University of Sydney is known as a highly reputable university, and you have the opportunity to become fully integrated into the academic and multicultural social life of such an excellent host institution.
The Faculty of Education and Social Work
has designed some of the most popular and interesting courses that offer access to guided real-life experiences related to the Australian outdoors, Australian sports and Australian arts.
The School of Psychology is one of the largest and most prestigious in the country. The school offers excellence in research and teaching, and sub-disciplines include Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, and Social Psychology.
Use the following resources to learn about EAP courses:
- See the academic offerings at all Australian universities to determine if University of Sydney is the right partner institution for you.
- Host institution online catalogs or course listings (Sydney Abroad - What Can I Study? includes instructions on how to navigate the course finder)
- Note: Because Australia is located in
the southern hemisphere, the Australian academic year begins in February
with Semester 1, followed in late July by Semester 2. When searching
for courses at your host institution, keep in mind that you enroll in
Semester 1 courses if you are a UCEAP Spring participant, and Semester 2 courses if you are a UCEAP Fall participant. Sequential
course series are set up accordingly.
- MyEAP Course Catalog to search for courses previously taken by UC students.
Additional courses may be available at host institutions or program locations and not all courses may still be offered. Since courses in new programs have not yet been taken for credit, they may not appear in the MyEAP Course Catalog.
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 24 quarter/16 semester UC units per semester are required; usually four or five courses.
Internships, Research, and Independent Study
Independent study and internships for academic credit may be possible in this program.
- No time for independent study during your time in Australia? You also have the opportunity to become a Student Ambassador with Australian Education International once you return from EAP!
The University of Sydney
Founded in 1850, The University of Sydney is Australia’s oldest university, enrolling about 46,000 students. The central campus is located on the edge of Sydney’s business district in Camperdown. Its magnificent neo-Gothic quadrangle is considered a national treasure, and the Fisher Library is the largest university library in the country, with close to five million volumes. The university also houses a number of museums, including the Macleay Natural History Museum, the Nicholson Archaeological Museum, and the Power Gallery of Contemporary Art, which contribute significantly to its research and teaching. While the university offers courses in virtually any subject, you can find especially strong offerings in Japanese, Indonesian, and Malaysian studies. (CRICOS 00026A) Visit The University of Sydney website
for more details.
For an exciting glimpse into the possibilites of student life at Sydney, take a few moments to view:
Test Drive Your Future
Internships abroad are a great way to enhance your resume for today’s competitive job market. Stand out from your peers, gain hands-on experience, and develop your global professional network.
If your area of interest is not listed, you are encouraged to contact the Internship Program Coordinator to discuss alternative options.
Setting Up Your Internship
- The Study Abroad Internship Program is primarily a ‘Study Abroad’ led program. However, if projects are available, the program is opened up to a small number of exchange students.
- You are encouraged to apply to the program by emailing a current resume and a cover letter outlining your area of interest and why you wish to apply.
- Cover letters need to be addressed to Kate Boyle, Internship Program Coordinator. Please see the program page for more detail.
- The International Office will make every effort to offer internships to all eligible students; however, placement cannot be guaranteed prior to the interview. In case your application to the study abroad internship program is unsuccessful, prospective students are advised to also enroll for an additional class. Placement will be finalized by the third week of classes.
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You will be responsible for selecting, securing, and paying for your semester housing, even if you are on financial aid. Semester housing for the Australia program is not prearranged.
Most UC students have lived off campus while studying at the University of Sydney, as university housing can be difficult to secure. The International Student Support Unit (ISSU) at the Univeristy of Sydney provides an accommodation advising service through the ISSU Housing Officer to assist new students in finding off campus housing.
Some students have lived in the residential colleges or in university-affiliated housing. These students have reported favorably about International House and Sydney University village, but also say that they can be expensive.
Australia’s oldest and largest city, Sydney is reminiscent of San Francisco, with ocean coastline, a dramatic bay, and hilly streets. The city has a high density of shops, offices, many parks, and narrow, crowded streets. Some of the finest surf and beaches in Australia are in or near Sydney, as is Sydney Harbour, with its famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Water sports are particularly popular, as are rugby and soccer in winter, and cricket in summer. To the west are the Blue Mountains which offer excellent hiking and camping opportunities.
Located in the heart of Australia’s most famous city, The University of Sydney’s neo-gothic campus is host to hundreds of student clubs and organizations and also houses several museums and galleries to enjoy. Public transport by rail and bus from campus makes it easy to discover Sydney and enjoy all the city has to offer, from the shopping and markets, to beaches and outback farms. Student life at UoS offers access to a multitude of cultural and scientific museums. On-campus bars offer a relaxed coffee shop atmosphere during the day, and comedy and poker events at night. In addition to the casual events around campus, organized clubs and societies are offered, from book and anthropology clubs to music and sports associations.