University of Sydney


University of Sydney is a universitywide partner in Sydney, Australia.

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General information for exchange students

Course information

USYD cannot guarantee that these courses will be offered next academic year as well
Please note the mirrored semesters: SM2: Jul-Nov / SM1: Feb-Jun

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 2nd Week of February - 3rd week of June
Semester II: 3rd Week of July - last week of November

Orientation generally commences the 2nd week of February for Semester I and the 3rd week of July for Semester II.

Exams take place the 2nd and 3rd week of June for Semester I and the 3rd and 4th week of November for Semester II.


GPA (Average Grade)

The GPA requirement at this university is 3.0. This is comparable to an average grade 7.0 or above at Utrecht University.
You must meet the GPA requirement at the moment of application at Utrecht University (1st of December)

English Language Requirement

A grade of 8 or higher in final year English VWO or
An IELTS or Cambridge test.

Students enrolled in a fully English taught Bachelor or Master programme (for example UCU), can provide a letter attesting to the fact that their degree is taught and assessed entirely in English. 
The language requirements must be met at the moment of application to the host university.

Please check the most recent language requirements on the website of the host university.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Everything except Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing.

Courses at Master’s level

Everything except Psychology (no postgraduate). 

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Housing assistance

The University of Sydney offers their students guaranteed accommodation within a 15 minute walk to campus. There's options to live on or off campus. 

You can find more details about the accommodation here.

Estimated living costs per month

The average living costs at the University of Sydney are around 2,000 AUD a month (estimate from 2022). 

You can find a more detailed breakdown of the living costs here.

Credits and grading

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

6 places available for 2024-2025


Selection was necessary in the past few years.

You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice.


If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia, Latin America & Middle East

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona


Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

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General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.