Welcome to NSW

Thank you for choosing Sydney and NSW as your study destination!

We want you to feel welcome in our community and that is why we are committed to making your experience in NSW the best it can be. Study NSW is a NSW Government initiative that aims to support and enrich your student experience.

Flights and Airport

Sydney Airport is an international airport located 8 km south of Sydney city centre, in the suburb of Mascot. Sydney Airport is the busiest airport in Australia and has three terminals: one international terminal (T1) and two domestic terminals (T2 and T3).

Key steps when arriving in Sydney on an international flight

International Student Welcome Desk

Study NSW opened the International Student Welcome Desk in 2015 to greet international students arriving at Sydney International Airport.

In peak season the desk is open 7 days a week for two shifts, morning and afternoon. For the rest of the year the desk is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the morning. Peak season dates for 2020: 13 January to 8 March, 4 May to 7 June and 6 July to 13 September.

International Student Guide to Sydney and NSW

The Insider Guide to Sydney and NSW is designed to help you enjoy your new home on your terms. Filled with local student contributions, this guide not only helps you get settled, but gives you the 'inside word' on adventure, shopping, nightlife, food and more. What will you discover?

Download your FREE copy

Welcome Events

The City of Sydney hosts the Lord Mayor's Welcome for International Students each year in Sydney Town Hall to welcome international students to Sydney. It's a great opportunity to connect international students with each other and local services including NSW Police and Surf Life Saving NSW.

The City of Parramatta hosts a Welcome Event for International Students each year in Parramatta to welcome international students to the area and connect them with local services.

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