As one of Australia's leading research universities, you'll find that whether you are studying in the arts and humanities or natural sciences, your professors are world-renowned academics. Modern laboratories, a brand new economics and business building, and internship opportunities are just a few of the highlights.
|Term||Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Session|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
Australia's varied landscape, cultural diversity, and rich history offer something for everyone. If you are looking for beach or desert, bustling cities or quaint towns, Australia has it. Sydney is a fast-paced cosmopolitan city set around one of the world's most beautiful harbors. Close to countless stunning beaches, including the famous Bondi Beach, Sydney is bursting with exciting attractions and opportunities.
University of Sydney is Australia's oldest and most prestigious university, consistently ranking among the top 100 universities in the world. While it teaches all subjects, the University of Sydney has particular strengths in health and life sciences (including pre-med), humanities, and engineering.
Visit the At a Glance Comparison page to learn some quick facts about the Learning Abroad Center's other University Study in Australia programs.
Housing options include off-campus apartments, on-campus dorms, and Residential Colleges. Housing is guaranteed for students who apply by the deadline, though you may not necessarily get your top choice.
The International Student Centre staff organize excursions during orientation week.
The University of Sydney has staff available to provide orientation, on-site support, and advising to help you adjust to a new educational system and integrate into campus life.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Host University Study|
|Program Level||Lower- and upper-division classes available.|
Full-time enrollment on this program is 16–17 UofM credits.
You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades factor into your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript with an A/F grade. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies page for more information.
Other academic information—as well as program dates, housing options, and special classes—can be found at Sydney's main study abroad page.
The University of Sydney offers two summer tracks: Term A, which runs late May to early July, and Term B, which runs early July to early August. Participate in one or both terms, taking 1 or 2 classes (4 or 8 UofM credits) per term. Credit-bearing internship placements in all fields available both terms. See a class list and other details here.
Semester students can participate in a credit-bearing research project or internship placement, matched with local faculty who are experts in their fields and professional organizations around Sydney. Interested students should contact the Learning Abroad Center as soon as possible to ensure a well-matched placement. Research placements at Sydney are eligible for the UofM I-UROP research scholarship.
The University of Sydney offers coursework, and has been identified as a strong curricular match, for the following UofM degree programs,
This course is offered at no additional cost on programs six weeks or longer. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.
This is a four-credit, six-week internship with one of several organizations in Sydney. Previous placements include engineering, business, and design, although other fields are available. Must be taken in conjunction with another class; cannot be taken as a stand-alone class.
Study Australian identity through an exploration of Australian film, theatre and television; traditional formats as well as new digital content and delivery platforms.
This class has been approved for UofM's Arts and Humanities core.
Focused on the theory and practice of experiential education, lectures and experiences focus on two major field trips throughout the summer term. Field trips include a day-long hiking visit to Royal National Park, and a weekend visit to the Blue Mountains.
Through lectures and attendance at various sporting events in Sydney, this class provides a socially critical perspective on the place, meaning and practice of sports in Australian culture. Includes attendance to rugby matches, Australian Rules football games, netball, lawn bowling, greyhound racing, and beach sports.
Discuss the major issues in the ethics of biology and medicine, from gene modification to Dolly the sheep.
This class has been approved for UofM's Civic Life and Ethics theme.
Examines Australia's beginnings of the violence of a convict society, frontier conflict, and early battles for self-government, through its political and cultural transformation after 1945 into today's post-industrial, post-colonial society.
This class has been approved for UofM's Historical Perspectives core.
An in-depth study of traditional and contemporary forms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural expression.
This class has been approved for Uof M's Writing Intensive requirement and Social Science core.
Examines the relationship between terrorism and globalisation, including exploration of the themes of massacre, ethnic cleansing and terrorism in the context of social uncertainty and crises in nation states.
This class has been approved for UofM's Writing Intensive requirement, Civic Life and Ethics theme, and Social Science core.
Introduces students to American politics, taught from an Australian point of view. Focuses on some of the principal politicans who have shaped American politics, and examines the roles of race, welfare, taxation, and criminal justice to see what can be learned (both good and bad) from American approaches.
This class has been approved for UofM's Diversity & Social Justice in the United States theme, and Social Science core.
|Term||Program Dates||Application Deadline|
|Spring Semester||Early Feb–late June||Nov. 15|
|Calendar Year||Early Feb–late Nov||Nov. 15|
|Summer Terms A & B||Late May - early August||Mar. 20|
|Fall Semester||Early July–late Nov||Apr. 15|
|Academic Year||Early July–late June||Apr. 15|
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
The Total Program Fee reflects the host university’s international tuition rate converted into US dollars, plus the Learning Abroad Center’s APAAC ($1000 summer / $2050 one semester) and required UofM international health insurance.
The Australian government also requires all students to carry the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). The policy costs approximately US$300 per semester. Details and instructions will be sent to students upon admission.
If you do not see a budget estimate for the term you intend to go abroad, the fee has not yet been finalized. We strive to post fees for this program at least 30 days prior to the application deadline. The Learning Abroad Center will delay the posting of some fees until enrollments, inflation and exchange rates are determined. Note the average increase in fees will be 3–10%. Program fees are based on estimates and may change depending on international economic factors.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Program Dates for term options|
|Program Name||University Study in Australia|
|Track Name||University of Sydney|
Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received. Submitted applications are assigned an application checklist, which will include the following items:
Submit to the Learning Abroad Center:
In addition to completing the Learning Abroad Center's Online application checklist, you must also submit an application and supporting materials directly to the University of Sydney. Once your application has been reviewed and endorsed by the Learning Abroad Center, instructions for how to follow up with Sydney will be sent to you.
Affiliate organizations and partner universities will not accept applications from UMTC students without the endorsement of the Learning Abroad Center. Students must participate in affiliate organization and partner university programs through the standard Learning Abroad Center application process.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toRyan McCarthy or call at 612.626.9373.
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