University of Sydney and UNSW Cross-Institutional Agreement

Welcome, students of the University of New South Wales (UNSW), to the University of Sydney School of Languages and Cultures!

The University of Sydney and UNSW have entered into a three year agreement which gives UNSW students the opportunity to undertake Units of Study in Indonesian, Greek and Italian at the University of Sydney.

This new agreement between UNSW and the University of Sydney is an exciting chapter in cooperation and learning in Sydney.

Glossary – some different terms

  • At the University of Sydney ‘Unit of Study’ (UoS) has the same meaning as ‘Course’ at UNSW.
  • At the University of Sydney ‘Course’ has the same meaning as ‘Program’ at UNSW.

How it works

From 2015 , students who are enrolled or will enrol at UNSW and wish to undertake Greek, Indonesian or Italian as a Minor at UNSW will be able to undertake Units of Study in Greek, Indonesian and/or Italian at the University of Sydney.

  • Students who are enrolled or will enrol at UNSW in 2015 that wish to undertake Indonesian as a Minor can elect to take the Indonesian Units of Study offered at University of Sydney - see the Indonesian Studies website for offerings.
    More information on the Minor at UNSW is available at www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate/plans/2015/INDOA23403.html
  • Students who are enrolled or will enrol at UNSW in 2015 that wish to undertake Greek as a Minor can elect to take the Greek Units of Study offered at University of Sydney - see the Greek Studies website for offerings.
    Students must complete ARTS1540 Introductory Greek A and ARTS1541 Introductory Greek B at UNSW.
  • Students who are enrolled or will enrol at UNSW in 2015 that wish to undertake Italian as a Minor can elect to take the Italian Units of Study offered at University of Sydney - see the Italian Studies website for offerings.
    Students must complete ARTS1620 Introductory Italian 1 and ARTS1621 Introductory Italian 2 at UNSW.

Students must comply with the rules, policies, procedures and requirements of each University they are enrolled.

Students with a Commonwealth-supported place in a UNSW Program will be eligible to be enrolled as non-award Commonwealth supported students at the University of Sydney, subject to providing the necessary documentation outlined below. (Students who do not have a Commonwealth-supported place will be charged the corresponding fee ie international students, non-Award students at UNSW, and other full-fee paying domestic students).

What you need to do

  1. Obtain permission from UNSW to undertake Cross-Institutional Study at the University of Sydney. For International students, UNSW can also provide you with further information about the requirements for applications to study as an enrolled non-award Cross-Institutional student at the University of Sydney. UNSW will be responsible for advising any international students enrolled under the Cross-Institutional arrangements and for meeting the enrolment and monitoring obligations under ESOS legislation, so please contact the International Office at UNSW for further information.
  2. Apply on the Sydney website for Cross-Institutional Study. You can apply online at: sydney.edu.au/courses/Arts-Undergraduate-Cross-Institutional
    In most cases you will need just the following documents to complete the application:
  • Code and Name of the Unit/s of Study you are applying for. Please see lists of available Units of Study for the 2015 Cross-Institutional arrangements at the Indonesian studies website; the Greek studies website; and/or the Italian studies website.
  • Proof of citizenship / permanent residency
  • A copy of your transcript from UNSW
  • Proof of permission from UNSW
  • Proof you are holding a Commonwealth supported place (e.g. fees statement)
  1. After submitting your online application you will be issued with a University of Sydney Student Identification Number (SID) and access to an online student portal where you can follow the progress of your application.
  2. If your application is successful, a letter of offer will be sent to you, generally within three weeks of the application submission date. The letter will indicate whether you are required to provide any further documents, and instructions on what you will need to do next. If you receive an offer you MUST log on to the online portal and accept your offer.
  3. Draft timetables will be available and can be viewed on the Indonesian Studies website, Modern Greek Studies website and Italian Studies website. Please note that the draft timetables are subject to change, so please check regularly in the weeks approaching the first week of Semester.

Fees and Student Contribution amounts

Commonwealth-supported students (domestic undergraduate students) will need to pay the student contribution amounts at the University of Sydney for each Unit of Study.

International students will need to pay the tuition fees at the University of Sydney for each Unit of Study undertaken as part of the Cross-Institutional arrangements.

The financial and refund policies of the University of Sydney will apply for these Units of Study.

Students enrolled under the Cross-Institutional arrangement will be responsible for all travel and any ancillary or incidental costs or expenses in relation to Units of Study undertaken at the University of Sydney, consistent with its rules, policies and procedures and any requirements under Australian laws for domestic or international students.

Student Services and Amenities Fee
Students undertaking Units of Study under the Cross-Institutional Agreement will be required to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) at the University of Sydney, and at UNSW if a student is concurrently enrolled at both institutions. For more information about the SSAF please see: sydney.edu.au/current_students/student_administration/ssa_fee/2014.shtml

For more information about applicable student contribution amounts, fees, SSAF and HECS/Fee-HELP information, please see: sydney.edu.au/future-students/domestic/undergraduate/costs

Information on the enrolment process is available at: sydney.edu.au/arts/current_students/enrolment

For more information please contact the HECS and Domestic Fees Office.

Important information

The Cross-Institutional Agreement is subject to annual review by UNSW and the University of Sydney. The agreement may be discontinued or varied at any time at the Universities’ sole discretion.

If the arrangement is discontinued, UNSW will be responsible for establishing an alternative arrangement suitable to UNSW students in order to ensure that if you have completed or commenced Units of Study at the University of Sydney at the time the arrangement is discontinued, you can finish your study elsewhere.

The University of Sydney may at any time vary or cancel Units of Study offered by under the Cross-Institutional Agreement, in accordance with its rules, policies and procedures. The University of Sydney accepts no liability whatsoever for Units of Study being varied, cancelled or unavailable to UNSW Students.