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Explore: your options for overseas study

All the information you need to decide what overseas study option is right for you.

Explore: your options for overseas study


If you’re considering a global experience, the first step is to work out the kinds of programs available to you, whether you'd like to do a virtual or in-person program, the destinations on offer and the different eligibility requirements you need to be aware of.

There’s a lot to consider so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to research your options. The earlier you plan, the more flexibility you'll have with your choices. We usually recommend you start planning your application once you start at the University or at least 12 months before you would like to commence a global program.

Get advice

Talk to your faculty or school

Before you consider a global experience, it's important that you talk to an exchange coordinator within your faculty or school to work out if it will fit within the requirements of your course. Some questions to consider and discuss:

  • How many electives do I have left in my degree?
  • What are the flexible units in my degree that I should try save and find a comparable unit(s) to study overseas?
  • Are there any universities/countries that you know would be better connected to my area of study?
  • What have past students in my area of study done overseas?

Drop in to the Student Centre

Throughout the process, support is available from one of our Sydney Abroad peer advisors. Visit the Student Centre between 9.30 am - 4 pm, Monday–Friday and follow the ticketing system to meet a Sydney Abroad peer advisor. They have been on a global mobility program themselves and can help with advice on where you can go and what you need to do to apply.

Come to an info session

There are also information sessions and application workshops run by the Sydney Abroad advisors throughout the semester. Here you can get general advice, help with eligibility, destination information and tips on how to apply.

Last updated: 29 November 2023

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