Overview

University of New South Wales

City: Kensington
Language of instruction: English
  • UNSW Sydney is a powerhouse of cutting-edge research, teaching and innovation
  • It is a world class education and research-intensive university with a reputation for being one of Australian’s leading research and teaching universities
  • Ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world, UNSW has strong regional and global engagement
  • Over 59,000 students (37 500 undergraduates), with 20,204 international students from 130+ countries
  • Member of the U21 network
  • Located in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, the University was established in 1949 and is committed to making a difference by focusing on areas critical to the future.
  • The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. The other major campus is Art & Design in Paddington
  • UNSW is 2 km from Sydney’s famous beaches, Coogee and Bondi

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Partner university's areas of study

Architecture and Landscape ArchitectureArtsCommerce (UBCV)EngineeringLand and Food SystemsLawManagement (UBCO)Science

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • 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 AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study. Students must have a minimum cumulative 73% GPA to attend this partnership
  • However, students with a GPA between 70-73% will be considered if they are able to provide a written recommendation from a professor

Term dates

Students may elect to go on exchange for the following options:

  • Fall Term 1 (~August to November)
  • Winter Term 2 (~ February to June)
  • Full Year (~August to June)
  • Split Year (~February to November)

Please note that UNSW now operates on a trimester exchange system.

Students who are interested in going on Exchange in the Fall, should select Term 1 on their Go Global applications. They will be able to select from one of the following options at UNSW:

  • UNSW semester 2: Mid September to Mid December (18 UNSW Credits)
  • UNSW Semester 2 AND an intensive course offering in January (may result in the student being unable to return to UBC for Term 2) (24 UNSW Credits)
  • A "Tailored" term which includes UNSW Semester 2 and an intensive course offering in August (24 UNSW Credits)

Students who are interested in going on Exchange in the Winter, should select Term 2 on their Go Global applications. They will be able to select from one of the following options at UNSW:

  • UNSW semester 1: Mid February to Mid May (18 UNSW Credits)
  • A "Tailored" term which includes UNSW Semester 1 and an intensive course offering in January (24 UNSW Credits)
  • A Term 1 + 2 exchange from February to August (24 UNSW Credits)

Timing

  • 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

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

Summer program

Not applicable

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • 6 UNSW points = 4 UBC credits

Passing grade

PS=Pass, PC=Pass Conceded

Grading scheme

Not applicable

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.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* 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

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

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)

Partner Course Information

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.

UBC Vancouver

Applied Science (Architecture and Landscape Architecture)
UBC course: ENDS 211
Title: Sustainable Design: Theories and Practice
Partner course code: SDES 2414
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-03-17
Arts
UBC course: ANTH 378
Title: Social Media
Partner course code: ARTS 2093
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-28
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: The Science of Indigenous Knowledge
Partner course code: ATSI 2015
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-16
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Indigenous Histories and the Colonial World
Partner course code: ATSI 3017
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-16
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Indigenous Australia
Partner course code: ATSI 1011
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-07-22
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Digital Design - Introduction to Web Design
Partner course code: SDES 3174
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-05
UBC course: ECON 101
Title: Microeconomics 1
Partner course code: ECON 1101
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-06
UBC course: ECON 356
Title: International Macroeconomics
Partner course code: ECON 3104
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-11
UBC course: EOSC 222
Title: Life through Time
Partner course code: GEOS 2071
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-30
UBC course: FREN 101
Title: Introductory French A
Partner course code: ARTS 1480
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-05-28
UBC course: GEOG 1st
Title: Environment, Sustainability and Development
Partner course code: ARTS 2240
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-07
UBC course: GEOG 3RD
Title: Introduction to Climate Change
Partner course code: GENS 0401
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-04
UBC course: GEOG 3RD
Title: Environment and Development
Partner course code: ARTS 2240
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-04
UBC course: GEOG 3RD
Title: Geographies of the Asia Pacific
Partner course code: GEOS 3611
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-04
UBC course: GEOG 4th
Title: Environmental History
Partner course code: ARTS 3242
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-04
UBC course: GRSJ 2nd
Title: Women and Religion
Partner course code: GENL 1022
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-07-20
UBC course: HIST 106
Title: Environmental history
Partner course code: ARTS 3242
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-02
UBC course: HIST 369
Title: Europe in the Age of Catastrophe, 1914-1945
Partner course code: ARTS 2785
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-21
UBC course: HIST 369
Title: Europe in the Age of Catastrophe, 1914 -1945
Partner course code: ARTS 2785
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-21
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Invasion to White Australia
Partner course code: ARTS 2270
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-02
UBC course: HISt 3rd
Title: asian cities: studies in history culture and trade
Partner course code: ARTS 3220
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-02
UBC course: LASO 1st
Title: Introduction to Criminology
Partner course code: CRIM 1010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-02
UBC course: LING 100
Title: Structure of language
Partner course code: ARTS 1690
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-06
UBC course: LING 3rd
Title: Language Ecology and Language Planning
Partner course code: ARTS 3695
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-09
UBC course: POLI 220
Title: Politics, Peace and Prosperity
Partner course code: ARTS 1846
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-11-13
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Australian Politics
Partner course code: ARTS 2818
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-07-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Theorising the International
Partner course code: ARTS 2814
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-09
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Multiculturalism in Political Theory
Partner course code: ARTS 2846
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-09
UBC course: PSYC 1st
Title: The Psychology of Addiction
Partner course code: PSYC 1022
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-11
UBC course: PSYC 2nd
Title: Social and Developmental Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 2061
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-11
UBC course: PSYC 331
Title: Forensic Psychology: Crime, Courts and Corrections
Partner course code: PSYC 1027
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-09-29
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Music on My Mind
Partner course code: GENT 0508
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-09
UBC course: Psyc 3rd
Title: Perception & Cognition
Partner course code: PSYC 2071
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-18
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Environment and Society
Partner course code: ARTS 1240
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-07-20
UBC course: SOCI 303
Title: Migrants and Refugees
Partner course code: ARTS 3292
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-07-20
UBC course: SOCI 361
Title: Power and Powerlessness
Partner course code: ARTS 2871
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-24
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Digital Tech and the Self
Partner course code: ARTS 2095
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-07-20
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Living and Dying
Partner course code: ARTS 2872
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-08-27
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Culture of Emotion
Partner course code: ARTS 2874
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-24
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Understanding the Self
Partner course code: ARTS 2876
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-08-27
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Understanding the Self
Partner course code: ARTS 2876
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-08-27
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Culture and Human Rights
Partner course code: ARTS 3874
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-06-15
UBC course: SPAN 102
Title: Introductory Spanish B
Partner course code: ARTS 1571
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-11-08
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Psychology of Work
Partner course code: PSYC 1025
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-02
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Psychology of Work
Partner course code: PSYC 1025
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Banking
Partner course code: FINS 3650
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-02-10
Forestry
UBC course: CONS 491
Title: Sustainable Tourism in Regional Australia
Partner course code: SCIF 3900
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-31
Journalism
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Media, Culture & Everyday Life
Partner course code: ARTS 1090
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-14
Kinesiology
UBC course: KIN 120
Title: Concepts of Physical Activity, Exercise and Health
Partner course code: GENM 0703
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-05-13
Population and Public Health
UBC course: KIN 3rd
Title: Sport for Social Change
Partner course code: GENM 0709
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-07-08
UBC course: SPPH 3rd
Title: Ethics in Public Health
Partner course code: PHCM 3001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-08-13
Science
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Waste and Society
Partner course code: ARTS 2243
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-14
UBC course: ASTR 310
Title: Brave New World
Partner course code: GENS 4015
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-05
UBC course: ASTR 311
Title: Introduction to Astronomy
Partner course code: PHYS 1160
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-03
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Special Program in Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Partner course code: BEES 0006
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-10
UBC course: CPSC 322
Title: Artificial Intelligence
Partner course code: COMP 3411
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-15
UBC course: CPSC 340
Title: Machine Learning and Data Mining
Partner course code: COMP 9417
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-15
UBC course: CPSC 4th
Title: Security Engineering and Cyber Security
Partner course code: COMP 6441
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-15
UBC course: CPSC 4th
Title: Web Application Security and Testing
Partner course code: COMP 6443
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-15
UBC course: EOSC 314
Title: Marine Environment
Partner course code: MSCI 0501
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-27
UBC course: SCIE 3rd
Title: Perspectives in Medical Science
Partner course code: SCIF 1111
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-08-26

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: BIOL 201
Title: Evolutionary and Physiological Ecology
Partner course code: BIOS 2011
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-02-25
UBC course: BIOL 318
Title: Immunology
Partner course code: BABS 3041
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-03-25
UBC course: BIOL 350
Title: Neuroscience fundamentals
Partner course code: NEUR 2201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-04
UBC course: BIOL 366
Title: Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids
Partner course code: BABS 3121
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-02-25
UBC course: BIOL 366
Title: Human Molecular Genetics
Partner course code: BABS 3151
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-22
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Muscle and motor control
Partner course code: NEUR 3101
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-04
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Neuroanatomy
Partner course code: ANAT 3411
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-04
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Fundamentals of Anatomy
Partner course code: 2511 ANAT
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-15
UBC course: BIOL 440
Title: Study Abroad SpecProject
Partner course code: REGZ 9212
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-04
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Research Topics in Neurosciences
Partner course code: NEUR 3211
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-04
UBC course: COSC 320
Title: Algorithms and Programming Techniques
Partner course code: COSC 3121
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-19
UBC course: COSC 3rd
Title: Computer Networks and Applications
Partner course code: COMP 3331
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-13
UBC course: COSC 3rd
Title: Artificial Intelligence
Partner course code: COMP 3411
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-16
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Superannuation and Retirement Benefits
Partner course code: ECON 3114
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-07-05
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Real Estate Economics and Public Policy
Partner course code: ECON 3130
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-07-05
UBC course: EESC 1st
Title: The Marine Environment
Partner course code: MSCI 0501
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-11-01
UBC course: GWST 3rd
Title: History of Sexuality
Partner course code: ARTS 2906
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-28
UBC course: GWST 419
Title: Dressed to Kill: Dress and Identity in History
Partner course code: ARTS 2904
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-19
UBC course: PHIL 3rd
Title: Understanding the Self
Partner course code: ARTS 2876
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-30
UBC course: PHYS 111
Title: Physics 1a
Partner course code: PHYS 1121
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-19
UBC course: PSYO 1st
Title: Psychology of Addiction
Partner course code: PSYC 1022
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-11
UBC course: PSYO 348
Title: Health Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 3331
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-01
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Learning and Physiological Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 2081
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-23
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Assessment, Personality and Psychopathology
Partner course code: PSYC 2101
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-01
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Psychology and Law
Partner course code: PSYC 3301
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-03
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Language and Cognition
Partner course code: PSYC 3311
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-19
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Developmental Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 3341
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-23
UBC course: SCIE 2nd
Title: Personalized Medicine
Partner course code: GENM 0295
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-11-19
UBC course: SOCI 1st
Title: Criminology: An Introduction
Partner course code: CRIM 1010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-17
UBC course: SPAN 301
Title: Intermediate Spanish B
Partner course code: ARTS 2571
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-04
UBC course: STAT 3rd
Title: Probability and Stochastic Processes
Partner course code: MATH 3801
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-13
UBC course: SUST 100
Title: Environment, Sustainability and Development
Partner course code: ARTS 2240
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-09
UBC course: VISA 102
Title: Drawing
Partner course code: SART 1502
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-30
UBC course: VISA 103
Title: Painting 1: Foundations
Partner course code: DART 1120
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-30
Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: CULT 1st
Title: Media, Culture and Everyday Life
Partner course code: ARTS 1090
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-10
UBC course: SPAN 3rd
Title: Topics in Latin American Cinema
Partner course code: ARTS 3574
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-04
Education
UBC course: EDUC 1st
Title: Social Perspectives in Education
Partner course code: EDST 1104
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-06
Management
UBC course: ELEV 4th
Title: The Australian Legal System in Comparative Perspective
Partner course code: LAWS 3368
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-18
UBC course: ELEV 4th
Title: The Australian Legal System in Comparative Perspective
Partner course code: LAWS 3368
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-25
UBC course: MGMT 310
Title: BUSINESS FINANCE
Partner course code: FINS 1613
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-22
UBC course: MGMT 412
Title: Negotiation Skills
Partner course code: MGMT 3721
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-07
UBC course: MGMT 440
Title: Brand Mangement
Partner course code: MARK 3092
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-22
UBC course: MGMT 440
Title: Brand Management
Partner course code: MARK 3092
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-23
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Consumer Behaviour
Partner course code: MARK 2051
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-18
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Consumer Behaviour
Partner course code: MARK 2051
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-14
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Business and Corporate Strategy
Partner course code: MGMT 3001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-07
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Legal Aspects of Employement
Partner course code: MGMT 3701
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-18
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Legal Aspects of Employment
Partner course code: MGMT 3701
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-14
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 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.

Additional awards

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.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

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’ for Federal 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.

Additional fees

Not applicable

Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • Students going for two semesters and plan to be in residence must apply for each semester of accommodations seperately (i.e. if admitted for first semester abroad, will have to re-apply for second semester abroad)
  • Housing is generally easier to get into for the January semester

Information on Accommodation

How to applyBack to UBCO