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University of Sydney Australia

Sydney / July 8, 2021

IES Abroad’s mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. That is why we partnered with the University of Sydney.

The University of Sydney’s campus is on the edge of Sydney’s main business district, with the hustle and bustle of daily city life at its doorstep. It offers easy access to the incredible natural beauty of Australia’s varied landscape and a wealth of cultural and social opportunities in Sydney.

The University of Sydney
By directly enrolling in the University of Sydney, you have the opportunity to study at a university that is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the world. Founded in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia’s oldest university and one of the original members of the prestigious Sandstones (similar to the United States’ Ivy League). The energetic, diverse campus enrolls more than 50, 000 students including 12, 500 international students.

As a large and well-established research institution, the University offers challenging coursework throughout the curriculum, and is internationally recognized for its research in Australian Studies through the Koori Centre and the AACSB- and EQUIS-accredited faculty of Business and Economics.

If you’re a music student or have a passion for music, the program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is particularly impressive. This is an amazing opportunity to learn from talented music professors from around the world.

The historic and beautiful University of Sydney campus sits on nearly 180 acres, and is known for its architectural design, extensive sports facilities, museums and galleries, and recreation centers. You can be in downtown Sydney in less than 15 minutes or at the beach in about 30 minutes.

The University of Sydney has long been internationally recognized for its academic excellence. You have access to the University’s top-ranked teaching staff and world-class facilities, including a 5.2 million-volume library. With about 12, 000 international students, the University’s academic environment is characterized by diverse interests and viewpoints. In addition, the University of Sydney Business School is AACSB- and EQUIS-accredited.

The University issues Units of Credit (UOC) for courses completed. You must carry a minimum of 24 UOC per semester, which is equivalent to 16 IES Abroad credits. Most courses are worth 6 UOC or 4 IES Abroad credits, and you cannot take more than 30 UOC (20 IES Abroad credits).

The following disciplines are available to IES Abroad students. You can access descriptions for all courses at the University of Sydney on the university's Courses page. Keep in mind that “courses” may refer to a course of study (ie. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology), and “units of study” may refer to specific classes.

Areas of Interest Disciplines

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

• Agricultural Economics
• Agricultural Science
• Horticultural Science
• Land & Water Science
• Resource Economics

Architecture, Design & Planning

• Art Studio
• Audio Design
• Building Services
• Design Computing
• Design Science
• Facilities Management
• Heritage Conservation
• Illumination Design
• Sustainable Design
• Urban Design & Planning


• Ancient History
• Anthropology
• Arabic & Islamic Studies
• Archaeology
• Art History & Theory
• Asian Studies
• Australian Aboriginal Studies
• Australian Studies
• Biblical & Jewish Studies
• Celtic Studies
• Chinese Studies
• Classical Civilization
• Classical & Ancient History
• Digital Cultures
• Economics
• English
• European Studies
• Film Studies
• French Studies
• Gender Studies
• Germanic Studies
• Hebrew
• Heritage & Museum Studies
• History
• Indian Studies
• International & Comparative Literary Studies
• International Studies
• Italian Studies
• Japanese & Korean Studies
• Latin American Studies
• Linguistics
• Media & Communications
• Medical Humanities
• Medieval Studies
• Modern Greek Studies
• Museum Studies
• Peace & Conflict Studies
• Performance Studies
• Philosophy
• Religion
• Spanish
• Sociology & Social Policy
• South East Asian Studies
• U.S. Studies Centre

Sydney Business School*

• Accounting
• Business Information Systems
• Business Law
• Econometrics
• Economics
• Finance
• Government & International Relations
• Industrial Relations & Human Resource Management
• International Studies
• Management
• Management Decision Sciences
• Marketing
• Political Economy

Education & Social Work

• Informational Technology in Education
• Outdoor Education
• Primary & Secondary Education
• Social Work
• Special Education
• Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


• Aeronautical
• Chemical
• Civil
• Computer
• E-commerce
• Electrical
• Mechanical
• Mechatronics