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Transition to Sydney

Undertaking study, especially in a new city or country, is an exciting time. There are some things you can do ahead of time to be ready and make sure you settle in to your new environment.


Whether you are an international student travelling to Sydney from overseas, or a domestic student making the transition to university life, we have information and support services available to help you settle in.

If you have any questions about how to prepare for life in Sydney or at university, you can speak with one of our Peer Support Advisors who are current University students.

We are also running informational webinars that will help you to prepare for your journey to Sydney. Current students and staff will share advice on what you might need to do before you leave your home country, how to find accommodation and tips and tricks on navigating life in Australia.

Register to attend one of the webinars on the following dates. Times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST):


Prepare for your move

Planning and organising things ahead of time will help your move be a smooth as possible.

We have outlined some of the key things you'll need to think about - everything from booking your flights and airport transport to ensuring you enrol on time and connect with our online community.


Arriving in Sydney

You will want your arrival to be as stress free as possible.

Make sure you plan your arrival, including knowing how to get from the airport to your accommodation and set yourself up with essentials like a phone and bank account.


Settle in to student life

Starting study in a new place can be overwhelming.

We've pulled together some advice about how you can connect with fellow students, familiarise yourself with uni and stay safe in your new home.

We're here for you as soon as you land

If you are arriving from overseas, there is support available for you from the moment you touch down in Sydney. You can speak to someone at the airport, get a shuttle to your new home, and stop in at our international student Welcome Hub.

Student Centre



1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864)
or +61 2 8627 1444 (outside Australia)

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Last updated: 12 September 2023

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