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 5 km 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.
The University of Melbourne offers IBEX opportunities in fall and spring semesters.
- When planning for your program at UNSW, you must choose in advance how many courses (3 or 4) you want to take. This decision will dictate when you need to arrive at UNSW:
- Spring semester:
- Option 1: Tailored Term 1, which runs from the first week in January through mid-May. This option consists of taking one course during UNSW's January Term (JT) and three courses during Term 1 (T1). This allows students to take a total of four courses that will transfer back to NYU Stern as 16 credits.
- Option 2: Term 1 only, which runs from mid-February through mid-May. This option consists of taking three courses that will transfer back to NYU Stern as 12 credits.
- Fall semester:
- Option 1: Tailored Term 3, which runs from mid-August through mid-December. This option consists of taking one course during UNSW's August Term (AT) and three courses during Term 3 (T3). This allows students to take a total of four courses that will transfer back as 16 credits.
- Option 2: Term 3 only, which runs from mid-September through mid-December. This option consists of taking three courses that will transfer back as 12 credits.
- Spring semester:
Dates are approximate and may be subject to change.
Housing and Living Costs
- Housing: UNSW guarantees campus accommodation for you, as an exchange student. Meals are included and the cost is approximately AU$8,500/semester (5 months). You can also find off-campus shared apartments without a meal plan and costs are 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$550 which also grants you the right to work in Australia while studying.
AU$ = Australian Dollars
Language of Instruction
The student services available to exchange students include:
- Airport reception
- Temporary accommodation and transfers on arrival
- International student housing assistance
- Orientation program
- Social and recreational activities