Study Abroad is a fee-based option for students to study at UNSW for one or two semesters. On completion of their studies students are able to transfer credits back to their home university. You can enrol through Study Abroad even if your home university is not a with UNSW.
What you can study
You can study almost any course at UNSW as long as you have the prerequisite knowledge and meet all of the necessary requirements. As a Study Abroad student it is also possible to undertake a supervised internship placement or volunteering opportunity to gain industry experience to support the knowledge gained through your studies.
The UNSW Online Handbook is an up-to-date reference of all courses currently offered by UNSW. Course listings provide a short description of the course content, and information about prerequisites and the weighting (units of credit) of each course.
Not all courses are offered in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 each year so it is advisable to also check the UNSW Online Timetable. Each year, the timetable for Semester 1 is posted from mid-November the previous year, and the timetable for Semester 2 is posted in late April.
Who can apply?
If you are enrolled at a recognised tertiary institution and have completed at least one semester of study, you will need to submit your academic transcript with your application. The GPA requirement for entry is 3.0/4.0 or equivalent. If your university does not use the 4-point GPA grading system and you are not sure whether you are eligible for admission, contact us for further advice.
If you have not yet commenced university studies but have completed a recognised secondary school certificate in your home country, then you may also be eligible to study one or two semesters at UNSW. Check here, to see whether your secondary certificate is listed. Depending on the grades attained in your certificate, you may be eligible for admission. Contact us if for more information.
English language requirements
your current studies are not taught in English, you must meet UNSW’s
English language requirements. UNSW recognises a number of English
Accepted English Language tests and minimum results needed to study at UNSW:
• Undergraduate English Language Requirements
• Postgraduate English Language Requirements
The following dates are important for Study Abroad students, particularly those who will be staying in UNSW on-campus and off-campus accommodation facilitated through Study Abroad.
UNSW Orientation Week: February 25 to March 1 2013
UNSW Study Abroad Orientation Day: February 28 2013