University of New South Wales is a powerhouse of cutting-edge research, teaching and innovation. They are one of the top 100 universities in the world, with more than 59,000 students and a 7,000 strong research community.
Located in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, UNSW was established in 1949 with a unique focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines. UNSW is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight research intensive universities and a member of the Universitas 21 international consortium.
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty.
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program.
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.
The main campus is situated on 38 hectares at Kensington, an inner south-eastern suburb of Sydney about 20 minutes’ drive from both the central business district and the airport. It is also about 2 kilometers from Sydney’s famous beaches, Coogee and Bondi. The university has a smaller campus, Paddington, devoted entirely to the College of Fine Arts.
Please keep in mind that University of New South Wales is one of UM's most popular partner programs. As such, there is no guarantee that all applicants will be accepted into the program. Late applications will not be considered.
Due to the popularity of schools within the city of Sydney and the competitive application process, students are encouraged to select a 2nd choice program outside of the city of Sydney and/or outside of Australia.
Arts & Social Sciences
- Students wishing to take stage 3 ARTS courses must be majoring in the desired field
- INST, GLST, DANC, EDST, MDIA and Music courses are restricted to declared majors
Art & Design
- Courses are held at Paddington campus, approximately 20 minutes away from Kensington campus
- Priority given to students majoring in Art/Design
- Able to take a mix of classes from both campus, as long as aware of travel required
- Not available for exchange students: Industrial Training courses including MARK2999, MARK 3999, MARK 4999, FINS3100, FINS3200; MARK6xxx courses; GBAT course
- Limit of one studio-based course due to space limitations; students should be flexible with subject choices
- Biomedical Engineering and Computer Sciences are extremely limited; students should be prepared to select courses from another major
- Postgraduate psychology courses are not available to exchange students
Searching for classes at UNSW:
Students can search for subjects that interest them by accessing the UNSW Handbook website.
You must meet the prerequisites for courses. This is assessed at the time of application, and new courses can be submitted for approval on an ongoing basis. You must have plenty of back of course options should your preferred courses not be available.
6 UNSW Credit Points (typical for one class) = 4 UM Credits
UNSW has an innovative academic calendar, called UNSW3+, which gives students amazing flexibility. It features three 10-week terms per year plus a 5-week term in January and/or August. UNSW3+ better aligns with university calendars in the Northern Hemisphere, eliminating overlap between the Australian terms and the Northern Hemisphere summer.
UNSW Semester One: Early January – Late May (correlates with UM spring semester)
UNSW Semester Two: Mid-August – Mid-December (correlates with UM fall semester)
Important: This calendar requires that you take one intensive course at the beginning of each semester for 5 weeks. Following the conclusion of that course, you will take 3 course concurrently for the remaining 10 weeks. In total, you will take 4 courses while at UNSW.
On-campus housing at UNSW is not guaranteed and is extremely limited. Options can be found on the UNSW housing website. Keep in mind that the cost of living in Sydney is high.
Australian Required Health Coverage:
As an international student in Australia, you are required to purchase the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). This is a requirement of the Australian Immigration Department. After accepting your offer from Monash and making the payment for the OSHC, you will receive an electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (eCoE). This document is required to get your student visa.
In order to go abroad, you must have a valid passport
that will not expire during your time abroad or within 6 months upon your return
All students are required to obtain a student visa for a program abroad in Australia. The process is completely online, however it cannot be completed prior to obtaining the electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (eCoE).
For more details, visit: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500
Serious applicants should plan to submit a complete, well thought out, and comprehensive application. In the required essay, please focus on sharing your academic, personal and professional goals
and how admission to UNSW will help you achieve them.
Students who submit a complete application by the deadline will be granted an interview. Qualified candidates will be nominated to UNSW, however UNSW will make the final admission decision. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Participation in the program cannot be guaranteed as there may be a limit on the number of students we can send to UNSW in a particular semester. Please ensure that you think critically about your second choice option when completing this portion of your online application.
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Once you arrive, head to a phone shop. You’ll need:
- An Australian bank statement or rental agreement
- Your student visa details
- Proof of identity – your passport
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