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Change your course

If you decide to change what you’re studying you may be able to transfer your course internally. 

You will always apply directly to the University but the application process can vary depending on what you’re studying and the new course you are considering.

Before you apply

It’s important to understand the options available to you if you’d like to change your course.

In some situations, your faculty or school may allow you to transfer to another course. It is best to check whether you have any transfer options first, as this is the simplest way to change your course.

If the course you’d like to change to isn’t available as a transfer, you will need to apply for your new course by submitting an internal course application.

Make sure you check the relevant deadline to apply, as this does vary depending on whether you transfer or submit an internal course application.

Get some advice

Speak to a faculty or school adviser first about options within your current degree. You may be able to re-structure your units to avoid changing your course. If you still feel you'd like to change, your faculty or school can advise you about your options.

See your handbook

If you decide to change your course, you may be eligible for credit for previous study to carry across to your new degree. See your course resolutions to understand what you may be able to receive credit for and how this will affect your course progression.

Courses in the new undergraduate curriculum

If you are a current student eligible to change to a course in the new undergraduate curriculum, check our moving into the new curriculum pages before you apply. 

If you would like to change your research degree, you should discuss your options with your supervisor. They can provide advice about the options available and any requirements to transfer. You can also contact the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC) for further information and advice.

If you’re an international student you should consider how transferring your course may affect your student visa.

If you are receiving a scholarship or other financial assistance from the University, make sure you’re aware of your financial responsibilities before you apply for a course transfer. You need to contact the Scholarships Office at scholarships.officer@sydney.edu.au to discuss any changes you make to your current course.

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