Before you apply, explore the program options and talk with your faculty, college or school to understand any course restrictions or conditions on your eligibility.
If you're currently enrolled at Sydney, you may be eligible for the International Exchange Program as an outbound student. It lets you undertake approved study at one of our partner universities around the world.
You can apply for inbound student exchange if you're enrolled at one of our partner universities. With our exchange program, you can enrol in full-time studies here at the University of Sydney and gain credit for one or more semesters with the approval of your home institution. Our tuition fees are waived while you're here.
If your university or college isn't one of our partner universities, you may still be eligible as an inbound student with our Sydney Abroad program. It lets you enrol in full-time studies at Sydney and gain credit for one or two semesters with the approval of your home institution. Note that you will have to pay tuition fees for any courses you enrol in.
To be considered for the exchange or Sydney Abroad program, you need to meet our eligibility requirements.
To be considered for the Sydney 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 be continuing towards the degree at your home institution.
Students seeking admission straight from an overseas high school may be eligible under certain conditions.
You need to have achieved 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).
You’ll also need a letter of nomination from your home institution if you are applying for the exchange program.
If you wish to study at postgraduate level, in either postgraduate coursework or postgraduate research, you need to have completed the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree and submit substantiating evidence (testamur).
If you are a postgraduate research applicants, you need to have written support from your supervisor in your home university, and from a supervisor at the University of Sydney who has agreed to support your research while you are on exchange at the University of Sydney. We also require a one-page research proposal.
The options available depend on your student status and the duration of the research you plan to undertake.
If you wish to participate in the Sydney Abroad Internship Program, you need to meet additional eligibility criteria.
All lectures are taught in English.
If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English proficiency by meeting the minimum score of one of the English language test methods below:
Or by completing the International Baccalaureate (IB), provided you meet the following:
Alternatively, if you can provide evidence that you’ve already completed a full-time year of study in an English-speaking country, or at a university where the language of instruction is English, this may be sufficient to demonstrate proficiency, subject to assessment and approval.
If you cannot satisfy our language criteria, consider taking a direct entry English course at our Centre for English Teaching.
Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens cannot apply for the Sydney Abroad program. If you are nominated by your home university under a partnership agreement, you may be able to apply for the exchange program.