An Australian university experience on your schedule

University of Sydney (USyd) is Australia's oldest, and one of its most prestigious, universities. As a member of the Group of Eight, an elite coalition of leading Australian institutions, USyd offers you a range of strong academic courses usually with an Australian perspective. Through Arcadia, you can also choose to include an internship placement while you study at USyd, to gain knowledge and experience to boost your resume.

The University of Sydney Spring Friendly program is the perfect opportunity to study at a world-ranked institution on the northern hemisphere timeline. You will enroll in an intensive course for the first three weeks of the program and three courses during Semester One to earn a full semester of credit - all in time to return home for the start of summer. 

Located on the fringe of Sydney's Central Business District, the ivy-covered sandstone buildings of this vibrant and historic institution reflect its colonial heritage, while the modern architecture showcases a high-tech and multicultural direction.

The one thing that I am glad I took advantage of was the pre-planned Arcadia excursions. Not only were these excursions the perfect way for me to explore the Australian culture and land, they were the needed activities for me to form the perfect support system and relationship bonds that will remain life-long friendships. ”

Miranda Herz

St Thomas Student

  • Internship placement options include: Advertising; arts; business operations (including HR); entrepreneurial start-ups; environment & sustainability; financial services; hospitality; marketing; non-governmental organizations; and public relations. The Placement Information and Field Guide outlines more placement details.

  • With more than 200 clubs and societies, and a fully equipped sport and fitness center, you can get involved in all kinds of activities from boxing to belly dancing.

  • USyd partners with a number of different large cultural events during the year including TEDxSydney, Sydney Writers' Festival, Sydney Film Festival and National Reconciliation Week.

  • Courses selected from the Conservatorium of Music, the AACSB-accredited Business School,
    and five other Faculties provide academic flexibility to meet your needs.

  • Learn more about Arcadia in Australia.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2024 1/3/2024 5/27/2024 16 $23,860 10/15/2023 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Large City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.

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Student health, safety and security in Australia are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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