You can nominate up to three university preferences in your exchange application.
Browse our Global mobility database to view the programs available. You can filter results by ranking, level of study, language of instruction and subject areas.
When short-listing your preferred institutions, you should consider the following:
Some of our agreements with partner institutions are university-wide. This means that the majority of academic disciplines offered by that institution are available to University of Sydney students on exchange. Other agreements are faculty-specific, meaning exchange is only available if you are studying a specific discipline (regardless of what else is available at that institution). When browsing the database you can filter the results by agreement type and faculty to find out what’s available to you.
Many of our international partners have different academic calendars, so you’ll need to make sure their semester dates align with your current course. Information about your host university's academic calendar is available as a filter when you search programs on the global mobility database.
Our exchange partners offer a wide range of study options that can be credited towards your degree.
Availability of subjects will play a big part in determining the destinations you choose.
It is essential you review your course requirements before you apply for exchange to ensure your proposed program can be credited towards your University of Sydney course. Your faculty will assess and approve your overseas study plan, including units of study, after you’ve applied and been nominated for exchange. It is important you preference universities in your application that offer units you can take.
When researching program options, compare the subjects available at your prospective host university with those you would otherwise complete here. Explore the ‘academic information’ tab under each program in the database and check the online handbooks available on partner university websites.
While you're on exchange, you’ll be enrolled at Sydney in exchange units that provide a generic match for the overseas courses you take.
Because of strict degree requirements, Dentistry, Medicine, and Veterinary Science do not allow semester or year-long programs, but short programs may be possible.