During your studies, you may be able to complete a unit of study at another institution and have it credited towards your degree. This is called outbound cross-institutional study.
As well as applying to the external institution, you will need to apply to the University of Sydney to undertake the unit. If you meet the eligibility criteria and successfully complete the unit, you will be granted credit for that unit of study towards your degree at the University of Sydney.
You will need to pay your student contribution amount or full fee to the destination institution.
You may be eligible if:
Requirements differ between faculties, so make sure you read up on what the specific eligibility requirements are.
International students may be able to undertake cross-institutional study at another Australian institution. You will first need to check:
Before you start any cross-institutional studies, you need to submit a cross-institutional study request. Check the study request forms below for additional eligibility criteria specific to your faculty.
To meet your destination institution’s application deadline, make sure you allow enough time for your faculty to process your cross-institutional study request and tell you the outcome. This can take up to four weeks.
After you have submitted the request, you may be asked to arrange an appointment with a faculty representative to discuss how your request will satisfy the requirements of your University of Sydney course.
To apply for cross-institutional study (outbound), submit a Cross-institutional study – outbound form (pdf, 338KB) via email to Faculty One at email@example.com, or in person at the Student Centre.
Any approval is valid only for the agreed semester.
Find out more in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences cross-institutional study provisions 2015.
To apply for cross-institutional study (outbound), submit the Cross-institutional study request (pdf, 127KB).
Find out more in the Business School - Outbound cross-institutional study provisions (pdf, 49KB).
If you’re undertaking the Bachelor of Laws, apply using the Application for cross‐institutional study – LLB (pdf, 104KB).
If you’re undertaking the Juris Doctor, apply using the Application for cross‐institutional study – JD (pdf, 103KB).
If you’re a postgraduate Law student, apply by submitting the following application at least six weeks in advance of your destination institution’s enrolment deadline:
With the cross-institutional study request relevant to your faculty, you need to submit the following documents, as well as any others specified by the faculty.
You may be required to submit the following documents to your proposed destination institution. You should check with them to make sure you have submitted everything they need:
Once you’ve completed the unit(s) of study and received your official notification of results, you’ll need to apply for credit through Sydney Student so the unit(s) can be credited towards your University of Sydney course. Go to ‘My studies’, ‘Course details’, then ‘Apply for credit and/or reduced volume of learning’.
You’ll need to upload a copy of your transcript from your host institution, as well as your faculty’s approval letter for you to undertake cross-institutional study.
Credit for study will be awarded only if the cross-institutional study was approved prior to the study.