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Study abroad and exchange

Short-term overseas programs

If you’d rather do a short stint overseas, programs of two to six weeks are offered by some institutions during the summer and winter break.

Short term study abroad and exchange programs are open to international students. However, some host universities will not allow citizens of their country to be admitted to their short term program.

Types of programs

We offer both tuition-waiver (exchange) and fee-paying (non-exchange) short-term programs.

Exchange

In these programs you are enrolled into University of Sydney exchange units of study and receive credit towards your current University of Sydney course. Tuition fees at the host institution are waived and you continue to pay fees to the University of Sydney.

Non-exchange

With these programs you can apply to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course but it's not mandatory.

You pay your tuition fees to the host institution and you don't need to be enrolled into corresponding units of study at the University of Sydney. If you are approved to receive credit, this will be applied to your transcript after you return.

Eligibility

Exchange

  • You need to have a weighted average mark (WAM) of 50 and have completed at least 24 credit points at the University of Sydney. Be aware that host institutions may have higher WAM requirements, so check the Global Mobility Database for details.
  • You need to be meeting your course progression requirements in your current course at the University of Sydney.

Additionally if you would like to participate in an exchange in a language other than English, you need to meet the host institution's language requirements. This does not apply if you want to study in English, in a non-English speaking country. You may also need to meet any further requirements of the host institution, for example grades, language ability, unit of study prerequisites, course progression, field of study, portfolios of work or auditions.

Non-exchange (for credit)

  • You need to have a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 50. Be aware that host institutions may have higher WAM requirements, so check the Global Mobility Database for details.
  • You need to be meeting your course progression requirements in your current course at the University of Sydney.

Additionally if you would like to participate in an exchange in a language other than English, you need to meet the host institution's language requirements. This does not apply if you want to study in English, in a non-English speaking country. You may also need to meet any further requirements of the host institution, for example grades, language ability, unit of study prerequisites, course progression, field of study, portfolios of work or auditions.

Non-exchange (not for credit)

  • You need to meet requirements of the host institution or organisation, for example grades, language ability, unit of study prerequisites, course progression, field of study, portfolios of work or auditions.

Nationality

You are eligible to undertake an overseas mobility experience of any type to a country that you are, or have been, a citizen or permanent resident, provided that this is permitted by the host institution. There are some host institutions who do not permit citizens or permanent residents of their country to enrol into a mobility program. Consult the Global Mobility Database for details.

How to apply

Find out what short-term programs are available in Summer (November to February) and Winter (July) and how to apply.

If you would like to complete an overseas study program that is not currently offered by the University of Sydney, contact Sydney Abroad with details of the institution and/or program and your reasons for wanting to participate.

A short-term exchange to Umeå, Sweden, is possible if you have completed your second last year of study, and not yet commenced your final year, in any of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) and Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics) and Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Human Movement and Health Education).

This exchange is for six credit points, and it may replace an Education 3 or HMHE elective (depending on your program).

Sydney Abroad

Phone
Email
Address
  • Level 4 Jane Foss Russell Building G02
Opening hours

9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Last updated: 06 March 2019

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