In this interconnected world, we recognise the need to equip our students with the skills and understanding to work across cultures and continents.
The report by the Australian Universities International Directors’ Forum found the University of Sydney student mobility program was both the largest in terms of size and proportion of the student body that had an international experience as part of their degree in 2018, with more than 5,600 students taking part in the program.
“In this interconnected world, we recognise the need to equip our students with the skills and understanding to work across cultures and continents and we’re working to ensure that at least 50 percent of our students undertake an international experience that will help them develop those skills,”Vice-Principal (External Relations) Tania Rhodes-Taylor said.
“To ensure that students, regardless of background, have the opportunity to gain this important exposure, we are working with government, industry and donors as well as making a significant investment ourselves to maximise the number of scholarships we are able to provide.”
The Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan scholarship is one such example.
In 2020, seven University of Sydney students received New Colombo Plan scholarships giving them the opportunity to live, study and work in the Indo-Pacific region for up to 12 months.
The University of Sydney 2020 New Colombo Plan scholarship recipients are:
The University has student exchange agreements with more than 250 partner universities in over 40 countries.