University of New South Wales Academic Program

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

If you go to college/university in the United States and are interested in this program, check it out on the IES Abroad website—designed for students like you looking to study or intern abroad outside of the United States.

About The Program

Our study abroad programs in Sydney offers you the opportunity to directly enroll in the prestigious University of New South Wales (UNSW) with access to a vast array of course offerings across hundreds of disciplines.

Take Classes Like a Local

Choose from UNSW’s impressive range of programs across.

Head to the Beach

Enjoy UNSW’s proximity to the beach.

Explore the Area

Participate in program-specific excursions.

On-Site Staff

Our on-site staff work with you to answer any questions.

Fall 2024 Academic
Program dates:
August 08 - December 06
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
20,030

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, Communications, Media & Marketing, Engineering, Literature & Writing, Psychology & Neuroscience
Housing:
On-campus apartment
Visa Required:
Maybe
Credits:
16 per Semester

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IES Abroad Sydney Center

Sydney’s IES Abroad Center is in up-and-coming Chatswood, a diverse suburb in the Lower North Shore that’s highly regarded for its vibrant entertainment precinct, lush parks, and amazing Asian food scene. In this peaceful corner of the city, students connect to practice language skills, study and indulge in authentic yum cha or bubble tea. And you’re virtually next door to The Concourse, a spectacular arts complex featuring a concert hall, theater, library, and restaurants. 

Academics

Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. That is why we partnered with the University of New South Wales. 

UNSW is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities. Its wide range offerings makes it possible for students of almost every academic background to actively pursue a challenging and stimulating 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.

Partner Institution

Students make their way to class on UNSW's campus, with tall brick buildings along the main walkway.

University of New South Wales

With about 14,000 international students from 120+ countries enrolled per year, it’s easy to see how the University of New South Wales (UNSW) is historically committed to internationalism. You have access to an impressive range of academic options across many disciplines. Close to downtown Sydney, UNSW’s proximity to the beach connects you with the famous laid-back Aussie lifestyle. 

UNSW has student societies that offer extracurricular delights from music, drama, and chocolate appreciation, to career-building opportunities like entrepreneurship challenges run with fellow students from your major of choice. Also available to study abroad students are sports societies, where you can learn a new sport on a social level or compete for UNSW in local- and Australia-wide competitions.  

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Courses

UNSW is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities, with students enrolled in more than 900 academic programs across nine faculties. Its impressive range of strong programs across the disciplines makes it possible for IES Abroad students of almost every academic background to actively pursue a challenging and stimulating experience at UNSW. The UNSW Business School has both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation. Most IES Abroad students take Level Two courses, which may require certain prerequisites.  Most courses are worth 6 UOC or 4 IES Abroad credits. 

Students entering for the US spring semester complete one course for 4 IES Abroad credits in the month of January before beginning the regular term in February. Then, between February and May, students complete three additional courses at 4 IES Abroad credits each. Students entering for the US fall semester complete one course for 4 IES Abroad credits between August and September before beginning the regular term in September. Then, between September and December, students complete three additional courses at 4 IES Abroad credits each. The calendar works well for students who are hoping to return home for summer internship opportunities or undertaking another international opportunity in addition to your IES Abroad-UNSW semester.  

A wide range of disciplines are available to IES Abroad students in the following subject areas. You can use the UNSW Online Handbook to view and search for potential courses.

  • Arts & Social Sciences
  • Commerce & Economics *EQUIS- and AACSB-accredited
  • Engineering
  • Fine Arts
  • Pre-Law
  • Medical Sciences
  • Science 

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements of the program—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 the program, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You will need to supply additional information throughout the process, and our helpful team will alert you via email or your MyIESAbroad Student Portal whenever this is necessary.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

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

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT: 90
  • TOEFL pBT: 576

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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.

Spring 2024

Program dates:
January 01 - May 10
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
20,030

Fall 2024 Academic

Program dates:
August 08 - December 06
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
20,030

Housing

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Apartment

University of New South Wales Village (UNSWV) – The University of New South Wales Village (UNSWV) is located on High Street, on the main campus, about a five-minute walk to the main courtyard and a two-minute walk to the sports center. Each apartment includes a full kitchen, shared bathrooms, and a living and dining area. All apartments are fully furnished, and you can cook in your apartment or go to a variety of restaurants and markets in the surrounding area. No meals are included.

University Terraces – The University Terraces are located on High Street, on the main campus, about a five-minute walk to the main courtyard and a two-minute walk to the sports center. Each apartment includes a kitchenette, shared bathroom, and a living area. All apartments are fully furnished, and you can cook in your apartment or go to a variety of restaurants and markets in the surrounding area. No meals are included. 

About 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.

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Field Trips

Even though your adventure starts in Sydney, our field trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. All trips are included in the program fee unless otherwise noted with ($).

NOTE: IES Abroad field trip destinations, activities, and lengths of stay may vary according to term and availability. 

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Blue Mountains & Fetherdale Wildlife

1 Day Fall, Spring & Summer

Hike in the Blue Mountains and enjoy a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park.

The coast in Royal National Park. Hills and greenery are further inland, leading to a clean, sandy beach and turquoise water.

Royal National Park

1 Day Fall, Spring & Summer

Explore the second-oldest national park in the world, full of fascinating plants, birds, and animals.

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

Before You Leave

Your study abroad experience starts well before you travel. We talk through your program choices, guide you through application, and support your preparations for leaving

On Arrival

We’re by your side from the moment you arrive, for campus orientation, getting you to your accommodation, and helping settle

Home Sweet Home

We transfer you from the airport to your university campus or nearby accommodation and help you settle in

Settling In

Talk to SAF Staff on the ground whenever you need support. Living in another country can be disorientating – we have the answers you need

Find Your Way Around

Where to shop, what to eat, how to see a doctor or a dentist, which bus or train to catch – ask us. We’re your friendly locals

Keeping You Safe

We enroll you in the SAF emergency alert system, so you hear safety concerns relevant to you

In The Classroom

The IES Abroad Center has classroom, computer labs, and academic facilities to support your coursework and academic development

Get Social

We arrange social and cultural events, so you meet other international SAF Scholars and local students

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.

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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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