Postgraduate Coursework


Except in those courses where an alternative method of application is indicated, most domestic and international students can now apply online by searching for your course on the University’s Find a Course website, then clicking on the ‘Apply now’ icon to proceed with your application. Please note that mid-year entry is available for most of our master’s degrees.

Application checklist

Your application needs to include:

  • a complete online application form
  • an original copy of the official transcript of your academic record (graduates of the University of Sydney need not attach an academic transcript of their local enrolment)
  • all other requested documents listed on the application form
  • proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residency status, eg a birth certificate or passport (domestic applicants only).

Offer and acceptance

If you are successful, you will be notified in writing (email). You will also be given advice about how to accept your offer.

Deferring an offer

It is not possible to defer acceptance or commencement to a later semester or year. If you are unable to commence in the semester for which you have been offered, you need to reapply for admission for a future year/semester.

Concurrent enrolment in more than one award program

Unless you have consent in writing from the relevant University deans, you cannot concurrently enrol in more than one course that is not already a combined course approved by the University Senate.

Request for original documents by the University

The University of Sydney accepts scanned documents submitted online in support of applications for admission to courses of study. All supporting documents must be true and complete records. You should be prepared to provide original documents or original certified copies of supporting documents upon request at any time. Detailed checking of supporting documents is an inherent element of our admissions process and may involve contacting the original issuing authority or relevant tertiary admissions centre, or other organisation (whether education or otherwise), or individual, whether in Australia or overseas, to verify documents. A failure to provide documents on request, or the discovery of either fraudulent documents or a misrepresentation of true circumstances in association with your application, may lead to the rejection of your application for admission, the withdrawal of your offer, or the cancellation of your enrolment.

Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by a complete English translation. The University accepts translations to English made by an accredited translator with a government body, the Registrar of the issuing institution or, for international applicants, registered University of Sydney education Agents who have been designated as translators. Applicants from the Peoples' Republic of China may have their academic transcripts referred to the Ministry of Education's China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Centre (CDGDC) for authentication.