Short term overseas programs: June - AugustApplications for June-August 2018 have now closed. Please see 'Short-term programs (Dec - Jan)' for information on upcoming programs.
Exchange - partner university programs
The University of Sydney has 290 exchange partners in 42 countries, 126 of which are ranked in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Ranking 2018). As an exchange student you remain enrolled at the University of Sydney while you are abroad. Tuition at the host university are waived and you continue to pay normal tuition fees to the University of Sydney, based on the amount of credit you are approved to receive towards your current course. Students from your host institution does the same in reverse, and the result is an exchange of students and places. Academic approval is required for all exchange places and must be obtained prior to the exchange program application deadline.
Short term exchange programs available in June - August 2018
Non-exchange - partner and non-partner university programs
Where an exchange agreement does not exist, or the partner’s short-term program is not available on an exchange basis, you can apply as a non-exchange student. As a non-exchange student you are not enrolled into exchange studies and are required to pay tuition fees to the host institution. You can apply to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course or you can choose to complete these programs without receiving credit towards your course. If you do wish to apply for academic approval we recommend you do so as soon as you have selected an overseas study program.
Short term non-exchange programs available in June - August 2018.
Non-exchange - preferred provider programs
The University of Sydney works closely with program providers who offer overseas opportunities to students from Australian universities. Program providers generally offer a 'complete experience package' whereby they include academic advise, visa advice, pre-departure and orientation sessions, onsite staff. Note: inclusions vary by provider.
You can apply to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course or you can choose to complete these programs without receiving credit towards your course. If you do wish to apply for academic approval we recommend you do so as soon as you have selected an overseas study program.
View the options available through preferred program providers:
- AIM Overseas
- CIS Australia - look out for their grants and scholarships!
Applying to a program that is not listed on the Global Mobility Database?
You can apply to an overseas study program to complete during the semester break even if it not listed on the Global Mobility Database and still take advantage of the support available to you as a University of Sydney student. Once you have been accepted onto the overseas program and made your travel arrangements you just need to complete the Global Mobility Travel Registry. If you wish to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney degree we recommend you submit a request to Faculty Services as early as possible by following the instructions below: 'How to apply for academic approval'.
How to apply for academic approvalThe Academic Approval Form is for the use of students who wish to apply to receive academic credit for a short-term overseas study program that takes place during the semester breaks.
Before you submit the Academic approval form, you must:
- Select an academic program and/or units at the overseas institution. We recommended that where possible you select alternative units in case that those you prefer are not approved/become unavailable.
- Obtain unit of study outlines/syllabi from the host university for each unit you are requesting approval for (including alternatives).
Once you have done this, you should:
- Download, complete the Academic approval form, then submit this along with the unit of study outlines, to Faculty Services.
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: email@example.com
- Sydney Law School, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, School of Architecture, Design & Planning (ADP), School of Education and Social Work: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sydney Business School: email@example.com
- Faculty of Engineering and IT: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Faculty of Science: email@example.com
- Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health (comprising of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy): firstname.lastname@example.org
- NB: Engineering and IT students must first request academic approval from the relevant adviser within their School before sending the completed academic approval form to Faculty Services.
What happens next:
- Your academic approval request will be processed by the Faculty Services team
- Academic approval requests will be processed in priority order according to program application deadlines.
- Faculty Services will contact you directly to advise of the outcome of your academic approval request
If you receive academic approval you must:
- Upload a copy of your academic approval to your Sydney Abroad application
- Ensure you enrol into the approved units at your host institution.
If you do not receive academic approval you can either:
- Submit another request with alternative units, OR
- Submit another request for an alternative overseas study program, OR
- Choose to complete the overseas study program without receiving credit towards your University of Sydney course*.
* Where exchange places are available, they will be offered to students who have uploaded a valid academic credit approval before the exchange application deadline noted on the brochure page.