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Welcome to the Global Mobility Database

You can spend a few weeks, one semester, or a full year overseas at one of hundreds of partners and programs in more than 40 countries. There are a range of exchange and non-exchange experiences to choose from. Search and discover all the destinations and make the world your campus.

Outbound Mobility Programs

Exchange programs
We have over 250 exchange partner universities around the world; 130 of which are listed among the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Ranking 2021). As an exchange student you remain enrolled full time at the University of Sydney while you are abroad and continue to pay your usual tuition fees. A student from your host institution does the same in reverse, and the result is an exchange of students and places. You can undertake an exchange program for a semester or a year, or a short term exchange program at selected partner institutions during the summer (December - February) and winter (June - August) breaks. 

Non-Exchange programs
Non-exchange programs require you to enrol and pay tuition fees directly to the host institution or a program provider. Many students participate on short term non-exchange programs during the summer (December - February) and winter (June - August) breaks, with options available at universities such as Harvard, Yale, and London School of Economics. 

We aim to place every student that is eligible to participate on a mobility program, and provide financial support to at least half this group. To ensure you have the most enriching experience possible, research the options on this database carefully. When short-listing your preferred programs, consider the following:
  • availability of suitable subjects for your course and level of study
  • language of instruction
  • how much it will cost
  • scholarships and loans available 
  • accommodation options
  • lifestyle opportunities
  • student support services available
  • program duration
  • what you hope to get out of the experience - be it studying under the leaders in your field, professional networking opportunities, improved language proficiency, cultural immersion, travel opportunities or something else.                                     
When considering overseas destinations and/or prior to finalising travel arrangements, ensure you check the latest travel advice and warnings.

The University of Sydney has a duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of all persons travelling on University business and as such, has an obligation to identify potential risks associated with geographical areas and take reasonable measures to manage risks, where possible.  The University uses travel advisories maintained by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)  to approve international travel and will ensure that students and staff are not travelling to areas where DFAT advises against travel. 

Inbound Study Abroad and Exchange

Study in Sydney
If you would like to explore the different study abroad programs available at the University of Sydney, please visit the Coming to Sydney page.

If you would like to see if your home institution has an exchange relationship with the University of Sydney, please check our list of Exchange Partner Programs*. If your institution is listed, you should contact your home institution’s international office to apply.

*The University of Sydney aims to provide accurate program information at all times, however, we reserve the right to temporarily suspend programs or not renew agreements without prior notice. In the event of this, your Exchange Adviser will assist in the placement of exchange applicants at other suitable destinations. New programs may also be added from time to time. You are advised to double check destination availability, program conditions and other eligibility and selection criteria with an Exchange Adviser before proceeding with your application.