If you want to transfer to another education provider prior to completing six months of your principal course at the University of Sydney, you will need to request a release.
You will not require a release if you have completed more than six months of your principal course.
If you are considering transferring to another Australian education provider, read our International Student Change of Provider Policy 2020 (pdf, 187KB).
If you have any questions, contact the ESOS Compliance team at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to request a release if you have not yet completed six months of your principal course (the final course in your package covered by your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment) and hold a valid unconditional offer from another CRICOS-registered education provider.
Before applying, check the circumstances listed in the International Student Change of Provider Policy 2020 (pdf, 187KB) to find out when:
*Compassionate and compelling circumstances:
Your parent or legal guardian must sign both your Release request form and your personal statement.
If you are not being cared for in Australia by a parent or suitable nominated relative, your new education provider must confirm it will accept responsibility for approving your accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements in accordance with Standard 5 of the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018. You’ll need to attach documentary evidence of this to your email.
If you have received a packaged offer from CET or USFP, you will need to attach your transcript, attendance certificate and/or completion certificate.
Your application will be assessed within 10 working days. If your application meets the requirements, we will provide you with a release.
If your application is not successful, we will inform you and outline reasons for this decision in writing.