University of New South Wales
The University of New South Wales (a member of the U21 network) is a world class research university with a reputation for being the leading international university in Australia. UNSW is consistently ranked in the top 2 Australian universities for Learning and Teaching Performance and has recently been ranked as 45th in the world by the Times Higher Education.
Established in 1949, UNSW has expanded rapidly and now has close to 46,000 students, including more than 9,500 international students from over 130 different countries. UNSW has been accepting international students since 1951 and is proud of its international heritage and history of regional and global engagement.
The University attracts leading academics and researchers from around the world, and actively encourages two way student mobility. UNSW is renowned for its commitment to new and creative approaches to education and research. Its motto - Scientia Manu et Mente ("Knowledge by Hand and Mind") - encapsulates the University's central philosophy of balancing the practical and the scholarly.
UNSW is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight research intensive universities in Australia and a member of the Universitas 21 international consortium. UNSW has a broad disciplinary base, with Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences; Built Environment; Engineering; Law; Medicine and Science, as well as the College of Fine Arts, the Australian School of Business and UNSW@ADFA.
The main campus is situated on 38 hectares at Kensington, an inner south-eastern suburb of Sydney about 20 minutes drive from both the central business district and the airport. UNSW is also located about 2 kilometres from Sydney’s famous beaches, Coogee and Bondi. The University has two smaller campuses; Paddington campus (devoted entirely to the College of Fine Arts); and the University College (Faculty of Military Studies) in Canberra.
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
English. Students from countries where English is not the language of instruction will need to supply proof of competence in English (an IELTS or TOEFL test completed within the last 2 years) with their exchange application.
ELIGIBILITY + TIMING
Who can go?
Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study. Students must have a 70% cumulative average to attend this partnership. Commerce: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Commerce students must select 'University of New South Wales-COMM' on their Go Global application. Law: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Law students must select 'University of New South Wales-LAW' on their Go Global application. Please research applicable course restrictions on the University of New South Wales' exchange website. Ensure that you apply for the UBC term you want to be away (not the corresponding Australian term)
UNSW semester 1: End of February to End of June
UNSW semester 2: Mid-July to End of November
Notes on eligibility and timing
What term to list on your Go Global Application:
Term 1: if planning to take UNSW's semester 2
Term 2: if planning to take UNSW's semester 1
Full year: if planning to take UNSW's semester 2 and then take UNSW's Semester 1
Split year: if planning to take UNSW's semester 1 and then take UNSW's semester 2
Course equivalency formula
6 UNSW points = 4 UBC credits
Passing gradePS=Pass, PC=Pass Conceded
Credit transfer process
The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
No nursing, pharmacy, or vet science courses for exchange students.
Full course load information
24 units of credit (usually four subjects)
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC. Some exceptions may apply.
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.