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Visitors program - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

A welcome destination for eminent scholars

COVID-19 Update

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sydney Law School Visitors Program is currently not accepting applications. An update on potential Visitor applications for Semester 2 will be provided in early 2021.

The many exceptional experts who visit Sydney Law School create valuable opportunities for the exchange of ideas and research, and facilitate ongoing national and international research links and collaborations.

Developing and enhancing international collaborative networks

Visitors contribute to Sydney Law School by:

Facilities/resources available

  • Visitors may be provided with a University of Sydney login enabling them to use computer facilities at Sydney Law School.
  • Access to the Herbert Smith Freehills Law Library can be arranged.
  • Shared office space may be provided if available.
  • Assistance is not provided in arranging living accommodation.

Who may apply?

We seek applications from domestic and international scholars of high standing at any stage in their career. For example, you may wish to spend a period conducting research at Sydney Law School while on sabbatical leave or you may wish to visit for a shorter period.

How to apply

  1. Before submitting your application you will need to contact an academic sponsor or a research centre or institute in the Sydney Law School to secure their support.
  2. If you’re an international visitor, please review the information on visas (see below).
  3. Complete the application form.

Information on Visas

International visitors often require a visa. In some cases, the application is straightforward and can be completed online. In other cases, you may require a letter of invitation from the University. As a visitor, it is your responsibility to ensure you hold a valid visa for entry into Australia that will allow you to engage in all the activities you wish to undertake during your stay.

Further information:

Please lodge your visitor's program application at least four months before your intended visit to allow sufficient time for visa processing. For any assistance please contact our Visitors and Casuals Coordinator - details on the right. 

NOTE: The visa process is not available for international visitors who wish only to pursue their own personal research that does not contribute to the University of Sydney's research productivity.