IFSA University of New South Wales Partnership

Sydney, Australia

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Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: March 15
  • Spring: September 1

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
2.8
Typical Credit Load:
16

About University of New South Wales

Just a stone's throw from the stunning Coogee Beach and the historically beautiful Coogee to Bondi walk, this modern university has an outstanding academic reputation and fantastic facilities. Most students live in residential colleges with vibrant social and inter sports programs, and only 20 minutes by bus to Downtown Sydney.

University of New South Wales Benefits

  • Live and learn in Sydney at one of the best universities in Australia, known as "Australia's most international campus" on a U.S. semester calendar.
  • High faculty-to-student ratio ensures personal attention
  • Gain valuable experience through an internship program that combines a workplace assignment with a substantial research project
  • World-class performing arts facilities as well as recreation center with pool, gymnasium, squash and tennis courts and a variety of activities from aerobics to weight lifting
  • An active students union that sponsors events and more than 50 student clubs and societies

IFSA-Butler

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of New South Wales Partnership

Courses
Open the UNSW online course catalog to browse the classes available. See a list of available intensive course offerings for January 2019 here.

IFSA students must take the equivalent of 16 U.S. semester credit hours at UNSW, which is usually four courses; however, the number of courses you take depends on the credit value of the courses you select. UNSW's new academic calendar, which is aligned with a U.S. semester schedule, means that you will take one course intensively at the beginning of your semester abroad, and then take three courses for the rest of the semester. (Effective beginning Spring 2019)

3 UNSW points = 2 U.S. semester credit hours
6 UNSW points = 4 U.S. semester credit hours
12 UNSW points = 8 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

 
Course Restrictions
  • All courses with codes beginning with the letter "Z" are taught on UNSW's Canberra campus and are therefore unavailable to study abroad students.
  • Be sure that you choose only those courses offered on the UNSW Sydney, Kensington or UNSW Art & Design campuses.
  • Fourth-year (4000-level) courses and higher are part of a postgraduate degree (Masters or Ph.D.). You are not eligible to take these courses as an undergraduate study abroad student.
FACULTY OF LAW
Courses in the Faculty of Law are not open to study abroad students, with the exception of: LAWS3350, Sport, Law and Society in Australia; LAWS3351, Sport and the Law in the Western World; and those with course codes starting with GENL.

SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
School of Medical Sciences classes with course codes starting with MFAC are not open to study abroad students, but similar courses are available under the GENM code, and those are open to study abroad students.

CRIMINOLOGY
Criminology (CRIM) classes are restricted to Criminology majors.

MEDIA
Media (MDIA) classes are not available to study abroad students.

ART & DESIGN CAMPUS
Please note that there are a limited number of spaces available to study abroad students in classes on the UNSW Art & Design campus. If you are interested in courses on this campus, be sure to complete your application materials early.
Experiential Learning

INTERNSHIPS
The University of New South Wales offers internships in two areas: Business and Media Studies. A staff member in the agency or organization where you are placed will supervise your performance in the internship and act as your field supervisor. An academic supervisor will monitor your progress in your placement and guide you on your academic project.

Internship applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and have completed at least four semesters of a relevant degree.

Your academic supervisor, field placement supervisor and another UNSW staff member will assess your internship for the final grade. The academic project associated with your internship carries most of the weight in determining your final letter grade. An internship replaces one regular class at UNSW and is worth 4 Butler University U.S. credit hours. Interns work between 100-150 hours for the length of the internship, depending on their placement.

Students interested in a Media Studies internship are required to find their own internship placement. For assistance in doing so, contact your IFSA program advisor for more information.

Placements are offered after an interview process either prior to the start of the semester or after you arrive in Sydney. UNSW cannot guarantee internship placements before the interview process is complete.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
University of New South Wales students have the option of engaging in research for academic credit during their semester abroad. You will need to find a researcher to be your advisor and include you in their lab. Once you find a researcher, IFSA and UNSW will help you make the connection and make sure you’re enrolled in the research course. Research students will do the internship in place of one of their four regular UNSW courses and it is worth 4 US semester credit hours. 

Please be aware that the research class (REGZ9212) is recorded as a pass/fail grade rather than a A-F letter grade. You will need to contact your study abroad advisor to be sure that your home university will accept pass/fail credit to transfer back to your home institution.

Research applicants should use UNSW’s Find a Researcher tool to identify someone they would like to work with.

Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University of New South Wales Partnership
Accounting Actuarial Science Advertising Agriculture Anatomy/Physiology Anthropology Archaeology Architecture and Design Art History Asian Studies Astronomy Aviation Biology Biomedical Engineering Biotechnology Botany/Plant Science Business Business Law Ceramics Chemical Engineering Chemistry Chinese Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Creative Writing Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Dance Ecology Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Engineering Environmental Science/Studies European History European Studies Exercise Science/Kinesiology Fashion Design Fashion Marketing and Merchandising Film Production Finance Food Science/Nutrition French Genetics Geology German History History/Philosophy of Science Human Resources Immunology Indigenous Studies Industrial Engineering Interior Design International Studies/Affairs/Relations Italian Japanese Jewish Studies Landscape Architecture Latin American Studies Management Management Information Systems Marine Science Marketing Materials Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Microbiology Mining Engineering Museum Studies Music Studies Neuroscience Petroleum Engineering Pharmacy/Pharmacology Philosophy Photography Physics Political Science Psychology Public Relations Secondary Education Social Work Sociology Spanish Statistics Telecommunications Textiles & Apparel Theater/Drama Women and Gender Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat, Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Most meals included
Self-catered
Details
Depending on the housing arrangement you are assigned, you will either have a partial meal plan (residence halls) or the expectation that you will prepare your own meals (self-catered apartments/flats). UNSW students have three on-campus housing options: • The Kensington Colleges - newly renovated, catered accommodations where students have a private bedroom and share a coed hall bathroom; students will incur a supplemental fee for the compulsory meal plan and other housing services. • UNSW Hall - Students at UNSW Hall have a single bedroom and share a coed floor bathroom; UNSW Hall is semi-catered with two meals per day included in the program fee. • The Terraces - self-catered apartments where two students share a two bedroom apartment with a kitchen and a shared bathroom; the only housing option at UNSW that accepts roommate requests. Please note that housing at UNSW is very competitive. While IFSA guarantees housing, we cannot guarantee first choices and preferences.

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Christi Hoover

Resident Director, Australia

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Dates and Fees

Spring 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
February 13, 2018
Program End Date
June 26, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$15,475
Housing
$6,500
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$21,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Program participants housed in the catered Kensington Colleges will receive a separate fee of $1,875 per semester.  UNSW charges higher tuition for lab courses. Students enrolled in these courses will receive an additional bill for approximately $225 per course. **All University of New South Wales housing requires a deposit of AUD$1,100 in order to secure your accommodations several months prior to the start of the semester. IFSA covers this deposit on your behalf, but students who drop from the program after November 25 (for spring applicants) will be responsible for paying this fee to IFSA.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,800
Meals
$2,140
Books & Supplies
$265
Local Transportation
$700
Visa
$420
Personal Expenses
$2,560
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$7,885

Fall 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
July 13, 2018
Program End Date
November 21, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$15,750
Housing
$6,225
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$21,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Students assigned to catered housing at Kensington Colleges will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $1,950. UNSW charges higher tuition for lab courses. Students enrolled in these courses will receive an additional bill for approximately $200 per course. **All University of New South Wales housing requires a deposit of AUD$1,100 in order to secure your accommodations several months prior to the start of the semester. IFSA covers this deposit on your behalf, but students who drop from the program after November 25 (for spring applicants) or April 20 (for fall applicants) will be responsible for paying this fee to IFSA.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,800
Meals
$2,140
Books & Supplies
$265
Local Transportation
$700
Visa
$420
Personal Expenses
$2,560
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$7,885