Introduce About University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Something about University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Established in 1949, UNSW has maintained an academic emphasis in the scientific, technological and professional disciplines from the very beginning boasting the top ranked Engineering school in the country, while also growing into a comprehensive university it is today.

Ranked in the top 50 universities in the world, and third in Australia by the QS World University Rankings, UNSW also has 18 subject areas ranked in the world’s top 50 subjects – with Accounting and Finance ranked 10th in the world – based on the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018

The university has produced more technology entrepreneurs in the past 15 years and more of Australia’s tops CEOs leading ASX100 companies studied at UNSW than any other Australian university. UNSW also has more millionaire alumni than any other university.

Concentrating on innovation, technology and creativity, UNSW not only supports students’ learning and practical experience, but produces important research and knowledge that helps inform policy and tackling the world’s current critical issues from climate change to cutting edge medical treatments.

With an enrollment of more than 50,000, including international students from more than 128 countries, the University of New South Wales provides a cosmopolitan experience.

Students may choose to participate in an internship program for credit which helps expose you to real life professional experiences in Marketing, Political Science, Social Science and Policy, Media Studies, Banking and Finance, Criminal Justice and Biological/Environmental Sciences.

Located in Kensington, a suburb of Sydney, UNSW’s main campus lies within a few miles of popular oceanside communities like Coogee Beach. Students enjoy its modern setting coupled with easy access to a multitude of nearby seaside suburbs and acres of parklands providing the perfect combination of urban living with Australia’s stunning natural environment. While situated close to the stunning coastline, UNSW is less than five miles from Sydney’s Central Business District and less than 30 minutes from the iconic Sydney Harbor.


Courses are available in the below disciplines. For detailed instructions on how to find and select courses, and a list of popular courses see our course selection instructions. Students enroll in 3 or 4 subjects per semester (18 – 24 UNSW credits), which usually transfers as 9 – 12 or 12 – 16 U.S. semester credits.

Academic Departments and Schools at the University of New South Wales are divided into eight academic divisions: Art and Design; Arts and Social SCiences; Built Environment; Business; Engineering; Law; Medicine and Science.

  • 2.8 GPA to apply.
  • Minimum sophomore standing at a four-year institution at the time of participation.
  • Second semester Freshmen may be admitted on a case-by-case basis.


  • Estimated tuition and program fees: $13,775*
  • Estimated housing (on/off campus): $5,050 – $8,640

*Tuition for 3 courses. Three courses is equivalent to 9 – 12 U.S. credits depending on your home university’s credit transfer policy. Students that wish to take 4 courses should speak with their TEAN Program Manager.

FALL 2018

  • Tuition and program fees: $16,875
  • Housing (on/off campus): $4,940 – $8,925

Students have the option of taking 3 courses (opposed to 4) for a discount of up to $2,450 – pending approval from their home university.

  • Full tuition (3 courses)
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged, off-campus housing (on-campus housing also an option in some cases)
  • Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
  • Services of local Resident Directors
  • Five-day Orientation Program with some meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
  • Cultural events scheduled throughout the semester
  • Wireless internet access in all housing
  • Access to pre-arranged and affordable cell phone packages
  • Access to unique and exciting optional excursions which may include New Zealand, Thailand and other places
  • Access to competitive airfares and pre-arranged flight itineraries
  • Extensive pre-departure counseling and information packets
  • University and course selection advice
  • Official academic transcripts from host institution
  • Credit approval and transfer assistance
  • Help with student visa preparation
  • Financial aid transfer planning
  • Airport pickup and reception in Sydney
  • Arrival Welcome packet containing important local contact details and information
  • Sydney Farewell Dinner at conclusion of program
  • Host university orientation
  • International airfare ($1,800)
  • Domestic airfare in US ($500)
  • Student visa ($450)
  • Books ($365)
  • Meals during the semester ($2,000)
  • Airport transfer at the end of the semester ($50)

*Numbers are estimated based on previous student experience and budget. Actual amounts will vary depending on student.

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