International students, follow the steps on this page to apply for a course at VU Sydney.

Domestic student? Find out more about how you can apply for courses at VU Sydney.

Students must be 18 years of age or above to commence higher education diplomas, undergraduate degrees and masters degrees at VU Sydney.

1. Choose a course

View courses on offer to international students at Victoria University Sydney.

2. Prepare supporting documents

To apply for a course, you must prove that you meet entry requirements by attaching relevant, certified documentation.

This may include:

  • evidence of your English language proficiency
  • certified copies of your academic transcripts and graduation certificates
  • completed Background Information Checklist and Financial Declaration
  • completed Advanced Standing application
  • other relevant documents such as letters from employers or schools, statement of purpose or research proposal.

Entry requirements can be found on each course page.

3. Complete an application

4. Lodge an Advanced standing application

Students who want to apply for Advanced Standing or Recognition of Prior Learning should apply online or email [email protected].

You will need to provide details of your previous study, work or life experience, including how it satisfies the learning outcome for the units you are requesting as Advanced Standing. The supporting documents required to submit a full application are:

  • a certified copy of your official academic or completion transcript(s)
  • unit guides.

We do not require original documents. However, you may be asked to show original documents, at a later stage. Copies of transcripts must be certified.

Note: This can be done through an education agent.

5. Accept your offer

Successful applicants will receive a Victoria University Sydney Offer and Acceptance form, with detailed information about your course, fees, overseas student health cover, and how to accept.

If you have been issued a conditional offer, you must meet all conditions before you can accept your offer.

Once you receive a full offer you need to:

  • sign and return your International Student Written Agreement (note that the full document will need to be returned)
  • pay your course fee stated on your offer letter
  • arrange your Overseas Student Health Cover.

If your visa application requires a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), VU will send a CoE to you after your International Student Written Agreement has been processed.

6. Organise your visa

Most prospective international students intending to study in Australia must apply for a student visa. It is important that you state your full study intentions when applying. View detailed information on student visa requirements, how to apply, and related issues on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Once you have returned your acceptance and paid the deposit, you will be issued with an electronic confirmation of enrolment (CoE). You will need the CoE to apply for a visa.

7. Start your travel arrangements

Book flights and research accommodation options.

When you arrive in Sydney, our support staff will give you all the information you need to find your way around campus and the city. Whether it is catching a bus, finding your classroom, knowing where to eat or how to find accommodation, we are here to help.

If you would like to be met at Sydney Airport upon arrival, contact us and we will help to arrange it.

Contact VU Sydney

If you have any questions, please contact your agent or fill in the enquire form.

You can also choose to study Victoria University courses in Melbourne.