Frequently asked questions

Q : When can I start my studies at SIBT?

A : Students can commence their SIBT diploma program in February, June or October each year.

Q : How do I apply?

A : You can submit your application online to study at SIBT, through the 'apply today' page or by downloading the SIBT application form

Along with your application form, you will need to submit your highest academic transcript and provide proof of English language proficiency. All documents need to be certified by a Justice of the Peace, an education agent or by an official in the Australian embassy. You can send in your documents by email (

Q : How long will it take to receive an offer from SIBT?

A : It will take approximately 24 - 48 hours to receive an offer from SIBT.

Q : What are the entry requirements for SIBT?

A : Entry requirements are country specific, and proof of English proficiency is also required for international students. For further details, see 'admission requirements' page.

Q : How do I pay?

A : Students can pay their SIBT tuition fees to the SIBT bank account, or they can send a bank cheque to SIBT, 11 York Street, Sydney. Please remember to include a copy of the bank deposit in an email to: Further payment details can be found on the 'fees & payment options' page.

Q : Can I pay by credit card?

A : Yes, you are able to pay by credit card if you come in person. If you cannot come in person, you can complete the relevant form and we can process the payment. Please note that paying by credit card incurs a 1.5% fee.

Q : What happens at orientation and do I need to attend?

A : Yes, you definitely need to attend orientation as this is the day you will enrol in your units. You will also meet SIBT staff members and learn about the many free services available to you as an SIBT student. There will also be a BBQ and campus tour and the chance to meet future friends in your mentor guided groups.

Q : Will I go directly into second year at university once I finish the SIBT diploma?

A : Yes, you will advance into the second year of your relevant undergraduate degree program at university once you have completed your diploma. Please note that some degrees require specific grade point averages for entry.

Q : What is an advanced diploma and why would I study it?

A : The advanced diploma is an additional 4 units of study once you have finished the diploma, and is equivalent to the first semester of second year at university. Once you complete the advanced diploma, you will go directly into the second semester of second year at university. Students who finish their diploma in October usually continue with the advanced diploma at SIBT, as the next university intake is not until February/March.

Q : How and when do I transfer from SIBT into university?

A : There will be information sessions at SIBT before you finish your diploma where you will receive instructions on how to your university program.