University of Sydney Direct Enroll Available Sessions
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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. While students are able to select courses across a wide range of disciplines, there are featured programs in Psychology, Environmental Studies, and Design Thinking. 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.
- early Feb 2025 - mid Jun 2025
- Apply by:
- Withdraw by:
- Application Requirements
- Complete Application
- Program Participation Agreement
- Transcript - Official
- $95 Online Application Fee
- Course Prerequisites:
- Some courses may have prerequisites.
- Minimum GPA:
- Education Completed:
- Be the equivalent of at least a 2nd semester Sophomore (strongly recommended)
All students will enroll in 1 CEA CAPA course at the Sydney Center and 3 USYD courses. If you are participating in the Psychology, Environmental Studies, or Design Thinking Program your USYD enrollment will be distributed as following: you will select 1-2 courses from the curated course list for that respective program, and you will select your remaining USYD course(s) from the full University of Sydney course list.
USYD utilizes credit points which 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. CEA CAPA has secured a select number of spots for courses in the Psychology, Environmental Science, and Design Thinking programs, and you will be enrolled into those 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.
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.
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.
The sample budget is unavailable at this time. Please check back later or ask your CEA CAPA Admissions Counselor/Site Specialist for a comparable program’s sample budget.
The calendar for this program is coming soon; please check back later.