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How it works

Broaden your horizons and experience new cultures

Students from around the world are invited to apply for a year or semester of study at the University of Sydney. We also offer exchange programs with 300 partner universities.

How would you like to discover Sydney while studying with us for one or two semesters? That's what we offer inbound international students with Sydney Abroad, our study abroad and exchange program.

As a study abroad or exchange student, you’ll have the chance to become fully immersed in a new culture, go beyond your comfort zone and make friends and memories for life.

We invite any current or past study abroad and exchange students to join our Facebook group, Mates Abroad. It's a great way to meet people and learn about our social events.

Inbound students (coming to Sydney)

Every year, we welcome hundreds of students from around the world through our study abroad and exchange programs.

You can study with us for a semester, or for a full year of your degree.

The Sydney Abroad program allows you to enrol and pay your semester’s fees to us. If you come as an exchange student, your fees are paid to your usual university while you study at Sydney.

If you’re enrolled at one of our international partner universities, you’re eligible to apply for exchange. However, Sydney Abroad is open to any student enrolled at any recognised institution around the world – you don’t need to be at a partner institution to access our world-class teaching and learning experience.

You can apply directly to us or via one of many program partners.

If you are interested in completing your whole degree with us as an international student, find out how to apply.

Gobinath Pillai Rajarathnam

Bachelor of Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
“For some people, spreading their wings and taking flight is a dream. The way I see it, going on exchange was like learning how to fly, and doing it at Imperial was like learning how to fly in an F16. Absolutely exhilarating and awesome.”