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.
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.
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.
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 would like to change your research degree, you should discuss your options with your supervisor. They can provide advice about the options available and any requirements to transfer. You can also contact the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC) for further information and advice.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any changes you'd like to make to your current course.