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On-campus student support services

There are many services provided by the University to support students’ well-being, health and learning. Find the complete list of student support services.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can access a wide range of services and resources to assist with your study and student experience through The Gadigal Centre.
The Gadigal Centre also has a dedicated postgraduate support officer.

Accommodation Services

Accommodation Services provides information, resources and applications for University-owned or managed accommodation. They also provide an off-campus housing database as well as tips to help you find your own private housing.

Careers Centre

The Careers Centre can assist you to find work while you’re studying, help you write a job application and help you prepare for an interview. Their online job database lists casual, part-time, and full-time jobs, as well as internships, graduate positions and vacation jobs.

The Careers Centre runs regular workshops and events you can attend to help prepare you for entering the workforce.

If you are studying in the Business School the Careers and Employability Office can help prepare you for your career in business.

Child Care Information Office

The Child Care Information Office provides information about childcare centres, occasional care, school holiday programs and on-campus facilities.

The Child Care Information Office also manages the Usyd Student Parent and Carers Network to help you find other parents and connect.

Health services

The University Health Service offers comprehensive medical care to all students. If you are an International student you can use your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for your medical appointments. If you use Allianz Care Overseas Health Cover, your medical fees will be billed directly and you won’t pay anything at your appointment.

Inclusion and Disability Services

Inclusion and Disability Services can create an academic plan for you with adjustments to ensure that you have equitable access to education.

Learning Hub (Academic Language and Learning)

The Learning Hub can help you develop your academic communication, research and study skills at any stage of your degree, including postgraduate research.

The Learning Hub offers a range of workshops and individual consultations to provide targeted assistance for your learning and research needs.

Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre

The Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre provides spiritual guidance and leadership to all students from a wide range of faiths, as well as providing prayer facilities. Contact a chaplain from your faith.

Peer mentoring programs

Peer mentoring programs are available in many faculties for both undergrad and postgrad students. A senior student from the faculty is matched with a small group of students at the beginning of semester. They’re a great way to connect with your peers, develop networks and adjust to university.

Student Counselling Service

The Student Counselling Service provides free and confidential individual counselling to University of Sydney students. Counsellors can assist students with problems such as exam stress, anxiety, and family issues. The Student Counselling Service also offers many free workshops and online resources

Safer Communities Office

The Safer Communities Office, has specialist staff called Student Liaison Officers to support any student who has experienced any type of sexual misconduct or domestic violence. They can provide one-on-one support and liaise with the University and appropriate support services to ensure you are getting all the help you need.

Scholarships Office

The Scholarships Office manages a range of scholarships for both domestic and international students based on academic achievements, background, area of study and more. They also manage prizes and awards.

  • Read our article on Financial assistance to find out about the various forms of financial support available.

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Postgraduate Advocacy Service

Postgraduate Advocacy and Policy Officers can help with any problems you face while you study at Usyd, from academic appeals to renting.

SUPRA Legal Service

SUPRA Legal Service employs solicitors who can assist with a wide range of legal issues, including visas and migration law.