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University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Budget Sheets Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 04/15/2018
04/15/2018 07/22/2018 11/30/2018
Academic Year 2019 04/15/2018
04/15/2018 07/22/2018 07/01/2019
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
Program Advisor: Leslie Johnson
Type of Credit:
Open to non-UF students:
No Program Type: UF Exchange
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Program Description:

University of Sydney

For Liberal Arts and Science Students
Semester/Academic Year

University of Melbourne    

About the University

The University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Science offers students the opportunity to study in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia’s oldest university. Not only is the University of Sydney one of country’s most prestigious universities, but it is also one of the world’s most comprehensive research and teaching institutions and offers a broad range of academic subjects for students to study. The historic campus is located near the Central Business District and is easily accessible to downtown Sydney.

You can also read the University of Sydney Exchange Guide for more information.

About the Location

A world class city and capital of the state of New South Wales, Sydney has a population of more than 5 million people. It is home to the iconic Bondi Beach, the Harbourfront and the Sydney Opera House. The city boasts innovative restaurants, a vibrant arts and culture scene, a bustling nightlife, and routinely hosts world class performances and events. To read more about the city, click here.


Academic Credit

As this is a UF exchange program, credits taken can satisfy major, minor, and elective course requirements with prior approval. UF GPA credit will be granted for all courses taken at University of Sydney.


A large number of University of Sydney courses have been pre-approved to transfer course credit (see sample of course equivalents). Additional course equivalents are possible by contacting Dr. Brian Harfe in the CLAS Deans Office. You can also click here to view the entire course catalog. You will need to make sure that the course you are interested in is offered for exchange students.


  • Open to all CLAS majors (Science majors, including pre-medical/dental/vet students, are encouraged to apply)
  • Required GPA: 3.0
  • Students must have completed 12 hours of coursework at the University of Florida.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Official Transcript
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Interview with Dr. Brian Harfe, CLAS Associate Dean


The University of Sydney offers exchange students a range of housing options, including on and off-campus accommodation. The university has a full-time staff member dedicated to assisting incoming students with their housing questions. To read more about housing, click here


Tuition at the host school is waived for exchange students. Students participating in an exchange pay tuition directly to the University of Florida at their usual tuition rate. All financial aid, scholarships, and fellowships are applicable. Students incur no additional tuition cost while they are on an exchange.

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the semester can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with Allison Costa, the study abroad financial aid advisor, to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.


The Brian and Kate Harfe International Exchange Scholarship is available for this program. Please note that preference will be given to students spending an entire year abroad.

You can also visit the UFIC Scholarship Page for available scholarships. 

Application Fee

A $300 non-refundable service charge is assessed for students participating in single semester terms and a $500 non-refundable service charge is assessed for all participating in Academic Year programs. (The $300/$500 fee is refundable if student is not accepted to the program). This charge is due within 21 days of the application.

For more information about the program, visit the CLAS Academic Advising Center-Exchanges page.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Leslie Johnson

Program Coordinator
Dr. Brian Harfe