The University of Sydney Exchange Program provides you with the exciting opportunity to add an international perspective to your education at an Australian university with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. You can study for one or two semesters from a wide-ranging selection of units of study on a non-award basis.
You will receive an official University of Sydney academic transcript at the end of your study period to request credit at your home institution.
Tuition fee waiver applies to students from official university exchange partners. You can visit our Global Mobility database to find out if your home institution is one of our exchange partners.
A major is not applicable with non-award courses but most students will study units in areas that they are studying at their home institution when enrolled in semester and year-long programs.
The interdisciplinary nature of the University of Sydney offers a huge range of study options, providing more flexibility to personalise your experience. You can study for one or two semesters from a wide-ranging selection of units of study on a non-award basis. Visit the Your study options page to explore your options.
Admission as an Exchange student is assessed on an individual basis. A list of Exchange Partners can be found on our Global Mobility database. You should complete the online application available through the “Apply” button on this page.
If you are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or a permanent resident of Australia living overseas, enrolled in a degree at an overseas university and you would like to study abroad at the University of Sydney you should apply for admission as an exchange student.
To be considered for the Exchange Program you need to:
All applicants must also have met the published English language requirements. Details can be found on the Sydney Abroad website: English language requirements.
Architecture, Visual Arts, and Music have additional application requirements. Details can be found on the Sydney Abroad website: Sydney Abroad Units.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney.
Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students
The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website
Annual review and fee increases
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental costs and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through a government approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government. Further information is available from https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/living-costs/health-insurance.html.
Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge
Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.