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University of Sydney Spring Friendly Study Abroad
Sydney, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Non-Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Level:
Undergraduate
Language/s:
English
Program Description:

About

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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.
 
About us
Our rankings reflect our achievements as a world leader in research and education for more than 160 years. Ranked in the top 50 in the world and top 5 in Australia in the QS World University Rankings, the University of Sydney is one of the country’s leading-research intensive universities, and oldest member of the prestigious Group of Eight.

 
Program Details
Delivery:
8th January-10th June 2018
Finish studies in time to return home for summer activities
Applications due 30th October 2017
More details - view our Spring Friendly 2018 Study Abroad Guide
 
Tuition fees:
AUD$12,300 (approx $9,250 USD) for 4 units of study (full semester load of 24 credit points)
 
Study 4 units of study in total
1 in Summer Session (8 Jan-2 Mar) and 3 in Semester 1 (5 Mar-10 June)
 
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 Spring Friendly 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.

 
Questions?
Partner Universities are recommended to contact Jessica Davis, Study Abroad Coordinator, at jessica.d@sydney.edu.au for advice on promoting our Spring Friendly Study Abroad program to your students.
 
Questions from students and questions regarding application instructions can be directed to Emily May, Study Abroad Adviser, at emily.may@sydney.edu.au.
 

Academic Information

Spring Friendly Study Abroad students will study 4 units of study in total, which equates to the standard full time study load for one semester.  Students will study 1 unit of study in Summer Session (8th Jan-2nd Mar) and 3 units of study in Semester 1 (5th Mar-10th June).

CLICK HERE to view the unit of study offerings for the Spring Friendly 2018 program.
 

Accommodation

Guaranteed Accommodation
We are pleased to be able to offer guaranteed accommodation at our preferred accommodation providers, Queen Mary Building (QMB) and Urbanest.  Students are provided with accommodation information soon after receiving an offer letter for one of our programs.  The guarantee is subject to completing an application process by the deadline set for the program the student will be joining us and specific room types on offer may vary from one intake to the next.
 
QUEEN MARY BUILDING
 
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Queen Mary Building (QMB) is our featured on-campus accommodation option and always a popular option for students.  Enjoy the benefits of your own single room with access to shared bathrooms on each floor, together with lots of opportunities to socialise with your fellow students.  Facilities include a gym, theatre, music rooms, communal kitchen & dining room, lounge areas, 24/7 security staff presence, and more.  Plus there’s a cool rooftop terrace with an AWESOME view of the city!). 
 
URBANEST
 
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Urbanest is another of preferred accommodation providers and always one of the most popular options with students, with several convenient locations in fun areas that are just an easy 5-15 minute walk to campus.  You’ll have access lots of social and study spaces, a fully equipped gym and yoga room, TV and video games room, coin-operated laundry, and outdoor BBQ create providing heaps of opportunity to get to know students from all around the world. Rooms are fully furnished and rent is inclusive of all utilities and 20GB of internet per month.  All locations have a 24/7 dedicated on-site team, CCTV, and swipe card access for all rooms.

 
Other Accommodation Options
Sydney is a diverse and exciting city to experience and there are seemingly endless options for where you might like to live.  As you are considering your options, keep in mind that most rents are quoted in price per week and the price can vary depending on a variety of factors, including:
 
Location (proximity to campus, public transport, and other popular areas
Bedroom style (shared or single room)
Bathroom style (ensuite or shared with other students)
Furniture
Utilities and internet (sometimes included in the rest, sometimes it is an extra fee)
Application fee
 
On Campus Accommodation
The University manages several residences where you can enjoy the freedom of affordable self-catered accommodation close to everything you need.  CLICK HERE to check out more information about these University-managed accommodation options.  Get started with your application by clicking the red “Apply now” box on the right side of the page. 
 
The University also offers several residential colleges.  Rich in heritage and tradition, every college offers a supportive living experience that will allow you to excel in your studies and enjoy a busy social calendar.  CLICK HERE for more information on the options, including links to each college’s website.  Each college maintains its own application form and students must apply directly to the college they wish to live in.
 
Off Campus Accommodation
There are also lots of off campus accommodation options that are really popular with students as well – while they are not on campus they are all quite close to the University as well as a range of exciting entertainment, shopping, dining, and public transportation.
 
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UniLodge Sydney
TheSTEPS Central Park
Iglu Central
 
Privately Sourced Accommodation
Sydney is a large city and there are many suburbs that are an easy walk, bike ride, or commute by public transport. It’s a good idea not to make any permanent arrangements for privately sourced accommodation prior to arrival, as it is important to inspect properties before committing to any tenancy agreements.
 
Where to live?
There’s a range of dynamic and exciting suburbs near the University of Sydney.  From the bustle of Newtown’s King Street to the relaxed village vibe of Glebe, you won’t have to travel far from the main campus to discover the charms of Sydney’s inner west.  Check out the information about surrounding suburbs for a taste of the lifestyle in the area.
 
Short-Term/Temporary accommodation on arrival
Some students decide to arrange their semester-long accommodation after they have arrived in Sydney.  In this case students often book a hostel for a week or two upon arrival so that they have a “home base” to settle in to while they look for their semester-long accommodation.  The University’s accommodation office maintains a page with recommended options for short-term accommodation.  Past students have also utilised services like Hostel World and Trip Advisor to research short-term accommodation options.  You may also wish to consider homestay-style accommodation for your initial weeks in Sydney.
 
Other ways to find privately sourced accommodation
Many accommodation options and offers for share houses/apartments can be found on non-University affiliated websites. Check out these house hunting tips for advice including setting a budget, where to search, and knowing your legal rights as a tenant.
 

Useful Information

Study Abroad Internship Program
Our unique Study Abroad Internship Program (ARTS2600) provides the opportunity to gain work experience within the Australian marketplace.  Students enhance their skills and develop confidence by undertaking a credit-bearing Study Abroad Internship placement with one of our many industry partners.
 
We work 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.
 
Through rigorous academic curriculum and 120 hours* (15 day) placement, students have the opportunity to:
 
Become familiar with Australia’s workplace culture
Apply their learning in real-life environments
Enhance their interpersonal, communication, and cross-cultural skills
 
*There is flexibility in requiring more hours if needed
 
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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!
 
Sydney-MATES
 
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 it 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.
 
CLICK HERE 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.
 


 
This program is currently not accepting applications.