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ISA: University of Sydney, Australia (Third Party)

The Program

The University of Sydney is one of Australia’s most prestigious universities and hosts a student body of 42,300. Modeled after Oxford and Cambridge, Sydney has built upon those traditions to reach its own excellence in scholarship and research.  Today, more than 100 teaching departments are organized into eighteen faculties. The campus boasts beautiful gray stone buildings on grassy courtyards and has its own park and has convenient amenities, including a bank, bookstore, cafe, student bulletin boards, doctor’s office, hairdresser, travel agent, and much more. For a small fee, you can join the Sports Union and gain access to sports ovals, an indoor pool, tennis pavilion, gymnasium, recreation center, and even a ski hut at Thredbo Alpine Village!

The Academics

Sydney is an excellent university with many well regarded programs. Arts and humanities are particularly popular with students.  You are required to take a regular full-time program, usually three or four courses.  Your work is assessed for final letter grades according to regular departmental standards, which include final exams at the end of the semester.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ANTH 1093 Foreign Study RLST1002 The History of God 3 6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
CAMS 1101 or HIST 3993 Greek Civilization or Foreign Study ANHS1600 Foundations of Ancient Greece 3 6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
ECON 2201 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory ECOS2001 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 6/30/2021
ECON 2202 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory ECOS2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 6/30/2021
ECON 2311 Empirical Methods in Economics I ECMT1020 Introduction to Econometrics 3 6/30/2021
ECON 3493 Foreign Study ECON3027 Economics of the Family 3 12/31/2021
FNCE 3101 Financial Management FINC 2011 Corporate Finance I 3 12/31/2018
HIST 2206 History of Science HPSC2100 The Birth of Modern Science 3 6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
HIST 3993 or CAMS 1101 Foreign Study or Greek Civilization ANHS1600 Foundations for Ancient Greece 3 6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
MGMT 1801 Contemporary Issues in the World of Management WORK 2201 Foundations of Management 3 12/31/2018
MKTG 3101 Introduction to Marketing Management MKTG 1001 Marketing Principles 3 6/30/2019
MUSI 1193 Foreign Study MUSC 1507 Sounds, Screens and Speakers: Music and Media 3 12/31/2019
NRE 3693 Foreign Studies in Natural Resources EDUH4052 Learning in Outdoor Education 3 12/31/2019
NRE 3693 International Studies in Nutritional Sciences EDGU1003 Diet and Nutrition for Health and Sport 3 12/31/2021
OPIM 3104 Operations Management QBUS 2330 Operations Management 3 6/30/2019

The Experience

Because of its size, the University of Sydney has numerous housing options for students. ISA students live in residential colleges, university apartments, or in housing with other ISA students. Most of the University of Sydney housing options require a commute to campus.

The “world’s friendliest city” welcomes students with a beautiful harbor location, easy access to beaches, and a vibrant entertainment scene.  Sydney’s collection of distinct neighborhoods offers a huge range of lifestyles and cultures, while an excellent public transportation system ties it all together.

The main University of Sydney campus is located next to the laid-back trendy Glebe neighborhood, home to a cafe culture and a New Age attitude.  The Newtown neighborhood to the southwest caters to students with great, inexpensive restaurants and a rich mix of cultures.  The campus is about thirty minutes from the closest beach.

Click here for information on applying to an ISA program.


Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Spring
The Details

  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Engineering, Humanities, Kinesiology, Sciences, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Arts, Business
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3