University of Sydney

Students participating in a reciprocal exchange program pay all Texas A&M tuition and fees for the duration of the program. Students remain enrolled with full-time student status at Texas A&M while on exchange by registering in the holding course of their college with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester for undergraduate students or 9 credit hours per semester for graduate students (or per academic college requirement). In this way, a student's Texas A&M financial/scholarship package will apply even though the student is studying at a reciprocal exchange partner institution in another country. Undergraduate students participating on exchange programs are expected to bring back to Texas A&M a minimum of 12 credit hours in Texas A&M course equivalencies for academic work completed at the host university. Graduate level students are expected to bring back a minimum of 9 credit hours (or per academic college requirement). Students should note that course selections at the host institution are not limited to the courses listed in the data base. It is possible to select and register for other courses at the partner institutions after consultation with and approval from your Texas A&M academic advisor/professors. Language requirements and/or other pre-requisites should be considered when selecting other non-approved courses.

Reciprocal Exchange

  • Semester:
    • Spring Exchange (typically early March to early July)
    • Fall Exchange (typically late July to late November)
  • Semester Deadline:
    • Spring Exchange application is due in October (before semester abroad)
    • Fall Exchange application is due in February (before semester abroad)
    Majors: Aeronautical & Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science & IT, Electrical, Engineering (Generic), Health Technology Innovation, Mechanical, Project Management

Location Information

New South Wales, Australia - The iconic city of Sydney is best known for its distinctive Opera House, incredible Harbour and its exciting and dynamic lifestyle. The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, is equally distinctive, with its spacious open grounds and beautiful Quadrangle. The city of Sydney has numerous cultural events and festivals to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Some of their most popular events include:

  • A Breakfast with Koalas – private tour of Sydney’s wildlife zoo followed by a buffet breakfast under a Koala canopy
  • Learn-to-Surf Camp
  • A Welcome to Sydney University Student Party
  • Day trips to iconic Sydney locations – Manly Beach, Darling Harbour and The Rocks
  • Sydney Harbour boat cruise
  • Hunter Valley Weekend Away
  • Aussie BBQs and football experience
  • Blue Mountains scenic trips

...and much more!

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Must be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Must attend TAMU for at least one summer session or one full semester after the exchange
  • Must have a 3.0 GPR or higher



Check the Student Business Services website ( for exact tuition/fee amount as it varies per student.

Contact Information

Students seeking additional information on outgoing reciprocal exchanges should contact Leslie Donaway.