University of New South Wales Academic Program

Academic
Times Top 100
Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Multi Term, Single Term

About the Program

Since its foundation in 1949, the University of New South Wales has established an impressive reputation. Ranked in the world’s top 100 universities, UNSW is at the forefront of innovation and is committed to pioneering research. Ready to take action and change the world, the university is known for its distinguished advances in solar energy, HIV/AIDS research, and quantum computing. Innovation here is a way of thinking.

UNSW alum: Rebel Wilson, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and King Tupou VI

Enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with mild winters and warm summers

Sydney’s big names: Opera House, Bondi Beach, and Harbour Bridge

UNSW work in drinking water, medicine, and solar tech changed the world

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
Advanced
GPA Requirements:
3.00
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Academic Strengths:
Art, Design & Fashion, Business, Economics & Finance, Law, Engineering, Urban Studies & Architecture
Housing:
University-owned flat
Visa Required:
Maybe
Credits:
24 units

Stay Healthy & Safe While You Study Abroad

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

Former SAF Scholar

If there is something I don't understand, the professor explains it until I understand it.

University of New South Wales SAF Alumni

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About the University

University of New South Wales

Since 1949, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney has been at the forefront of innovation, research, and teaching, placing it consistently as one of the best universities in Asia Pacific and in the top 50 globally. 

Sydney is truly a city of the world, with a young, multicultural population sharing a warm climate where the thrills of the city meet gorgeous beaches. The year-round outdoor lifestyle makes studying here a joy, and the city’s famous attractions are just walking distance from UNSW.

Learn more at University of New South Wales' official website

Academics

University of New South Wales's Academic Approach

Diversity and options are two significant strengths at UNSW. This is true through their course offerings as well as their extra- curricular events and activities. The university is also highly ranked in Engineering and Business.

Courses

You register for your courses before you get to Australia.

Course & Departmental Restrictions

For those courses and departments with limited access, you have to wait to enroll when you arrive. You attend the course on your first day and check if there are any open before getting permission from the professor to join.

  • Hispanic Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Pre-Med
  • Architecture

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you can use any of the following:

  • ACT: 21
  • Duolingo: 95
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • PET: 67
  • *SAT: 500 (within Critical Reading section)
  • TOEFL iBT: 61
  • TOEFL PBT: 500

Learn More About Language Requirements

Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Fall 2022

Program dates:
Early September - Mid December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
27,990

Fall 2022 + Spring 2023

Program dates:
Early September - Late May
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
50,060

Spring 2023

Program dates:
Mid February - Mid May
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
AU$
29,960

Spring 2023 + Summer 2023

Program dates:
Mid February - Late August
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
AU$
43,370

Spring 2023 + Summer 2023 + Fall 2023

Program dates:
Mid February - Mid December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
AU$
63,670

Housing Information

University-owned flat

The SAF program fee covers a private bedroom in a stylish 6-bedroom university-owned flat. Your comfortable home away from home is the perfect place to catch up on assignments, and with a shared living space you can make lifelong friends here. Your accommodation may be self-catered, partly catered or fully catered, depending on your housing.

About Sydney

Why Sydney

The Opera House, Bondi Beach, Harbor Bridge: Sydney holds a strong place in Australian culture. It is truly a city of the world, with a young, multicultural population sharing a warm climate where the success of the city meets gorgeous beaches. The year-round outdoor lifestyle makes studying here a joy, and as Australia’s business capital, Sydney is a prestigious place to be.

Learn more about Sydney

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Orientation

On Arrival

Your SAF pre-departure process will arm you with all the information you need for a smooth arrival to your new campus, city, and country.

To Housing

Your SAF program will include a safe transfer from your arrival airport to your new study abroad housing. We'll even provide you with top tips to make the most of your new city!

Home Sweet Home

Your SAF Program Specialist will coordinate with you to ensure you have arrived safely and settled into your new secure housing.

Keeping You Safe

As you settle in, you will learn about the SAF emergency alert system, our 24/7 phone support, and any safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your new university and SAF will arrange social and cultural events so that you can meet other study abroad and local students. Make the most of your adventure!

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Commonly Asked Questions About Studying Abroad

Commonly Asked Questions About Academic & Concurrent Programs

Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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