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University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 09/15/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2016 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Exchange Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Dormitory, On-Campus Apartment
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Program Advisor: Office of Education Abroad (Email
Courses Offered: Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Applied Social Sciences, Arabic, Art History, Arts, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Childhood Studies, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Classics, Communication Sciences, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Film, Finance, French, French and Francophone Studies, Geological Sciences, German, History, International Studies, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Music Education, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Architecture, Psychology, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Systems and Control Engineering, Women's and Gender Studies, World Literature Program Purpose: Study
Program Description:
Exchange Program Guide
for The University of Sydney, Australia

Why Sydney?

The University of Sydney is home to some of the strongest research endeavors in all of Australia. Ranked at number 38 by the QS World University Rankings, the University of Sydney is home to approximately 50,000 students from 130 different countries all around the world. As one of the 1100 study abroad students at this University, you will have the option to take on an internship as part of your enrollment or even partake in one of the numerous research opportunities the University has to offer.

Academic Highlights

The University of Sydney’s Study Abroad and Exchange Programs provide students with the exciting opportunity to add an international perspective to their education at a leading Australian university with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. 

The Study Abroad and Exchange Programs allow students already enrolled at an internationally accredited university to explore their academic interests and cross-cultural understanding by studying at the University of Sydney for one or two semesters.

Students enrolled in these programs will not be awarded a degree from the University of Sydney; instead they can transfer credits to their home university upon completion of their study period in Australia. Students can choose from over 4000 different units of study from a diverse range of faculties and schools. In addition, study abroad students can choose to take an internship as a part of their enrolment at the University of Sydney.

Many units of study (classes or subjects) focus on Australian topics or offer field trips to locations throughout New South Wales and surrounding states. Our research is some of the strongest in Australia and Study Abroad and Exchange students will have opportunities to participate in this research from a theoretical and practical standpoint. When you leave, you’ll have developed the skills to become a leader in whatever field you choose. Our former students include Prime Ministers, Nobel Laureates, Academy Award winners, business leaders and medical pioneers, who have all benefited from our determination to develop curious minds that embrace challenges and devour knowledge, reveal new perspectives and devise solutions

This program utilizes a different grading scale and credit system than the USA.

Grading Scale
Sydney Grade Mark Grade Description U.S. Grade Equiv.
HD (85-100%) High Distinction A
DI (75-84%) Distinction A
CR (65-74%) Credit B
PS (50-64%) Pass C
F (0-49%) Fail F
Credit Equivalents
Sydney  Unit of Credit US Credits
6 points 4 credits
The University of Sydney considers 24 credit points (16 US credits) full-time.  The minimum load per semester equals 18 points (12 US credits).  Each semester is 12 weeks long.

Student Life

For a small semester fee you can obtain a membership to the University of Sydney Union which provides you access to morethan 200 union-backed clubs and services. You can’t help but find someone who shares your interests; from opera to Oxfam, comedy to commerce, or religion to Rubik’s Cubes, there is something for everyone. The USU has extensive entertainment offerings with bustling bars, fantastic bands and themed celebrations throughout the year. Union membership also helps you save money. Once you pay your semester fee you’ll receive your Access Card, which gives you food, drink and shopping discounts on and off-campus.

The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) and Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) represent, campaign and advocate for students across the University. SRC and SUPRA caseworkers can help you with academic appeals and queries, tenancy and work-related problems. Its legal service can provide you with advice on most legal matters.

Sydney University Sport and Fitness (SUSF)  offers everything you need from state-of-the-art facilities and tailored fitness programs to over 40 sporting clubs. You can use its seven fitness facilities on campus, which include an Olympic-size swimming pool and climbing wall, or you can team up with friends on the numerous squash, tennis and basketball courts.

Living in Sydney

Sydney is a bustling global city with amenities and opportunities to match. It is set on one of the world’s most beautiful harbours, close to over 35 stunning golden sand beaches! The University of Sydney’s Camperdown/Darlington campus is located within minutes of the city centre by efficient public transport.

Sydney is one of the most multicultural cities in the world (around 25 percent of Sydney’s population was born overseas, while a further 20 percent are children of those immigrants). More than a quarter of Sydney residents speak a language other than English, most commonly Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, Greek, Vietnamese, Italian, Spanish, Korean and Indonesian. As the meeting place for such a host of nations and traditions, Sydney is the perfect place to experience different cultures, languages and perspectives.


While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below.