The next application deadline is Oct 1, 2024
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This study abroad program through IFSA allows you to take courses at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), one of Australia’s leading research universities. You can take classes in a variety of subjects, alongside local students. You will live in either an on campus residential college, dorm, or apartment.


Ranked as one of the best research universities in Australia, UNSW offers you the opportunity to take a wide variety of courses. Popular subjects include Economics, Engineering and Literature. Some subjects have restrictions for visiting students, which you can view on the IFSA website. You will take classes alongside full-degree local students. You will most likely take a traditional course load - four courses worth the equivalent of four Columbia points each.

Program Features

Sydney is a beautiful, cosmopolitan city with a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. Located in the Sydney suburbs, UNSW is a modern, relaxed and friendly campus close to Coogee and Bondi Beach. You will live in either an on campus residential college, dorm, or apartment. As a visiting student, you will have the access to the University’s student union and student clubs and social activities. IFSA will provide administrative support for your experience. They will offer academic advising, an orientation, activities and excursions.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.