Best University of Sydney International Students

Best University of Sydney International Students

We are here to help you through the application process for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees even though applying to institutions might feel intimidating. To apply as an international student and study in Australia with us, simply follow the steps listed below.

You are an international student if you are not an:

  • Australian or New Zealand citizen (or dual citizen)
  • Australian permanent resident
  • Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder.

General process

Choose a Course

To browse our extensive selection of courses, use our course search. When you have narrowed your search by degree level and area of interest using the filters, click on a course to learn more:

what you’ll study

admissions criteria

application deadlines

potential career paths.

You might want to bookmark the course page, as you’ll be referring back to it as you prepare your application.

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Inherent requirements

Check the course page to check if there are any prerequisites before selecting it to see if there are any. These often apply to programmes that are educating you for a profession that requires close contact with both people and animals. They are prerequisites for you to pass the course but are not measurable admissions criteria. You may choose the course or job with confidence if you thoroughly research the prerequisites.

Check Your Eligibility

For all courses, you will need to demonstrate that you:

If you have completed a recognised English language test, the required score can be found on the right hand side of the course page

For all undergraduate courses, you will need to demonstrate that you:

have studied in or completed a recognised qualification with the required grades. Refer to the admission guides for an indicative required score for some overseas secondary education qualifications.

For all postgraduate courses, you will need to demonstrate that you:

have completed a recognised tertiary qualification. Details can be found on the specific course page and could include previous study in the same field, or an advertised minimum GPA.

You should also check the course page for any additional admissions criteria. This may include:

a prerequisite, such as previous studies in mathematics

an interview

a portfolio

assumed knowledge

relevant professional experience.

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Gather Your Documents

We require official documents to support your application, including a scanned copy of your passport identification page.

Other documents you may need include:

English language results

academic transcripts

degree certificates (testamurs)

scholarship documentation

marriage/change of name certificate.

If your course requires a supplementary application form, this will be listed on the course page.

The Registrar of the issuing institution or an approved translator with a government agency must provide a thorough English translation of any documents submitted in a language other than English.

It could be necessary for applicants from the People’s Republic of China to submit a verification of their academic records from the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Centre (CHESICC).

The University maintains the right to ask for more details on the legitimate temporary entrant necessity of the government if you are seeking for a student visa. This could be required after your application has been filed, and it might involve an interview or another application form asking for more details about your personal situation.

Check Your Finances

Before applying, you should understand the fees you will need to pay. These include:

  • course fees, found on the specific course page
  • additional fees and costs.

You should look into any possible sources of financial assistance. International students can choose from a variety of scholarships, and some nations even offer education loans to their residents.

Apply For Credit

have completed a recognised tertiary qualification. Details can be found on the specific course page and could include previous study in the same field, or an advertised minimum GPA.

units of study taken at another university or higher education institution.

qualifications from a higher education institution or vocational education and training institution (including TAFE and private providers – limited to some faculties/qualifications).

relevant work experience (only available in certain postgraduate degrees).

How to apply

If you are applying directly to the University, you can apply for credit as part of your course application.

We will assess your credit after a decision is made on your course application.

Sydney International Student Award

Receive a 20% contribution to your tuition fees

This award recognises the academic achievements of applicants from selected countries and regions.

The Sydney foreign Student Award honours our brilliant and varied foreign student population. By facilitating their enrollment at the University of Sydney, we want to assist driven candidates in realising their academic and personal ambitions.

Recipients will be awarded a University contribution of 20 percent of their tuition fee for the duration of their course.

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  1. be an international student
  2. hold citizenship in one of the countries or regions listed below
  3. receive admission into a full-time undergraduate coursework or postgraduate coursework degree, commencing in 2024*
  4. not be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia
  5. not have already started a degree at the University of Sydney at the time that you apply for the award. However, you are eligible if you are completing a degree here and are applying for the award with a second degree.

*The Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive MBA (EMBA), executive education programmes, study abroad programmes, remote learning courses, and students enrolled in a programme leading to a law dual degree are not eligible for this award.

Eligible countries and regions

  1. Bangladesh
  2. Cambodia
  3. India
  4. Indonesia
  5. Japan
  6. Malaysia
  7. Mongolia
  8. Myanmar
  9. Nepal
  10. Pakistan
  11. Philippines
  12. South Korea
  13. Sri Lanka
  14. Thailand
  15. Turkey
  16. Vietnam

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