- Sydney, Australia
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Winter Semester, Year Round
- Program Description:
Take advantage of your chance to live and learn in one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world—Sydney! Enjoy Sydney’s comfortable climate (warm summers and mild winters), over 100 world-renowned beaches (think: Bondi, Manly, and Coogee), and iconic spots around the city (the Rocks, Harbour Bridge, and the Royal Botanical Gardens).
Founded in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and one of the original members of the prestigious Sandstones (similar to the United States’ Ivy League). The energetic, diverse campus sits on the edge of the hustle and bustle of daily city life, close to the incredible natural beauty of Australia’s varied landscape and has a wealth of cultural and social opportunities.
Join us and find out why we’re Australia’s favourite option!
- Quality education – ranked 2nd in Australia and 38th in world (QS World University Rankings 2022)
- Ideal campus - located close to city centre and beaches in the 5th safest city in the world (Safe Cities Index 2019)
- Flexible academic offerings - over 2500 classes to choose from (largest selection offered by any university in Australia!)
- Thriving campus culture – 250+ clubs and societies, MATES mentor program to meet other Aussies, social activities and ongoing guidance from you're own USYD adviser
- Credit-bearing internships (ARTS2600) in placement or research streams
- Setting Description:
- Every year hundreds of students from around the world are welcomed to the University of Sydney through our Sydney Abroad program. Some come for our academic reputation and our wide range of courses, 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! We sit in the top 0.2 percent of universities worldwide, ensuring that Australian innovation and research is recognised on the international stage. Ranked 38th in the world in the 2022 QS World University Rankings and consistently within the top three in Australia, the University of Sydney is one of the country’s leading research-intensive universities and oldest member of the prestigious Group of Eight.
- TUITION FEES $9075 AUD for 3 units of study (2022 rates) $12,300 AUD for 4 units of study (2022 rates). Waived for Exchange students. OTHER FEES Mandatory Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC): $330AUD for 6 months, $609AUD for 12 months (2021 rates)
Additional Program Information
- To be eligible for the exchange program, nominated students must have: - Completed at least one year of full-time tertiary study (if not please see 'Gap and First Year Study Abroad Program') - A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale, or an average grade of 'C' or better on the European ECTS grading scale (or equivalent). - English language proficiency that meets minimum requirements noted in the Study Abroad and Exchange tab of the University of Sydney English language requirements webpage
Based on 4 Reviews
- USYD Undergraduate Exchange Program (REMOTE)07/23/21
This experience was challenging due to different time zones, distance, a pandemic and culture clashes, but definitely an enriching one, that I would do again. What I liked the most about this experience was that I was able to meet people from different
cultures, who like me, were in different countries and environments, so we were able to bond through these difficulties. Also, I enjoy learning about international issues such as business and project acceptance, which are found in any type of professional area. What impressed me the most, is that despite being in a pandemic, we can continue to learn about different subjects, cultures and that limits do not really exist.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Good experience of study07/09/21
In this semester, I had a good experience in USYD. The classes were very interesting, especially the class called global leadership. The professors are nice and I have learned a lot from this class, which help me to prepare to be a good leader in the
future.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- The Abroad through open see07/07/21
The great: Wonderfully warm welcome, with lots of events, wished i could have gone to every single one of them, Students, Teachers, Staff, all of them very cooperative and focused. I wanted to have a unit which could serve my program and revalidate
some units back home, and another one of my own choice. I ended up having because of the emails offering it, the so-called ICPU project. If it wasnt for having this unit i wouldnt have had contact with australian people, and even manage to learn and meet people from other countries in the meantime. The not so great: Now that i realized that the content even for the teacher to teach is quite difficult, and not only in my own country but in here too. There are issues of how to strain the content, or filter it, some things "I am supposed to know" and some other time some things are half explained, or rather, rapidly explained because they are things we are going to use but it is of a master level to know where does this things actually come from. half the course is purely theoretical which is inherently difficult to grasp, the second one is practical, which is nice, except you are suddenly filled with the lab and the enormous assignment. For the lab is "necessary" to know the concepts, i say otherwise. The lab videos, which made me feel a little dizzy, was the part of the ELEC5204 unit which i liked the most. The labs explained the concept before the demonstration so i dont think there is a "need" to know the concepts beforehand and put it earlier in the semester could spice things up a little bit. I have problems with the grading system. To pass is extremely easy, except when they put you the requirement of having to get a 75% in the final exam. I failed the assignment horribly, and then i can redeem myself in the final with the knowledge i could have put to use into the assignment but didnt because i had a busy semester. And when i see the exam, the half of the content which is practical, more intuitive, and more useful in the real world it is not evaluated, there are no questions about it. Instead i get a final exam of the theoretical exercises which a simulator can work out. I understand it is for my own good to know the background of how the calculations are done, but... Recap: -You´ll meet excellent people. -Based on my experience, i would dare to say you´ll find a memory meaningful for yourself and some to tell your friends and family. -Have the ICPU project/unit not only for the value of it, but for the people. -Be prepare to be able to pass the units with no problem at all, which one would say it can make the students lazy. Wrong. There is no such thing. Why? No clue. But, some units can have inner requirements.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Challenging but worth it07/06/21
Studying online is not ideal. As an European studying in Australia, the time change was one of the biggest challenges. The online experience cannot be compared to the experience I could've had if I had had the opportunity to go to Sydney. However, the
Sydney University and the staff have made great efforts so that we could have the best possible experience. Although contact between students online is difficult, different online events and resources have given us the possibility to try to meet new people. I really appreciated the opportunity to try Australian food -the university sent us a welcome pack with food and USYD merch- along with other students. Still, for me, the best thing of the exchange have been the courses. The professors and the materials have been great, I learned a lot. The experience was very challenging and not perfect, but, in the context of the pandemic, I would do it again.read moreBottom Line:No, I would not recommend this to a friend