University of Sydney

University of Sydney
Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearApril 14mid Julyearly JulyBudget
FallApril 14mid Julylate NovBudget
Calendar YearNov 14early Marchlate NovBudget
SpringNov 14early Marchearly JulyBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Apartment, Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is located in the heart of downtown Sydney. As a member of the Group of Eight in Australia, it is recognized for its research, academics and teaching excellence. USYD is surrounded by gorgeous parks, cafes, shopping and is minutes from public transportation.


​Please note: Exchange places fill up quickly and are based on a first-come, first-served basis. To assure there are placements available, please contact the study abroad coordinator for this program before applying. Only students who have turned in a complete application will reserve a spot for this program.

USYD offers the largest selection of study units in Australia for you to choose from. Additionally, the Study Abroad Internship Program gives you the opportunity to reinforce your academic study with relevant industry experience. The Internship unit of study ARTS2600 is available for study abroad and exchange students each semester at no additional cost (other than perhaps transport fees to and from the internship location). Placements are granted on availability of positions.The Study Abroad Internship is worth 6 credit points (equivalent to 4 UA credits). In general, students selected for the program will enroll in 3 classes plus the internship. Please note the GPA requirement for the internship program is 3.2. For more information go to ARTS2600 course description.


Magnificently situated on one of the finest natural harbors in the world and bounded to the north and south by national parks and to the west by the beauty of the Blue Mountains, the City of Sydney offers a unique experience to the international student. At the heart of Australia’s largest cosmopolitan city, students will experience Sydney’s vibrant culture. The University of Sydney is well serviced by the public transport system and there is easy access to the spectacular harbor and beaches, beautiful botanical gardens and parks, museums, cinemas, theatres, galleries, restaurants, and cafes. Sydney is the capital city of the state of New South Wales and the largest city in Australia. The multicultural nature of Australian society is magnified in Sydney, home to nearly four million people from all corners of the globe and a wide variety of cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. The University’s main Camperdown/Darlington Campus is just a short ride from the Sydney city center. The campus is set among the inner-city suburbs of Glebe and Newtown, which provide inexpensive restaurants and entertainment, and a broad range of off-campus housing.


The International Student Services Unit (ISSU) provides a form for booking temporary accommodation in University colleges after you arrive in Australia. You can also make your arrangements for temporary accommodation by booking a hostel or motel near the University, or elsewhere. ISSU will also help you to find permanent accommodation after you arrive in Sydney. Some housing is available on campus for international students, but it is very limited. Most international students live off campus or near the city center and take the bus, train, or walk to reach campus.

When looking at the various on and off-campus housing options, note that the prices will be listed in Austrlian dollars. You will need to convert these prices to US Dollars, using an online currency converter such as

The University of Sydney reserves a number of rooms for students in the university-run Queen Mary Building.

Additionally, the University reserves rooms for students with a residential company the University has consistently worked with - Urbanest and their following buildings:

Additional housing options can be found here:

For more information, visit Sydney Housing Website.

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