IES-Sydney: University of New South Wales

Program Details

Program Location Sydney, Australia
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33025
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Spring 2023 12/31/22 to 05/13/23
Past Dates
Fall 2022 08/09/22 to 12/09/22
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of Australia's great universities. UNSW has a reputation not only for innovative work in established disciplines, but also for introducing many new courses. The total student population is more than 53,000, and with about 14,000 international students from 120+ countries enrolled per year, it’s easy to see how UNSW is historically committed to internationalism. You have access to an impressive range of academic options across many disciplines, as well as internship opportunities.

The main university campus is in Kensington, a suburb of Sydney about 20 minutes by bus from the main central railway station and 30 minutes from the harbor and ferry terminals. It is close to shopping areas, restaurants, beaches and parklands.

UNSW is a modern, urban university with extensive sporting and recreational activities to complement its reputation for scholarship and research. There are over one hundred clubs and societies on campus covering interests in the sporting, cultural, social, religious, hobby, and intellectual fields.

The University's host city, Sydney, is the largest, oldest, and perhaps the most beautifully situated city in Australia. With a population of about four million, it is an exciting cosmopolitan center that offers tremendous opportunities for entertainment, shopping, and sightseeing. Sydney will also be your classroom. Enjoy the city’s robust music scene with a performance at the world-renowned Sydney Opera House. Visit one of the many museums, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art or the Art Gallery of New South Wales to see some of the country’s great works of art. Soak in the beauty of Sydney’s landscape by walking the path from Coogee to Bondi Beach—or, better yet, climb to the top of the Harbour Bridge.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.


The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture] [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts] [Krannert School of Management] [College of Health and Human Sciences] [College of Science] [Polytechnic Institute]
Specifically from: HK, HTM, PSY, PUBH, & SLHS (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Students entering for the US spring semester complete one course for 4 IES Abroad credits in the month of January before beginning the regular term in February. Then, between February and May, students complete three additional courses at 4 IES Abroad credits each. Students entering for the US fall semester complete one course for 4 IES Abroad credits between August and September before beginning the regular term in September. Then, between September and December, students complete three additional courses at 4 IES Abroad credits each.

Even though you'll be enrolling in classes at UNSW, the dedicated IES staff will be there to help you with advising, registration assistance, and support throughout your journey. 

For more information on available courses, click here.


Due to COVID-19, excursions are subject to change.

Included in the program fee are two day trips (e.g. Blue Mountains and the Royal National Park).


IES will arrange housing for you in a student apartment.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee includes tuition and on-site orientation and activities.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $16,125.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $5,679.00
Insurance $475.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students - $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $2,200.00
Local Transportation $930.00
Visa $450.00
Books and Supplies $450.00
Meals $5,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $2,350.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Fall Semester Mar 1
Spring Semester Aug 25

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email