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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Derek Shepard Program type: Exchange, Non-exchange
Program features: Internship Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Eligibility: Junior, Rising Sophomore, Senior, Sophomore Open to Non-UNC students: No
Graduate courses available: No Language prerequisite: No
Language of instruction: English Summer Program Duration: 7-12 Weeks
Program Description:
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University of Sydney (Short Term Study Abroad)

Study at the University of Sydney over the summer (winter in Australia) and participate in a short-term program designed to give international students an opportunity to experience the university’s academic, social, and cultural life. The program includes a variety of course offerings (credits transfer to your UNC degree!), internship opportunities, guaranteed housing near campus, a mentor program that pairs you with an Australian student, and social and cultural events.


Ranked 45th in the world in the 2015/16 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 also 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.

Courses & Credits

The University of Sydney short-term program is broken down into two sessions - Session A or Session B. Students must choose one session and take two courses.

The University of Sydney offers the largest selection of courses in Australia to Study Abroad students and these are customized for the short-term programs, providing hands-on experiential learning in an Australian cultural context. Units of study are taught with the same academic rigor and study workload as a normal semester. Additionally, domestic and international students from across the University will be studying these units of study alongside Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Courses offered in Session A may include the following. Visit the University of Sydney Short Term Program website for an up-to-date course list and course descriptions.
  • Internship 
  • Designing Social Media 
  • Visual Communication 
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Australian Theatre, Film and Learning
  • Learning in Outdoor Education 
  • Sport and Learning in Australian Culture 
  • Literature and Cinema 
  • Bioethics
  • Cross-Cultural Management 
  • Introduction to Indigenous Cultures 
  • Brain and Behavior
  • US in the World
  • International Human Resource Management 
*UNC students must select two units of study over the 6 week period.

Courses offered in Session B may include the following. Visit the University of Sydney Short Term Program website for an up-to-date course list and course descriptions.
  • Cultural Difference: An introduction
  • Web Design and Technologies
  • Economics as a Social Science
  • Diet and Nutrition for Health and Sport
  • Learning in Outdoor Education
  • Oceans, Coasts, and Climate Change 
  • Australia: Conflicts and Transformation
  • Introduction to Indigenous Cultures
  • Introduction to Programming 
  • Introduction to Sociology 2
  • The Sociology of Deviance and Difference
  • Sociology of Terror
  • Organizational Communication
*UNC students must select two units of study over the 5 week period.

**Flexibility with course selection is advisable. Courses are subject to cancellation by University of Sydney due to low enrollment.

Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
Study Abroad Credit Transfer: Grade and Credit Conversion Chart
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University of Sydney guarantees housing at Urbanest for students on the short-term programs. Urbanest is a student accommodation complex situated fifteen minutes walk to campus and located on the doorstep of downtown Sydney.
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. Follow the instructions on your UNC application to submit the supplemental application required by the partner institution.
  3. In order to participate in the program, both the Study Abroad Office and partner institution must accept your application. Note that decision notification timelines may differ.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/10/2020
02/25/2020 TBA TBA

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1