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Overview

 The University of Sydney Visiting Researcher Program provides you with the exciting opportunity to add an international perspective to your education at an Australian university with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. You can complete a research period of one or two years under the supervision of a University of Sydney academic staff member on a non-award basis.

You will receive an official University of Sydney academic transcript at the end of your study period to confirm that you were enrolled at the University of Sydney.

Subject areas

Specialisations are not applicable with non-award courses but most students will study units in areas that they are studying at their home institution when enrolled in semester and year-long programs.

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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

This program is not available to citizens of Australia and New Zealand, nor to permanent residents of Australia.

Starting date

Admission as a Visiting Researcher is assessed on an individual basis. You should complete the online application available through the "Apply" button on this page. You are NOT eligible for the Visiting Researcher Program if you are interested in studying for a full undergraduate or graduate degree at the University of Sydney.

Starting date

Research areas

Discuss your research plans with your home university supervisor. Once you have approval, establish contact with an appropriate supervisor at the University of Sydney.

What you'll study

The interdisciplinary nature of the University of Sydney offers a huge range of study options, providing more flexibility to personalise your experience.

Units of Study

Applying for admission

This course is currently not available to domestic students.

Admission as a Visiting Researcher is assessed on an individual basis. You should complete the online application available through the “Apply” button on this page.

If you are a citizen of Australia and New Zealand or a permanent residents of Australia living overseas and you would like to studyabroad at the University of Sydney you should apply for admission as a local non-award student.

Admission requirement

To be considered for the Visiting Researcher Program you need to:

  • have completed the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree and submit substantiating evidence (testamur);
  • provide evidence of written support with your supervisor at your home university and a supervisor at the University of Sydney who has agreed to supervise your research;
  • provide a one page research proposal;
  • have achieved a cumulative grade (across all results in your degree) of either 'Credit' or 'Good' average, or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale, or an average grade of 'C' or better on the European ECTS grading scale (or equivalent)

All applicants must also have met the published English language requirements. Details can be found on the Sydney Abroad website: English language requirements.

You will be able to enrol into the Visiting Researcher Program only if your scholarship has been approved by your sponsor. 

Career pathways & prospects
Future study options

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