University of New South Wales

University of New South Wales Overview

UNSW Australia is one of the country's leading research and teaching universities. Established in 1949, it is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world, renowned for the quality of its graduates and its world class research.

The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other major campuses are the Art & Design campus in the Sydney suburb of Paddington and UNSW Canberra at the Australia Defence Force Academy.  In addition to UNSW Canberra at ADFA, UNSW has eight faculties - Art & Design; Arts & Social Sciences; Built Environment; Business School; Engineering; Law; Medicine; and Science – which offer an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.

UNSW is located 20 minutes from the city centre and Sydney Harbour and 10 minutes from Sydney's world famous beaches.

Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with the University of New South Wales.

Key Information


It is recommended that you have the following for living costs:

1 Semester: AUD $9,000- AUD $11,00

1 Year: AUD $18,000- AUD $21,000


Students at UNSW have a number of accommodation options available to them. These range from on and off-campus university accommodation to private housing options.

UNSW accommodation
UNSW Residential Communities guarantees accommodation to Study Abroad and Exchange students if you apply before the deadlines. Information will be emailed to you after your acceptance.

UNSW on and off-campus accommodation
With six residential colleges, seven self-catered apartment buildings and multiple affiliated communities, UNSW offers a wide range of on and off-campus accommodation options. Living in university accommodation means you can enjoy the benefits of living on or close to campus with greater security, social opportunities, easy access to university facilities, and the convenience of moving directly into fully furnished accommodation.

UNSW Colleges
Residential colleges provide a choice of full board, partly catered and self-catered style accommodation. Residential Colleges also offer a range of gender options including male only, female only, and mixed male and female accommodation. Dietary requirements like Halal, Kosher and vegetarian can be catered for.

UNSW Apartments
UNSW apartments are independent, apartment-style accommodation for undergraduates, postgraduates, couples and families with children. All apartments come furnished and include a kitchen and bathroom. Apartments can vary in cost depending on the number of rooms, condition and location.

Private accommodation options
From apartments to houses, private accommodation options give students the chance to experience an independent lifestyle, with complete control over expenses, housemates and location.

Rental property
There are lots of properties available for rent in the suburbs surrounding the University. Costs vary according to the number of bedrooms, condition and location. When renting, you can expect to sign a six or 12-month lease and pay rent in advance, plus a refundable security deposit called a ‘bond’. Most rental properties are unfurnished and additional costs like electricity, gas and telephone are not included.


Semester 1 Semester 2
 20th July 2016 - 22nd November 2016  20th February 2017 - 26th June 2017

Global Opportunities Bursary - £1000

The Global Opportunities Bursary is available for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad outside of Europe as part of their degree (except Texas).

The International Development Office provides students with a £1000 bursary, once students have submitted all the necessary paperwork.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.