University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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  • Location(s): Sydney, Australia
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Gap Year, Research

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Every year hundreds of students from around the world are welcomed to the University of Sydney through our Sydney Abroad program. Some come for our academic reputation and our wide range of courses, while others wish to experience our vibrant stud... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
Based on 11 Reviews
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Have no expectations - University of Sydney View Entire Review
I learned more about the world around me as well as a newfound sense of independence. It was completely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I gained a tremendous love for a place which I now consider to be a second home of sorts. The most impactful moments for me were those spent outside of the classroom where I got to explore some of the most amazing urban and natural spaces on the planet. Sydney is just such a stunningly beautiful place it's hard to not fall in lo... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Being adaptable, how to make the most of opportunities.Traveled as much as I could. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was totally worthwhile. I learned that I am so much tougher than I thought. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a huge sense of self-confidence -- I navigated living in another city for six months totally alone! Some coordinating was stressful, but I feel like I can take on anything after studying abroad in Sydney. It was so worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
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My abroad experience was worthwhile. I had the opportunity to travel, take interesting classes, and meet kind people - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I feel like I grew a lot as a person from experiencing the culture and living in a different place. I found the academics and administrative support lacking, and wish I had been more informed going in regarding money and accommodation. That having been said, I am extremely thankful for my personal experience, though I would not ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Studying abroad in a foreign country, especially in a city, required me to be so much more independent. Traveling through so many different parts of Australia, as well as New Zealand's south island, was a great experience too. Definitely go to New Zealand and Cairns (near the reef and rain forest) if you can, they were probably ... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned mostly about independence and being less judge mental about cultures and customs... And that the smallest of habits can make someone who they are or a culture the way it is. It was definitely worthwhile. I want to encourage everybody to go abroad. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned about a different environment and what it is like to go to school at a large university. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I was able to learn how to live on my own and deal with paying rent, signing leases, and planning trips. While these are extremely valuable skills I wish had had more time to enjoy the experience and not worry so much about money while I was there. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was mostly worthwhile for the incredible experiences I had, and the people I met. Sydney is an amazing place, it would be hard to be bored there. The classes at USYD were, of course, comparatively dull, but not bad nonetheless (some great professors). - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, definitely. I learned a lot of stuff about the local culture, especially the indigenous community and how they survived the colonization up to this point. It made me reflect on my own culture even more. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about how to be a functional adult- with budgeting, cooking my own meals, traveling, planning trips, and all that, which was a valuable experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained work experiences by taking the internship course. It was pretty worth it because I actually learned about the marketing field and Australian work place. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
The main thing was amazing friends from all over the world. I met AMAZING people who I will stay in touch with forever. That's a great feeling.It was so so so worth it. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I got a sense of confidence and a good sense of self while I was abroad. I realized that I'm tougher than I give myself credit for, and that I know more than what I gave myself credit for. I was able to reevaluate myself and what I was studying in a different setting and more than the just the courses themselves, I was able to r... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile - I feel like I'm a much more competent and confidant person for having studied abroad. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Wellesley is a bubble and it's good to see out of it. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
The world is big. It was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Not much, classes were easy and I had a lot of down time to do other activities. Australia wasn't exactly a big cultural change for me. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
My experience abroad allowed me to gain amazing cultural experiences and the chance to see and do things I would have never had the chance to do. I was able to meet so many amazing people from a ton of different countries and learn to engage myself more in the culture. This experience made me more independent and brought me out ... - University of Rochester View Entire Review
Gained a new international outlook and gained many new friends. Definitely worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was interesting considering issues outside the lens of the American media. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review

About

Every year hundreds of students from around the world are welcomed to the University of Sydney through our Sydney Abroad program. Some come for our academic reputation and our wide range of courses, while others wish to experience our vibrant student life bolstered by our guaranteed housing and unique Internship Program. Whatever the reason, join us and find out why we're Australia's favourite option.

There are many points of differentiation that make the University of Sydney the best option for students in Australia and specifically Sydney. These include:



  • Spoilt for Choice - we have the largest selection of subjects offered by any university in Australia: over 3000 units of study available across 16 Faculties



  • Guaranteed Accommodation - modern, clean and well-equipped accommodation at Urbanest with a mixed international/domestic student population and all within a 5 minute walk to campus



  • Internship Placement - credit-bearing industry or research placement run internally by the Sydney Abroad team to facilitate best-fit matching between student and host



  • MATES Abroad & Social Calendar - opt-in mentor program for students to meet Australian students, ease their transition into Sydney life, foster an international culture, and share exciting adventures in Australia together 



  • Campus Culture - ranked firsts for the best student experience in Australia: there are more than 200 student clubs and societies, 43 which are sports clubs, 12 cafes and 8 bars on campus, 4 live performance spaces and 2 fitness centres

We sit in the top 0.3 percent of universities worldwide, ensuring that Australian innovation and research is recognised on the international stage. Ranked 45th in the world in the QS World University Rankings and consistently within the top three in Australia, the University of Sydney is one of the country's leading research-intensive universities and oldest member of the prestigious Group of Eight. Sydney ranks second on a list of the 50 best cities in the world in which to live, work and study*, above New York and Paris.

Programs
In addition to the standard two Australian semesters, we have 3 other programs available:


  • Short Term - 3 or 6 week options, 27 May - 8 July



  • Spring Friendly - full semester mimicking the Spring semester and getting students home for Summer



  • Gap & First Year - an option for students without previous tertiary study or in their first year of study

Fast Facts - Sydney University in numbers:

  • Enrolled students: 52,000+

  • Alumni worldwide: 270,000

  • Countries represented by our student body: 134

  • Items in the University's Library: more than 5.2 million

  • Student exchange agreements: 286 (in more than 30 countries)

  • Academic staff: 3400+



Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Gap Year
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Maymester
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Practical Nursing
  • Environmental Studies
  • Medicine
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Health Sciences General
  • Education
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Business
  • Natural Sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Architecture
  • Environmental Science
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Legal Professions and Studies
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • Music
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
Year Founded:
1850
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