External Students

How to enrol

If you are enrolled at another university (either local, interstate or overseas) or you are a qualified, non-current, university applicant you may study at the Sydney Summer/Winter School.

International or domestic students may apply to undertake a summer or winter unit of study on a non-award basis, studying for your own interest or improvement, but not towards a degree course.

Domestic students from other Australian universities may apply to undertake cross-institutional study to credit University of Sydney, summer or winter units to a degree at your home institution.

External students should go to the subjects page to assess unit availability, the timetables, tuition fee rates and prerequisite information before applying. Under each unit description there will be a link to the appropriate non-award or cross-institutional course for new applicants and you the follow the steps through the Sydney Student portal to register your application. (Sydney Student is the University's online, student self-administration service for current students, used to update personal details, enrolment information, manage finances and many other candidature-related tasks.)

If there are prerequisites for your chosen subject you are also required to request permission to undertake study, which will happen as part of the online application process.

Domestic students from other Australian universities who are eligible for Commonwealth Assistance and wish to defer fees to FEE-HELP, must submit a Commonwealth Assistance form with The University of Sydney. You can fill in this form online when you apply. You also need to upload written evidence from your home institution authorising your Summer or Winter school unit(s) to be credited towards your degree elsewhere.

Obtaining a transcript for Summer/Winter study

On successful completion of your subject, you will need to apply to the Student Centre for an academic transcript. Transcripts are available on-the-spot for a fee of $15 for one copy (photo ID required) from:

The Student Centre, Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus (Mon to Fri, 9am - 5pm)
Reference: Academic transcripts
Phone: +61 2 8627 8200
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