|Credit Type:||Transfer Credit||Housing Options:||Apartment, Independent Housing, Residence Hall|
|Class Eligibility:||Junior, Senior, Sophomore||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Non-UMD students eligible to apply:||No||Program Type:||Exchange|
All students accepted to an Exchange program are automatically considered for an award of $1,000! See Cost tab for more information.
The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and its reputation spans 160 years. They are regularly ranked in the top 0.3% of universities worldwide. The cross-disciplinary nature of the university's 9 faculties (colleges) and schools allows them to offer the widest range of academic programs of any Australian university, giving students the flexibility to personalize your study.
From your first day at the University of Sydney, students have the opportunity to learn from aspiring academics. Sydney continues to rank among the top teaching and research universities in the world and offers a cutting-edge curriculum.
The iconic city of Sydney is best known for its distinctive Opera House, incredible Harbor, and its exciting and dynamic lifestyle. Sydney ranks first as the world's friendliest city of tourists and fourth best city for students. Sydney has many cultural events and festivals throughout the year. Explore how art, technology and commerce intersect at the Vivid City event, walk along the spectacular Bondi coastal walk and revel in three weeks of live music, visual arts, theater, food, and film during the Sydney Festival.
University of Sydney CRICOS Code 00026A
Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:
Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.
Student Visa Information
A student visa is required for participation on this exchange. For more information, please visit our study abroad visa guide to view instructions for the country you will be visiting. Please note that visa information is subject to change and you are responsible for checking the embassy website for updates.
Visit the Academics & Study Abroad page which outlines key considerations for your academic planning as you navigate different phases of study abroad:
The University of Sydney has the largest selection of subjects (courses) offered by any university in Australia. Students can choose from 9 Faculties and Schools:
There may be other course offerings on this program that are not currently listed in the Study Abroad Course Database (SACD). If you are interested in taking a course not listed in the SACD, please submit a transfer credit evaluation request.
The University of Sydney has a robust internship placement program for study abroad students. While exchange students are not guaranteed placement this option will enhance your experience at the University of Sydney and in Australia. Additional fees are associate with internship placement, learn more on the Sydney website.
All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit towards your UMD degree. Most courses at the University of Sydney will be converted as follows:
|University of Sydney Credit||UMD Credit|
|1 Sydney credit||0.66 UMD credit|
|6 Sydney credits||4 UMD credits|
The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on November 12, 2015.
Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.
|University of Sydney Grade||UMD Grade|
Housing placement at the University of Sydney is guaranteed. The University has eight residential colleges on the downtown campus. The University also offers furnished rooms in shared or self-contained apartments and houses, usually located within walking distance of campus.
Learn more about housing on the University of Sydney website.
Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.
Maximize your time abroad by taking advantage of resources at your host institution!
*These resource guides provide general information about services at UMD’s partner institution. For more information, consult your EA advisor.
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