UMD: A Globally Connected University
BMGT Exchange: University of New South Wales (UNSW) (Australia)
All students accepted to an Exchange program are automatically considered for an award of $1,000! See Cost tab for more information.
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.
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.
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
- Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
- 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.
- 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.
- After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit towards your UMD degree. Most courses at UNSW will be converted as follows:
|UNSW Credit||UMD Credit|
|.667 UNSW Credit||1 UMD Credit|
|6 UNSW Credit||4 UMD Credit|
The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on June 5, 2014.
You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents on the Undergraduate Exchange page hosted by the Smith School of Business and the Transfer Credit Services Equivalency Database (TCEQ). If you are interested in taking a course not listed on TCEQ, you may have it evaluated for acceptability by following the UMD Registrar’s evaluation request guidelines.
Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.
|UNSW Grade||UMD Grade|
All students accepted to an Exchange program are considered for an automatic award of $1,000!
To be considered for this scholarship, you must:
- Be a current degree seeking undergraduate UMD student (graduate students are not eligible for this award)
- Not currently receive full tuition scholarship/benefits (i.e. Banneker Key, tuition remission, TAES, etc.)
- If you have a completed FAFSA on file and wish to be considered for need based aid in addition to the automatic award, complete the EA fund form by the deadline.
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|
|Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.|