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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Semester 1
  • Restrictions: Non-Sydney applicants only
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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.
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
Spring Friendly 2019
Arrival: on or before Sunday 6th January 2019
Orientation: Monday 7th January 2019
Summer classes and exams: 7th January-22nd February 2019
Semester 1 classes and exams: 25th February-2nd June 2019
Earliest departure date: Monday 3rd June 2019
Study: 1 unit of study in Summer session and 3 units of study in Semester 1 session
Tuition fee: AUD$12,300 (~$8,950 USD) for a full semester load (24 credit points)
Applications due: 31st October 2018

More details:
View our Spring Friendly 2019 Study Abroad guide

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.
Partner Universities are recommended to contact Jessica Davis, Study Abroad Coordinator, at 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 Study Abroad Adviser Sarah Nelson at

Academic Information

Spring Friendly Study Abroad students will study 24 credit points, which equates to the standard full time study load for one semester.  Students will study 1 unit of study in Summer Session (7 Jan-22 Feb) and 3 units of study in Semester 1 (25 Feb-2 Jun).

CLICK HERE to view the unit of study offerings for the Spring Friendly 2018 program.  Offerings for the 2019 program are expected to be confirmed in September 2018 and will be published as soon as they have been finalised.


We are pleased to be able to offer guaranteed accommodation to Spring Friendly 2019 students at our preferred accommodation provider, 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.
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Urbanest is 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.

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
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
  • 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 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.
View our Application guide for Spring Friendly 2019 for information on which documents to have ready and how to access the online application form.
Do you have questions as you are working on your application?  Contact Study Abroad Adviser Sarah Nelson for advice at