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The University of Sydney boasts a beautiful campus with grassy courtyards and dramatic sandstone buildings in the middle of the city’s most artistic neighborhood. Featuring a multitude of courses covering a variety of subjects, the university is also considered one of the top three universities in the country. Students have the added option of completing a professional internship, to further boost their education and resume, and access to guaranteed living arrangements in our high-quality apartments.

Overview

Study at one of the top three universities in the country and ranked in the top 50 universities in the world (QS World University Ranking 2020)

Live in Sydney, the largest and oldest city in Australia, with its magnificent coastline and ideal climate

Explore the Great Barrier Reef and tropical far north Australia during your comprehensive five-day Orientation Program, with a week of adventure and learning

Gain hands on experience in your field with an optional internship throughout the semester

Enjoy living in the local community in our high-quality apartments near Sydney’s best beaches or in student apartments located near the campus

Experience an alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand or New Zealand excursion

Appreciate access to TEAN’s Sydney-based Resident Director and other in-country staff for continued support throughout the semester

Program Details

Orientation

TEAN’s exclusive “Welcome Abroad” Orientation Program takes place in Cairns in the north of Australia famous for its tropical setting and access to the Great Barrier Reef – what better way to start the semester than a week full of adventure, including snorkeling on the largest coral reef system in the world? Your Australia Orientation is designed to set you up for a successful semester by introducing you to the local culture and academics while also getting to know your soon to be friends and having an exciting journey in the process. On the final day of Orientation, students travel to their host city where they are met by their local TEAN Resident Director and introduced to their housing and local area.

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Housing

Students attending the University of Sydney have the option to live in student apartments located just 10 minute walk from campus. Alternatively, students can live in high quality apartments close to Sydney’s famous beaches, and commute to campus via public transport. These quality apartments are integrated in the local community and shared with other TEAN students.

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TEAN Staff

Our team works with you start to finish through the study abroad process. Our programs staff will help guide you through the application process to go abroad, then upon arrival in Australia, you will meet our team who will provide assistance during your time in-country. Throughout your semester you will meet with the Sydney Resident Director for informal discussions and excursions. Our staff is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social, or cultural questions or issues that you may face during your time abroad.

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University

About The University of Sydney

  • Founded in 1850, the University of Sydney is consistently ranked in the top three universities in Australia, and in the top 50 universities in the world.
  • The university has 21 subjects areas ranked in the top 40 universities in the world with liberal arts and humanities, life sciences, social sciences and management ranked in the top 25 globally. The Business School is AACSB accredited. (QS World University subject rankings)
  • The high rankings don’t just extend to the academics and the university campus is often considered one of the most beautiful in the world. The spacious campus boasts beautiful sandstone buildings on grassy courtyards, combined with modern architecture. With its combination of sandstone colonial buildings and modern architecture adjacent to leafy Victoria Park, the University of Sydney offers one of the most vibrant and historic settings available to students.
  • The University of Sydney’s campus is located on the edge of Sydney’s Central Business District. The university is surrounded by many unique inner-city neighborhoods known for their ”offbeat” artistic culture and café scene.
  • The university has produced six Australian prime ministers, two Nobel laureates, 3 astronauts, 110 Rhodes scholars and a collection of internationally renowned authors, academics, artists, cultural leaders, world business leaders and public figures.
  • With an enrollment of more than 70,000 including more than 15,000 international students from more than 145 countries, the University of Sydney provides a bustling and multicultural experience.

Location

The University of Sydney is a traditional campus, located on the edge of Sydney’s Central Business District. Visit the google map link below to see the campus location.

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Courses

Courses

Over 3,000 courses are available in the below disciplines. For detailed instructions on how to find and select courses, and a list of popular courses see our course selection instructionsStudents enroll in 3 – 4 subjects per semester (between 18 and 32 USyd credits), which usually transfers as 12 – 16 U.S. semester credits.

Find Courses 

Academic Departments and Schools at the University of Sydney are divided into 15 academic divisions: Agriculture and Environment; Architecture, Design and Planning; Arts and Social Sciences; Business (The University of Sydney Business School); Dentistry; Education and Social Work; Engineering and Information Technologies; Health Sciences; Law (The University of Sydney Law School); Medicine (The University of Sydney Medical School); Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School); Pharmacy; Science; Sydney College of the Arts; Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Veterinary Science.

Discipline
Subject Area
Business
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Agribusiness
  • Asian Business Studies
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Logistics Management
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Sports Management
Communications & Media
  • Animation
  • Cinematography
  • Communication Studies
  • Creative Writing / Professional Writing
  • Film (Practical)
  • Film / TV Studies (Theory)
  • Journalism (General)
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Media/Multimedia
  • New Media
  • Public Relations
Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Music Education
  • Special Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Engineering, Aerospace
  • Engineering, Biomedical
  • Engineering, Chemical
  • Engineering, Civil
  • Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • Engineering, Electrical
  • Engineering, Environmental
  • Engineering, Industrial
  • Engineering, Mechanical
  • Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics
Environment
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Natural Resources Management
Health
  • Audiology
  • Chiropractic
  • Dietetics
  • Food Science
  • Health Administration
  • Health Science (General)
  • Kinesiology / Exercise Science / Athletic Training / Human Movement
  • Medical Technology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy / Physiotherapy
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Speech Pathology
  • Sport and Leisure Studies
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Criminology/Criminal Justice
  • Development Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Museum Studies
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies / Theology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Urban Planning
International Studies
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Arabic Language / Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese Language / Studies
  • French Language / Studies
  • German Language / Studies
  • Hebrew Language / Studies
  • International Relations
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Language / Studies
  • Japanese Language / Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Middle East Studies
  • Modern Greek Language / Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language / Studies
Science
  • Agriculture
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Science
  • Astronomy
  • Aviation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Entomology
  • Epidemiology
  • Forensic Science
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Horticulture
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Statistics
  • Vet Science
  • Zoology
Visual, Performing Arts & Design
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Music
  • Music Management
  • Music Theory
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Theatre Studies
  • Video Game Design
  • Vocal Performance
  • Web Design

Internship

Optional Internship

TEAN students are able to complement their academic coursework with a relevant internship in their field of study. Worth 6 credits (equivalent to to 3-4 U.S. credits) from the University of Sydney, students intern for a minimum of 120 hours with one of the university’s many partners in an industry or research placement. Alongside the internship, you’ll complete four professional development workshops, online discussions via Blackboard, reflective journals and a final internship report.

Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY

  • 2.8 GPA to apply. 

Events & Excursions

Activities / Immersion

Our local staff arrange various activities during the semester designed to help immerse you in the local culture. These activities are included in your semester program. In addition, if you have a specific interest or hobby, your Sydney-based TEAN Resident Director will be able to point you in the right direction. Below are examples of previous activities arranged for students. Note that activities change each semester.

In addition to the TEAN-organized events, to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities, our local staff send out frequent emails letting you know what is happening in Sydney. Ranging from community events to music festivals, we tap you into the local culture right from the start.

Rugby League Match

In Australia, each state has a sport that dominates. In New South Wales, rugby league is the dominant sport. We join the local crowds to see a game, and your local TEAN staff provide an explanation of the rules.

Sydney Opera House Tour

Go beyond the typical tourist experience of simply taking a photo of the Sydney Opera House by going inside the famous structure for a behind-the-scenes tour. Our guide will show us the iconic opera house’s secrets as we discover places usually closed to the public and explore the impressive theater that hosts more than 1,600 performances a year.

Learn to Surf

Australians love the beach. Being an island nation with beautiful beaches, and 85% of the population living within an hour of a beach, it’s not surprising. And surfing is the favorite pastime of Aussie beachgoers. We introduce you to this sport early on in the semester with a surfing lesson.


Optional Excursions

During the semester, you’ll be busy with class and exploring your local area on the weekends. With this in mind, TEAN encourages students to get to know Australia better or travel to even more exotic destinations with excursions organized during school breaks. Participating in these excursions will depend on your program dates and semester abroad.  

South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand’s South Island offers some of the most magnificent natural environments this planet has to offer and is home to some of the world’s most extreme adventure sports! From the Southern Hemisphere’s highest (and original) bungee jump, to jet boating through ravines, whitewater rafting raging rapids and hiking glaciers, you won’t be bored or disappointed! This excursion is usually offered as a mid-semester break excursion.

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Thailand

Take advantage of Australia’s ideal location in the South Pacific and explore incredible Asian destinations. With TEAN’s exclusive nine-day excursion to Thailand, you’ll find yourself bathing elephants in a river, learning to cook Thai food, visiting exotic temples and spending the evening with hilltribe villagers. With the culture of the north and the beaches of the south, this excursion, usually offered during mid-semester break, is not to be missed.

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Melbourne, Australia

Don’t miss your chance to explore the hidden gems of Melbourne. On our weekend trip to this uber cool city you’ll explore hidden alleys and be introduced to the sporting culture of Aussie Rules Football. Led by our local Resident Director, this is one place you absolutely must visit.

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Program Dates

APPLICATION DEADLINES

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application anytime from June for Spring applications, and from January for Fall applications. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.

Spring Deadline Nov 18
Fall Deadline April 23

Spring 2021

Arrival in Australia Feb 8
TEAN Orientation Feb 8 Feb 12
University Orientation Feb 15 Feb 19
Classes Begin Feb 22
Semester Break April 2 April 10
Classes End May 28
Study Period May 31 June 4
Exam Period June 7 June 19
Program Ends June 20

Fall 2020

Date of Departure July 13
TEAN Orientation July 15 July 19
Housing Move-In July 19
University Orientation July 27
Classes Begin Aug 3
Semester Break Sept 28 Oct 2
Classes End Nov 8
Study Period Nov 9 Nov 13
Exam Period Nov 16 Nov 28
Program Ends Nov 29

Fees & Inclusions

Fall 2020

  • Tuition and program fees: $14,780*
  • Housing (off campus): $7,490 – $9,850

*Tuition for 4 courses. Students have the option of taking 3 courses for a discount of up to $2,150 – pending approval from their home university.


Spring 2021

  • Estimated tuition and program fees: $14,780*
  • Estimated housing (off campus): $7,490 – $9,850

*Tuition for 4 courses. Students have the option of taking 3 courses for a discount of up to $2,150 – pending approval from their home university.


What’s Included

  • Full tuition (4 courses)
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged, off-campus housing (on-campus housing also an option in some cases)
  • Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
  • Services of local Resident Directors
  • Five-day Orientation Program with some meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
  • Cultural events scheduled throughout the semester
  • Wireless internet access in all housing
  • Access to pre-arranged and affordable cell phone packages
  • Access to unique and exciting optional excursions which may include New Zealand, Thailand and other places
  • Access to competitive airfares and pre-arranged group flights
  • Extensive pre-departure counseling and information packets
  • University and course selection advice
  • Official academic transcripts from host institution
  • Credit approval and transfer assistance
  • Help with student visa preparation
  • Financial aid transfer planning
  • Airport pickup and reception in Sydney
  • Arrival Welcome packet containing important local contact details and information
  • Sydney Farewell Dinner at conclusion of program
  • Host university orientation

What’s Not Included

  • International airfare ($1,800)
  • Domestic airfare in US ($500)
  • Student visa ($450)
  • Books ($365)
  • Meals during the semester ($2,500)
  • Airport transfer at the end of the semester ($50)
  • Travel insurance ($350)
  • Travel and personal expenses ($1,500 – 2,500+)

*Numbers are estimated based on previous student experience and budget. Actual amounts will vary depending on student.

Scholarships

TEAN Scholarships

Receive money to study abroad starting at $1,000 by applying to TEAN scholarships. Each year we award thousands of dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships, diversity scholarships, a full ride scholarship and more. Visit our scholarships page for details!

Live on-campus, in the city or by the beach

TEAN provides a wide range of housing styles to suit different budget, location and lifestyle preferences for students to make the most of studying abroad in Sydney. Learn more about the housing options available for your program and how to choose the living situation that is the best match for you.

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TEAN Sydney Housing
"My favorite part about the city housing was its location. Living just blocks from central station was incredible as it gave me access to all of Sydney. It was also close to many cafes where I was able to meet up with local uni students."
April Harrington, Villanova University

We Love Sydney

Laura Carroll

Resident Director - NSW

Sydney Tip
Cockatoo Island

Take the ferry to Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour. It has an interesting history, and you can get some great views of the city. They sometimes host special events here, such as art exhibitions, but you can just go anytime if you want to wander around and explore.

Q&A

What do you do for TEAN and what is the best part of your job?
I am the New South Wales Resident Director working with students who study in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong. The best part of my job is watching students grow throughout their study abroad experience!

What should be on every student’s bucket list for a semester in Australia?
There are so many things to pick from!! My absolute favorite thing I have done in Australia was go to Rottnest Island in Western Australia. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. There are no cars on the island, so you rent bikes and ride around beach hopping. There are amazing snorkeling spots, great beaches to lay out and the quokkas are the absolute cutest!

What are some must-do activities for every Sydney study abroad student?
Everyone should do the Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk. If you do that and love it, then check out the Spit to Manly Coastal Walk. It’s a bit longer but so beautiful! You can also take the ferry to Manly Beach then, once you get to Manly Beach, walk up to Shelly Beach and go snorkeling. I also recommend heading to Newtown for some of the best vegan food around as well as great shopping and nightlife, wandering through Sydney’s amazing markets, like theGlebe and Marrickville markets, and seeing if there are any shows or concerts you’re interested in while you’re in Sydney – there are some really cool old theaters here!

Besides Sydney, what are some of your favorite places in Asia Pacific?
I loved Thailand for its culture – the people were so lovely, the food was amazing and seeing elephants is hard to beat! Of course, the beaches are gorgeous and I loved all the fun shopping too. I would highly recommend visiting Thailand while students are living in Australia. It’s very affordable and it’s so close!

What is the best meal (or food) you’ve had while traveling abroad?
When I was in Bali, I tried this jackfruit curry dish in Ubud. It was unbelievably delicious and the texture was amazing. This introduced me to cooking with jackfruit, which is now a weekly staple at my house. All the food in Bali was so fresh. I loved how you could buy tempe and tofu wrapped in banana leaves on the side of the road!

Leslie Johnson

Program Manager

Sydney Tip
Hidden Beaches

While Sydney has many famous beaches, take the time to explore the more hidden, much less crowded harborside beaches like Milk Beach, Redleaf, Camp Cove, all accessible by public transport. There are some really beautiful spots for you to discover.

Q&A

What makes TEAN unique in your opinion?
All of the staff are so passionate about their work and everyone has either traveled, lived, worked or studied in our locations, so everyone brings so much personal experience and knowledge to the table.

What is the best part of your job?
I’ve always enjoyed working with students! A lot of the students I work with are much more confident and resourceful than I was in college. Studying abroad made a huge impact on my life and I love having the opportunity to help students make their dreams realities. It’s also wonderful to hear from students when they return!

What should be on the bucket list for those traveling to New Zealand?
I love adventure activities, so I was super excited to try skydiving, bungee jumping and zorbing (you roll down a hill in a big hamster ball!). I understand that it might not be for everyone, but hiking around the area alone is still an amazing experience. Everywhere you go is beautiful!

What is your advice to those nervous to travel abroad?
I had never been out of the country before I studied abroad, so I was definitely very nervous before going. I was also much more reserved and shy than I am now. I made it a goal to talk to a new person or try a new thing everyday and that slowly helped push me out of my comfort zone and helped me become a more confident person.

If you could participate in any one of TEAN’s programs tomorrow, where would you go?
I’ve still never been to Thailand and I think our Tourism, Ethnic Identity and Heritage in Thailand program sounds like a really interesting topic, so that’s where I’d go!

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