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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Restrictions: Creighton applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsorship: Creighton Sponsored Program Program Type: Affiliate Program, Global Scholars Programs
Areas of Study: Business, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Pre-Health Studies, Public Health Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: University/Student Housing
Open to Non-Creighton Students?: No
Program Description:
The University of Sydney is located in the heart of Sydney, Australia, only a 15 minute drive from downtown and the Australian coast.
This program is open to a limited number of Creighton students each semester and year. Visiting students are fully integrated into the student body and take courses alongside international and local students. Over 55,000 students are enrolled at the university, and approximately one-third of the student body is comprised of international students.

Courses Abroad
Students are required to take 12-15 U.S. credits abroad.  The Australian system is approximately 6 Credit Points = 3-4 U.S. Credits.  Nursing students must enroll in the minimum course load, approximately three courses at Sydney, as well as two online Nursing courses at Creighton.  

From Fall 2018 onward, courses taken while studying abroad will transfer back to Creighton University with a letter grade.  These grades will be factored into your Creighton GPA.  Grade equivalency charts will be published on the study abroad website in early 2018 to help you understand how the grade abroad will reflect on your Creighton transcript.  This change is in contrast to the former "Pass/Fail" grade policy.

1000-level = USA Freshman year / sometimes referred to as “Junior” as USYD
2000-level = USA Freshman or Sophomore year / sometimes referred to as “Junior” or “Intermediate” at USYD
3000-level = USA Junior year / sometimes referred to as “Senior” at USYD
4000-level = USA Junior year or Senior year / sometimes referred to as “Senior” or “Honours” at USYD
American Studies
Architecture & Design
Asian Studies
Australian Studies
Biomedical Engineering
Business (Undergraduate)
Business (Post-graduate)
Computer Science & IT
Economics (Undergraduate)
Economics (Postgraduate)
English & Literature
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Experiential Electives
Film & Cinema
Human Rights
Indigenous Studies
Law for Non-Majors
Media & Communication
Peace and Conflict Studies
Performance Studies
Political Science (Undergraduate)
Political Science (Post-Graduate)
Pre-Med/Medical Science
Pre-Vet/Animal Science
Public Health
Religious Studies
Sport & Culture
Video Game Design
Work and Org. Studies
Internships in Sydney
To maximize a study abroad experience, many students take the opportunity to immerse themselves in Australian business culture through an internship abroad.  The Sydney Abroad Internships (ARTS2600) are a 6-credit point unit of study which includes a 120 hour* industry or research work placement.
*minimum 120 hours placement can be increased if necessary for credit transfer back to home university.

About the Unit of Study
• Semester 1, March - June (13 weeks)
• Semester 2, July - Nov (13 weeks)

Students will partake in the following assessment tasks:
• 8 hours of professional development workshops
• 4 Blackboard discussions (200 words each)
• 4 reflective journals (400 words each)
• 1 final project report (2500 words)

Taking the internship unit, ARTS2600, contributes no extra fees and students receive a final grade that appears on their University of Sydney transcript.

Placement Process
Early May – Study Abroad Internship Handbook sent.  You’ll be asked to "preference" several partners that you would like to work with.
Late May – Preferences due back to USYD internship coordinator
Early/Mid June – Initial process to match students with a potential internship project.  Skype interviews begin.
Throughout June and July – Placements confirmed on a rolling basis and successful applicants are enrolled in the ARTS2600 internship unit of study.
Tuesday 31st July – First compulsory workshop for Semester 2 2018 internship students.  All students interested in an internship must attend this workshop regardless of whether or not a placement is confirmed as at the workshop date.

Industry Possibilities
• Accounting, Economics and Finance
• Advertising, Marketing and Sales
• Architecture and Urban Planning
• Business and Management
• Charity and Conservation
• Education and Tutoring
• Engineering and Information Technology
• Events, Public Relations and Social Media
• Government and Policy
• Media and Communications
• Retail and Fashion
• Science and Research
Housing in Sydney
Students studying at the University of Sydney live in Urbanest apartments, located just a 5-15 minute walk from campus.  Students have access to open social and study spaces, a fully equipped gym and yoga room, TV and video games room, coin-operated laundry, and outdoor BBQ.  Urbanest creates an atmosphere with plenty of opportunity to get to know students from all around the world.
Rooms are fully furnished and rent is inclusive of all utilities and 20GB of internet per month.  All locations have a 24/7 dedicated on-site team, CCTV, and swipe card access for all rooms.

Approximate Housing Prices
Twin Share Studio at urbanest Glebe – AUD$310 per week
Twin Share Studio at urbanest Cleveland Street – AUD$310 per week
Twin Share Room in 8 Person Apartment at urbanest Sydney Central – AUD$335 per week
Single Ensuite Room in 6 Person Apartment at urbanest Cleveland Street – AUD$360 per week

Fall Semester 2018
Urbanest contracts start on 18 July 2018 and end in the first week of December 2018 – students are liable to pay the rent for the full duration of the contract regardless of their actual move in & move out dates.  This brings the cost for the semester to approximately USD$4850 for Glebe or Cleveland Street apartments.  Other prices on different apartment selections will differ.
For guaranteed accommodation, students must complete the supplementary accommodation application process, sent via e-mail from University of Sydney (Kristin Johnson).
  Pay to Creighton Pay to University of Sydney Student Responsibility Not Applicable
Tuition X      
Room   X    
Board       X
Fees X      
Housing Application Fee       X
Visa     Approx. $440  
Flight     X  
Creighton Traveler Security Program $100      
Financial Aid
If eligible, institutional aid and federal financial aid are portable. Please consult with the Creighton Financial Aid Office for questions on your specific program and situation.

In Effect for All Fall 2018 Participants and Beyond
Students may only participate in study abroad programs that are pre-approved by the Global Engagement Office (GEO) as part of an employee benefit remission program. Such participants must pay the difference between their employee benefit remission program and the special cost to Creighton University for the study abroad program. Regular registration and fees in addition to the tuition remission fee and any additional fees for special Creighton University programs (i.e. Global Scholars) are applicable during each study abroad semester. Short travel courses are not covered under the employee benefit remission program.
For questions, please e-mail, or call the Global Engagement Office at 402-280-2221.
To make a student appointment, please call the Global Engagement Office, or schedule online through Creighton Connect:
     - Go to
     - Click on “Access Creighton Connect”
     - Log in with your and Blue Password
     - Under Services, search “Curran”
     - Click on “Members”, then “Schedule an Appointment”

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 02/13/2019 06/23/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.