About MIT Sydney

The MIT Sydney student experience is highly individualised to support and nurture student learning every step of the way. Students are guided by highly qualified teaching staff and benefit from the individual attention made possible by small class sizes and tutorial groups. Tutorial and assignment work involves applying industry relevant case studies which develop critical employability skills such as communication and analysis, cultural awareness and business ethics.

Our B Business – Major in Accounting is accredited by governing professional bodies including CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants and IPA, meaning that our accounting students graduate ready to meet the professional demands of the local and global job markets. 

MIT Sydney is located in the CBD close to trains and buses, as well as iconic Darling Harbour and Barangaroo. We are continually updating our facilities including ensuring our technology and computers are fast, hi-tech and up-to-date. As we specialise in IT networking, we have the latest hardware and software to ensure our students are at the forefront of the digital revolution. 

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Acceptance and enrolment

Undergraduate applicants

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

Successful applicants will receive an offer with full details of the offer acceptance and enrolment procedures.

ADVANCED STANDING

Applications for advanced standing/academic credit must be made before or during orientation and enrolment week. 

DEFERMENT

Course deferment of up to one year is available to all applicants. Applicants must accept their offer before applying for deferment. Applications for deferment must be in writing directly to MIT Sydney.

International Year 12 applicants

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

Successful applicants will receive an offer with full details of the offer acceptance and enrolment process.

ENROLMENT

Students usually enrol in person at MIT Sydney during Orientation Week. A written instruction advising the date, time and location of enrolment will be included in your offer letter.

ORIENTATION

MIT runs an Orientation Program in the week before classes commence. This program will help you make the transition to living and studying in Australia. The Orientation Program is designed to provide a framework that will allow you to get the most out of your experience both academically and personally.

To find out more about orientation, visit the MIT Sydney website.

DEFERMENT

Course deferment of up to one year is available on application to MIT. Students can choose to re-enter in any trimester. 

Campus information

Location

The MIT Sydney campus is located in Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD) next to Darling Harbour, one of the city’s largest shopping, food and entertainment precincts.

The campus is just a short walk from the Pitt Street Mall, Queen Victoria Building and Chinatown, and provides easy access to public transport and all the facilities of a world class city.

To find out more, visit the MIT website

Student and campus services

MIT Sydney has a range of student support services. These include counselling, chaplaincy, academic assistance and learning support, and employment and career advice.

Campus facilities and services include excellent teaching and learning facilities, modern computer labs, wireless internet, comprehensive library with the latest electronic information services, bookshop, student lounge, prayer room, campus security, first-aid facilities, study support and counselling.

CAREERS

MIT Sydney is also committed to ensuring students have the best possible chance of career success. Career development workshops, networking evenings, and resume and cover letter writing workshops are offered regularly. A careers advisor is also available for any students wishing to receive one-on-one guidance and support.

COUNSELLING

A free, professional counselling service is also available for students which aims to provide support in a number of areas including personal issues; mental health and wellbeing; stress, anxiety and depression; time management; procrastination and exam stress. Our counsellors are available on an appointment basis during working hours 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

To find out more, visit the MIT Sydney website.

SERVICES AND SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

MIT Sydney has dedicated support services for students with disabilities and special needs. Call MIT Sydney on (02) 8267 1400 or email info.sydney@mit.edu.au.

PEER MENTORING

Student Services ensure that new students are welcomed and supported in their transition to university life. The Buddy Program pairs up a first-year student with a current student who will ensure the new student is welcomed through informal, personalised and friendly social interactions.

Students can also take advantage of one-on-one academic support from lecturers and tutors, and benefit from active monitoring from staff, communication skills workshops and mentoring.

The MIT Sydney Peer Mentoring program is designed to assist all first-year commencing students to adapt to the higher education system. It is a free service for those requesting further guidance in specific subjects. We match new students with volunteer students who scored high results for that unit in the previous trimester. Mentors provide help with understanding the unit, completing assessment tasks and preparing for exams.

Fees and charges

Undergraduate applicants

Students studying at MIT Sydney may be eligible for FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to pay their tuition fees. An eligible person may borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay tuition fees over their lifetime.

To find out more about course fees, visit the MIT website.

International Year 12 applicants

Students must pay a commencement fee in order for MIT to accept and issue students with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Fees are then invoiced each session. 

Annual course fees only cover the cost of tuition. They do not include other expenses associated with university study such as accommodation, books, equipment and living expenses.

Your Offer of Admission letter will list the indicative fees you should pay, including compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover fees and any other general charges levied by MIT. The tuition fee must be paid in advance for each semester or teaching period. Annual tuition and other fees are subject to change annually.

To find out more about course fees, visit the MIT website.

International students

Your stay in Australia

LIVING EXPENSES

It is a requirement of the Department of Home Affairs that prospective international students can demonstrate that they have sufficient funds while living in Australia. 

Living costs include items such as:

  • accommodation (including rental bond)
  • electricity and/or gas
  • entertainment
  • food
  • personal and household items
  • telephone and internet bills
  • transport (bus/train).

To find out more about living expenses in Australia, visit the Study in Australia website.

WORKING WHILE STUDYING

During your stay in Australia you are permitted to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight during teaching periods, and unlimited hours outside teaching periods. Certain categories of voluntary, unpaid work is included in this total, and work undertaken as part of your course is not included. You should not rely on working to fund your tuition or living expenses while in Australia as work cannot be guaranteed and spending excessive amounts of time working may adversely affect your studies. Applications for work visas can only be submitted after you have arrived in Australia and started your classes. The Department of Home Affairs determines work entitlement for students. 

To find out more about working while studying in Australia, visit the Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs website.

PREPARING FOR STUDENT LIFE

Before coming to study at MIT Sydney, learn more about life in Australia and at MIT by visiting the MIT Sydney website.

Overseas Student Health Cover

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance for international students to help them with the costs of medical and hospital care they may require while they are in Australia. OSHC does not cover dental treatment. MIT’s preferred provider is Bupa Australia

Commencing students using another OSHC provider must make payment arrangements directly with the provider as MIT only accepts payment for Bupa Australia. 

The Australian Government requires all international students on a student visa and their dependants to purchase an approved policy from an Australian registered health fund for the duration of their visas. OSHC is not included in tuition fees.

To find out more, visit PrivateHealth.gov.au.

Accommodation

MIT offers off-campus accommodation. To find out more, visit the MIT website.