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University of Sydney Short Term Study Abroad (Session A - 27th May-8th July 2017)
Sydney, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1
Restrictions: Non-Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Program Description:


Every year, hundreds of students from around the world are welcomed to the University of Sydney through our Study Abroad program.  Some come for our academic reputation while others wish to experience our vibrant student life bolstered by our guaranteed housing and unique Internship Program.  Whatever the reason, join us and find out why we’re Australia’s favourite option.

Think Prestigious
Ranked 45th in the world in the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings and consistently within the top three in Australia, the University of Sydney is one of the country’s leading-research intensive universities and oldest member of the prestigious Group of Eight.
Sydney also ranks second on a list of the 50 best cities in the world in which to live, work and study, above New York and Paris.
Program Details
Dates: 27th May-8th July 2017 (6 weeks)
Study: 1 or 2 units of study, one of which can be a credit-bearing internship
Tuition fee: AUD$6,000 for 2 units of study
Application deadline: 18th March 2017
The Bottom Line
The University of Sydney offers the best student experience in Australia coupled with state-of-the-art learning environments and academic support services in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  A Short-Term Study Abroad experience is a brilliant way to experience our exciting culture, develop global connections in your chosen profession, and gain a competitive advantage in the graduate employment market.
Partner Universities are recommended to contact Jessica Davis, Study Abroad Coordinator, at for advice on promoting our Short-Term Study Abroad program to your students.
Questions from students and questions regarding application instructions can be directed to Emily May, Study Abroad Adviser, at

Academic Information

The University of Sydney offers the largest selection of courses in Australia to Study Abroad students.  We customise these for our short-term program, providing hands-on experiential learning in an Australian cultural context.  Units of study are taught with the same academic rigour and study workload as a normal semester.  Additionally, domestic and international students from across our University will be studying these units of study alongside Study Abroad and Exchange students.
Students choose 1 or 2 units of study, 1 of which can be a credit-bearing internship.  Click the links below to view descriptions of the units of study offered in our Short Term Program Session A in 2017:
ARTS2600 Internship 1
DECO2010 Designing Social Media
DECO2101 Visual Communication
ECON1002 Introductory Macroeconomics
EDUH4052 Learning in Outdoor Education
EDUH4058 Sport and Learning in Australian Culture
ENGL2638 Literature and Cinema
IBUS2102 Cross-Cultural Management
INDG1001 Introduction to Indigenous Cultures
MKTG1001 Marketing Principles
WORK2217 International Human Resource Management
Click the Useful Information tab to read more about our exciting Study Abroad Internship Program (ARTS2600).


We provide peace of mind in finding a place to live by offering Short-Term Study Abroad students guaranteed accommodation at Urbanest, a top student accommodation provider with five inner city locations on the doorstep of downtown Sydney.
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Urbanest rooms are fully furnished and rent is inclusive of all utilities and 15GB of internet per month.  Students have access to a range of excellent facilities including:
  • Central locations 10-15 minute walk to campus and close to transport and amenities
  • Lots of social and study spaces, a fully equipped gym and yoga room, TV and video games room, coin-operated laundry, and outdoor BBQ providing heaps of opportunity to get to know students from all around the world
  • Safe and secure location with 24/7 dedicated on-site team, CCTV, and swipe card access for all rooms.
Students will be provided with the special booking form for Urbanest after receiving an offer letter for the program.

Useful Information

Study Abroad Internship Program
Our unique Study Abroad Internship Program (ARTS2600) provides the opportunity to gain work experience within the Australian marketplace or research in the Australian University setting.  Sydney Abroad interns have the chance to develop familiarity with the Australian workplace culture while applying their academic learning in real workplace situations. They also enhance their communication, cross-cultural and interpersonal skills and gain a competitive advantage in the graduate employment market by developing global connections.
Sydney Abroad interns complete a minimum 120 hours in an industry or research placement with one of our many and varied partners.  Parallel to your work placement are eight hours of professional development workshops, academic readings and a range of assessments, including a final project report.
We facilitate student’s placements with companies from a variety of fields including start-ups, technology firms, financial service providers, and non-profits.  Applicants are placed on a best-fit basis.  Placement is competitive and based on eligibility criteria such as GPA (3.0 minimum), applicability of academic studies to the placement, and the outcome of a Skype interview.
Social and Events Calendar
Sydney Abroad hosts a variety of social events for our Study Abroad students.  Our social calendar is not shy of exciting adventures with each semester including a range of activities like:
  • Breakfast with Koalas – private tour of Sydney’s wildlife zoo followed by a buffet breakfast under a Koala canopy
  • Learn-to-Surf Camp
  • Hunter Valley Weekend Away
  • Aussie BBQs
  • Blue Mountains scenic trips
  • ...and much more!
MATES Abroad – Social Mentoring Program
Each semester, hundreds of Study Abroad students opt-in and are paired with enthusiastic Australian student mentors to ease their transition into Sydney life, foster an international culture, and share exciting adventures in Australia together.
The MATES Abroad Program includes:
  • Meeting and connecting with their Aussie mentors, pre-arrival via email, phone or social media
  • Arrival help and support in the initial days/weeks of life in Sydney
  • Travelling on a mode of Sydney transport
  • Experiencing something quintessentially “Australian” together
  • Sharing the mentor’s friends by inviting the international mates to meet more local students
Each mentor participates in a mentor training workshop and provides regular feedback to Sydney Abroad.  Our MATES Abroad Mentors play an integral role in the life of our inbound students as they experience Studying Abroad at the University of Sydney.
Check out our Facebook group for the MATES Abroad program!

How to Apply

Applications for our programs are processed through an online application system.  It is helpful for a student to have as many of the necessary documents ready as they can starting the application.  But not to worry if you don’t, as the application system lets students save and return to your application as many times as they like before submitting the application.
 for detailed instructions for which documents are needed, how to access the online application form, and a step-by-step walkthrough of the application process.

Class Times

Each unit of study is taught across the first 3 weeks of the program, the second 3 weeks of the program, or throughout the 6 week program.

CLICK HERE to view/download the full schedule of class times and locations for the 2017 program

Taught throughout the 6 week program (27 May - 8 July)
ARTS2600 Internship 1
ECON1002 Introductory Macroeconomics
DECO2010 Designing Social Media (4 weeks, 12 June - 8 July)
DECO2101 Visual Communication (4 weeks, 12 June - 8 July)

Taught in the first 3 weeks (27 May - 16 June)
EDUH4058 Sport and Learning in Australian Culture
INDG1001 Introduction to Indigenous Cultures
MKTG1001 Marketing Principles

Taught in the second 3 weeks (17 June - 8 July)
EDUH4052 Learning in Outdoor Education
ENGL2638 Literature and Cinema
IBUS2102 Cross-Cultural Management
WORK2217 International Human Resource Management