5 questions to ask at a postgraduate event

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If you are considering postgraduate study, chances are you have some important questions. Join us at an upcoming event and get personalised advice.

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1. What can I study at a postgraduate level?

Postgraduate study options span research and coursework, with hundreds of courses across nine disciplines at Sydney. So where do you start? With so much information out there, receiving personalised advice is an excellent place to start.

Join us at our postgraduate events series, we have information sessions and taster classes to get all your questions answered and see what it's like to study at Sydney. We also have one-on-one consultation sessions with our academics, so you can receive personalised advice. 

2. Should I do postgraduate study?

The answer to that depends on your goals. Do you want to gain a professional edge, boost your career or switch it completely? Multiple options exist to support each of those goals, and there is perhaps more than you realise – which may make it difficult to decide how to take the next step.

Postgraduate study doesn't necessarily mean committing to a master's degree with full-time study for one to two years. Consider a graduate certificate or graduate diploma, and discuss these with the academics and course advisers at our upcoming events.

3. How can I finance my postgraduate study?

We've put together a checklist for list of ways to pay for your postgraduate course, which covers these three key questions:

  1. Are there Commonwealth Support Places (CSP) available?
  2. How do I access HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loans?
  3. Am I eligible?

Another way to reduce the length of your degree, and therefore the cost, is through credit for previous study, also known as recognition of prior learning (RPL). This is determined on a case by case basis, and we recommend speaking to staff about your options. 

4. How do I apply?

Applications and eligibility requirements vary between course type, disciplines and degree, but generally speaking, there are a few things you need to prepare for your application, including documentations.

Learn more about how to apply or get help with your application by speaking to our staff at our upcoming events.

Between the academics, course advisers and admissions staff, you will get all the help and information you need to confidently submit your application.

5. What support is available for postgraduate students?

When juggling the demands of work, life and study, there may be times when you need to access support services. Discover which services are available for postgraduate students at Sydney and ask our friendly staff for advice.

It's also worth having a conversation with the Careers Centre, as they can enhance your ability to reach your career goals with their career planning and development events, including workshops for postgraduate students.

Last updated: 12 October 2022

29 September 2017

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