Many of our postgraduate courses allow you to study part-time. Find your course and check the course details section to find out if it is offered part-time.
To keep your student benefits, you must retain full-time student status, which is 75% of a full-time study load (18 credit points).
Part-time study is usually not available for international students on a student visa (to hold a student visa, you must be enrolled in a full-time study load). Learn more about reduced study load for student visa holders.
If you are an international student who does not have a student visa, you may be able to access greater study flexibility. Check the conditions on your visa or refer to the Department of Home Affairs for more information.
Some faculties and schools offer teaching in the evening to accommodate postgraduate students who work during the day. Find your course and check the study mode of your preferred units of study.
Taking units during an intensive session can be an opportunity to complete units outside of the main semesters. You might be looking to accelerate your course, catch up on a failed unit of study or balance your timetable.
December, January or February intensives are generally held over the summer break while July intensive generally falls over the winter break. Learn more about studying in an intensive session.
If you are a working professional, our Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) provides a diverse range of short courses, designed to elevate your skills and knowledge in your chosen professional and personal area of interest.
At Sydney, you will have the freedom to personalise your timetable to fit your study around other commitments.
About four weeks before the start of each semester, you will be allocated a personal timetable for the semester based on the units of study you've selected. If you want to plan ahead, you can use our indicative timetable tool to get an idea of where and when classes might be scheduled.