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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2021-2022 01-MAR-2021 10-MAR-2021 12-AUG-2021 14-MAY-2022
NOTE: Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university; all UVA students must complete Tailored Term 3 and Tailored Term 1. If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15.
Fall Semester 2021 01-MAR-2021 10-MAR-2021 12-AUG-2021 11-DEC-2021
NOTE: Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university; all UVA students must complete Tailored Term 3. If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Apartment, Student's responsibility, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: UVA
Click here for a definition of this term Advising Appointment Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Hayley Spear
Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: No
Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Art - Art History, Art - Studio Art, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Commerce, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Dance, Drama, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English Language and Literature, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, French, Geology, German, Global Studies, Greek, History, Italian, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Korean, Landscape Architecture, Latin American Studies, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marine Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Music, Neuroscience, Other Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Urban and Environmental Planning, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:

UVA Exchange
University of New South Wales

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The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of the leading teaching and research universities in Australia. The University also enjoys the reputation of Australia's leading international university with the largest on-campus enrollment of international students and over 200 sister university partnerships around the world.

For four consecutive years, UNSW has been ranked as one of the top ten universities in the Asian region by Asiaweek magazine. UNSW is one of Australia's leading research universities and is home to a number of internationally recognized research developments in the fields of Quantum Computing, Photovoltaics, HIV Aids Research, Interactive Cinema and Polymer Chemistry.

 

Location IconLocation

Sydney is the capital of New South Wales with a population of almost 5 million. The largest and oldest city in Australia, Sydney is a major industrial, business and trading center. An exciting, cosmopolitan city, Sydney offers many opportunities for entertainment, shopping and sightseeing, and is home to one of the largest and most spectacular harbors in the world, famous for the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House.

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Courses IconAcademics

Curriculum
UNSW Handbook
UNSW Summer Term 2021 Handbook (January 2021) (note you will need to enable Flash)
Students take one course in a 4-week intensive (see Tailored Term Courses list above), followed by three courses for the following term (see Handbook), for a total of four courses. This combination of intensive + regular term is called a Tailored Term. See below for calendar details.
Hint: When using the Handbook, start with the general Area of Interest (click on the area of interest to you), and then on Course to see the list of courses. You can narrow down the list of courses by using the Search/filter tool.

Terms
Spring (Semester 1): early January - mid May
Fall (Semester 2): mid August - mid December
Academic calendar (scroll down and click "UNSW3+: New Academic Calendar")
Note: Starting in 2019, UNSW moved to a new calendar, called UNSW3+. UVA students on this exchange are required to take the "Tailored Term 1" (during UVA's Spring semester) and "Tailored Term 3" (during UVA's Fall semester) pathways.

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

Accommodation options include Residential Colleges, apartments and private rentals, with a range of catered and non-catered options that are on or off campus. For more information visit the UNSW Housing homepage. Accommodation through UNSW is not guaranteed, so students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, to include multiple options on their application, and to concurrently apply for the affiliated Colleges and Apartments.

Student Experience IconUVA Student Experience at UNSW

This program is open to students from any major, but below is a list of the top five majors at UVA who choose to study on exchange at UNSW.

  1. Computer Science 
  2. Engineering
  3. Environmental Science 
  4. Sociology
  5. Government


Would you like to contact a UVA student who has studied on this program? See our list of study abroad returnees who want to help you!

Cost IconCost

Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.

Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance as well as the Australian Overseas Student Health Cover.

UNSW provides a breakdown of estimated costs here. The amount you actually spend will vary based on factors such as your housing type and personal spending habits.

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

Tuition and Fees: Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Tuition and fees will be billed to each student’s SIS account and can be paid as normal.

Housing and Meals: Students are responsible to pay for accommodation and any required or preferred meal plan. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation and meal plan choices, cost, and application procedures.

Travel and Travel Documents: Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa. Students should also budget for in-country transportation costs.

Insurance: UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance. More information can be found on our insurance page. Additionally, students studying at the University of Queensland are required to purchase Overseas Student Health Cover.

Additional Expenses: Students should be prepared to purchase required books and supplies. Students should also budget for additional personal expenses; examples include laundry, phone costs, personal travel, meals out, etc.

If you are not able to find accommodation costs or application, cost of living, or other information you need in order to prepare for your study abroad program, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor.

Financial Aid
You can find detailed information regarding financial aid and study abroad on the following websites:
Please contact your Education Abroad Advisor with any questions.

Accessibility IconAccessibility

The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.

Students are also advised to contact UNSW Disability Services before leaving home at disabilities@unsw.edu.au. Additional information can be found at student.unsw.edu.au/disability.

 

Passport IconPassport and Visa

All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. All students must consult www.border.gov.au for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.

 

Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.

Students planning to travel with medications should carefully review the Australian Government's information about entering the country with medicines: www.tga.gov.au/entering-australia.