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University of Sydney

University of Sydney students

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. 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.


Requirements/Eligibility

  • Open to all CLAS majors (Science majors, including pre-medical/dental/vet students, are encouraged to apply)
  • Languages of Instruction: English
  • 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

Credits/Courses

Sydney Opera House

A large number of University of Sydney courses have been pre-approved to transfer course credit (see samples of course equivalents). Additional course equivalents are possible by contacting Dr. Brian Harfe in the CLAS Deans Office.

Tuition

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.

Housing

Exchange students are guaranteed off-campus housing within walking distance of the University provided their requests are submitted on time.

Financial Aid

University of Florida students needing financial aid should apply through UF Student Financial Affairs. Normal eligibility for aid may be used while studying abroad as an exchange student. This includes using the Bright Futures scholarship and the Florida Pre-Paid College Plan.

Scholarships

For fall, spring, and academic-year scholarships administered by the University of Florida International Center, the deadlines for application are: early March for programs starting in fall; and early October for programs starting in spring. Applications forms are available on the UF International Center website.

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.

Health Insurance

Students will be billed for mandatory international health insurance which includes emergency medical assistance.

Fees

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. Students will be charged regular UF tuition while participating in the program.

Application Deadlines

Fall and Academic Year: early May
Spring: mid-October

Contact Information

University of Sydney

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Leslie Johnson
ljohnson@ufic.ufl.edu (352) 273-1508

UF Faculty Manager
Dr. Brian Harfe
bharfe@ufl.edu
(352) 294-1955

University of Sydney
University of Sydney Study Abroad Guide