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What you need to know

We know you have a lot of information to remember, so we've put together talking points on some of our key topics.

There are a number of accommodation options for students to choose from, including:

  • University residences
  • Residential colleges
  • Independently-run student housing.

The application process depends on whether the applicant is classified as an international or domestic student, and the type of degree they are applying for. See How to Apply to determine whether your student is a domestic or international applicant and for step-by-step instructions on how to apply to the University of Sydney.

Depending on the course and the student's educational background, additional admission criteria may also apply (e.g. English language requirements, auditions).

We offer Guaranteed Entry for most of our courses to simplify the application process and help students select their UAC preferences with confidence.

Visit our international student hub for key information and resources to assist you with supporting your international students on their path to university.

For any international student-related inquiries, please contact our international team:

Browse all our application dates for undergraduate entry to the University of Sydney.

Applications open in April for the following schemes:

Applications open in early August for the following schemes:

No application is required for:

The Portfolio Admissions Pathway and Creative Arts Special Admissions Scheme have their own deadlines.

Learn more on our admission pathways page.

The University has a mathematics prerequisite for some courses. This means that to study certain degrees, students will need to achieve a Band 4 in the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) Mathematics Advanced (not general mathematics) or the equivalent in another qualification.

If students don't meet the mathematics requirement, they may be able to:

  • complete the Mathematics MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and post-MOOC exam
  • apply for and enrol in a course that does not have a mathematics prerequisite and then apply to transfer to a course that does require the prerequisite after completing the required studies in mathematics (as specified by the University).

From 2025, we’re replacing the advanced mathematics prerequisite for most of our degrees with more individual and targeted mathematics support upon commencement. Find out more.

We also recognise a number of different secondary (high school) qualifications, including the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, GCE A Levels and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Visit the Recognised Qualifications page for a full list of the qualifications we recognise and for more information on what is required. Students can also check the required entry score for admission for the qualification they are applying with in the ‘Admissions’ tab of the respective course page on our website.

Domestic students can find IB diploma requirements, and equivalent NSW HSC courses and results on the University Admissions Centre (UAC) website.

We offer a large number of scholarships for both domestic and international undergraduate students. Students are encouraged to explore their options, as scholarships are awarded on a wide range of criteria including equity, merit and intended area of study.

Domestic commencing students can now apply to most of the University’s equity and merit based scholarships through one central application form*. Please note, to be eligible for scholarships via this form, students must submit the completed form and have a University of Sydney course in their UAC preferences by 30 September 2024.

*Some University of Sydney scholarships will still require individual application per scholarship, please see for a list of all scholarships, including terms and conditions. Most accommodation scholarships also still require a separate application, browse through the range of additional equity scholarships available from accommodation providers and external partners or apply for other scholarships through the relevant college website.

With more than 100 study areas to choose from, the shared pool of majors and minors (available in certain degrees) allows students to combine their interests and develop expertise in a second field of study, building cross-disciplinary knowledge from areas outside their primary degree.

For instance, they will be able to enjoy studying science while exploring their interest in history; or combine their major in marketing with the study of digital cultures.

We have 250+ partner universities in over 40 countries, giving students the opportunity to take short-term, semester and year-long exchanges. They can also study at overseas field schools, take in-country intensives, short-term summer programs, overseas professional placements, and even virtual experiences. 

Career Advisers and Teachers Conference 2024

We are pleased to announce that the University of Sydney Career Advisers and Teachers Conference will take place on Friday 22 March 2024.