Semester at University of Sydney

Australia is well known for its incredible climate, world class beaches, friendly citizens, and laidback lifestyle.The gateway to Australia, Sydney is renowned as a dynamic and cosmopolitan city that combines culture, history, and beautiful scenery!

Life in Sydney

Sydney is Australia’s largest and oldest city with a multicultural population of nearly 4.5 million. As a student, you’ll enjoy a bustling city life with easy access to beaches, mountains, and national parks via a well-established public transit system.

World-class academics

The University of Sydney is continuously rated in the top 0.3% of universities in the world and in the Top 50 of many worldwide rankings! The university boasts top-notch academics, dedicated faculty and staff, and research facilities that are recognized globally.

La Vida Local

On the Semester at University of Sydney program, you’ll begin your semester with a CISabroad orientation, which will introduce you to life in Sydney. You’ll quickly become fully immersed in Australian culture!

CISabroad Adventure Orientation

 Start off your semester with a 4 day/3 night orientation exploring the Great Barrier Reef! This orientation will provide you with a unique look into Australian culture and its iconic wildlife. You will have the opportunity to explore the rain forest, indigenous communities, and the largest tropical coral reef system in the world! You'll also be able to cross holding koalas, snorkeling, and feeding kangaroos off your bucket list!

 

Check out some unique highlights of Semester at University of Sydney: 
  • Study at the University of Sydney, ranked in the top 0.3% of universities worldwide
  • Enjoy world-class facilities, inspirational academics, and dedicated faculty and professors
  • Over 2,500 course options available to study abroad students
  • Live and learn in the heart of downtown Sydney
  • Hands-on experiential learning opportunities
  • Get to know local Australians through the MATES Social Mentoring Program! You’ll be paired with a local student to help with your transition 
  • Enhance your experience by participating in the Global Citizenship Award Program, open to study abroad students
  • Large, diverse student body with 15,000 international students
  • Get involved with the locals by choosing from over 200 campus clubs and societies
  • AACSB Accredited Business School

Four day CISabroad Orientation including a city walking tour, ocean kayaking, surf lesson, and Indigenous cultural activities. 

For the Semester at University of Sydney program with CISabroad, there are two 13-week semesters will be offered, one beginning in March and the second beginning July.  

GPA Required: 2.8.  Do not worry if you find your GPA is lower than the required number!  You can contact us via the “Contact an Advisor” button on this page or call us to explain your situation.  We’ll do everything we can to find the correct program for you!

How to choose your courses: This is the fun part!  Part of the application process requires you to fill out a CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet that can be found in the CISabroad Application Page.  The instructions for choosing your courses can be found below. 

Course load: 4 classes (12-16 U.S. credits)

Course approval: It is best if you are able to get 7-8 classes approved before heading overseas.  This will give you some flexibility when setting up your class schedule.  Make sure to consider the courses that are required for your major, but also think about classes that fulfill any elective requirements that you may have.

Course descriptions and catalog: To view the entire course catalog and descriptions, click here.

Sydney is considered to be the gateway to Australia and has been hailed as both a cosmopolitan and dynamic city that combines history and culture with beautiful scenery.  Sydney is Australia’s largest city with a population of 4 million and its location along the southeast coast of the Tasman Sea makes Sydney Harbor one of the most stunning in the world, complete with easy-to-reach sandy beaches nearby!  The city is famous for its Sydney Opera House, which has been listed as a World Heritage site, and the restaurants and cafes give the city another boost by providing visitors with outstanding fresh, local produce and world-class wines.  All of this, combined with a sunny and moderate climate and a relaxed lifestyle, makes Sydney a great place to visit.

There are 5 major national parks, including the world’s second oldest Royal National Park, located around Sydney, which is equal to 8,000 square kilometers of open space.  Sydney is known for being an international center for arts, commerce, culture, education, entertainment, fashion, music, and tourism.  It has been home to many world events, such as the 2003 Rugby World Cup and the 2000 Summer Olympics.  With its wide range of culinary, cultural, historical, and sports opportunities, Sydney is an ideal destination for international students!

While studying at the University of Sydney, a university that draws international students from over 145 countries, you will have endless opportunities not only to connect with Aussies, but with other students from around the world.  The University of Sydney is continuously rated in the top 0.3% of universities in the world and in the Top 50 of many worldwide rankings! The university boasts top-notch academics, dedicated faculty and staff, and research facilities that are recognized globally.  The University of Sydney is an AACSB Accredited Business School as well.

There are over 2,500 course options available to study abroad students, and a large, diverse student body with 15,000 international students.  Enjoy world-class facilities, inspirational academics, and dedicated faculty and professors.  The University of Sydney is the oldest member of the prestigious “Group of Eight,” or Ivy Leagues in Australia. Study business, communications, political science, and more from one of the most well-known universities in the world.  Also, get to know local Australians through the MATES Social Mentoring Program!  Additionally, get involved with the locals by choosing from over 200 campus clubs and societies.

Off campus apartments with single room and shared kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Centrally located, students will enjoy fully furnished rooms, access to an equipped gym, laundry room, and outdoor shared BBQ space.

Term: Spring 2017
Arrival February 23
CISabroad Orientation February 23-26
Classes Start March 6
Classes End July 1
Departure July 2
Application Deadline November 1
Term: Fall 2017
Arrival July 20
Departure November 26
Application Deadline May 1
Prices
Term: Spring 2017 Price: $19,690 - $20,990
Term: Fall 2017 Price: TBD


Dates posted here are for reference only and are subject to change. Please do not book flights until you have received the confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork.

To view expected additional expenses for this program, click here.

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • CISabroad 4 day/3 night Adventure Orientation on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Student union and club fees
  • Local Australian mentor
  • University of Sydney official transcript
  • CISabroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Full-time tuition & fees
  • Housing (shared bedroom in apartment, single supplement fee)
  • Pre-departure and on-site orientation
  • Airport pickupMedical & Accident Insurance
  • NYTimes Digital Subscription