Boasting spectacular harbour views and a sun drenched coastline, Sydney is a vibrant global city with a culturally diverse population, burgeoning economy and world-famous beaches and landmarks. It is also home to one of Australia’s leading universities, the University of New South Wales (UNSW). UNSW Sydney is an internationally acclaimed teaching and research powerhouse, offering study abroad and exchange students a learning experience packed with academic programs, student activities and educational services. The University combines academics recognised as world-leaders in their fields, with modern facilities, rigorous education standards and a diverse community. Sydney is where people come to expand their education, work and lifestyle opportunities, achieve their goals and reach their ultimate potential. It’s Australia’s largest city and offers endless experiences from festivals, food culture and international sporting events to shopping, sightseeing and surfing. Plus, Sydney ranks as the 9th best student city in the world.
- Open to all CLAS majors (Science majors, including pre-medical/dental/vet students, are encouraged to apply)
- Languages of Instruction: English
- Required GPA: 3.0
- Students must have completed 12 hours of coursework at the University of Florida
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official Transcript
- Statement of Purpose
- Interview with Dr. Brian Harfe, CLAS Associate Dean
You can study almost any course at UNSW Sydney as long as you have the required background knowledge. You may also be able to take a supervised internship to gain industry experience or research placement. A complete list of courses can be found in the UNSW Online Handbook. Course equivalents are possible by contacting Dr. Brian Harfe in the CLAS Deans Office.
UNSW Sydney Study Abroad offers some internship opportunities. The internships are weighted at six units of credit or one course and students are expected to enroll in another 12 – 18 units of credit to make up the full-time study load.
Tuition at the host school is waived for exchange students. Students participating in an exchange pay tuition directly to the University of Florida at their usual tuition rate. All financial aid, scholarships, and fellowships are applicable. Students incur no additional tuition cost while they are on an exchange.
University of New South Wales
Colleges provide a choice of full-board, partly catered and self-catered style accommodation. There are male-only and female-only options, as well as mixed male and female accommodation. Most colleges cater for dietary requirements like halal, kosher and vegetarian. Apartments offer independent-style self-catering living for students. Costs vary depending on the number of rooms and the location. Details on how to apply will be sent to students after they have been accepted into a Study Abroad or Exchange program. There is one application portal for all UNSW Accommodation options, but separate processes for the independent providers.
University of Florida students needing financial aid should apply through UF Student Financial Affairs. Normal eligibility for aid may be used while studying abroad as an exchange student. This includes using the Bright Futures scholarship and the Florida Pre-Paid College Plan.
For fall, spring, and academic-year scholarships administered by the University of Florida International Center, the deadlines for application are: early March for programs starting in fall; and early October for programs starting in spring. Applications forms are available on the UF International Center website.
– The Brian and Kate Harfe International Exchange Scholarship: Please note that preference will be given to students spending an entire year abroad.
Students will be billed for mandatory international health insurance which includes emergency medical assistance.
A $425 non-refundable service charge is assessed for students participating in single semester or Academic Year programs. (The $425 fee is refundable if student is not accepted to the program). This charge is due within 21 days of the application. Students will be charged regular UF tuition while participating in the program.
See the application deadline and dates on the International Center website.
UF Faculty Manager
Dr. Brian Harfe
- UNSW Study Abroad and Exchange Guide (PDF, 11 MB)
- UNSW In-Person Exchange Fact Sheet
- University of New South Wales UF Exchange Flyer