The Sydney Summer School


The University of Sydney's academic excellence attracts students from around the world to take part in our intensive Summer School offered over three sessions from December to February, or in our Winter School in July.

For students already studying at Sydney, you can accelerate your course, catch up on a failed subject, balance your timetable, or study subjects outside your current course.

For students joining us at Sydney for the first time, you can study as a non-award student and get a taste of our diverse academic offerings, and even get a head start on your degree if you’ve just completed Year 12.

For students enrolled in a course at another university, you can pick up a subject as a cross-institutional student and have it count toward your degree.


  • Subject list will be available from 8 September 2014
  • Applications open on 1 October 2014
Session Session code Teaching start date Census date
Summer Early S1NSEA 1 December 2014 5 January 2015
Summer Main S1NSMA 7 January 2015 19 January 2015
Summer Late S1SLA 12 January 2015 22 January 2015


  • Subject list will be available in early April
  • Applications open at the end of May


Subjects in Summer School and Winter School have a limited number of places. Classes fill on a first come, first served basis. If you withdraw from a subject, your place will be made available for another student.


Summer School and Winter School enrolments are full fee-paying and are not covered by HECS-HELP, however FEE-HELP is available to eligible domestic students. The University of Sydney also charges a Student Services and Amenities Fee at a part-time rate for enrolments in Summer School and Winter School.