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Each year we have two commencing intakes, Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August). Some courses are only available in one semester, so please check course details for timelines.

Below are the standard closing dates that apply to many of our courses. Closing dates can vary, some courses have earlier closing dates, and our research degrees have separate research periods.

Refer to the UAC website for exact dates and times to submit your application and payment for each round.

If you are applying for a Sciences Po Dual Degree or a diploma, you need to apply directly to the University of Sydney, even if you are applying through UAC for your other preferences. 

Semester 2, 2020,* Special dates apply

Start date Applications open Applications close
Revised start date: 24 August  Most courses will commence on this date - Check your course for specific dates that will be indicated. 17 August 2020 (this is the new closing date and supersedes the standard date, 15 July published on the course website)
Early start date: 3 August Some courses will commence on the earlier start date – Check your course which will indicate if your course commences early for semester 2 2020. 27 July 2020 (this is the new closing date and supersedes the standard date, 15 July published on the course website)

Standard application dates*

Semester Applications open Applications close
Semester 1 Generally, applications open two years in advance. Check your course for specific dates. 11 February

Semester 2 Generally, applications open two years in advance. Check your course for specific dates. 15 July

*Application dates for some courses vary from the above dates listed. Find a course to check the specific closing date.

We accept applications for higher degree by research all year round. There are four research periods each year when you can start your study with us.

We recommend that you apply at least six to eight weeks prior to the commencement date to allow adequate time for processing and, if necessary, your visa application.

Period Enrolments open Enrolments close Commence by
(census date)
Research period 1 Mid November 31 January 31 January
Research period 2 1 February 31 March 31 March
Research period 3 1 April 31 August 31 August
Research period 4 1 September 31 October 31 October

Find a course to check if the course you're interested in has a specific closing date.

 

If you are an international student who needs to apply through the University Admissions Centre (UAC) for an Undergraduate degree, refer to the UAC website for key dates. To determine whether you need to apply direct to the University or through UAC, check the how to apply information.

If you are applying for a Sciences Po Dual Degree, you need to apply directly to the University of Sydney, even if you are applying through UAC for your other preferences.

Semester 2, 2020,* Special dates apply

Start date Applications open Applications close
Revised start date: 24 August  Most courses will commence on this date - Check your course for specific dates that will be indicated. 17 August 2020 (this is the new closing date and supersedes the standard date, 30 June published on the course website)
Early start date: 3 August Some courses will commence on the earlier start date – Check your course which will indicate if your course commences early for semester 2 2020 27 July 2020 (this is the new closing date and supersedes the standard date, 30 June published on the course website)

Standard application dates*

Semester Applications open Applications close
Semester 1 Generally, applications open two years in advance. Check your course for specific dates. 24 January

Semester 2 Generally, applications open two years in advance. Check your course for specific dates. 30 June

*Application dates for some courses vary from the above dates listed. Find a course to check the specific closing date.

Semester 2, 2020,* Special dates apply

Start date Applications open Applications close
Revised start date: 24 August  31 January of the commencing year. 17 August 2020 (this is the new closing date and supersedes the standard date, 30 June published on the course website)

Standard application dates*

Semester Applications open Applications close
Semester 1 30 August of the year before the commencing year. 24 January
Semester 2 31 January of the commencing year. 30 June

*Application dates for some courses vary from the above dates listed. Find a course to check the specific closing date.