University of Sydney

Program Details

Program Location Sydney, Australia
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20124
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 07/19/24 to 11/24/24
Past Dates
Spring 2024 02/09/24 to 06/16/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


University of Sydney

The Quad

The University of Sydney, founded in 1850, is Australia's first university. Over the past 150 years, the University has built an international reputation for its outstanding teaching and as a centre of research excellence. As one of Australia's leading universities, the University of Sydney is a key member of “the Group of Eight,” Australia's major research intensive universities, and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).

Joining a club is one of the best ways to get involved at university. During Orientation Week, the front lawn of the Camperdown Campus is covered with the stalls of more than 250 student clubs and societies. Over 40 international student groups also provide social networks and support for students.

“Sydney is Australia's oldest city, the economic powerhouse of the nation and the country's capital in everything but name. It's blessed with sun-drenched natural attractions, dizzy skyscrapers, delicious and daring restaurants, superb shopping and friendly folk. Although it's come a long way from its convict beginnings, it still has a rough and ready energy, and offers an invigorating blend of the old and the new, the raw and the refined. While high culture attracts some to the Opera House, gaudy nightlife attracts others to Kings Cross.” –Lonely Planet

For more program information, please visit the program website.


University of Sydney

Sydney Harbor

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.

Due to the popularity of this exchange program and limited availability of exchange spots, non-resident students should apply instead to the IES-University of Sydney program, which is academically the same but financially the better option.

Due to the popularity of this exchange program and limited availability of exchange spots, in-state students may only participate on this exchange for one semester.

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

On this program, students typically take 3-4 classes (units of study). When reviewing course offerings, make sure to check prerequisites and other requirements for the class, and that the class is offered in the term you will be going abroad (spring semester = semester one; fall semester = semester 2).

You can search for classes offered at USYD using the course finder.


University of Sydney offers a few different housing options for study abroad and exchange students. On and off campus options are available.

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.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance $260.00
Round-trip Airfare $2,200.00
Housing $6,500.00
Visa $1,150.00
Books and Supplies $300.00
Meals $2,500.00
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

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