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Sydney: University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Apartment
Minimum GPA:
3
Class Standing:
2.5 - Second Semester Sophomore
Courses Offered:
Architecture, Art, Biology, Business/Management/Finance, Drama/Theater/Performing Arts, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law, Natural Sciences, Sciences, Social Sciences/Sociology
Type of Program:
Direct Enrollment, Exchange
Language of Instruction:
English
Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Longnecker
Internship Available:
Yes
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:
University of New South Wales logo

Program Overview     


The Twelve Apostles in AustraliaSydney is the capital city of the state of New South Wales. It is located on the south-east coast of Australia, in the temperate zone, which gives it a mild climate year round. It is also the largest (and oldest) city in Australia. First established by the British as a convict settlement in 1788, it has developed into a major industrial, business, and manufacturing center. It is also a cosmopolitan city that offers a wealth of entertainment, shopping, and sightseeing. Sydney has sprawling suburbs that reach out from the city-center about 35 miles north, 21 miles west and 19 miles south. Its harbor is one of the largest in the world, and is famous for the unmistakable arch of the Harbour Bridge and the sails of the Opera House.

The University of New South Wales is one of the top research institutions in Australia. The Kensington (main) campus is situated on 85 acres of land and is located 5 km (15 minute bus ride) from Sydney's central business district. The University has modern buildings, attractive grounds, extensive sporting and recreational facilities, and a library that houses over 1.5 million volumes. The University of New South Wales is committed to developing innovative models of educational delivery using the latest technology and approaches to educational design.

To learn more about the University of New South Wales check out their YouTube channel.


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Education Abroad Credits


Sydney Opera House at NightYou will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.

The University of New South Wales offers a large selection of courses, with strengths in engineering, business, architecture, fine arts, and natural sciences. Use the on-site course catalog to find more information about specific courses. You will take regular courses with local students at this institution. Course registration takes place during your on-site orientation period, so enrollment in particular courses cannot be guaranteed in advance of arrival. You may enroll in any courses for which space is available and for which you meet the host institution's requirements or prerequisites. You must take what the host institution considers to be a full-time load (generally, the equivalent of 12-15 Penn State credits or 24 units of UNSW credit).

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Sydney UNSW Course Equivalency List*. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad.  To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact educationabroad@psu.edu

Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.


Housing and Meals


KangarooIn general, you will live in a student apartment or rental house, where you will be responsible for providing your own meals. Such housing is guaranteed to study abroad and exchange students who apply by the University of New South Wales deadline. Alternatively, if desired, you may apply to live in a residential college (the Australian equivalent of a dormitory) at the University, but placement is highly competitive and full-degree students receive priority over study abroad and exchange students. Learn more on the University of New South Wales housing website.

The International Student Housing Assistance office also offers assistance to find suitable accommodations to new international students. The International Student Housing Assistance office lists a variety of properties varying in prices, quality and proximity to campus. A service is available to drive students to inspect the properties. 

Housing costs in Australia can vary significantly between the different residential colleges and off-campus options.  Students are responsible for researching the different housing opportunities in order to choose their best option.  Review the notes section of the Budget Sheet for more details on the varying costs.


Program Costs



For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Fall and Spring budget sheets. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships



Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
 
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.
 

For More Information



For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
 

How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.
 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2014 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 07/23/2014 11/25/2014
NOTE: the Mandatory Orientation runs from July 23-25, classes begin on July 28 and finals end on November 25.
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
09/30/2014 02/26/2015 06/29/2015
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. Arrival date may vary depending on selected housing. Please confirm arrival date with the University of New South Wales. End date marks departure from program housing.
Fall 2015 03/01/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA

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