Sydney College of Art, University of Sydney (USyd)

Ranked in the top 50 in the world and top 5 in Australia in the QS World University Rankings, the University of Sydney is one of the country’s leading-research intensive universities, and oldest member of the prestigious Group of Eight.

Sydney College of Art's academic staff believe studio-based learning is integral to any visual arts degree and understand the importance of working with practicing artists, designers and craft specialists.


Global Exchange School
  • Sydney, Australia

Final dates announced on exchange school's website.

Spring Semester

February — June

Fall Semester

July — December

Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Ceramics
  • Film/Animation/Video
  • Glass
  • Jewelry + Metalsmithing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Fact Sheet
Inbound Student Guide
Exchange Website
University Website
Academic Calendar
Housing Information

Academic Credits
Minimum 12 RISD credit equivalency
Instruction Language
  • English

Full English instruction

About USyd

Academic Credits

USyd utilizes their own credit system to award academic credit for coursework. For transfer to RISD, 1.5 USyd credit points are equivalent to 1 RISD credit.

Apply for Global Exchange & AICAD

The entire application process will be completed using an online application portal. Apply the semester before you plan to attend.

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1:1 Advising Session

Have questions? The RISD Global team is available to meet for a 1:1 advising session. We can give you more information about your study options, help you figure out which program makes sense for you, and assist you with the application process.

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