UMD: A Globally Connected University

BMGT Exchange: University of New South Wales (UNSW) (Australia)

Sydney, Australia
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
Language of Instruction: 
English

University of New South Wales

Host Institution
The University of New South Wales is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities.  Established in 1949, UNSW is home to over 52,000 students and provides students with access to first class facilities, excellent lecturers, and a fantastic university and student services support.  The University is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8), which is a coalition of leading Australian universities that are research intensive and have comprehensive general and professional education programs, now with more than 300 undergraduate programs.  UNSW is also a member of the Universitas 21, the leading global network of research intensive universities working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research inspired teaching and learning and student mobility.  UNSW's main Kensington campus features award winning architecture, natural surroundings and exceptional sport and recreational facilities, including an Olympic sized indoor pool, courts, ovals, bars, food courts and medical clinic.
 

Host City
UNSW is located in Sydney, Australia.  Sydney, the most famous city in Australia, offers a cosmopolitan city center, vibrant cultural activities and attractions, sparkling beaches, and dramatic national parks. UNSW's main Kensington campus is located 15 minutes from the Central Business District and about 2 kilometers from Sydney’s famous Coogee and Bondi beaches.

Universitas 21
The University of New South Wales and the University of Maryland are both members in Universitas 21 (U21). U21 is the leading global network of research-intensive universities; working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting our students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalization. 

Learn more about Universitas 21 and it's programs and mission on the U21 website.
 


Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
  • You must be a BMGT major

Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.

Student Visa Information
As an exchange student, you are required to obtain a student visa for Australia before you leave the US: http://www.immi.gov.au/Study/Pages/Study.aspx


  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
  3. FOR ENGR GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 exchange, you will need to submit an additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.
  4. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  5. If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  6. Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.

There are a wide variety of disciplines available for study at UNSW.  Students can take classes in business, engineering, sciences, arts & humanities, and social sciences.  There are some course restrictions at UNSW.  Students cannot take courses from the Faculty of Medicine, and courses beginning with the codes GLST, INST, MDCM, MDIA, EDST, Zxxx, MARK6xxx, GBAT and JURD (though Juris Doctor students can take JURD courses), online courses, PG psychology, dance & music courses, and any courses that are part of an honors program are restricted.

The UNSW timetable lists all course codes and course names. Students can check semester availability of courses based on the current academic year: http://www.timetable.unsw.edu.au/current/subjectSearch.html. Course offerings website: http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au. After going to the handbook website and selecting either under-grad or post-grad, students can search by program or course. Click on the name of the course to get a course description. 
 

Credit

All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit on your UMD transcript. UMD uses the following conversion to assess how many credits you will get from this program:

University of New South Wales Credit UMD Credit
UNSW credit x 2/3  UMD credit

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on June 5, 2014.

The minimum passing grade at the University of New South Wales is a 50/P.

Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.

FOR ENGR: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents through the UMD Registrar’s transfer credit equivalency database page for this university. You can also refer to the full list of ENGR course equivalencies.To view previously approved study abroad courses by engineering department, view the Engineering Study Abroad Course Guide.

FOR UMD: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents through the UMD Registrar’s transfer credit equivalency database page for this university.

FOR BMGT: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents by viewing the BMGT course list for this university.


All exchange students are guaranteed a place on-campus housing at one of the UNSW residential colleges provided they meet the conditions of the guarantee. There are several options in both catered (meals provided) and self-catered residences.  More information is available on the UNSW website: http://www.housing.unsw.edu.au/housing/. Students who do not wish to live in one of the on-campus residential colleges can find independent housing off campus. There are shared housing close to campus in the beachside suburbs of Coogee, Randwick, Kensington, and Bondi. Independent housing close to UNSW can take a few days to arrange, particularly in January and February and we recommend arriving 2-3 weeks before classes start to allow time to look for suitable accommodation. International Student Housing Assistance (ISHA) at UNSW offers assistance to find suitable off-accommodation to new international students at the start of each semester. ISHA lists a variety of properties varying in price, security, quality and proximity to campus and these can be accessed at the SDI office. During this period there is also a service available to drive new students around to inspect properties. See https://student.unsw.edu.au/housing-assistance.
 

UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the UMD Exchange Cost Sheet

Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:


Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2017 10/01/2016 10/11/2016 02/18/2017 06/26/2017
Da¿tes reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017 07/17/2017 11/20/2017
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Year (Fall-Spring) 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017 07/17/2017 06/25/2018
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017 02/17/2018 06/25/2018
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.