Engineering, Natural Sciences, Business, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia

Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Engineering, Natural Sciences, Business, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

  • Location


  • Host University

    University of New South Wales

    Located in Sydney’s coastal eastern Suburbs, the University of New South Wales is a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of 8, EQUIS and AACSB accredited, and one of the country’s leading teaching and research universities. As one of the largest universities in Australia, UNSW offers a vast range of coursework and places the highest level of importance on areas such as innovation, scientific and technological development. Its motto - Scientia Manu et Mente ("Knowledge by Hand and Mind") - encapsulates the University's central philosophy of balancing the practical and scholarly. While at UNSW, you will have access to world-class facilities including state-of-the-art labs, design studios, libraries and recreational facilities. Not to mention, UNSW is just a few minutes away from Sydney’s east coast beaches and central business district.

    Cricos Code: 00098G

  • Term

    Spring 4A 2019

  • Program Dates

    Jan 02, 2019 - May 19, 2019

  • Program Length


  • Application Deadline

    Oct 25, 2018

  • Credit

    24 Credit Points

  • Eligibility

    3.00 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost


Program Description

Housing is not included in the price above. For more information on housing options and prices, please refer to the housing section. 

Be a part of the innovation and discovery taking place at the University of New South Wales. At UNSW you will be able to enroll in 1 subject during an intensive 4-week session, followed by 3 subjects taken during a 10-week trimester. All subjects can be selected across a wide range of academic disciplines. With amazing access to Sydney’s east coast beaches, and just a short commute to Sydney Harbour, UNSW offers an ideal location for your semester down under. Additionally, all ISA students attending UNSW will attend our 4-Day Bridging Cultures program in beautiful Byron Bay.

Courses offered at the University of New South Wales are taught by university professors alongside local Australian and International students at the main Kensington campus.

Semester + Semester Programs Available: You may participate in the Spring + Fall OR Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting your two semesters of interest when submitting your initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Sydney Program Manager.



Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.


There is no language prerequisite for this program.

Students must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at their home university at the time of participation.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Bridging Cultures Program

ISA Discovery Model


Cultural Activities


Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices



Credit Points


Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 24

Academic Information

    The courses listed below are only a sampling of what the university offers. Plese see the full UNSW Course Catalog, linked below, for a full listing of courses offered.
    Per the University of New South Wales' recommendation, 6 credit points = 3-4 U.S. semester credits (4-6 U.S. quarter credits). The transcript from UNSW will reflect UNSW credit points for each course. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.
    ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the University of New South Wales (UNSW) course codes. All UNSW course codes are made up of a four-character alphabetic prefix, identifying the Faculty, School or academic unit administering the course, (such as ECON for Economics), and a four-digit numeric suffix. In many cases the first digit of the four-digit numeric suffix indicates the level of the course. For example, a course coded 1000 level (eg ECON1101) is normally taken in the first year of study, and a course coded 3000 level (eg MARK3054) is normally taken in the third year of study. ISA recommends 2000- and 3000-level courses as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Please note that you will be taking courses during two academic terms a January or August Intensive Term + Term 1 (U.S. Spring) or Term 3 (U.S. Fall).

To view courses offered during the UNSW - Sydney intensive term please use the links below:

January Intensive Term

To view courses offered during Term 1 or Term 3 follow the steps outlined below:

1) Click the 'Go To Course Search' button below to view the complete UNSW - Sydney Course Handbook
2) Click search by subject area and search using key words or phrases
3) A list of courses for that subject area will be provided. Click on courses of interest to you.
4) The course description will provide information regarding official course title and course number, indicative contact hours, credits, prerequisites, and level of study.
5) Be sure that the courses you select are offered during Term 1 if you are completing a U.S. Spring Term program or Term 3 if you are completing a U.S. Fall Term Program.

Go to Host University Course Search Here
Go to Course Search

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Crystal Giedt

Program Advisor, Australia

Emily Cooper

Program Manager, Australia

Jeffrey Sendejar

Site Specialist, Australia


Ignacio "Nacho" Rubio Perez

Resident Director, Australia

Dharma Bendersky

Director of Operations, Australia

Laura Carroll

Programs Assistant, Australia

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Funding Your Program page. 

View all Funding Options


Living in ISA Sydney housing will give you the opportunity to interact and engage with local Australian and International Students alike and experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are often overlooked by visitors. All ISA Housing options are within walking distance to your university or are conveniently located close to public transit routes. While there are differences between accommodation in Australia and the U.S., with an open mind and a drive for exploration, you’ll soon discover that the experience of living in another culture can be both educational and rewarding.

Housing is provided on all ISA programs in Australia at an additional cost. Costs vary according to accommodation selected and session, but ranges from $5,600 - $7,150, without meals, and starts at $9,600, with meals (Subject to Change). You will pay a $500 - $800 refundable housing deposit if living in ISA housing. We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Apartment Without Meals

Apartment-style accommodations on campus for an independent living experience abroad. Students are placed in modern, furnished, and centrally located student apartments that are 1 or 2 bedrooms. Each bedroom has a private en-suite bathroom. Each residence will include a basic kitchen, which includes a stove top, microwave, and fridge. Housing fee includes rent, internet, utilities, a linen pack (fitted and top sheet, pillow, pillow case, and duvet cover) as well as basic kitchen supplies. No meal plan is provided and students will be responsible for all meals. Students will be living with other host university students. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available in the building.

Independent Housing

Students may opt to secure housing independent of the ISA program. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and rent directly to your independent housing agency. Please be sure to confirm that you have Home University approval to pursue Independent Housing during your ISA Program.



ISA Sydney excursions allow you to explore the breath-taking sights, landscapes, and cultural diversity of New South Wales, Australia that you may not have the chance to visit on your own. While abroad, you will begin your program by attending your Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) in Byron Bay and will have the chance to go on one weekend trip and one day trip to the following destinations.

Byron Bay + Bridging Cultures Program

Kick-off your semester abroad with ISA during our 4-day Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) in beautiful Byron Bay. The BCP integrates our ISA on-site orientation with exciting activities aimed at introducing Australian culture, helping you define your study abroad goals, and encouraging you to meet other students. Activities include: Surf Lessons, Aboriginal Culture in Australia Ceremony, a Community Farming Lesson, a Bush Tucker Walk and Food Experience, a Visit to the famous Byron Bay Lighthouse, a Kangaroo and Koala encounter at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and most importantly, an informative, interactive, and memorable start to your study abroad experience.

Blue Mountain National Park

Trek to Australia’s beautiful Blue Mountains National park via chartered coach along with your fellow ISA students for a day full of discovery. During this day trip you will learn about indigenous culture on a guided bushwalk, capture picture-perfect views of the park’s expansive forests, and marvel at the iconic Three Sisters Rock formation.

Jervis Bay

Take time to get outside the city and explore the wonders of Australia's eastern coast. On this overnight excursions you will relax on pristine, white sand beaches, take a guided bush tour through Jervis Bay National park and if you're lucky be the first to spot a dolphin or whale out in the bay.