University Study in Australia: University of Sydney

University Study in Australia: University of Sydney — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type This program is a university study program, which allows you to enroll directly in a foreign university and take classes with host-country students
Program Level Lower- and upper-division classes available.
Courseload Full-time enrollment on this program is 16-17 UofM credits.




Grade & Credit Conversion Scale

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.

Units of Study Guidebook

You can find other academic information—as well as program dates, housing options, and special classes—at Sydney's main study abroad page.

Summer Session

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 about short term study abroad at Sydney.

Winter Internship

Students attending the Spring semester at the University of Sydney (late February - late June) have the option of leaving early and completing an 8-week, credit-bearing, full-time internship placement from early January to late February. Specifically, placements for CSE students are abundant and well-developed, although most other fields are available. Students then stay on for the regular Spring term at Sydney, with the option of enrolling in the standard courseload of 4 classes, or a reduced 3-class workload. Interested students should consult the Learning Abroad Center as soon as possible to ensure a well-matched placement. More information is available in Sydney's internship handbook.  


Semester students can participate in a credit-bearing research project, matched with local faculty who are experts in their fields.  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.  

Major Advising Pages

The University of Sydney offers coursework, and has been identified as a strong curricular match, for the following UofM degree programs,

Global Identity

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in marketing your study abroad experience for future goals, making you stand out from your peers upon return.

Benefits of Global Identity

No Additional Cost

Because integrated-study programs like University Study programs provide less on-site support than other study abroad program models, Global Identity is offered at no additional cost (regular $200 tuition is waived for students on this program). Global Identity gives you the opportunity to work individually with a trained cultural mentor, helping you understand and articulate the skills you’re developing during your time abroad. Registration instructions will be emailed out via the Learning Abroad Center, or you can contact Ryan McCarthy for additional information.

I-UROP Scholarship

University of Minnesota students participating in a research project on this program may be eligible for the International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (I-UROP) Scholarship