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University of New South Wales

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Sponsor: The College of Global Studies, Arcadia University

Location: Sydney, Australia


A large and modern campus, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) is located in the Kensington and Coogee Beach neighborhoods of suburban Sydney, near countless shops, restaurants, more than 15 miles of coastline with beautiful walking trails - all while still allowing easy access to downtown Sydney.  Course options popular among study abroad students are Australian studies, business, economics, literature, engineering, computer and information sciences, engineering and psychology.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring

Term Notes: This program follows the Australian academic calendar: Fall Quarter begins in early July and ends in November. Winter/Spring Quarters begin in early February and end in late June. Full Year is either February through November (the Australian academic year) or early July through late June (the U.S. academic year). Students may choose either option.


  • While Northwestern's GPA requirement is 2.5, this program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 for consideration.
  • UNSW offers online courses, which are NOT transferable to Northwestern.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an Arcadia application by the program's deadline

Languages: English


  • University Terraces: self-catered student apartments located on the main UNSW campus
  • On-campus residential colleges with Australian students (spots are limited, competitive, and include an additional cost)
  • For more UNSW housing details, visit Arcadia's Housing Overview page. 

Program Costs: 

Fall 2018: $31,770

Billed by Northwestern: $19,220

Estimated additional costs: $12,550

  • Housing: $6,500
  • Meals: $1,880
  • Airfare: $1,450
  • Local transportation: $390
  • Books & supplies: $245
  • Personal expenses: $1,645
  • Visa: $440

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