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University of Sydney: Short Term Summer Program (direct enroll)

Sydney, Australia
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EA Advisor: 
Joy Gursky
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Program Overview

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and its reputation spans 160 years. They are regularly ranked in the top 0.3% of universities worldwide. The cross-disciplinary nature of the university's 9 faculties (colleges) and schools allows them to offer the widest range of academic programs of any Australian university, giving students the flexibility to personalize your study. The Short-Term Program offers the largest unit of study selection in Australia to Study Abroad and Exchange students. 
Many units of study are taught alongside local students and provide hands-on experiential learning in an Australian context. 

Students can enroll in one of the following sessions:

  • Session A: 30 May - 8 July
  • Session B: 20 June - 22 July


Visit the Academics & Study Abroad page which outlines key considerations for your academic planning as you navigate different phases of study abroad:

Students can enroll in either session: “Short-Term A” or “Short-Term B” and select up to two units of study in the arts and social sciences, business, and science. Most units of study have no pre-requisites and are great for general elective credit back home, whereas others are more specialized. For 2022 Unit options, please see below:

Course Offerings
Browse UMD course evaluations in the Study Abroad Course Database:


There may be other course offerings on this program that are not currently listed in the Study Abroad Course Database (SACD).  If you are interested in taking a course not listed in the SACD, please submit a transfer credit evaluation request.

All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit on your UMD transcript. UMD uses the following conversion to assess how many credits you will get from this program:

HOST Credit UMD Credit
15 ECTS 3.75 UMD credits
60 ECTS 15 UMD credits

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Study Abroad Transfer Credit Committee on DATE.

Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.

HOST Grade UMD Grade
40 C -


Costs for Other Approved Programs are outlined on the Costs of Study Abroad page.

The following breakdown provides an estimate of fees for this summer program. For up-to-date fees from the host institution, please see the Sydney Short Term Program brochure.

Paid to UMD:

  • Application fee: $50
  • Education Abroad fee: $500
  • International Health Insurance: $40 (est)

Paid to host institution:

  • Estimated program fees, including tuition, social program, and on-site student services and support:
    • One unit of study: $3,075 AUD ($2,250 USD) 
    • Two units of study: $6,150 AUD ($4,500 USD)
  • Guaranteed accommodation: $375 - $499 AUD ($275 - $365 USD) per week depending on room selection and availability

Other Expenses

  • Round trip Airfare
  • Passport
  • Course materials
  • Personal expenses and individual travel
  • Optional international trip cancellation/interruption insurance

To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2023 03/15/2023 01/20/2023