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IFSA-Butler University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
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Program Type: Study Abroad (semester) Language of Instruction: English
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Housing options: Apartment (Shared), Dormitory, Student responsibility Program Adviser: Jordan Zilla
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IFSA-Butler University of Sydney

This program is not running in spring 2021. Please contact Jordan Zilla for more information. 

Through the IFSA-Butler program at the University of Sydney, students can take courses across a wide range of disciplines and experience the beautiful city and beaches in Australia's largest city. Sydney offers temperate weather year-round and is an idyllic back drop for a semester abroad.

The University

Ranked 38th in the world in the 2013 QS World University Rankings and consistently in the top three in Australia, the University of Sydney is one of the country’s leading research-intensive universities and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight. Australia's first university is located in one of the most exciting areas of Sydney, with the quirky, offbeat suburbs of Newtown and Glebe stretched around it. An enormous, urban campus, University of Sydney is modelled after Oxford and Cambridge in England, and it is perfect for students that love coffee, live music and the arts, bookshops, and libraries. With more than 100 teaching departments organized into 16 faculties you are sure to find the courses you need!

The Setting

Arguably Australia's most well-known city, Sydney sits next to the harbor and his home to some of the most stunning landmarks in Australia. Sydney is home to beautiful beaches and plenty of outdoor activity, so it is a perfect destination for those that enjoy the outdoors and gorgeous weather all year round. 



Students will enroll in a full course-load while at USydney, which is 24 credits and typically equates to four courses. Study abroad students are not permitted to enroll in more than four courses, but students can take courses (known as "subjects" at USydney) across a wide-range of disciplines: Engineering, Psychology, Computer Science, Anthropology, History, Asian Studies, Political Science, Environmental Studies, and more! Check out the USydney "units of study" guide for more information on courses. IFSA Butler provides additional support and guidance through the application and course registration process. 


Applicants must have a B average for the fall and spring semesters of the academic year preceding the year or semester abroad.

Grading & Credits:

For information regarding credits, grading, and other academic policies, read the Academic Policies on the Study Abroad website.     

Academic Calendar

Fall semester typically runs from late July to early November
Spring semester typically runs from late February to early June

**Students are not permitted to enroll in the Early Start program**

You can view exact program dates on the IFSA Butler webpage. 


Students can choose to live in self-catered, off campus apartments or one of three on campus residential colleges. Students who choose to live off campus are housed in Urbanest apartments, about a 20 minute walk to campus. All apartments house eight IFSA students in four double, en-suite bedrooms. Each apartment has a kitchen and living space and all meals are self catered.

Students who choose to apply to a residential college may choose one of the following:

  • Wesley College
  • Mandelbaum House
  • Sancta Sophia College
Please note that additional application items may be required and students housed in residential colleges will incur a supplemental fee for the meal plan and housing services. Spaces are competitive and students not offered a place in a residential college will automatically be housed in Urbanest.

Money Matters

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.     
For estimated program costs, please click on the Budget Sheet at the top of this brochure.

Passport and Visa

Students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of their study abroad program.  For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport, please consult the US State Department Passport Website.    
Students must have a student visa issued before going to Australia. Information on how to obtain an Australian student visa can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website

Application Process

Students interested in applying to this program should complete the following steps:
  1. Open an application in GPS, which can be accessed by clicking "apply now" at the top of this page, and submit all documents and required materials according to the GPS deadline. 
  2. Submit a an application through the IFSA Butler website. All application requirements are due by the IFSA deadline. 


Start planning your study abroad experience!

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