University of New South Wales

Sydney, Australia

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The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is a public university located in Kensington, Australia, approximately 4 miles south of Sydney’s central business district and 3 miles west of Bondi Beach. UNSW, established in 1949, is the founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australian research-intensive universities, and is ranked among the top 60 universities in the world. The university enrolls over 50,000 students, 12,200 of which are enrolled in the Australian School of Business, which currently places 10th in the world for Accounting and Finance. Visiting students will enjoy a modern campus within easy reach of Sydney’s commercial center and famous beaches, world class facilities and faculty, and unlimited opportunities to network and get involved with the UNSW’s 200 student organizations.

Please note: students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and deposit to the UF International Center. You can start your online application today!

The City

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia. Of the 4.4 million people who call Sydney home, 40% are born overseas, making Sydney one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Sydney’s sprawling natural harbor, breathtaking shorelines, and excellent year round climate have earned Sydney the reputation for being one of the most attractive and livable cities in the world. With a lively business district, a booming art and culture scene, and many islands and parks, there is never a shortage of things to do and see for tourists and residents alike. Whether you enjoy surfing, visiting world famous botanical gardens, taking in an opera, or whale watching, you will find it in Sydney.

Student Life

UNSW students enjoy a large modern campus that is close to everything and complete with academic, recreational, residential, and retail facilities. Students have an enormous range of social, sporting, and recreational activities to choose from. They can participate in one of the 200 student organizations, enjoy social gatherings at the campus bars and restaurants, or join one of the many recreational sport teams. Visiting exchange students are also matched with a UNSW student through the Aussie Mate program and offered the opportunity to participate in many social and cultural excursions arranged by the Global Education Office. Exchange students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week while class is in session. The Career and Employment office has a list of employment opportunities and offers students consultations, career advising, and interview preparation.

Term Dates

Fall Semester (Semester 2):

July to November
UF applications must be complete by March 1

Spring Semester (Semester 1):

Late February to early July
UF applications must be complete by October 1

Courses Available

The UNSW offers a wide variety of courses in business and non-business disciplines which are available for viewing on the “Class Timetable”. Students are free take courses outside of the business school provided they meet the course prerequisites. Use our course equivalency database to find out which courses at UNSW can apply to your UF degree. Additional equivalencies can be submitted through your advisor.

Note: The average course load is 24 units (usually four subjects)

Language of Instruction

English- although you will definitely learn many words you have never heard before. Students do have the opportunity to take foreign language courses while on exchange.

Grade Conversion
UNSW Grade UF grade
High Distinction (85-100) A
Distinction (75-84) A
Credit (65-74) B
Pass (50-64) C
Pass Conceded (35-49) D
Failure (0-34) F
Credit Conversion
UNSW credit UF credit
6 3

Students are expected to take a minimum of 12 credits (of coursework (4 classes) to be full time.

Estimated Expenses
Rough Expense Comparison Semester at UF Semester at UNSW
UF Tuition $3,085 $3,085
UFIC Admin. Fee --- $250
Health Insurance $730 $890
Airfare --- $2,000
Housing/Utilities $2,620 $5,500
Internet/cable $455 Included
Food $2,065 $1,500
Books $540 $300
Transportation $270 $375
Visa --- $565
Total $9,765 $14,465


Exchange students can choose to live on campus in one of the residential colleges or find their own off campus accommodation near the university. On campus, students can apply to a number of fully catered or self-catered colleges (residential halls). Fully catered Colleges are single bedrooms with shared bathrooms, whereas self-catered Colleges are apartment style with your own bedroom and shared living and cooking facilities. On campus residences are in high demand so students are encouraged to apply early. UNSW has reserved limited spaces for exchange students in the Kensington Colleges. UNSW offers international student housing for students who are wishing to live off campus. Exchange students can find shared housing close to campus in the beachside suburbs of Coogee, Randwich, Kensington, or Bondi. Finding housing close to UNSW can take a few days to arrange, so students are encouraged to arrive 1-2 weeks before classes begin.

View the UNSW Accommodation website for more information.

Travel Opportunities

Downtown Sydney is easily reached through public transportation and taxis. Kingsford Smith International Airport serves Sydney domestically with flights to Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and other Australian cities along with international flights to New Zealand and other Southeast Asian cities.


For more information please call or email us.

Heavener School of Business
301 Heavener Hall, PO Box 117160
Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7160
Phone: 352-273-0165

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Contacts Abroad

Elena Sinitsyna, Program Coordinator and Advisor, U.S.A.
UNSW Global Education and Student Exchange Office
Ground Floor, East Wing, Red Centre Building
The University of New South Wales
Kensington, Sydney 2052
Phone: +61 2 9385 7276
Email (advisor4americas at