University of Sydney

Yours for the taking...

Considered to be Australia's first university, the University of Sydney (USYD) is one of the best Universities in the world.

Hosting c. 60,000 students (c.1/3 being international) the main USYD campus is considered one of the world's most beautiful universities - a mixture of historic Neo-Gothic sandstone building with the contemporary, helping to create a stunning learning environment. However USYD fosters a diverse and inclusive campus environment aiming to support all whilst providing exceptional facilities and teaching with innovative edge and a drive to challenge traditional ways of thinking.

Academically USYD offers one of the widest range of academic programs of any university in Australia, however the student experience is world renown - ranked the best in Australia, USYD have c. 200 student clubs and societies, 43 sports clubs, 2 fitness centres and multiple eateries offering a broad range of activities and services for its students.

Located c.4Km from the Sydney city centre, studying at USYD provides the opportunity to live and study in a vibrant and multicultural city, consistently ranked as one of the best cities in the world to be a student.

USYD information:

Who can participate?

All Reading disciplines that allow Study Abroad that are taught at USYD
Entry requirements:

Minimum 60% average

Semester dates:
  • Semester 1: February - June
  • Semester 2: July - November

Reading application deadlines:

01 January 2019 (further details to follow)

Cost of Living:  See USYD Cost of Living webpage.
Additional Costs:

You are likely to require a Visa to study at USYD (USYD visa information ).

You will need to take out compulsory medical insurance through USYD Overseas Student Health Cover.

NB - Eligible students might be able to recoup costs through Student Finance

Further Information:

Additional information:

  1. Students must be nominated by the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office before the USYD will accept any application.
  2. Students who request to study abroad for a year when there is a term / semester option available will receive a lower priority than students who choose the term / semester option.
  3. If there are more students who want to study at USYD than places available then all of the following will be considered in making decisions regarding the allocation of places:
    • Capacity constraints at partner institution
    • Academic performance
    • Personal Statement
    • Spread of subjects
    • Subject Study Abroad coordinator comments
    • Duration of Study Abroad placement
    • Previous engagement / contact with ESAO


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