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Explore: your options for overseas study

Eligibility

When assessing applications, we take into account your Weighted Average Mark (WAM), your academic plan, and eligibility for the host university, to ensure that it’s a good fit and you’ll have the most rewarding experience abroad possible.

You’re specific eligibility requirements will depend on the type of overseas study you’re applying for. You will also need to meet any further requirements of the host institution, for example grades, language ability, unit of study prerequisites, course progression, field of study, portfolios of work or auditions.

To be eligible for any overseas study, you need to be meeting your course progression requirements.

Language

If you would like to participate in an exchange in a language other than English, you need to meet the host institution’s language requirements. This does not apply if you want to study in English, in a non-English speaking country.

Nationality

You are eligible to undertake an overseas mobility experience of any type to a country that you are, or have been, a citizen or permanent resident, provided that this is permitted by the host institution. There are some host institutions who do not permit citizens or permanent resident of their country to enrol into a mobility program. Check the Global Mobility Database for details.

  • You need to have a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 50
  • You need to have completed at least 24 credit points of study at the University of Sydney.
  • If you’re a postgraduate student you need to be studying in a course that goes up to at least 72 credit points or more.

Additional criteria

Undergraduate

As an undergraduate student you have a lot of flexibility for exchange, but you need to be aware that:

  • exchange in your final semester is not permitted in some courses
  • most faculties/schools don't permit you to take an honours year on exchange, and going on exchange in your final semester may affect your progression into honours
  • combined courses are common at Sydney, but not overseas. Some institutions may have limitations on taking units across disciplines.
  • due to strict degree requirements, Dentistry, Medicine, and Veterinary Science do not allow semester or year-long exchange programs, but short-term programs may be possible.
  • You need to have a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 50
  • You need to have completed at least 24 credit points at the University of Sydney.

To be eligible for credit at the University of Sydney:

  • you need to have a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 50
  • you need to have completed at least 24 credit points at the University of Sydney.

If you’re not applying for credit:

  • you just need to meet requirements of the host institution or organisation.

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Last updated: 20 May 2020

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