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Return: completing your overseas study

What you'll need to do to complete your overseas experience and stay involved when you return.

  1. Getting credit for your overseas study
  2. Staying connected

Getting credit for your overseas study

If you completed exchange or you’re applying for credit for non-exchange, you will need to submit your transcript to the University of Sydney for credit approval.

Transcript

At the end of your studies abroad you’ll receive a transcript for your studies.

This will either be sent straight to us from your host university, or to you, in which case you’ll need to submit it to us in the correct format. Some host universities require students to request their transcript be sent to them – so it’s a good idea to check the transcript processes of your host university before you leave.

Submitting your transcript to us

You’ll need to upload your transcript through Sydney Student so that we can process your results.

For transcripts in a foreign language, arrange for the transcript to be officially translated into English by an organisation such as the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters

For transcripts in English, arrange for a Justice of the Peace to certify the transcript.

Results for your overseas study

We’ll then email you to let you know we’ve updated your University of Sydney record with the results from your exchange.

You can view the results by logging in to Sydney Student to view your unofficial transcript (Go to ‘My studies’, ‘Assessments’ then ‘View your academic transcript’ for your course.)

Your overseas study will appear as generic exchange units of study, rather than the specific units you studied.

The results will appear as either:

  • ‘Satisfied requirements (SR)
  • Failed requirements (FR)
  • Discontinue not to count as failure (DC)
  • Discontinue – fail (DF)

See our Guide to grades for more information about what these results mean.

We’ll also let you know in the email, what credit you’ve received for your study.

What happens next

If the approved credit matches the credit approved in your conditional credit approval we’ll email you letting you know that your overseas experience is now complete.

Appeals

If you believe that there is a suitable reason to contest the results, you can submit an academic appeal. If you do wish to appeal, you need to submit it within 15 working days of receiving this outcome.

If you completed exchange or you’re applying for credit for non-exchange, you will need to submit your transcript to the University of Sydney for credit approval.

Transcript

At the end of your studies abroad you’ll receive a transcript for your studies.

This will either be sent straight to us from your host university, or to you, in which case you’ll need to submit it to us in the correct format. Some host universities require students to request their transcript be sent to them – so it’s a good idea to check the transcript processes of your host university before you leave.

Submitting your transcript to us

You’ll need to upload your transcript through Sydney Student.

For transcripts in a foreign language, arrange for the transcript to be officially translated into English by an organisation such as the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters

For transcripts in English, arrange for a Justice of the Peace to certify the transcript.

Results for your overseas study

We’ll then email you to let you know we’ve updated your University of Sydney record with the results from your exchange.

You can view the results by logging in to Sydney Student to view your unofficial transcript (Go to ‘My studies’, ‘Assessments’ then ‘View your academic transcript’ for your course.)

Your overseas study will appear as generic exchange units of study, rather than the specific units you studied.

The results will appear as either:

  • ‘Satisfied requirements (SR)
  • Failed requirements (FR)
  • Discontinue not to count as failure (DC)
  • Discontinue – fail (DF)

See our Guide to grades for more information about what these results mean.

We’ll also let you know in the email, what credit you’ve received for your study.

What happens next

If the approved credit matches the credit approved in your conditional credit approval we’ll email you letting you know that your overseas experience is now complete.

Appeals

If you believe that there is a suitable reason to contest the results, you can submit an academic appeal. If you do wish to appeal, you need to submit it within 15 working days of receiving this outcome.

If you're wanting to apply for credit for your non-exchange, you will need to go through the process of applying for credit for previous study.

If you applied for conditional credit approval and receiving an academic approval letter in Sydney Student, you will need to download this letter and include it in your application.

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