Effective from 25 March 2020, and following the travel ban imposed by the Australian Government and the University of Sydney, we will not be supporting any program participation in-country in 2020. This includes exchange programs, field schools, placements or other programs. We will continue to provide updates on short-term programs and availabilities for the Summer Break and 2021.
Studying overseas is an exciting opportunity to broaden your academic experience and develop a global perspective by experiencing different lifestyles, languages and cultures. These international opportunities let you combine study and travel to broaden your experiences and set yourself up for a global career. You can also receive academic credit for your study overseas.
Types of Programs
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Exchange Programs - partner universitiesThe University of Sydney have over 250 exchange partners in more than 40 countries, 131 of which are ranked in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Ranking 2019). As an exchange student you remain enrolled at the University of Sydney in exchange units of study while you are abroad. Tuition fees at the chosen 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. Academic approval is mandatory for all exchange places and must be obtained prior to the exchange program application.
Non-exchange Programs - partner universities and preferred providersWith these programs you can apply to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course but it's not mandatory. As a Non-exchange student, you pay your tuition fees to the host institution or program provider and you don't need to be enrolled into corresponding units of study at the University of Sydney. You can apply to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course or you can choose to complete these programs without receiving credit.
If you do wish to apply for academic approval we recommend you do so as soon as you have selected an overseas study program. If you are approved to receive credit, this will be applied to your transcript after you return.
As well as programs offered by universities, the University of Sydney works closely with a range of preferred program providers who offer overseas opportunities to students from Australian universities. Program providers generally offer a 'complete experience package' whereby they can include academic advice, visa advice, pre-departure and orientation sessions, onsite staff.
Note: inclusions vary by provider
If you are interested in learning a new language intensively, you may be interested in the School of Languages and Cultures' (SLC) Open Learning Environments (OLEs). OLEs are two weeks of intensive, in-country language learning, designed to give you an immersive experience in a new language and culture. The unit also includes organised visits to museums, theatres, concerts, ceremonies, exposure to indigenous customs and rituals.
Open Learning Environments - School of Languages and Cultures' In-Country Experiences
All OLEs are best suited for beginners with no prior knowledge of the language, although students with some basic knowledge can be accommodated.