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University of South Wales

Sydney, Australia

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About University of 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 - Mid-November
  • Spring semester (semester 1): Mid-February - Late June
Note: Dates are approximate and may be subject to change

Expected Arrival Date

Compulsory Orientation Program: Mid July for Fall, Mid February for Spring


In Australia most students attend a university in their own city. As a result, Australian universities have limited accommodation on campus for students. Most local students either live at home or stay in private shared accommodation in the suburbs surrounding the university. The Accommodation Services Central Office assists students to find accommodation while they are at UNSW. In addition to managing the University's accommodation they also keep a database of off-campus accommodation in the local area.

Approximate Living Expenses

  • Housing: AU$120-250/ week (approx)
  • Food: AU$70/ week
  • Books: AU$300/ semester
  • Overseas Health Insurance (required): AU$155/ semester
Note: AU$ = Australian Dollars

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Areas of Concentration

Accounting, actuarial studies, banking and finance, law and taxation, industrial relations and organizational behavior, information systems, technology and management, international business, marketing

Student Services

Airport Reception
Temporary Accommodation and Transfers on Arrival
International Student Housing Assistance
Orientation Program
Social and Recreational Activities

Did You Know?

UNSW is the only IBEX partner school that offers banking & finance internship opportunities to incoming exchange students for credit (program fee required)

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