• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.85 cumulative GPA
• 3.0 GPA required in order to enroll in STEM fields; 3.2 GPA required for optional internship
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Arts, Agriculture, Biological & Physical Science, Business, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Human Ecology, Humanities, Music, Pharmacy, Social Science, Social Work

Journalism majors:  classes in the Department of Media & Communication have limited space, and are not always open to study abroad students

Classroom Language




Program Duration

Academic Year: Early July - Late June
Fall: Early July - Late November
Spring: Late February - Late June
Calendar Year: Late February - Late November

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Calendar Year 2018  9/29/2017
Spring 2017-18  9/29/2017
Fall 2018-19  TBA
IAP is not accepting applications for this duration.
Year 2018-19  TBA
IAP is not accepting applications for this duration.

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Australia, Sydney
University of Sydney Exchange

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Important Note: IAP is not accepting applications for this exchange program for the following durations: 

  • Fall 2018
  • Year 2018-19
  • Spring 2019
  • Calendar Year 2019 

If you are interested in these durations, IAP suggests that you consider the Monash University Exchange; James Cook University; Macquarie University Exchange programs.

The bustling city of Sydney awaits you! Study alongside Australian students in an exciting student-centered learning environment at the University of Sydney. This program allows you to directly enroll in university courses in a variety of fields while exploring Australian culture.

The University of Sydney offers the highest quality teaching, learning and research facilities.  With hundreds of clubs and societies, cafes, bands, theater productions, sports, sporting complexes, and Australia's oldest student newspaper, you will be a part of one of Australia's most vibrant and active student communities.

Qualified students also have the opportunity to apply for an internship for academic credit. This process can be competitive, but if selected for the internship program you will combine an internationally recognized education with real-life professional experience!


Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Take advantage of academic strengths in:
    -Accounting & Finance
    -Civil Engineering
    -Communication & Media Studies
    -Electrical Engineering
    -Mechanical Engineering
    -Modern Languages
    -Political Science & International Studies
  • Observe Australian perspectives on academic disciplines.
  • Deepen cross-cultural understanding through internships