The University of New South Wales campus is located in Kensington, only 20 minutes from Sydney's central business district and Sydney Harbour, and only 10 minutes from Sydney's beaches. Coogee Beach and Centennial Park are within walking distance of the campus, and nearby shopping districts with bars, restaurants, cinemas and markets are easily accessible via bus.
UNSW is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8), a coalition of Australia’s leading research intensive universities and a member of the Universitas 21, the leading global network of research?intensive universities working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research?inspired teaching and learning and student mobility. UNSW graduates are highly employable and command some of the best starting salaries.
As a University of New South Wales student, you will join a diverse community of 51,000 students, with 8,800 international students from over 114 countries.
The University enjoys the reputation of being Australia's leading international university with the largest on-campus enrollment of international students and over 200 sister university partnerships around the world, amongst many other international activities.
The main 38 hectare Kensington campus features award winning architecture, natural surroundings and exceptional sport and recreational facilities, including an Olympic sized indoor pool, courts, ovals, bars, food courts and medical clinic.
Students attending the University of New South Wales have the opportunity to take courses from a wide variety of disciplines.
READ THIS FIRST: Australia and New Zealand Course Selection Guide
To find classes in a particular department at UNSW, please visit the UNSW course handbook and click on the link on the left-hand side that reads Courses by Subject Area. University of New South Wales Course Handbook
UNSW Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies NOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to OLD core only.
Class sizes at UNSW are generally large, and students are enrolled in courses with local students as well as other international students from all over the globe.
Please note: The grading system in Australia is VERY different from the US grading system. US grades are often inflated; students can expect it to be significantly more difficult to get an A in courses in Australia.
UNSW will bill students directly for housing. The housing options include self-catered (no meals) or fully-catered (meals included) dorms or apartments. For more information on housing options at UNSW, click here
. The average cost for a single room in a fully-catered dorm is $7,000 for one semester.
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage.
All students studying in Australia for a semester WILL need a visa. The visa application process happens after acceptance to the program, and all visa application instructions are sent to students directly by the UNSW international education office.
Inbound Student Exchange Guide