FASS Abroad

Going from Sydney

Rome, Italy

The University of Sydney offers you some amazing opportunities to travel the world, all while studying your degree!

One of the University of Sydney's strategic goals is to provide you with the opportunities to develop as global citizens. Through the International Exchange Program, you can study overseas and enrich your Sydney course by adding a global perspective, gaining a broader view of the world and of a new outlook of Australia.

Every year, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences sends over 600 students on exchange. The Faculty’s program of international engagement is expanding and connections with highly ranked partner universities are growing extensively. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences-specific exchange partners include:

Queen’s University Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Manitoba Faculty of Arts

Fudan University
Shandong University
Shanghai Jiaotong University

University of Cyprus

Copenhagen Business School

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (ENSC)
EDHEC Business School ESPEME
Université d'Aix-Marseille
Université d’Orléans
Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
Otto-Friedrich Universität, Bamberg

St Xavier’s College


Bocconi University
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza

Gifu University
International Christian University
Rikkyo University
Ritsumeikan University
University of Tokyo

La Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Universidad de Sevilla

Lunds Universitet School of Economics and Management

Erasmus Universiteit

Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultures
King’s College London
University College London
University of Exeter

The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs
University of Pennsylvania

Numerous exchange alumni have found that the experience has improved their career prospects, showing employers the advantage of the generic skills gained whilst living abroad, such as independence, improved communication and negotiation skills, amongst many others.

You can attend one of the university's Exchange Information Sessions held during semester or you can email an directly to find out more.

Visit the Exchange website for information on how to apply.

Coming to Sydney


Sydney CBD

Every year, students from around the world are welcomed to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney under the Sydney Abroad program. This program allows you to complete one semester or a year of your degree at the University of Sydney – either as a study abroad student or as an exchange student.

The Study Abroad program is where you enrol and pay your semester’s fees to the University of Sydney. You may apply directly to the University of Sydney or via one of many program partners.

Student Exchange is a tuition fee waiver program. This means that your exchange here is part of your course at your home university. The University of Sydney has an extensive range of student exchange partnerships with universities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Check with your home university's Exchange Office about how you can be nominated to the University of Sydney.

For more information, visit the University’s Future Students website.

Study Abroad Internships

The Study Abroad Internship program gives you the opportunity to reinforce your academic study with relevant industry experience. As an intern you will complete:

  • 15 days/120 hours of industry placement
  • 8 hours of professional development workshops
  • 4 Blackboard discussions
  • 4 reflective journals (400 words each)
  • 1 final project report (2500 words).

The Study Abroad Internship is worth 6 credit points. In general, students selected for the program will enrol in 3 units plus the internship.

To find out more about the Study Abroad Internship program, visit the University’s Future Students website.