University of New South Wales

Sydney, Australia

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About University of New South Wales

"The University of New South Wales is renowned for the quality of graduates and its commitment to new and creative approaches to education and research. Its motto - Scientia Manu et Mente (“Knowledge by Hand and Mind”) - encapsulates the University's central philosophy of balancing the practical and the scholarly. The University also enjoys the reputation of Australia's leading international university with over 200 sister university partnerships around the world, amongst many other international activities. UNSW has developed strong research relationships and student exchange programs with these international partners. UNSW has approximately 40,000 students including over 9,000 international students, from over 165 different countries and an additional 1,900 international students in pre-University programs. Located in Sydney, the University of New South Wales is situated near the business hub of Australia's largest city, providing easy access to a wide range of academic, cultural and social activities, and less than 5km from some of the most famous beaches in the world. The 38 hectare Kensington site, the main UNSW campus, consists of state-of-the-art faculty and service facilities that combine to provide an ideal educational and communal environment for all students." - University of South Wales

Term Dates

  • Fall semester (Semester 2): mid-July to late November
  • Spring semester (Semester 1): mid-February to late June
Note: Dates are approximate and may be subject to change

Approximate Living Expenses

  • Housing: approximately AU$8,500 per semester for on-campus housing with a meal plan, off-campus approximately AU$250-450/week
  • Food: approximately AU$100/week
  • Books: AU$500-750/semester
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC):  approximately AU$242/semester (required for all international students in Australia)
  • Visa: Approximately AU$550 which also grants you the right to work in Australia while studying
Note: AU$ = Australian Dollars

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From 2014 onwards UNSW guarantees campus accommodation for exchange students.  Meals are included and the cost is approximately AU$8,500 per semester (5 months).  Students can also find off-campus shared apartments without a meal plan and costs are approximately AU$250-450/week.

Student Services

Airport reception, temporary accommodation and transfers on arrival, international student housing assistance, orientation program, social and recreational activities