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.)
University of New South Wales
- 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
Partner university's areas of study
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
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
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)
- 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
Course equivalency formula
- 6 UNSW points = 4 UBC credits
Passing gradePS=Pass, PC=Pass Conceded
Credit transfer process
* 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’ 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.
Types of accommodation available
- 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