The following resources are intended for students who plan to study away at NYU Sydney for a semester or full academic year. Students participating in short-term programs should visit our Visa Short-Term Travel page for more information.
Have you been accepted to NYU Sydney? Congratulations! Read on to find out how to get your visa for Australia. For information on study away details and living recommendations, contact the Office of Global Programs or go to the NYU Sydney page.
ALL STUDENTS attending NYU Sydney (except citizens of Australia and New Zealand) should apply for either a Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462) or a Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417), depending on your country of citizenship.
Due to restrictions on the type of visa that NYU students are able to obtain in Australia, at this time, participation in semester-long programs at NYU Sydney is limited to students holding passports from the certain countries, outlined in the steps below.
The earliest you can apply for your visa is one year before you depart for NYU Sydney. The average visa processing time is 5-10 business days but it can take up to 90 days.
If you do not have a passport or need to renew yours, use an expedited method to obtain it immediately.
PLEASE NOTE: Per immigration regulations, all immigration documents (NYU support letters, visas, residence permits, etc.) will reflect the information indicated in your passport. If you have been admitted to study at an NYU site abroad and are in the process of changing your name, gender, or any biographical information on your passport, we encourage you to complete that process before applying for a visa. If timing will not allow for this, we recommend that you wait to formalize these changes until you have returned from your semester or academic year away. Please contact OGS if you have any questions.
The visa will be electronically affixed to your passport upon approval. You will also receive a grant letter through your ImmiAccount notifying you that your visa has been finalized. Be sure to upload the grant letter to OGS via your Enrollment Portal.
If you are an F-1 student, to keep your F-1 status while abroad, you must:
If you are a J-1 student:
Are you an international student and want to study or travel outside the US for more than 5 months? Contact us.