Admission requirements for international students

With approval from the Dean, available places will be offered to qualified international applicants, according to the following admissions criteria.

Although you do not specifically need to hold a bachelor’s degree in environmental science to apply, you must have some form of tertiary qualification where there is an emphasis on subjects related to environmental science. For instance, you may hold an arts degree majoring in geography, an engineering degree, or a degree in resource economics. Alternatively, you could have substantial experience in the workplace and some type of tertiary qualification. Each application will be assessed on its individual merits.

Master of Science in Environmental Science

International applicants for the Master of Environmental Science must have:

Academic requirements English language requirements
  • a relevant bachelor's degree, or a bachelor's degree plus substantial relevant work experience; or
  • completed the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
  • IELTS: overall band score of 6.5 or better with no band below 6.0; OR
  • IBT: overall score of 90 with a writing section minimum of 23, and no other band below 22

Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science

International applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science must have:

Academic requirements English language requirements
  • a relevant bachelor's degree, or a bachelor's degree plus substantial relevant work experience; or
  • completed the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
  • IELTS: overall band score of 6.5 or better with no band below 6.0; OR
  • IBT: overall score of 90 with a writing section minimum of 23, and no other band below 22

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science

International applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science must have:

Academic requirements English language requirements
  • a relevant bachelor's degree, or a bachelor's degree plus substantial relevant work experience
  • IELTS: overall band score of 6.5 or better with no band below 6.0; OR
  • IBT: overall score of 90 with a writing section minimum of 23, and no other band below 22