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For information about a particular course or area of study, search for a course using keywords such as ‘Accounting’ or ‘Engineering’. Our course information pages include information about course entry requirements, structure, career outcomes, tuition fees, and more.

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There are specific academic and English language entry requirements for each course. To be eligible for admission, you need to meet both the academic and English language requirements for your chosen course. These requirements vary by course and level of study.

Learn more about academic entry requirements and English language requirements

The application process primarily involves gathering documents such as evidence of your academic qualifications and English language proficiency, completing an application form either by yourself or with the help of an authorised agent, and paying an application fee. Some courses may also require additional documentation or an interview.

Find out how to apply as an international student

Semester 1 usually starts in late February and Semester 2 starts at the beginning of August each year. For Semester 1, you usually need to have submitted your application to study by a specific day in January. For Semester 2, it’s usually by mid-June. Specific dates are listed on our application dates page.

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Yes, we offer various pathway options.

The Centre for English Teaching provides direct entry courses for undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Our University of Sydney Preparation Programs (USPP) are pre-university programs delivered at Taylors College.

We also have articulation partnerships with international partners, allowing you to start your degree in your home country and complete it in Sydney.

Our friendly admissions team can assist you with any questions you may have about the application process, including course requirements, deadlines, and documentation.

Alternatively, you can contact an authorised education agent. They are experts in the Australian university system and can provide advice about your study options, the application process, and accommodation options. Some agents can assist with other practical arrangements including flights and visas.

Contact us or an authorised agent.

The cost of studying can vary depending on the course and level of study. You can find detailed information about the tuition fees for your chosen course on the ‘Costs’ tab on a specific course page.

In addition to tuition fees, there are other fees and costs such as Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Find out more about tuition fees and other fees and costs.

There are a range of scholarships and financial assistance programs to support international students. These include merit-based scholarships, equity scholarships, and other financial aid or assistance which is usually offered by government partners and sponsorship bodies. Eligibility for scholarships and financial assistance varies depending on the course and level of study, as well as your personal circumstances.

Explore our scholarships and financial assistance programs.

We do offer some fully online courses but they are not eligible for students on a student visa. Students on a student visa are required to study on campus. Visa regulations impose limits on online study.


Sydney is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that offers a high quality of life and many opportunities for personal and professional development. As a student at the University of Sydney, you will be part of a diverse and inclusive community of learners, with access to world-class facilities and resources. Studying at the University of Sydney will challenge you academically and help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Discover what it's like to live and study in Sydney.

Yes, we offer a range of accommodation options for our international students, including on-campus accommodation which provide a supportive and inclusive community environment, with access to a range of services and facilities. Off-campus accommodation options include shared apartments, homestays, and private rentals, with a range of prices to suit different budgets.

Learn more about our accommodation options.

Speak to our regional experts

Our regional experts have excellent knowledge of your home country, and are here to give you personalised advice on how to make the University of Sydney part of your future.

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Fill out our enquiry form and our team will be in touch to provide support.

Call us

If you are not currently in Australia, call us on +61 2 8627 1444. If you are already in Australia, you can call us on 1800 793 864.

Get help from an authorised education agent

Education agents are experts in the Australian university system and can provide advice about your study options, the application process, and accommodation options.

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