Cross-Institutional Study - Outbound
Sydney University students wishing to undertake study at another Australian institution
Cross-institutional study is available to current Sydney University students who wish to undertake a relevant unit of study at another institution because it is not offered at Sydney University. If your application to undertake cross-institutional study is approved, you will be granted credit for that unit of study towards your award course (degree) at the University of Sydney.
If you are a non-Sydney University student wishing to study at Sydney cross-institutionally, you can read about Cross Institutional Study – Inbound.
How to apply
In order to apply for permission to undertake cross-institutional study, you must submit relevant course outlines to the Faculty of Science Office after arranging an appointment with the relevant Associate Dean. Appointments with the Associate Deans can be made by contacting the Faculty of Science Office directly. Once permission has been granted, you should then approach the other institution and apply for cross-institutional study. Leave plenty of time to deal with the administration at both universities. You need to submit the unit of study description/s from the other university on an Outbound Cross-Institutional Study Request form.
HECS-HELP and Fees
Cross-institutional study incurs a HECS-HELP fee for Commonwealth Supported students or a fee for fee-paying students. Cross-institutional students are required to make their HECS-HELP or fees payment to the institution at which they are undertaking the course.
Overseas students may be able to undertake cross-institutional study at another Australian institution. Overseas students should clarify with the destination institution that they accept international cross-institutional students and the fees involved in doing so and that their visa can accommodate their enrolment.
After you complete cross-institutional study
Once you have completed the unit/s of study and you have received official notification of result/s, you must provide the Faculty of Science Office with the original results in order for the unit/s of study to be credited towards your Sydney University award course (degree).
Detailed information about outbound cross-institutional study should be read before completing an outbound cross-institutional study application.
Application deadlines for outbound cross-institutional study
You will need to consult the destination institution for closing dates for cross-institutional enrolment.
NB Please note that students are reminded of being mindful of the Application Deadlines for the Destination Institution as well as Sydney University and to allow ample time for processing of the applications. It can take from 3 - 4 weeks for the assessment of applications and an outcome to become available.