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Support for international students

Why you can call Sydney home when you're here

International students are an integral part of our community. These are some of the ways we help you succeed – academically and personally.

Compliance officers

Our team of compliance officers are here to help you with basic issues related to student visas and general academic progression. Visit the Student website to find out how they can support you.

Keeping up with your studies

Your visa requires you to maintain satisfactory academic process while you're at university. We help you do this through programs like Staying on Tracklearning skills workshops, tuition and mentoring.

Settling in and setting up

Our website has plenty of advice on getting set up in Sydney and familiarising yourself with the University.

We also encourage you to take the time to discover our:

Further assistance

When you arrive in Sydney, you might like to visit the Sydney Airport International Student welcome desk, where you can have any questions about your new city answered. Not sure how to find it? Take a look at this video guide.

You may also like to complete the modules in the Student Welcome Services online program, which are provided by Allianz Global Assist and designed to help you settle quickly and safely in Sydney.

These modules provide you with practical information on things such as pre-departure advice, accommodation, health and wellbeing, personal safety, transport and consumer information, as well as other tips.

Moving to Sydney from overseas?

Pre-departure advice for international students
Understand your student visa, including its conditions and limitations.
Learn about visas
Get your documents ready, including student visa, confirmation of enrolment (eCoE), emergency contacts and accommodation details.
Learn about enrolment
Secure your accommodation ahead of time, and confirm your arrival date with the provider.
Organise accommodation
Plan to arrive a few weeks before the start of semester, so you have time to settle in and explore.
Learn about Orientation
Familiarise yourself with Sydney’s public transport system.
Visit Transport NSW

Pre-arrival guide for international students

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Post-arrival guide for international students

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Contact us


Student Centre, Level 3
Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus

Opening hours:
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday