University of New South Wales


UNSW is one of Australia's and the world's most recognized research and teaching universities. With more than 900 undergrad and grad programs, students from over 120 different countries, and its location in Sydney (a vibrant cosmopolitan beachfront city), you will have the opportunity to study at a prestigious international institution in a world-class location.

  • Dates: fall Semester (July thru November) and spring (February thru July).
  • Eligibility: open to all students currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university; minimum 3.0 GPA; minimum junior standing by the time of study in Australia.
  • Credits: 12-15 undergraduate per semester.
  • Frequently asked questions: visit our FAQ page to learn about financial aid and more.
  • Application deadlines: April 15 for fall, October 1 for spring.  All application materials must be received or postmarked by the deadline.

How to Apply

You must submit both the SUNY Application and the UNSW Application to the SUNY Plattsburgh Study Abroad Office by the deadlines stated in the above section.

Courses at UNSW

Most students take four courses while at UNSW, though you should list as many as eight courses you would like to take on your application in case some are full or unavailable. Check out UNSW's course offerings for more information.


UNSW offers excellent internship opportunities as part of their semester study abroad program.  An internship typically takes the place of one class .  For more information on how to apply and which fields are offered, please visit the UNSW Study Abroad Intership page.  Please note that applications for an internship should be submitted along with the study abroad applications above.  Please contact Study Abroad and Exchanges with questions. 


You reserve and pay for housing directly with UNSW in Australian dollars. SUNY Plattsburgh will tell you what to do after you have been accepted. There is a $500 (Australian) deposit required at the time of reservation. There are two types of accommodations at UNSW on campus and off campus. HOWEVER, these terms mean the opposite of what they mean in the US. UNSW owns and maintains the off-campus housing, and private companies own and maintain the on-campus housing. Most study abroad students choose the off-campus housing due to its proximity to the beach. You must buy your own groceries and cook for yourself as UNSW does not have U.S. American style meal plans. For more information on UNSW accommodations, please visit UNSW's study abroad website.


Sydney is Australia's largest city with a population of slightly more than 4 million. It is also known worldwide to be very cosmopolitan and home to a variety of subcultures. Remember that when it is winter here, it is summer there and vice versa. However, do not pack your snowshoes because the climate is moderate in the winter and hot in the summer! If you want to learn more about Sydney, check out Sydney Online.

Semester Cost Estimate

Please note: All fees are subject to change without notice.

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about study abroad and exchange opportunities at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact us at:

Global Education Office
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Phone: (518) 564-3287
Toll-Free Phone: (800) 388-6784
Fax: (518) 564-3292

Location: We are on the second floor of the Kehoe Administration Building on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.