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Overview

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study for your own interest, or for other reasons, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Admission as a non-award student is assessed on an individual basis.

Non-degree students pay full tuition fees to undertake a unit of study (subject) offered in the Faculty of Science without being enrolled in an award course (degree). 

If you would like to apply for non-degree study, you should consult the Faculty of Science Handbook to identify units of study in which you would like to enrol at the University of Sydney.

You should only enrol in postgraduate non-degree study if the subjects you wish to study are at postgraduate level (ie. 4XXX level or higher).

Please note, postgraduate non-degree study is advisable only after consultation with the unit coordinator.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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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

Use the online application form on the right hand side of this page. You'll be required to supply your academic history with your application. Please attach complete, officially certified academic transcripts for all secondary- and tertiary-level studies undertaken, except those undertaken at the University of Sydney.

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year. Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year. We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited.

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Use the online application form on the right hand side of this page. You'll be required to supply your academic history with your application. Please attach complete, officially certified academic transcripts for all secondary- and tertiary-level studies undertaken, except those undertaken at the University of Sydney.

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year. Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year. We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited.

Starting date

Admission requirement

You'll need to be able to meet the same prerequisites as students enrolled in an award course at the University of Sydney (or have completed equivalent units of study at another institution) to be able to enrol in any particular unit of study.

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