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Get ready for uni

What will you start here?
Secure your spot with us: here's what to do, how to do it, and when.

Next steps

Congratulations if you've received an offer from the University of Sydney! Here's what you need to do:

Accept your offer

We will email you instructions about how to do this within 48 hours of you receiving your offer notification email from the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). You will then have 10 days to accept your offer.

If you receive a conditional offer, you may need to satisfy certain criteria such as academic and English language conditions before you can be issued with an unconditional offer. If you receive an unconditional offer, your next step is to accept your offer.

  • To accept your unconditional offer log onto the Sydney Student Portal.
  • UAC applicants will also receive a confirmation email from us with instructions on how to accept your offer online.
  • Once you confirm your place at the University of Sydney, you must pay your fees, which includes the semester tuition fee.
  • You will then receive an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE), which can be used to apply for your student visa. 

After this, it's time to prepare yourself for life in Sydney! Plan your arrival, find accommodation, understand your living costs, and get ready for your first semester of study.


Plan your course

It’s important to understand the type of course you are enrolling in so that you can plan ahead and take advantage of all the opportunities available to you.

Most of our courses fall into three types: liberal studies, professional and specialist degrees. These degree types will influence the way your course is structured and the decisions you may need to make about your studies.

Before you enrol, consider your favourite subjects, hobbies and personal interests, whether you want to focus on a particular discipline or acquire knowledge across many subjects, and what you hope to gain from studying at university. This will help you to plan your majors, minors, electives, overseas opportunities, Open Learning Environment units, project and advanced coursework units.

For more information about how to plan your course, visit our student website.



After you accepted your offer, we will send you a second email to confirm your place, again within 48 hours. This email will also include your UniKey, along with information and instructions on how to enrol online.

Contact us

  • Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building, Camperdown Campus