Continue your application

How to complete a saved application
This information is for applicants who are applying directly through the University; UAC applicants should refer to the UAC website.

1. Log in to our application portal

To continue your application, you will need to log in to our online application portal Sydney Student with your 12 character application ID (IPUxxxxxxxxx) which is generated when you complete your registration as a new user. 

You may also log in using the username you created during the new user registration process.

If you have saved your previous application, you will have also received an email containing your application ID from the email address It may have been sent to your junk folder.

If you can't find your application ID, please submit an online enquiry and include your full name and date of birth to help us find your records.

If you do have your application ID but can't remember your password, you can reset it online

2. Return to your application

Once you have logged in to the Sydney Student portal, at the top of the page, there will be a link to 'View or continue your current applications'; click on this link.

Screenshot of application portal with red arrow pointing to 'View or continue your current applications'

You will then be taken to a page that lists your saved applications. Click 'Continue Application' then continue the prompts to complete your application.

Note: once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email within 24 hours which will include your 9 character student ID (eg. 450001234). You will need this student ID to log in and view your submitted applications.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Once you have submitted an application, you will receive a 9-character student ID (eg. 450001234). You will need this to log in to Sydney Student.

You will have received your student ID in an email from; it may be in your junk inbox.

If you can't find your application ID, please submit an online enquiry. Please include your full name, date of birth and application ID (if you know it) to help us find your records.

Current students/staff

If you are a current student or staff member who has submitted an application, you will need to use your UniKey to log in and view your application. 

Click 'Apply now' on the course page of your choice. Select your entry year and 'Apply directly'.

You will be taken to a login page. Log in with your existing application ID or student ID. 

The application process depends on whether you're an international or domestic student, and the level of study that you're applying for. 

The How to apply pages provide an overview of what you need to apply. 

If you have started several application and registered as a new user each time, you will have several application IDs.

Don't worry - when you submit your applications, they will be merged into a single student ID.  

On page 1 of the application form ('Your personal information'), it asks if you are a current applicant of the University of Sydney. Please select 'yes', and include your other application ID(s).

Note: while it's ok to have more than one application ID (12-characters, starting with IPU), you should only have one student ID (9 characters).  If you have more than one student ID, please submit an online enquiry and let us know so that we can merge them.

International applicants who apply to study onshore need to pay an application processing fee of A$150. This must be paid before your application can be submitted.

If you have a question about the application form, please check our How to apply pages. 

If you can't find the information you need, please submit an online enquiry and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.