Special permission/departmental permission

If you do not meet the prerequisites for your chosen subject, you must apply for a waiver online at the time of application through Sydney Student. You can access Sydney Student via myuni.

You can apply online for Special Permission to request entry to a unit of study you cannot select normally because it isn’t available within your course, or you don’t satisfy entry requirements, or it does not fit within the framework of your course and your other units.

If you need permission to cross-list units from other departments or schools not associated with your degree, then this is managed via a similar online request to Special Permission (above) in the Sydney Student portal..

Our staff will assess your request online, provide recommendations on and submit decisions on these requests directly to your Sydney Student portal.

External students

If you are an Australian citizen studying at another university external to the University of Sydney, then you may apply for FEE-HELP providing you upload written evidence that your home University will credit Sydney Summer School study to your degree elsewhere. You can do this as part of the enrolment process as a commencing student in Sydney Student.

Please note: It is the your responsibility to seek confirmation from your home university that their Sydney Summer School unit(s) will be credited to your degree and foe the amount of academic credit.