University of New South Wales

University of New South Wales
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearApril 15late Julymid JuneBudget
FallApril 15late Julyearly NovBudget
Calendar YearOct 15mid Febearly NovBudget
SpringOct 15mid Febmid JuneBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Apartment, Other, Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

The University of New South Wales, founded in 1949, is a research-focused university based in Kensington, a suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. In 2013, it was ranked 52nd in the world; 1st for social sciences and management in NSW, and 5th in Australia in the QS World University Rankings.

The main 38 hectare Kensington campus features award winning architecture, natural surroundings and exceptional sport and recreational facilities, including an Olympic sized indoor pool, courts, ovals, bars, food courts and medical clinic. The Kensington campus is located 15 minutes from the CBD and airport and about 2 kilometres from Sydney’s famous beaches, Coogee and Bondi.


The University of New South Wales, founded in 1949, is a research-focused university based in Kensington, a suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. In 2013, it was ranked 52nd in the world; 1st for social sciences and management in NSW, and 5th in Australia in the QS World University Rankings. The university is a member of the "Group of Eight" coalition of leading Australian universities and is also a founding member of Universitas 21, an international network of leading research-intensive universities. It is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious and selective universities in Australia.

​Please note: Exchange places fill up quickly and are based on a first-come, first-served basis. To assure there are placements available, please contact the study abroad coordinator for this program before applying. Only students who have turned in a complete application will reserve a spot for this program.

Internships are available for Media/Public Relations/Advertising and for Business. Internship deadlines are different than application deadlines, talk to your Study Abroad Coordinator for additional information.


Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is located on the east coast of Australia. Sydney is a dynamic, energetic and multicultural city with plenty of activities on offer to suit almost everyone. It boasts fabulous harbour views and spectacular landmarks including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, Circular Quay, Botanic Gardens, Darling Harbour, the Rocks, not to mention some of the best beaches in the world. Sydney has a vibrant arts, cultural and restaurant scene where you can indulge in the many different flavours of Australia and the world. The popular café scene allows for outdoor eating where you can make the most of Sydney’s beautiful weather. UNSW’s prime location means it is close to the CBD, Bondi and Coogee beaches and other major attractions and shopping areas in the Sydney city area.

Paddington is home to the College of Fine Arts and is only 10 minutes from the main campus. It is well known for its fashion boutiques and is regarded as the place to see the latest trends in fashion and design. Paddington along with the neighbouring suburbs of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst create a trendy atmosphere with their art galleries, cafes, pubs and fashion outlets.


Exchange students can choose to live on campus in one of the residential colleges or find their own off campus accommodation.

On‑Campus Accommodation
In Australia, on‑campus dormitories or residences are known as Colleges. Fully catered Colleges are usually single bedrooms with shared bathrooms. Self catered Colleges are apartment style with your own bedroom and shared living and cooking facilities. UNSW has on campus housing for exchange students in the self-catered University Terrace (spaces are limited) and the fully-catered Kensington Colleges. Further details, including the fees, application form, and deadline will be sent to students after they have been accepted.

Fully Catered
The Kensington Colleges
Creston College
New College
Shalom College
Warrane College
International House

Self Catered
UNSW Village
UNSW Student Apartments and Terraces
New College Village

Off‑campus Accommodation
Many exchange students prefer to find share housing close to campus in the beachside suburbs of Coogee, Randwick, Kensington, and Bondi. Housing close to UNSW can take a few days to arrange, particularly in January and February. It is best to arrive 1 –2 weeks before classes start to allow time to look for suitable accommodation.

Accommodation is a matter of personal choice and depends on individual preferences and circumstances. It is recommended that students view all lodgings in person before making any payments or signing any documents.

International Student Housing Assistance
International Student Housing Assistance (ISHA) offers assistance to find suitable accommodation to new international students at the start of each semester. ISHA lists a variety of properties varying in price, security, quality and proximity to campus and these can be accessed at the Student Development International (SDI) office. During this period there is also a service available to drive new students around to inspect properties.

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