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University of Sydney

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Sponsor: The College of Global Studies, Arcadia University

Location: Sydney, Australia


Considered the premiere university in Australia, the University of Sydney specializes in cutting-edge research in the natural sciences, classics, chemistry and Australian studies. A Conservatorium of Music and the School of Art add to the comprehensive nature of the university. Located on the fringe of Sydney's Central Business District in the vibrant neighborhood called Glebe, the university allows easy access to downtown Sydney.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring

Term Notes: This program follows the Australian academic calendar: Fall Quarter program begins in early July and ends in November. Winter/Spring Quarters begin in early February and end in late June. Full Year is either February through November (the Australian academic year) or early July through late June (the U.S. academic year). Students may choose either option.


  • NU students must enroll in a minimum of 15 semester credits per semester, which typically translates to 24 units at the University of Sydney.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an Arcadia application by the program's deadline

Languages: English


  • Self-catered student apartments with other Arcadia & Australian students
  • On-campus residential colleges with Australian students (spots are limited, competitive, and include an additional cost)
  • For more information about the University of Sydney housing options, visit Arcadia's Housing Overview page

Program Costs: 

Fall 2015: $31,590

Billed by Northwestern: $18,880

  • Tuition: $16,320
  • SAAF: $2,560

Estimated additional costs: $12,710

  • Housing: $6,280
  • Meals: $1,675
  • Airfare: $2,200
  • Local transportation: $400
  • Books & supplies: $265
  • Personal expenses: $1,355
  • Visa: $535

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