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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
SpringSemester(W/Sp) 2020 10/25/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of November 1st. This program runs from mid-February to mid-late June.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Information:
 
QUICK FACTS    
Location Sydney, Australia
Academic Term Autumn Semester / Spring Semester
Academic Year
Credits 24-30 UW Credits per semester
Prerequisites Junior standing or above. Min 3.0 GPA.
Program Manager Shannon Quinn | studyabroad@uw.edu
Application Deadline April 1
Financial Aid All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans
HIGHLIGHTS
General It'll be hard to sit still while you study abroad in Sydney. You'll be sure to visit the city's iconic attractions, like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, but you'll also start to live like an Aussie. Maybe you'll be involved in the vibrant music and arts scene, and make friends with the diverse Sydneysiders—and don't forget to cheer on your favorite Aussie sports team! There's so much to see and do, bring your camera along so you don't miss a thing!
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Take advantage of your chance to live and learn in one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world—Sydney! Enjoy Sydney's comfortable climate (warm summers and mild winters), world-renowned beaches (think: Bondi, Manly, and Coogee beaches), and iconic spots around the city (Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Royal Botanical Gardens).
 
ABOUT IES ABROAD
Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 6,000 study abroad students every year. From our headquarters in Chicago to our 135+ study abroad programs in more than 35 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences.


CONNECT WITH IES ABROAD
Visit the IES Abroad website
Call the Admissions Hotline at (800) 995-2300
Email info@IESabroad.org
Read updates from the field on the IES Abroad Blog
Follow IES Abroad on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram
Watch student videos on YouTube
 
LOCATION

Site

When the first Europeans landed in Australia in the 1770's, Sydney was their point of entry. Originally named Port Jackson, the settlement began as a penal colony for convicts from England. Today, Sydney boasts a population of 4.2 million people and is the capital of New South Wales. The city is multi-cultural and cosmopolitan offering an enormous variety of activities and exciting places to discover. Sydney harbor is its focal point with walking trails, parks and Jorn Utzon's famous Opera House lining its shores and hundreds of ferries crossing its waters. A string of ocean beaches, including spectacular Bondi Beach, "bookend" the city and provide a relaxing retreat from the pace and urban character of downtown. Despite its size, Sydney is remarkably easy to explore. Public transportation is efficient and access to destinations both within and without the city is simple.

 
ACADEMICS

Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Students interested in participating in this program must be of junior standing or above and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of departure.

Credits and Conversion Scale

You will approx. receive 24-30 UW credits per term. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program. 

If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here.

Courses

Our study abroad programs in Sydney offers you the opportunity to directly enroll in the prestigious University of Sydney with access to a vast array of course offerings across hundreds of disciplines. You can also enroll in an internship, which includes time spent working at your placement in addition to an academic seminar that helps you contextualize what you're learning.

Please visit the program website to learn more about the courses.

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.

 
ACCOMMODATIONS

Housing

Students will live at the Sydney University Village apartments. They will be able to choose a single room, either within a five-bedroom apartment (with full kitchen facilities) or in a studio apartment with an en-suite bathroom and their own refrigerator. 

 
VISA INFORMATION

The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 

 
FINANCES

Program Expenses

The Study Abroad fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates. Students must pay the course-related fees directly through the IES Abroad program website.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans.  To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.
 
APPLICATION

Application Process

To apply to an IES Abroad program:

1) Click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

2) Visit the program website and click the "Apply Now" button on the upper right hand corner of the webpage. Then, follow the instructions and complete all the required sections.

Please apply according to these dates listed on the partner program website, not the dates that are listed on this page.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.