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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • See instructions below in Dates/Deadlines section

    Program Terms:
    Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Program Director: Schedule an Appointment
  • Restrictions: Notre Dame applicants only
  • Expenses students are responsible for: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

You MUST choose your FIRST PREFERENCE SEMESTER when applying.

DO NOT apply to the same program for different terms. You will be able to indicate your openness to alternate semesters within the application questionnaire.

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Direct Enroll Recommended GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat Language Prerequisite: None
College: College of Arts & Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, Mendoza College of Business Language of Instruction: English
Class Level While Abroad: Junior Language Courses Offered: Yes
Minimum Credit Load: See information provided below Program Director: Kyle Sturges
Special Opportunities: Internships, Research Program Required Approvals: Advising Dean Approval, DUS Approval
Program Required References: None
Program Information:
Sydney Banner

Sydney, located on the eastern coast of Australia, is not only home to the famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge, but is also a thriving business capital and major global cultural and economic hub. It is also one of the most multicultural cities in the world with more than 250 different languages represented and approximately one-third of its residents speaking a language other than English at home.

Program Dates*
Fall Semester (Australia Semester 2): Mid-July through early December
Spring Semester (Australia Semester 1): Mid-February through late June

*Please take program dates into consideration and how they may coincide or conflict with internship and other academic requirements.

Academic Program
  • Students will participate on the Study Abroad program offered through the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia.
  • The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university having opened its doors in 1852 and with a focus on modernity and progress, an ideal it holds today as it continues to provide strong academic programming and student support as a member of Australia’s prestigious "Group of Eight" research-intensive universities.
  • Students who attend the University of Sydney are able to progress in their academic studies and work towards their degrees while in Australia. Students will experience a much broader education as they immerse themselves in Australian culture and a different system of education.
  • Grades are assigned according to the University of Sydney grading system and then converted to US grades. Grades obtained in Sydney will be included in the computation of the grade point average.
  • University of Sydney offers over 2000 courses open to study abroad students in the following faculties:
    • Architecture & Design, Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Music, Education & Social Work, Engineering & IT, Health Science, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, US Studies, and Science, Agriculture, and Veterinary Science
  • Students on this program take a maximum of 24 University of Sydney credit points (typically 4, 6-credit point units).
    • Each 6 credit point unit (course) at University of Sydney will typically apply at Notre Dame as 3-4* US credit hours.
      • *Notre Dame academic departments determine the US credit equivalent for courses taken abroad
  • The Study Abroad program at University of Sydney is a new program offering for Notre Dame students. Previously approved courses are limited and all students should work closely with their academic advisor to ensure courses abroad will count towards degree progress.
See fact sheet above for eligibility considerations

Students interested in applying for this program should be independent and possess exceptional motivation, emotional maturity, and a high aptitude for adapting to new environments. Please note that this is a competitive program with a limited number of spaces.

Special Considerations
  • All students will be required to obtain a Student Visa after they've been formally accepted to the program. The cost of the visa (approximately $425.00USD) is the student's responsibility.
Special Opportunities
  • With the support and approval of the department, students may be able to participate in experiential learning opportunities such as field-based learning, internships, and research.
  • Students have access to more than 70 world-leading interdisciplinary research and teaching centers, including the Sydney Nanoscience Hub, Sydney Environment Institute, Centre for Carbon, Water and Food, the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, China Studies Centre, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, Brain and Mind Research Institute, National Centre for Cultural Competence, and the Australian Centre for Field Robotics.
Housing and Meals
  • Students offered guaranteed housing with Urbanest, a student accommodation complex.
    • Actual complex could change from semester to semester, but past students have stayed at the Cleveland Street location.
  • Students will receive a living allowance meant to offset some meal costs, but student should still budget for additional meal costs and other expenses, as well.
If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months past your program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas well before your program begins. For more information about obtaining and renewing passports visit the United States Postal Service.

Relevant Links
University of Sydney
University of Sydney Study Abroad and Exchange
Urbanest Student Accommodation
Currency Exchange


This program is currently not accepting applications.