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Study abroad and exchange

Through our international exchange program, you can study at one of over 270 partner universities in 41 countries around the world.


You can spend a few weeks, one semester or a full year overseas, experiencing a new culture while still earning credit towards your degree.

See our Global mobility guide (pdf, 6.4MB) for more information on the options available to you.

Some faculties have additional exchange and international study programs that might also be worth exploring. These all have their own eligibility requirements and application process. Refer to the following for information on these programs:

How the exchange program works

  • You will study faculty-approved units of study overseas which are credited towards your degree. This means you shouldn’t have to delay your graduation by studying overseas.
  • You remain enrolled full time at the University of Sydney and continue to pay your usual tuition fees and Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) to us.
  • A student from your host institution does the same in reverse.

Steps to apply

Application processes, deadlines, eligibility criteria and other details will vary depending on the university you choose and their specific exchange processes. Generally, there are several steps you will need to follow.

  1. Attend an exchange information session.
  2. Check the requirements of your current course to work out your mobility window - the best time in your course to go overseas.
  3. Choose your university preferences.
  4. Submit your application to the University of Sydney. If your application is successful we will nominate you formally for exchange.
  5. Complete the host university’s application form. The host university will contact you with a formal letter of acceptance if you are successful.
  6. Confirm your enrolment in generic exchange units with your faculty, most of which are worth six credit points each.

2019 Global mobility guide

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