist students to adapt to the learning environment
  • provide support and encourage the creation of informal learning circles
  • provide students with a place to form a social network
  • enable participants to gain understanding of different cultures and how they manage illness, and to explore the different ways of learning
  • provide academic support in terms of writing, referencing, feedback from assessments, and preparation for examinations
  • provide some practical advice and preparation for clinical placement

It is a supportive endeavour and attendance is voluntary. We welcome students from all culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds, you don’t have to come from a non-English speaking background to attend.

The CALD program provides a supportive environment and students are encouraged to be open through sharing and helping one another reach a common goal – to complete their degrees and become eligible to apply for registration as nurse.

In 2009, the CALD program was acknowledged for its excellence. Associate Professor Maureen Boughton, Lynne Brown and Lesley Halliday were presented with a prestigious award for learning and teaching. Their work with our students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds was recognised with the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. This program has been well evaluated by students and has attracted two TIES grants. The qualitative evaluation of outcomes for this program was published in 2010.

Study Abroad

Every year, hundreds of students from around the world are welcomed to the University of Sydney under the Sydney Abroad program. This program allows you to complete a semester or a year of your degree at the University of Sydney – either as a study abroad student or as an exchange student.

Find out more about the study abroad program.