Overview

University of Sydney

City: Sydney
Language of instruction: English
  • Australia's first university
  • 35 300+ undergraduate students
  • Central Camperdown/Darlington campus located 3km from heart of Sydney
  • 72-hectare site with landscaped grounds, sports ovals and centres, museums, galleries, two major complexes for to student recreation and services, the famous Quadrangle
  • Walkable distance to suburbs of Glebe and Newtown, famous for cafes and restaurants
  • Highly developed public transit system provides easy access to Sydney harbor, numerous national landmarks, parks, museums, and galleries
  • Key member of Group of Eight (Go8) Australia's major research intensive universities

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsEngineeringHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsLawManagement (UBCO)Science

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • Students must have minimum 72% cumulative average
  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study

Term dates

  • Semester 1: March to July
  • Semester 2: Mid-July to End of November

Timing

When applying to Go Global, select:

  • Term 1: if planning to take US's semester 2
  • Term 2: if planning to take US's semester 1
  • Full year: if planning to take US's semester 2 and then take US's Semester 1
  • Split year: if planning to take US's semester 1 and then take US's semester 2
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • Sydney credit points x 0.625 = UBC credits

Passing grade

'P=50=Pass' or 'Pcon=46=Concessional Pass' or 'R for pass/fail only'

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Course information and restrictions

  • Medicine and Psychology only available at the undergraduate level, coded numerically between 1000-3000
  • Undergraduate students are not permitted to enrol in postgraduate units of study (usually numbered 5000 level and higher)

Full course load information

  • Normal study load per semester 24 credits (4 units of study)
  • 18 credits minimum per semester (3 units of study: student visa condition)
  • 30 credits maximum  per semester (5 units of study)

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ANTH 401A
Title: Aboriginal Cultural Journeys
Partner course code: ANTH 2605
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-17
UBC course: ARCL 318
Title: Ancient People: Hunters and Farmers
Partner course code: ARCO 1000
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-12
UBC course: ARTH 1st
Title: Style and Substance: Introducing art history (ARHT 1001)
Partner course code: ARHT 1001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-08
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Art and the Aesthetics of the Everyday
Partner course code: ARHT 3673
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-29
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Intro to Visual Communication Design
Partner course code: DAEE 2011
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-30
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Silversmithing: Exoskeleton Extension
Partner course code: CAEL 2054
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-07
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Skin and Sign: Ceramic Surfaces
Partner course code: CAEL 3017
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-07
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Historical Texts and Cultures of Japan
Partner course code: JPNS 3002
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-14
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: Chinese 4A (Advanced)
Partner course code: CHNS 3603
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-03-07
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Political Economy of Global Capitalism
Partner course code: ECOP 2613
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-11
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Business Cycles and Asset Markets
Partner course code: ECOS 3021
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-19
UBC course: ELEV 3rd
Title: Current issues in Healthcare
Partner course code: BIOS 3066
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-18
UBC course: ENGL 348
Title: Shakespeare
Partner course code: ENGL 2640
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-06
UBC course: ENGL 358
Title: The 18th Century: Scandal and Sociability
Partner course code: ENGL 3623
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-06
UBC course: ENGL 462 (3)
Title: Modern Irish Literature
Partner course code: ENGL 3607
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-06
UBC course: ENGL 464
Title: Australian Writing in the Postmodern Age
Partner course code: ENGL 2671
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-11
UBC course: FIST 338A
Title: Australian Theatre, Film and Learning
Partner course code: EDUF 3034
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-26
UBC course: FIST 340
Title: Cinema Spectatorship
Partner course code: ARHT 3677
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-26
UBC course: FNIS 100
Title: Introduction to Indigenous Cultures
Partner course code: INDG 1001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-07
UBC course: FNIS 100
Title: Introduction to Indigenous History
Partner course code: INDG 1002
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-09
UBC course: GEOG 311
Title: Urban Citizenship and Sustainability
Partner course code: GEOS 3520
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-06-12
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: European Film and History
Partner course code: HSTY 2608
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-02
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Modern Japanese Social History
Partner course code: ASNS 3002
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-02
UBC course: KIN 3rd
Title: Fundamentals of Rehabilitation
Partner course code: REHB 2026
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-03
UBC course: MUSC 103
Title: Fundamentals of Music I
Partner course code: MUSC 1503
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-21
UBC course: POLI 360
Title: International Security in the 21st Century
Partner course code: GOVT 2225
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 364
Title: International Organisations
Partner course code: GOVT 2226
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Personality and Social Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 2017
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-26
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Developmental Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 3016
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-07-14
UBC course: SOCI 250
Title: STUDYING CRIME AND CRIMINOLOGY
Partner course code: CRIM 2601
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-17
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Introduction to Sociology 2
Partner course code: SCLG 1002
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-06-15
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Young People, Sex and Sexual Health
Partner course code: EDGU 1004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2021-01-14
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Young People, Sex and Sexual Health
Partner course code: EDGU EDGU 1004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2021-01-14
UBC course: SOCI 370
Title: Sociological Theory
Partner course code: SCLG 2601
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-16
UBC course: SOCI 382
Title: SOCIAL INQUIRY: QUALITATIVE METHODS
Partner course code: SCLG 2602
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-17
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Media in Contemporary Society
Partner course code: SCLG 2606
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-12-15
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Social Justice, Law and Society
Partner course code: SLSS 3603
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-16
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Nature and Society
Partner course code: SCLG 3607
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-16
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Sociology of Culture
Partner course code: SCLG 3612
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-16
UBC course: THTR 245
Title: Performance: Production and Interpretation
Partner course code: PRFM 2602
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-12
UBC course: VISA 240
Title: Photography and the Darkroom
Partner course code: CAEL 2042
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-10
UBC course: VISA 2nd
Title: Contemporary Drawing (Experimental)
Partner course code: CADR 1006
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-07
UBC course: VISA 2nd
Title: Contemporary Drawing (Time Based)
Partner course code: CADR 1008
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-07
Education
UBC course: ELEV 3rd
Title: Learning in Outdoor Education
Partner course code: EDUH 4052
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-24
UBC course: ELEV 3rd
Title: Learning in Outdoor Education
Partner course code: EDUH 4052
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-24
UBC course: KIN 4th
Title: Sport and Learning in Australian Culture
Partner course code: EDUH 4058
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-22
Interdisciplinary
UBC course: FNIS 2nd
Title: Introduction to Indigenous History
Partner course code: INDG 1002
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-14
UBC course: KIN 489C
Title: Health and Indigenous Populations
Partner course code: HSBH 3001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-03
Kinesiology
UBC course: ELEV 1st
Title: Biological Aspects of Aging
Partner course code: BIOS 1172
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-25
UBC course: KIN 232
Title: Diet and Nutrition for Health and Sport
Partner course code: EDGU 1003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-10-30
UBC course: KIN 390
Title: Anatomical Analysis of Exercise
Partner course code: BIOS 3065
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-03
UBC course: KIN 3rd
Title: Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice A
Partner course code: PHTY 1023
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-03
UBC course: KIN 3rd
Title: Practice in Clinical Exercise Physiology
Partner course code: EXSS 2029
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-03
UBC course: KIN 461
Title: Sports Medicine
Partner course code: EDUH 4050
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-03
UBC course: KIN 489B
Title: Exercise, Health, and Disease
Partner course code: EXSS 3024
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-03
UBC course: KIN 4th
Title: Sport and Learning in Australian Culture
Partner course code: EDUH 4058
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-22
Land and Food Systems
UBC course: apbi 314
Title: Animals and Us
Partner course code: AVBS 1003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-13
Science
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Earth, Environment and Society
Partner course code: GEOS 1001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-18
UBC course: BIOC 3rd
Title: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Partner course code: BCMB 2001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-05-05
UBC course: BIOC 3rd
Title: Protein Function and Engineering
Partner course code: BCMB 3002
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-05-05
UBC course: BIOL 335
Title: Developmental Genetics
Partner course code: BIOL 3026
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-11-04
UBC course: BIOL 336
Title: Evolution and biodiversity
Partner course code: BIOL 3044
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-21
UBC course: BIOL 364
Title: Animal Ecological Physiology
Partner course code: BIOL 3045
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-21
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Marine Biology
Partner course code: BIOL 3013
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-02
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Evolution of the Australian Biota
Partner course code: BIOL 3034
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-10
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Coral Reef Biology
Partner course code: BIOL 3016
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-02
UBC course: CHEM 313
Title: Biomolecules: Properties and Reactions
Partner course code: CHEM 3110
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-07-03
UBC course: CHEM 318
Title: Catalysis and Sustainable Processes
Partner course code: CHEM 3113
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-05-11
UBC course: CHEM 3rd
Title: Chemical Structure and Stability
Partner course code: CHEM 2402
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-11-12
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Brain and Behavioural Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 2015
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-24

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: High Renaissance Art
Partner course code: ARHT 2616
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-07-06
UBC course: BIOC 3rd
Title: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Advanced)
Partner course code: BCMB 2901
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-23
UBC course: BIOL 1st
Title: Structure, Function and Disease A
Partner course code: BIOS 1155
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-02-24
UBC course: BIOL 2nd
Title: Neuroscience
Partner course code: BIOS 1171
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-04-23
UBC course: BIOL 2nd
Title: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Partner course code: BCMB 2001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-23
UBC course: BIOL 2nd
Title: Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
Partner course code: ANAT 2011
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-07
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Pharmacology: Drugs and People
Partner course code: PCOL 2012
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-18
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Neuroscience II: Communication Disorders
Partner course code: BIOS 2062
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-11-08
UBC course: INDG 3rd
Title: Indigenous Studies Methodologies
Partner course code: INDG 3001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-22
UBC course: INDG 3rd
Title: DE/COLONISING INDIGENOUS EDUCATION
Partner course code: INDG 3006
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-22
UBC course: PSYO 2nd
Title: Cognitive and Social Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 2013
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-18
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Brain and Behavioural Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 2015
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-28
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Learning and Behaviour
Partner course code: PSYC 3011
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-24
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Cognition, Language and Thought
Partner course code: PSYC 3012
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-02-24
Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: THTR 411
Title: Australian Theatre, Film and Learning
Partner course code: EDUF 3034
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-21
UBC course: VISA 312J
Title: Painting Music
Partner course code: CAEL 2046
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-07-06
Health and Social Development
UBC course: HEAL 3rd
Title: Health and Indigenous Populations
Partner course code: HSBH 3001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-20
UBC course: HEAL 3rd
Title: Rural Health
Partner course code: HSBH 3011
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-10
UBC course: HMKN 3rd
Title: Disability, sport and social inclusion
Partner course code: HSBH 3017
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-06-04
UBC course: HMKN 3rd
Title: Exercise, Health and Disease
Partner course code: EXSS 3024
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-06-04
UBC course: HMKN 3rd
Title: Training for Performance
Partner course code: EDUH 3029
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-27
UBC course: HMKN 3rd
Title: Sports Medicine
Partner course code: EDUH 4050
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-16
UBC course: HMKN 3rd
Title: Community Health Issues
Partner course code: EDUH 4051
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-27
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • Guaranteed on-campus housing for visiting study abroad and exchange students at Urbanest Cleveland Street
  • Urbanest offers a variety of facilities and services: close to transport and amenities, 5 minute walk to the university, apartments are fully furnished, rent includes utilities, contents insurance, and 10GB of internet per month, study spaces, full equipped gym and yoga room, TV and video games room, coin-operated laundry, outdoor BBQ space to meet other students, 24/7 dedicated on-site team, CCTV, and swipe card access for all rooms
  • Price per week varies from AUD$299 to AUD$375 depending on the type of room and length of stay requested
  • Students who plan to live off-campus should arrive in Sydney at least two weeks prior to the Orientation program to find housing before semester begins
  • Accommodation Information Service through the Accommodation Officers provides an accommodation advising service
  • "New to Sydney Accommodation Information Sessions" offerd prior to semesters commencement
  • Semester in Australia is an organisation that secures fully-furnished housing for students studying in Sydney - Staff will pick students up from the airport and take them directly to apartment 
     

Information on accommodation

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