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Change your course

If you decide to change what you’re studying you may be able to transfer your course internally. 

You will always apply directly to the University but the application process can vary depending on what you’re studying and the new course you are considering.

Before you apply

It’s important to understand the options available to you if you’d like to change your course.

In some situations, you may be able to change streams.

Your faculty or school may allow you to transfer to another course. It is best to check whether you have any transfer options first, as this is the simplest way to change your course.

If the course you’d like to change to isn’t available as an allowable transfer in Sydney Student, you will need to apply for your new course by submitting an internal course application.

Make sure you check the relevant deadline to apply, as this does vary depending on whether you transfer or submit an internal course application. Be aware that not all courses have an intake each semester.

Get some advice

Speak to a faculty or school adviser first about options within your current degree. You may be able to re-structure your units to avoid changing your course. If you still feel you'd like to change, your faculty or school can advise you about your options.

See your handbook

If you decide to change your course, you may be eligible to have credit for previous study carry across to your new degree. See your course resolutions to understand what you may be able to receive credit for and how this will affect your course progression. We won't be able to assess whether you will receive credit until you have submitted an application. It is important for you to make any necessary changes to your study as early as possible. If you’re receiving government payments you also need to tell the Australian Government about any changes to your study.

If you’re an international student you need to consider how transferring your course may affect your student visa.

If you are receiving a scholarship or other financial assistance from the University, make sure you’re aware of your financial responsibilities before you apply for a course transfer. You need to contact the Scholarships Office at to discuss any changes you'd like to make to your current course.

If you're interested in joining the Dalyell stream but you're considering changing courses, you should seek advice from your faculty or school's Dalyell Faculty Lead or Dalyell Coordinator before applying to change courses.

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Last updated: 13 March 2023

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