University of New South Wales
- Spend the fall or spring semester taking classes at UNSW
- 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 53,500, 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 5 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.
UNSW Accomodations are extremely limited and are not guaranteed. Please note that UNSW Accommodations are not guaranteed, even if you apply by the deadline.
• UNSW Accommodations includes very limited accommodation at the self-catered University Terraces, Barker Apartments and Mulwarree Apartments. Information including fees, application form and deadline is sent to students after they have been accepted into the exchange program.
• UNSW also has eight other affiliated Colleges and Apartments that provide high quality accommodation. You should apply directly to the College or Apartment as soon as possible.
Additionally students can also live at UNSW Village which is a private on campus apartment complex. Each student has their own room in a six bedroom apartment.
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.