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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: AU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Dormitory, Shared Apt. Language of Instruction: English
Non-AU Students Accepted by AU:
No Advisor: Sarah Beumer Harlow
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Class Level Required for Admission: Second-semester Sophomore standing
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment
Advising Required:
Program Description:

Is this program right for you?

This program is right for students who wish to experience the Australian education system first hand by taking classes directly enrolled at an Australian university alongside local students.


The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of the leading teaching and research universities in  Australia. The University also enjoys the reputation of Australia 's leading international university with the largest on-campus enrollment of international students and over 200 sister university partnerships around the world, amongst many other international activities. UNSW was ranked #45 in the 2008 Times Higher Education's Top 200 Universities in the World.

Sydney is the largest, oldest and most beautifully situated city in Australia. Sydney is a major business center, and the main Australian port of call for  international airlines. Over 4 million people live in this exciting, cosmopolitan city, which offers more entertainment, shopping and sightseeing than any other place in Australia.

View and search for subjects on offer at UNSW using their online student handbook.

View the Course Equivalency Database to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed. Read more about the course equivalency process and how AU counts study abroad credits on our Courses and Credits page.

Student Life

Sydney is one of the world's most highly rated cities in terms of quality of life.  It is home to 4.4 million people. The city's international flavor is due to the fact that 40% of its residents were born overseas. Sydney's climate is pleasant, with temperatures rarely exceeding 35 deg C in summer or falling below 6 deg C in winter.

Sydney's excellent ratings in quality-of-life surveys are due to the quality of its air and water, the beauty of its natural environment, and the level of infrastructure and services available. On the other hand, Sydney does experience traffic congestion during the morning and evening peak hours.

A unique feature of Sydney is the many suburban beaches along the city's coastline, each with its own charm and character. Then there is Sydney Harbour, which divides the city between north and south, and offers scores of sheltered 'harbour beaches' that are very popular.

Sydney's pleasant climate, multicultural population and attractive natural environment make it an ideal place to experience diverse cultural and culinary delights and to get involved in a huge range of outdoor and indoor activities.

Sydney opera house and Harbour Bridge

Housing & Meals

UNSW offers a range of housing options both on and off the campus for study abroad students.  There are a range of housing alternatives designed to suit different personalities, budgets, and lifestyles, and allow AU students to be integrated with local students from Australia. Students have two main options: University Residential Colleges which offer meal plans, a range of academic, cultural, social, and sporting activities within a short distance to campus, and off-campus University apartments. These offer self-contained apartments where students buy and prepare their own food and have access to many amenities. Learn more about accommodation options at the university's accommodation website.

Visa Information

AU students are responsible for researching what they need to do to legally study in Australia. Please visit the Australian Embassy website and read the information provided to you by UNSW in order to figure out what you need to do to legally be a student in Australia.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/05/2016
Varies by program 02/20/2017 06/26/2017
NOTE: Official acceptance decisions can often take several weeks to be received from the overseas partner university.
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017
Varies by program 07/19/2017 06/25/2018
NOTE: The start date includes orientation. Please check with you host university or program for specific arrival date before arranging travel.
Fall 2017 03/01/2017
Varies by program 07/19/2017 11/20/2017
NOTE: The start date includes orientation. Please check with you host university or program for specific arrival date before arranging travel.
Spring 2018 10/05/2017 ** Varies by program 02/26/2018 06/25/2018
NOTE: Official acceptance decisions can often take several weeks to be received from the overseas partner university.

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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