To be considered for the Study Abroad or Student Exchange Programs you must meet both the:
You may apply via either directly to the University or via one of our many partners.
The University's partners include overseas universities and study abroad organisations (also known as program partners), as well as registered University of Sydney agents.
To be considered for the Study Abroad or Student Exchange Programs you:
- will normally have completed at least one year of study towards a degree at a recognised institution in your home country and are continuing towards the degree at your home institution (students seeking admission straight from an overseas high school may be eligible under certain conditions);
- must have achieved a cumulative grade (over all results in your degree) of either 'Credit' or 'Good' average, or a cumulative GPA 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);
- must have a letter of nomination from your home institution if you are applying for the Exchange Program.
Students who wish to access postgraduate coursework or postgraduate research must have completed the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree and submit substantiating evidence (testamur).
Postgraduate Research Exchange Program or Postgraduate Research Study Abroad Program
Two programs facilitate the admission of overseas visiting research students for 1 or 2 semesters for Exchange (non-fee paying) or Study Abroad (fee-paying) students.
In addition to meeting the academic and English requirements, postgraduate research applicants must have written support from their supervisor in their home university, and a supervisor at the University of Sydney who has agreed to support their research whilst on exchange at the University of Sydney. A one page research proposal is also required.
Applicants can identify a potential supervisor using Research Supervisor Connect, the online database that matches research interests to PhD and Masters degree research opportunities and supervisors.
The following information outlines how to select the appropriate research program to apply for based on duration of study and other factors.
6-12 months (1/2 semesters)
(Tuition fees waived)
6-12 months (1/2 semesters)
(Tuition fees or scholarship apply)
Less than 6 months
Open to students from Partner Universities undertaking research either required for their degree or in a closely related field
Open to Study Abroad students from Non-Partner Universities undertaking research either required for their degree or in a closely related field
Open to individuals who wish to participate in (short-term) occupational training, observe or participate in research as a visiting academic/PhD student, or participate in a professional development program
Please note that students applying for the Postgraduate Research Study Abroad Program will be required to pay Study Abroad tuition fees (AUD$12,000 per semester in 2015/2016) and overseas student health cover (OSHC).
Additional Requirements for the Study Abroad Internship Program
Students who wish to participate in the Study Abroad Internship Program will need to meet additional eligibility criteria.
Note that if you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand citizen, you cannot apply for the Study Abroad Program. You may, however, be permitted to apply for the Exchange Program if you are nominated by your home university under a partnership agreement. Contact if you have any questions.