IES-Sydney: University of Sydney

Program Details

Program Location Sydney, Australia
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33025
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 07/16/24 to 11/24/24
Current Program Dates
Spring 2024 02/06/24 to 06/16/24
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


IES-Sydney: University of Sydney

Take advantage of your chance to live and learn in one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world—Sydney! Enjoy Sydney’s comfortable climate, world-renowned beaches, and iconic spots around the city.?We want you to feel at home in Sydney, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the?city. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad?experience possible.?

This study abroad program in Sydney offers you the opportunity to directly enroll in the prestigious University of Sydney with access to a vast array of course offerings across hundreds of disciplines. You can also enroll in an internship, which includes time spent working at your placement in addition to an academic seminar that helps you contextualize what you're learning.

IES students will be directly enrolled at the University of Sydney, where you have the opportunity to study at a university that is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the world. Founded in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia’s oldest university and one of the original?members of the prestigious Sandstones (similar to the United States’ Ivy League). The energetic, diverse campus enrolls more than 50,000 students including 12,500 international students. As a large and well-established research institution, the University offers challenging coursework throughout the curriculum, and is internationally recognized for its research in Australian Studies through the Koori Centre and the AACSB- and EQUIS-accredited faculty of Business and Economics. 

The Spring Semester on this program starts in February and ends in mid-June. The Fall Semester on this program typically starts in mid-July and ends in late November.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.


IES-Sydney: University of Sydney

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture] [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Health and Human Sciences] [College of Science]
Specifically from: HK, PUBH, PSY, & SLHS (HHS) and BIOL, CHM, EAPS, MA, PHYS/ASTR & STAT (SCI)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

The University of Sydney has long been internationally recognized for its academic excellence. You have access to the University’s top-ranked teaching staff and world-class facilities, including a 5.2 million-volume library. With diverse academic offerings, students can find major credit in addition to elective credit in a diverse range of coursework. In addition, world-class internship opportunities are also available.? 

The University issues Units of Credit (UOC) for courses completed. You must carry a minimum of 24 UOC per semester, which is equivalent to 16 IES Abroad credits. Most courses are worth 6 UOC or 4 IES Abroad credits.

You can access descriptions for all courses at the University of Sydney on the university's Courses page. Keep in mind that “courses” may refer to a course of study (ie. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology), and “units of study” may refer to specific classes. 


Even though your adventure starts in Sydney, IES field trips help you explore Sydney and take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. Possible excursion destinations include Kakadu, The Blue Mountains, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Royal National Park, and more.


IES arranges housing for all students. Housing is typically apartment-style, shared with other students.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Program fee includes tuition, orientation, and program excursions and activities as well as on-site support from IES staff.

Some options may carry additional fees, see IES website for more details. 

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $18,310.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $6,477.00
Insurance $490.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students - $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,900.00
Local Transportation $960.00
Visa $470.00
Books and Supplies $450.00
Meals $5,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $2,500.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

IES-Sydney: University of Sydney

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email