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Official visits

Welcoming visitors to the University of Sydney
The Official Visits Program manages delegations from international academic institutions, research organisations and governments agencies, to strengthen our global collaborations and strategic research interests.

Delegations and international visits hosted by the Office of Global and Research Engagement are typically for diplomatic and partnership development purposes. Visitors seeking to give academic lectures or engage in discipline-specific meetings are encouraged to identify an academic host. Please feel free to consult our Office about such engagements by emailing

Official visits make an important contribution to our culture, shared experiences and thinking, and help us to develop sustainable collaborative relationships. We welcome visitors both in person on campus, as well as virtually.

We encourage representatives of international universities, research organisations and government bodies to request an official visit to the University of Sydney by filling out the Official Visit Request Form at least four weeks (20 business days) prior to the proposed visit date.

Visit criteria

The Office of Global and Research Engagement may facilitate short-term visits (one day or less) that meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • The visit involves senior leadership from international peer universities or government organisations that have significant existing partnerships with the University of Sydney, such as student exchange, research, or other forms of academic collaboration.
  • Meetings requested involve multiple units on campus and extend beyond one academic unit or department. Visit requests with a specific, singular scholarly interest or collaboration should be directed to the relevant University of Sydney Unit/Faculty/School).
  • The delegation involves high-ranking government officials representing country leadership (i.e., Minister of Education, ambassador, head of state).
  • Visitors have requested to meet with senior leadership, including the Vice-Chancellors, Deputy Vice-Chancellors, or Pro Vice-Chancellors.

Please note there are periods when faculty and staff have limited availability. Visits cannot be scheduled during university holidays, and stakeholders may be less available from mid-December to early February. Please refer to the Academic Calendar and contact us for more information.

Please understand that due to a high volume of demand, the University of Sydney is not able to accommodate all visit requests, nor all requests to meet with leadership. We appreciate your interest and thank you for your kind understanding.

Campus location

The University of Sydney boasts 11 campuses  located throughout the eastern seaboard of Australia and a Centre in China. 

Our main campus is located on our Camperdown/Darlington Campus being on the site of Australia’s first university campus, established in 1850. 

Making an official request


Consider when you would like to visit the University of Sydney.


Consider what you would like to get out of your visit.


Make a list of all the visitors in your party and collate their biographies.


Fill out our online official visit request form at least four weeks (20 business days) prior to the proposed visit date.


Await advice from the Office of Global and Research Engagement about your request. We will respond to you within ten business days.

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