Engineering, Natural Sciences, Business, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
University of New South Wales
Located in Sydney’s coastal eastern Suburbs, the University of New South Wales is a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of 8, EQUIS and AACSB accredited, and one of the country’s leading teaching and research universities. As one of the largest universities in Australia, UNSW offers a vast range of coursework and places the highest level of importance on areas such as innovation, scientific and technological development. Its motto - Scientia Manu et Mente ("Knowledge by Hand and Mind") - encapsulates the University's central philosophy of balancing the practical and scholarly. While at UNSW, you will have access to world-class facilities including state-of-the-art labs, design studios, libraries and recreational facilities. Not to mention, UNSW is just a few minutes away from Sydney’s east coast beaches and central business district.
Cricos Code: 00098G
Fall 4 2021
Late Aug, 2021 - Mid Dec, 2021
May 15, 2021
Forms and Payment Deadline
May 30, 2021
18 Host University Units
2.70 Minimum GPA*
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Study Abroad Program Description
Housing is not included in the price above. For more information on housing options and prices, please refer to the housing section.
Courses offered at the University of New South Wales are taught by university professors alongside local Australian and International students at the main Kensington campus.
Semester + Semester Programs Available: You may participate in the Spring + Fall OR Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting your two semesters of interest when submitting your initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Sydney Program Manager.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.70.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
Students must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at their home university at the time of participation.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Bridging Cultures Program
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Full-Time Resident Staff
On-Site ISA Offices
Host University Units
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
9 - 12
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
13 - 18
- COURSE SELECTION
The courses listed below are only a sampling of what the university offers. Plese see the full UNSW Course Catalog, linked below, for a full listing of courses offered.
- CREDIT CONVERSION
Per the University of New South Wales' recommendation, 6 credit points = 3-4 U.S. semester credits (4-6 U.S. quarter credits). The transcript from UNSW will reflect UNSW credit points for each course. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.
- COURSE LEVEL RECOMMENDATIONS
ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the University of New South Wales (UNSW) course codes. All UNSW course codes are made up of a four-character alphabetic prefix, identifying the Faculty, School or academic unit administering the course, (such as ECON for Economics), and a four-digit numeric suffix. In many cases the first digit of the four-digit numeric suffix indicates the level of the course. For example, a course coded 1000 level (eg ECON1101) is normally taken in the first year of study, and a course coded 3000 level (eg MARK3054) is normally taken in the third year of study. ISA recommends 2000- and 3000-level courses as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
To view courses offered during Term 1 or Term 3 at UNSW - Sydney follow the steps outlined below:
1) Click the 'Go To Course Search' button below to view the complete UNSW - Sydney Course Handbook
2) Click search by subject area and search using key words or phrases
3) A list of courses for that subject area will be provided. Click on courses of interest to you.
4) The course description will provide information regarding official course title and course number, indicative contact hours, credits, prerequisites, and level of study.
5) Be sure that the courses you select are offered during Term 1 if you are completing a U.S. Spring Term program or Term 3 if you are completing a U.S. Fall Term Program.
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- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, you may visit the Scholarships and Grants page. Please note that some programs, including remote learning opportunities, are not eligible for scholarships.View all Funding Options
Living in ISA Sydney housing will give you the opportunity to interact and engage with local Australian and International Students alike and experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are often overlooked by visitors. All ISA Housing options are within walking distance to your university or are conveniently located close to public transit routes. While there are differences between accommodation in Australia and the U.S., with an open mind and a drive for exploration, you’ll soon discover that the experience of living in another culture can be both educational and rewarding.
Housing is provided on all ISA programs in Australia at an additional cost. Apartment accommodation at the University of New South Wales ranges from $4,850-$8,740 (estimated and subject to change). We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodation; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.
Apartment Without Meals
Apartment-style accommodations on campus for an independent living experience abroad. Students are placed in modern, furnished, and centrally located student apartments that are 1 or 2 bedrooms. Each bedroom has a private en-suite bathroom. Each residence will include a basic kitchen, which includes a stove top, microwave, and fridge. Housing fee includes rent, internet, utilities, a linen pack (fitted and top sheet, pillow, pillow case, and duvet cover) as well as basic kitchen supplies. No meal plan is provided and students will be responsible for all meals. Students will be living with other host university students. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available in the building.
Students may opt to secure housing independent of the ISA program. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and rent directly to your independent housing agency. Please be sure to confirm that you have Home University approval to pursue Independent Housing during your ISA Program.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
ISA excursions give you the opportunity to explore local landmarks and cultural icons in and around Sydney. You will begin your semester with an exciting four-day Bridging Cultures Program in Cairns, and you will also have the chance to attend a day trip and several cultural activities throughout the semester.
Cairns + Bridging Cultures Program
From scuba diving to chilling with koalas, ISA’s exclusive Orientation Excursion is one exciting and educational introduction to the land down under. Taking place in the northern city of Cairns, famous for its tropical atmosphere and access to the Great Barrier Reef, the Australia Orientation is designed to set you up for a successful experience abroad by acquainting you with the local culture, allowing time to get to know your soon-to-be-friends and having a memorable journey in the process. Our in-country staff will be there to personally guide you through orientation sessions and all the unique activities – including snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef and exploring the ancient Daintree Rainforest – planned for the week, all you have to do is show up ready for an adventure!
Blue Mountain National Park
Trek to Australia’s beautiful Blue Mountains National park via chartered coach along with your fellow ISA students for a day full of discovery. During this day trip you will learn about indigenous culture on a guided bushwalk, capture picture-perfect views of the park’s expansive forests, and marvel at the iconic Three Sisters Rock formation.
Cultural Activities in Sydney
The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Sydney. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Sydney special.
These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included a classic Aussie BBQ, attending an AFL Football game, attending a local beach clean up, iconic Coogee to Bondi coastal walk, and museum visits.