Applicants should be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Spaces are limited.
Applications are due in February for the upcoming fall or full year and in October for the spring term. If you are considering a full year abroad in two locations (split year), you must submit application materials for both programs at the deadline for the first program.
Founded in 1949, the University of New South Wales is one of the largest universities in Australia, with over 45,000 students. Georgetown students find UNSW an excellent academic choice for the university's strength in the social sciences, fine arts, and business course work. The main campus of 85 acres is on a sloping site at Kensington, a suburb of Sydney. It is about 20 minutes by bus from the main central railway station and 30 minutes from the harbor and ferry terminals. The University is a modern, urban campus with extensive sporting and recreational facilities. There are over a hundred clubs and societies on campus, covering interests in the sporting, cultural, social, religious, and intellectual fields. The capital of the State of New South Wales, Sydney is a cosmopolitan city of 3.5 million people that offers extensive entertainment, shopping and sightseeing opportunities. The harbor, one of the largest in the world, is famous for the arch of the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House. Kensington is a residential suburb of single family homes and multi-unit blocks.
Accommodation and Meals
Students live either in Residential Colleges on campus or in shared furnished apartments and houses with other international students within reasonable walking distance from the University which are allocated by the UNSW Study Abroad Office. Residential Colleges are independent of the University, setting their own fees, managing their own budgets, and assuming responsibility for all aspects of the running of their own institutions. They also foster an atmosphere which is in keeping with their own ethical values and educational philosophy. Admissions to the Colleges can be competitive. Housing information is available on the UNSW housing website.
Southern Hemisphere Academic Year: mid-Feb. - late Nov.
U.S. Full Year: early July - late June
U.S. Fall (Australian semester 2): early July - late November
U.S. Spring (Australian semester 1): mid- February - late June/early July
Fields of Study and Language of Instruction
Language of Instruction is English.
Fields of study include: Social Sciences, Business, Fine Arts, Humanities, Psychology, Science, Area Studies
Georgetown considers a full courseload at the University of New South Wales to be 24 credits per semester (generally 4 courses). Students successfully completing 24 credits will receive 15 Georgetown credits and 5 course equivalents. Classes or courses in Australia are typically called "subjects" or "units." To find the current subjects available, look in the particular department that would offer that subject. Click here to find this information or check the UNSW Handbook. Students should make sure that they meet any prerequisites that are required. Final grades will be based on written work and tests, attendance and participation in tutorials and labs, and final examinations.
* In order to be awarded Georgetown credit for classes, you must receive at least a "Pass".