Facts & figures
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Study abroad is a program for students where there is no reciprocal exchange agreement. You enrol and pay fees directly to the University of Sydney, but are not enrolled in a full degree here.
A foreign student would typically choose to complete study abroad over student exchange for the following reasons:
If you're just finishing secondary school or in your first year of university, this program is an excellent way to earn credit at the University of Sydney. With over 170 semester-long units of study with no prerequisites or assumed knowledge, you’re spoilt for choice.
Follow the relevant below link, and select 'apply now'.
You will need to include:
If you're a research student, you will need to also include:
You will receive your offer letter via email. It will include instructions on how to log in to your Sydney Student account and respond to your offer. You will need to pay your tuition, deposit and/or Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) before you can apply for your visa.
Once you've completed Step 2, you will receive your Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE). You need your eCoE for your visa application. You can check visa application details through the Department of Home Affairs.
Program start date
|Semester 1||Late February/early March||30 November|
|Semester 2||Late July||30 April|
|Short term A program||2 June||31 March|
|Short term B program||23 June||31 March|
|Spring friendly program||5 January||30 October|
|Research||Ongoing||Contact your supervisor|
In 2019*, the fees were:
*subject to change in 2020.
Find out more about living costs in Sydney.
Student exchange programs are available to students who are enrolled in one of our 250 overseas partner universities. When you come as an exchange student, your tuition fees are paid to your home university.
Apply through your home university's exchange program. They'll then guide you through the process.
Browse our course finder to choose your units of study (subjects).
For one semester, you’ll typically enrol in four units of study (each valued at 6 credit points) to make up a workload of 24 credit points. For a one-year program, you will enrol in 48 credit points across two semesters.
For short-term programs (pdf, 648KB), you can choose one or two intensive units of study, each valued at 6 credit points.
You need to:
Our advisors will give you advice on your preferred units of study, and guide you through the enrolment process.
Our Study Abroad Internship program lets you develop familiarity with Australian workplace culture and apply your study to workplace situations. ARTS2600 is a unit of study that is open only to study abroad students and offers:
To qualify, you need to meet all eligibility requirements. Contact your advisor to apply.