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Engineering in Australia - Sydney (UNSW)
Sydney, Australia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year(SP/FA),
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Calendar Year(SP/FA),
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
Apartment, Dormitory
Illinois Sponsor:
Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Foreign Institution:
University of New South Wales
Program Description:

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The University of New South Wales

Sydney, Australia



The University of New South Wales enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 40 universities.  Sydney attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and collaborates with a wide range of organizations to achieve positive research outcomes with global impact.   With a history of over 160 years, they occupy a special place at the heart of Sydney's cultural scene, as home to a number of museums, galleries and performing arts organizations. 


  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Junior or above
  • No foreign language requirement for this program
  • Passport valid for 6 months after program dates and with at least two blank visa pages
  • Visa may be required.
  • Open to Non-Engineering & Non-Illinois Students


Students studying abroad at The University of New South Wales can enroll in a broad range of courses including engineering, math, science, xxx and humanities, but students must take at least 50% of their module/course credits from within the School of Engineering.
Students must have all courses pre-approved for Illinois credit through the IPENG office.  Information on the course approval process and a link for the pre-approval database which contains all courses with existing UIUC course equivalents can be found at
To begin researching your course options, use The University of New South Wales course listings and be sure to review UNSW's course restrictions.  

All classes in this program will be taught in English, with the exception of language courses.
LAS 291/292 Orientation Course
All accepted students must participate in various orientation meetings and enroll in an 8-week orientation course, LAS 291/292.
All credit you earn on this program will count as Illinois credit on your Illinois transcript based on the following conversion.  Engineering undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better to transfer credit.



On-campus housing in the UNSW residential colleges is extremely competitive and not guaranteed. However, Illinois IAGE students are guaranteed accommodation in off-campus apartments leased through the UNSW Study Abroad Office. Apartments are located in Coogee, Bondi, and Randwick (an eastern suburb of Sydney close to Centennial Park, Fox Studios, Bondi Beach, Oxford Street, and "downtown" Sydney). These apartments are ideal for beach-side living, but also make meeting Australians difficult since mostly international students, most of whom are from the U.S. live in these units. Illinois SAO students have the option of requesting housemates, although not all preferences can be accommodated.
Being that on-campus housing is not guaranteed you may need to arrange temporary housing between the time of arriving at UNSW and finding permanent off-campus living. We recommend arriving in Sydney well before semester begins as many students are looking for accommodation in the weeks leading up to the beginning of classes.  Possible temporary housing options include hostels, hotels, service apartments, and lodge. International Student Housing and Assistance provide support for international students seeking off-campus housing upon arrival. For more information visit International Student Housing and Assistance.


For the costs associated with this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the term during which you want to participate.
Financial Aid
Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program.  The applicable amount depends on your financial aid package.  For information, please visit or email

Withdraw, Cancellation and Refund Policy


There is a two-step application process:
Phase 1: The University of Illinois Study Abroad Office Application:
  1. Click the Apply Now button at the top-right of this page to apply.  You may only apply to one program per term. Log in with your UIUC netid and password. Once you start the application you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
  2.  Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below.  
Online materials are due by 11:59 pm (CST) on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 pm (CST) the following business day.

*For ENG GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 Exchange, you will need to submit additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.

After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program. Application decisions are released two to three weeks after each deadline.

Phase 2: Host University Application
  1. If you are accepted to participate in this program, you will work with your International Programs in Engineering Study Abroad Advisor to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  2.  Once formally accepted by the host university, you will then work with the Study Abroad Advisor at the host university to coordinate all aspects of your stay such as course registration, lodging, and arrival information.



International Programs in Engineering (IPENG)
210 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-0054


Hours:  Mondays – Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 PM (CST) Walk-ins
                 Otherwise by appointment, to schedule an appointment please visit

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year(SP/FA) 2018 09/15/2017
09/15/2017 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2018 02/15/2018
02/15/2018 07/19/2018 11/20/2018
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/15/2018
02/15/2018 07/16/2018 06/24/2019
Spring Semester 2019 09/15/2018 09/16/2018 TBA TBA
Calendar Year(SP/FA) 2019 09/15/2018 09/16/2018 TBA TBA

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