University of New South Wales
- Spend the fall or spring semester taking classes at UNSW
- Live in university residence halls or apartments close to campus
- Explore Sydney and the rest of Australia
- Petermann Scholarship available. See Further Reading below for more information.
KU students can study in Australia, the world’s largest island and smallest continent. Whether you are interested in exploring the Outback, studying the life of koalas and kangaroos, or climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge, Australia has a number of opportunities for personal exploration and development.
Australia is geographically nearly the same size as the continental United States although its population is comparable to the State of Texas’ population. Home to 22 million people, Australia boasts fantastic natural beauty. It has beautiful white beaches throughout most the country, numerous mountain ranges to the south and the red deserts of the Outback. Off the Queensland Coast, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system on Earth and stretches more than 1,600 miles. Students who study in Australia can also travel to New Zealand, throughout the Pacific Rim and in Southeast Asia, all of which offer opportunities to experience different cultures.
KU’s study abroad programs in Australia offer high quality academics at top ranked universities. Programs are available to accommodate students with various academic backgrounds. Students can fulfill general education requirements, major courses and/or take junior/senior hours while studying abroad in Australia.
University of New South Wales
The University of New South Wales (UNSW), founded in 1949, is located in Kensington, a southeastern suburb of Sydney. The University has a student population of approximately 50,000, including 14,000 international students from over 130 different countries. It is a modern, urban campus with extensive sporting and recreational activities. There are over 200 clubs and societies on campus, covering a broad range of interests.
The City of Sydney
Sydney, the capital of NSW, is the largest and oldest city in Australia. It is an exciting, cosmopolitan city that offers more entertainment, shopping and sightseeing than any other place in Australia. It is home to over 4.1 million people.
Course offerings include: American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Dance, Design (Industrial Design, Photomedia, Visual Communication, Illustration), East Asian Language & Cultures, Economics, Education, Engineering (Aerospace, Architecture Engineering, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Engineering Physics and Mechanical) English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film and Media Studies, French, Geography, Geology, Germanic Languages & Literatures, Global & International Studies, History, History of Art, Japanese, Korean, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Strategic Communication, Visual Art (Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Expanded Media, Metalsmithing/Jewelry, Printmaking, Sculptures, Textiles, and Visual Art Education), and Women's Studies.
Program dates for the Fall semester are generally early July to mid-November and late February to late June for the Spring semester. See date section above for specific dates for each academic term.
A variety of on campus accommodations are available. The Kensington Colleges (Phillip Baxter, Basser, and Goldstein) are newly renovated co-ed on campus residential halls. All rooms are dormitory style single rooms with shared or private bathrooms. Each Residential Colleges has its dining hall which provides three meals per day Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on the weekends. Residents can participate in intermural sports, social events, and activities. Another on campus option is the University Terraces which are fully furnished self-catered apartments with either single or shared rooms. Note the University Terraces have limited availability. For more details, visit http://www.international.unsw.edu.au/living-sydney/accommodation/study-a...
Additionally students can also live at UNSW Village which is a private on campus apartment complex that opened in 2010. Each student has their own room in a six bedroom apartment. For more details, visit http://www.unswvillage.com.au/.
Applicants must be at least a second semester sophomore by the beginning of the program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Joe Petermann Study Abroad Australia Memorial Scholarship
Fund created for an out-of-state, male student in his 3rd or 4th year of study at KU. The student must have expressed interest in other cultures and who will be studying abroad for a full semester in Australia. Awards up to $1,700. Interested students should complete the OSA Merit and Financial Need General Scholarship application to be considered for this scholarship.