Welcome University of Sydney Students

CISaustralia is proud to support The University of Sydney and their students. CISaustralia and The University of Sydney signed a formal partnership agreement in 2015 and ever since have worked closely to send qualified students abroad, on many different programs to many different locations. This partnership enables students greater access to our overseas programs and ensures they have the best possible experience abroad! We are very proud of our close and long-standing partnership with The University of Sydney. We take great pleasure in providing high-quality customer service and in supporting both students and academic staff to develop long-term sustainable programs abroad, which are most importantly for academic credit.

Please scroll down to learn more about the support and program opportunities that CISaustralia offers students and staff at The University of Sydney.

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University of Sydney Supported Programs

The following programs take place during The University of Sydney summer and winter breaks. To check your eligibility for academic credit, please contact the Sydney Abroad office or your Faculty Advisor to discuss. All students must go through the University’s credit approval process in order to receive academic credit for their program.

If you find another CISaustralia program you are interested in that is not currently on the programs list below, please contact CISaustralia. We will help direct you to the most appropriate person at your University for further advice on getting your January Study, July Study, Language Study, Internship Abroad, Virtual Internship or Volunteer program pre-approved for academic credit.

Click here for further information on Academic Credit and Registering Your Program with The University of Sydney.

Financial Support

OS-HELP Funding

OS-HELP is a generous Australian Government funding initiative and is one of the most progressive funding opportunities in the world for university students! Eligible students can access funds to assist them with paying for some – or all – of their approved overseas program costs.

2023 OS-HELP funding amounts:

  • Up to $7,348 – for studies outside Asia
  • Up to $8,817 – for studies within Asia
  • Up to $9,989 – for studies within Asia + Asian language studies

OS-HELP is administered by your Australian University. If you are interested in taking advantage of this funding opportunity you will need to submit an OS-HELP application directly to your University.

If you have any questions about OS-HELP, please contact your CISaustralia Program Advisor.

CISaustralia Scholarships & Grants

Program participants may be eligible to apply for a CISaustralia scholarship or grant. For more information please take a look at CISaustralia’s Scholarships.

University of Sydney Scholarships & Grants

Your university may have scholarships and grants available to assist you with participating in your CISaustralia program. Please contact the The University of Sydney – Study Abroad and Exchange office for details or visit The University of Sydney website for more information.

University Contact

The Study Abroad and Exchange office is a good source of information for credit approval, funding and general overseas study advice. Upon acceptance into your CISaustralia program, we recommend you make time to visit or contact the Sydney Abroad office to discuss your mobility plans. During certain key points in your enrolment process, CISaustralia will connect you with appropriate staff at The University of Sydney.

Contact CISaustralia and we can help direct you to the right University support staff.

Why CISaustralia?

CISaustralia is dedicated to providing university students with innovative, high quality, short-term overseas study, intern and volunteer experiences for academic credit, while promoting global awareness, inspiring personal growth, and developing engaged world citizens.

  • Choose from 70+ programs in 30+ countries around the world
  • Study at top ranking universities abroad
  • 24/7 on-site support in all program locations – Site Directors and Site Coordinators available to assist with airport pick-up, orientation, excursions and more
  • 98% of students receive academic credit towards their Australian University degree
  • Detailed pre-departure and on-the-ground program and destination counselling
  • Accommodation included in all program locations
  • Improve your employability and build your resume and core skills whilst abroad
  • Immersive cultural experiences – explore historical and inspiring cities and sights, meet people from all over the world, learn a new language, step out of your comfort zone, take part in unique and exciting adventures, experience what real-life learning is truly all about!

Be guided every step of the way by the highly trained CISaustralia team who are passionate about international education and believe that every person should have the opportunity to study and travel overseas – there is so much to learn and experience in this world of ours – and CISaustralia wants to help you!

Whether you want to go overseas for new experiences, or whether you want to do it to further yourself academically and professionally, with a CISaustralia experience you’re going to benefit in ways that are immeasurable!

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Customised Programs

In addition to offering students a variety of short-term study, intern and volunteer programs abroad, CISaustralia also specialises in the design, development and implementation of Customised Programs. This includes study tours, volunteering (experiential service learning), internships, virtual, language programs or a combination – in almost any destination around the world, including Australia and New Zealand.

CISaustralia has been supporting Customised Programs since 2013, with staff in over 40 global locations. Academic staff interested in a Customised Program can get started by completing this brief enquiry form. Once you are ready to build your program,  fill out our questionnaire for an On-Site Program or Virtual Program.

Contact Becca Hancock – Manager, Customised Programs
E: becca@cisaustralia.com.au
T: 07 5571 7887

Academic staff are also encouraged to contact the University’s International or Global Mobility Office for further information.


[It’s] a magnificent program … everyone was so kind, [the staff] provide a lot of help and our local Japanese friends are also very kind too! … I love this program!

July in Tokyo, Japan

This program is one of the best experiences I have ever had and will remember for the rest of my life. I had so many incredible experiences on this trip that has made me grow as a person and become more confident. I met some amazing people from all over Australia and the world and was taught by successful people in industry who taught me so much. I would recommend this program to everyone as it is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed!

January in Los Angeles, USA at UCLA Extension

Great program. I had a once in a lifetime experience. Each activity was well planned and I enjoyed every single site and place was visited. The best part was going to all the different countries, experiencing new cultures and new people. Specifically Florence was incredible. That city was not on my bucket list to visit but turns out to be the best experience I had on the trip. Climbing the Duomo at sunset thanks to the organisation of the Professors made Florence even more spectacular. Thank you for such an amazing experience! I wish I could do it again!

January in France, Italy and Greece

I had a blast and it was one of the best experiences of my life, so definitely consider doing it! I loved the entire experience. Living and studying there for three weeks was a good way to get to know London, which I loved. [It] is such an amazing city. I also really enjoyed my classes, getting to know other people in the program and the excursions and tours. This was the first time I’ve really lived by myself in a foreign place I’m entirely unfamiliar with, so that was a challenge. I feel it has helped me grow as a person to become more independent and responsible.

July in London, England

The living environment of the local people in the local rural areas made impressive experiences to me. The local school environment was simple and original. I felt happy and grateful to have such an opportunity to experience the rural life and help the local people who really need help. It’s a great and meaningful program and you get so much fun from the trip.

Teaching and Community Development in Cambodia

Go for it. The people you meet and the places you go are amazing.

January in Italy, France, the Netherlands and Czech Republic

No need to hesitate. Just hop in. [The best parts were] making friends with awesome people, traveling around LA and great accommodation.

January in Los Angeles, USA at UCLA Extension

I recommend to participate in this program. The studying experience was excellent, education in America is quite different from Australia. Being able to feel it by myself is a rare opportunity.

January in Los Angeles, USA at UCLA Extension

The best part of the program was the experiences I was able to gain through business visits and working on pitches for subjects I never thought I would be able to do. It allowed me to find out new and hidden talents within myself that I didn’t realise I had.

Industry Immersion Program – New York City, USA

I have learned and improved many skills through this program and it also help me to build up my resume. Great experience!

Virtual Internship in the USA