If you want to transfer to another education institution within the first six months of starting your principal course at the University of Sydney, you will need to contact us to request a release.
You will not require a release if you have completed more than six months of your course, or you are a sponsored student with a letter of approval from your government or sponsor supporting your proposed transfer.
If you are considering transferring to another Australian education provider, read our International Student Change of Provider Policy 2016 (pdf, 293KB).
To apply for a release, you will need to be in the first six months of your principal course at the University (your main course of study), or have a packaged offer with the Centre for English Teaching (CET) or the University of Sydney Foundation Program (USFP).
We will issue a release where:
You should be aware of the situations where a release will not be provided (pdf, 293KB).
To apply for a release, you will need to have an offer letter for another CRICOS-registered education institution.
Complete the Application for release form (pdf, 423KB) and attach the required supporting documents.
You will also need to provide written confirmation:
If you have received a packaged offer from CET or USFP, you will need to attach your transcript, attendance certificate and/or completion certificate.
If your application meets the requirements, we will provide you with a release. This will usually be supplied within 10 working days of your application.
If your application is not successful, we will outline reasons for this decision in writing.