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About the Program
Study abroad at one of Australia's top 5 research institutions. The University of Sydney (USYD) is one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and is the oldest member of the prestigious Group of Eight. Select courses across a number of disciplines, including STEM, public health, social sciences, business, and liberal arts. USYD is committed to diversity, inclusion, and education for all. The international population on campus is made up of students from more than 130 countries around the world. USYD is located in the Darlington area of Sydney, south of the central business district.
- mid Feb 2024 - mid Jun 2024
- Apply by:
- Withdraw by:
- Application Requirements
- Authorization Form
- $95 Online Application Fee
- School of Record Forms
- Complete Application
- Transcript - Official
- Must be a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the US (Canada or Mexico if eligible)
- Minimum GPA:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Education Completed:
- Be the equivalent of at least a 2nd semester Sophomore (strongly recommended)
- Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with your home institution
- Course Prerequisites:
- Some courses may have prerequisites.
You'll enroll in 1 CEA CAPA course at the Sydney Center and 3 USYD courses. USYD utilizes credit points and represent a measure of the student’s workload by subject. Most subjects at USYD are 6 credit points each, which equals 4 credits in the U.S. semester system. The CEA CAPA course is 3 credits/45 contact hours. You may earn 15 credits.
Due to differences in the Australian higher education system, there is no standard for the number of days a week a course may meet. Class meeting times vary across departments and subject areas.
The academic structure below lists a small sample of subject areas available. You will have access to introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in a wide range of courses in the fields of engineering, social sciences, business, the sciences, and much more. See below for information how to access the University of Sydney catalog for a full list of courses.
Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.
A transcript from the University of Minnesota is awarded upon successful completion of the program.
All Levels Course Structure
The host institution has offered the following courses in the past. Please note that course listings may not be finalized until the start of the term; we’ll post an updated list when the host institution finalizes its offerings.
*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.
Navigating the University of Sydney Website for Courses
Click here to access USYD’s handbook to access a full list of courses, organized by thematic areas and by faculty/department. From there, click on corresponding links to navigate to important information and comprehensive details about course content and structure, syllabi, and credit-point requirements.
Couple of notes to keep in mind:
- In Australia, the fall semester (semester 1) occurs in the first half of the year (February to June). Spring semester (semester 2) occurs in the second half of the year (July to November).
- Courses, referred to as ‘Units of study’, are available at 1000-level through 4000-level:
- 1000- level is equivalent to the 1st year of an undergraduate degree (similar to 100 level, introductory level)
- 2000- level is equivalent to the 2nd year of an undergraduate degree (similar to 200 level, prior knowledge is required)
- 3000- level is equivalent to the 3rd year of an undergraduate degree (similar to 300 level, advanced level)
- 4000- level is equivalent to the 4th year of an undergraduate degree (similar to 400 level, advanced level)
- Some courses may have pre-requisites requiring students to have already completed specific courses or equivalents at a lower level. As a study abroad student, you are not expected to have taken the specific pre-requisite requirement, but you must have studied a relevant or similar course/module in your home country/institution. You should take previous academic experience into account when making course choices.
- Some courses may have co-requisites, which means that the course and the co-requisite must be taken at the same time. If no pre-requisites or co-requisites are specified, then courses should be open to all students.
Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.
Visit the dazzling Blue Mountains and Featherdale National Park where you can get up close and personal with kangaroos and koalas.
This excursion includes an overnight stay with dinner inside the Taronga Zoo.
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