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Overview

Non-award or non-degree study at postgraduate level allows you to build on your knowledge and skills as a graduate, exploring new areas of study, achieving professional development KPIs, or retaining your academic interest in a favourite subject.

You'll be attending all classes for your Unit or Units of Study with students enrolled toward the completion of a postgraduate degree, diploma or certificate, and your results and grades will be formally recorded on your academic record. Postgraduate non-award study is a popular pathway to enter a postgraduate course of study later when you can apply for credit for your non-award results and grades to be counted toward your degree requirements.

Students who wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for their own interest but not towards a degree, may enroll in single units as a non-award student.

All units listed under Postgraduate Coursework Table of Units of Study are available to non-award students. For information regarding fees of a particular unit, please refer to the Sydney University units of study database.

Subject areas
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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

Admission as a non-award student is assessed on an individual basis. Permission is required from the department through which each unit is administered and is necessary for the application to be processed. Applications are made directly to the University via the Online Application portal. Visit the How to apply page. for more information. When you are ready to apply, select the `Apply Now' button on the right hand side of this course page.

Semester 1 - 31 January of the same year. Semester 2 - 30 June of the same year. We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate Scholarship deadlines apply. Please check the relevant website for details.

Starting date

International students should visit these 2 online documents: Entry requirements and Undergraduate entry requirements

Admission as a non-award student is assessed on an individual basis. Permission is required from the department through which each unit is administered and is necessary for the application to be processed. Applications are made directly to the University via the Online Application portal. Visit the How to apply page. for more information. When you are ready to apply, select the `Apply Now' button on the right hand side of this course page. If you would like to apply through a University approved agent, visit Agents and Representatives .

Semester 1 - 31 January of the same year. Semester 2 - 30 June of the same year. We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate Scholarship deadlines apply. Please check the relevant website for details.

Starting date

Admission requirement

Your admission to a Unit or Units of Study at the University of Sydney is subject to approval, which may include the fulfilment of prerequisites in previous study or your professional experience, and availability.
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