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This is the program brochure page.
University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Program Website: Click to visit
Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Restrictions: ASU applicants only
Cost Sheets Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Areas of Study:
Arts/Design, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Global Studies, Health, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Law, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Other, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work
Program Type:
Exchange
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite:
0 semesters
Minimum Class Standing:
02 - Sophomore
GPA Requirement:
3.00
International Coordinator:
Paula Balzer
Available to Non-ASU Students:
No
  Program Details

Overview

Quick Facts

  • Open to all majors

  • Known as "Australia's most international campus," has the longest running study abroad program in the country.

  • Ranked in top 100 of Best Global Universities by US News.

  • The Faculty of Engineering is the pre-eminent centre for engineering studies and research in Australia, as well as the largest.

  • Recognition as the leading provider of engineering education in the Asia Pacific region underpins UNSW's strong international reputation.

  • To receive priority consideration for this program, submit complete fall applications by February 1st and spring applications by August 1st. Applying by the priority deadline does not guarantee a spot on the program and space may still be limited. This program may fill to capacity based on priority applications. If space allows, additional applications will be considered after the final deadline. 

Location






Australia Map



 

Location Details

Sydney - Voted as one of the most liveable cities in the world time and time again, Sydney has much to offer. From the famous Sydney Harbour to its distinct neighborhoods, and from fantastic beaches to amazing museums, you will have fun exploring the oldest and largest city in Australia.

 

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

A student must enroll in 24 UNSW units of credit per semester, or 48 UNSW units of credit per academic year.  Most UNSW courses are worth six credit units. UNSW will try to enroll students in their preferred courses before arrival, but enrollment is subject to course availability and Faculty approval. Students can change their courses up to the end of the first week of the semester.

Access the UNSW Handbook and the faculty websites to check your course information and to check that your subjects will be offered in the semester you are on exchange. From the handbook, after selecting either under-grad or post-grad, you can serach by program or course. You can also click on the name of the course to get the course description. This will also list pre-requisites for the course.

You can check semester availability of courses based on the current academic year on the UNSW timetable lists. The timetable lists all course codes and course names.
 

Glossary of Terms:

  • Semester One = US Spring Semester (Feb - June)
  • Semester Two = US Fall Semester (July - Nov)
  • Module/Unit/Paper = US class
  • Course = US major
  • Faculty = US school or college (e.g. Faculty of Engineering is the School of Engineering)

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at UNSW will convert to ASU credits and grades.


UNSW campus graduation

UNSW from above

UNSW Library Tower

Photos courtesy of UNSW
 

Housing

UNSW-University Terraces accom
Photo courtesy of UNSW

Program Housing

In Australia most students attend a university in their own city. Local students attending UNSW either live at home or stay in private shared accommodation near the university. This accommodation is often shared with other students and varies considerably in style, standard and cost.

Typically exchange students live on-campus in the self-catered University Terraces (limited places) and fully-catered (meal-plan) Kensington Colleges. Further details, including the fees, application form and deadline will be sent to students after they have been accepted into the exchange program.

Information on different on-campus housing options is available at: rc.unsw.edu.au

Accessibility

Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.


UNSW at night

Cost

Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following non-refundable fees:

  • $50 Application Fee
  • $400 Administrative Fee
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance Fee*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet, the Academic Year Cost Sheet, or the Calendar Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the Medical Insurance Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration. 

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the the Fall Semester Cost SheetSpring Semester Cost Sheet, the Academic Year Cost Sheet, or the Calendar Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2017 03/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 07/19/2017 11/21/2017
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 07/19/2017 06/25/2018
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2018 09/25/2017
**
Rolling Admission 02/19/2018 06/25/2018
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 25, 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Calendar Year 2018 09/25/2017
**
Rolling Admission 02/19/2018 11/20/2018
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 25, 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2018. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2018.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2018. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2018.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed