CDU International College

Study in Sydney

Undertake Accelerated International Master Qualifying Program in the largest capital city in Australia.

Study in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District and immerse yourself in one of the world’s most dynamic, vibrant and multicultural cities.


 largest capital city, with a population of over 5 million people, located in New South Wales. 

Almost 50%

of residents were born overseas (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021)

4th safest city

Sydney is ranked the fourth safest city in the world (Safe Cities Index 2021)


world-famous attractions such as Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, The Rocks and so much more.

CDU International College Sydney campus is right in the heart of the central business district, in Haymarket opposite central station. This location allows you to be part of the day-to-day business world in a major capital city while studying.

– just a short walk from Chinatown, Pitt St Mall and Central Station.

What you will find on-campus

  • Five state-of-the-art classrooms with collaborative equipment
  • Library and Academic Research Librarian support
  • Prayer room, Level 10 room 10.20

    (Open during University hours)

  • In-person ITMS support
  • Student kitchenette
  • Student computer and study area
  • Student lounge
  • Student Central team for all future and current student enquiries.

English for Academic Purposes 4

Our English for Academic Purposes Level 4 (EAP4) will be delivered in both Sydney and Darwin. EAP 4 prepares international students for undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Charles Darwin University.

Small classes and specialist teachers provide a supportive, inclusive, and effective learning environment in which students can build their confidence before transitioning into an Australian University environment.

Living in Sydney

Sydney is Australia’s largest and most famous city, and it’s easy to see why! Set on the iconic Sydney Harbour and surrounded by some of the country’s best beaches, it is a visual feast, full of activities, places to see and great food and drink. To find out what’s on, visit the following sites:


For an informative look at life in Sydney as an international student, visit the International Student Guide to Sydney.

With four distinct seasons of summer, autumn, winter and spring bringing vastly different weather and climate to the area, it is important to come prepared for the season you are arriving in:

  • Summer (December to February) brings an average temperature of 25℃ (77°F) with long and sunny days. 
  • Autumn (March to May) is a little cooler, with an average temperature of 22℃ (71.6°F) and cool evenings.
  • Winter (June to August) is the coldest season, with average temperatures of 16℃ (60.8°F) and lots of wind and rain.
  • Spring (September to November) is similar to autumn, with an average temperature of 22℃ (71.6°F) and cool evenings.


Weather information can be found at Bureau of Meteorology.

Sydney has a broad range of public transport options, including trains, buses, light rail and ferries. Public transport is accessible using an Opal Card, which you can top up with money before you travel. If specified, recipients of certain Australia Government scholarships are entitled to discounts. For more information, please visit Transport NSW.

Bicycles are an increasingly popular form of transport in Sydney, but be sure to follow the road rules as fines apply. More information can be found on the City of Sydney website

Uber and other ride-sharing options are also available.

Share accommodation in Sydney can vary in price depending on the suburb.

Check these websites to compare and find available rentals:

Student accommodation is available near the campus, some options to look at: 

The cost of living in Australia varies from person to person depending on where you live and your lifestyle choices. Students should not expect to fund their studies or living costs in Australia through part-time employment only.

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. As of October 2019, the 12-month living cost (per person) as suggested by the DHA are:

  • Individual student – $21,041
  • Partner or spouse – $7,362
  • Child – $3,152


For an approximate guide on Education and living costs visit the Study in Australia website.