The University of Sydney Visiting Researcher Program provides you with the exciting opportunity to add an international perspective to your education at an Australian university with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. You can complete a research period of one or two years under the supervision of a University of Sydney academic staff member on a non-award basis.
You will receive an official University of Sydney academic transcript at the end of your study period to confirm that you were enrolled at the University of Sydney.
Specialisations are not applicable with non-award courses but most students will study units in areas that they are studying at their home institution when enrolled in semester and year-long programs.
Discuss your research plans with your home university supervisor. Once you have approval, establish contact with an appropriate supervisor at the University of Sydney.
This course is currently not available to domestic students.
Admission as a Visiting Researcher is assessed on an individual basis. You should complete the online application available through the “Apply” button on this page.
If you are a citizen of Australia and New Zealand or a permanent residents of Australia living overseas and you would like to studyabroad at the University of Sydney you should apply for admission as a local non-award student.
To be considered for the Visiting Researcher Program you need to:
All applicants must also have met the published English language requirements. Details can be found on the Sydney Abroad website: English language requirements.
You will be able to enrol into the Visiting Researcher Program only if your scholarship has been approved by your sponsor.
Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students
The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.
Annual review and fee increases
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental costs and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.