Come to an information session to hear directly from Luika Bankson, Head of Study Abroad, about the University of Sydney:
Wednesday, September 7th, noon to 1:00 pm in Car Barn 210. RSVP to Annette.Russell@georgetown.edu if you'd like to enjoy pizza during the session!
Applicants should be in good academic standing and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Applications are due in February for the upcoming fall or full year and in October for the spring term. If you are considering a full year abroad in two locations (split year), you must submit application materials for both programs at the deadline for the first program.
*Applicants who do not meet these eligibility requirements are encouraged to meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to learn about their options.
Founded in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia's oldest and largest university. The university has 16 faculties and over 49,000 students, with more than 10,000 international students. The main campus, only two miles southwest of the center of Sydney, stands on a 72-hectare site. The architecture on campus varies from the 1857 neo-Gothic quadrangle which is regarded as a national treasure, to several renowned modern buildings, such as the Fisher Library, Australia's largest university library. As the capital of the State of New South Wales and the largest city in Australia, Sydney is cosmopolitan and has strong ties to its cultural background. The harbor is one of the world's largest and is famous both for the arch of the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House. Sydney offers extensive cultural events, entertainment, shopping, and sightseeing opportunities.
Accommodation and Meals
On-campus housing is guaranteed and required by Georgetown. Students may apply to live in one of the Residential Colleges on campus. Residential Colleges are independent of the University, setting their own fees, managing their own budgets, and assuming responsibility for all aspects of running their own institutions. They also foster an atmosphere which is in keeping with their own ethical values and educational philosophy. Spaces in Colleges can be competitive and preference is given to full-year students.
Southern Hemisphere Academic Year: mid-February - late November
U.S. Full Year: early July - late June
U.S. Fall (Australian semester 2): early July - late November
U.S. Spring (Australian semester 1): mid - February - late June
Fields of Study and Language of Instruction
Language of Instruction is English.
Fields of study include: Anthropology, English, Indigenous Australian Studies, Ancient History, History, Politics, Business with a strong econ. background, Classics, Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Art History, Music
A full load at the University of Sydney is between 22-24 credits per semester (generally 4 courses). Courses at the University of Sydney vary in the amount of credits awarded -- though some classes may be worth 12, others are worth only 2 credits. Students successfully completing 22-24 credits will receive 15 Georgetown credits and 5 course equivalents. The distinctive teaching system is based on a combination of lectures and tutorials. Classes or courses in Australia are typically called "subjects" or "units." For a list of available classes, please click here.
* In order to be awarded Georgetown credit for classes, you must receive at least a "Pass".