CIEE-Sydney: University of New South Wales

Program Details

Program Location Sydney, Australia
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31038
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 08/06/24 to 12/06/24
Past Dates
Spring 2024 12/31/23 to 05/09/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Study at one of Sydney's top-ranked universities, The University of New South Wales (UNSW), and immerse yourself in Australia's bustling university life. UNSW is known for its academic excellence and offers students a vibrant community with various activities and student clubs. From arts and humanities to social and historical sciences, you'll find challenging coursework across academic disciplines to advance your degree.

In addition to studying at one of the most prestigious universities in Australia, you will have the opportunity to enjoy everything Sydney offers. With hundreds of beaches and national parks nearby, Sydney offers the perfect blend of city life, beach vibes, and natural beauty. There is always something exciting and interesting to do, learn, and experience.

All courses will be complemented with activities and excursions organized by CIEE beyond the city to enhance your classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

This is the CIEE Arts + Sciences program in Sydney.

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


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] [Daniels School of Business] [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

CIEE students enroll in UNSW undergraduate courses offered during its tailored term: one course over the first four weeks, followed by three courses over the next 13 weeks. Students also have the opportunity to add the CIEE Intercultural Communication and Leadership elective course.

More information about academics can be found on the CIEE website.


CIEE will offer a variety of activities and day trips to allow you to immerse yourself in Australia's culture and historical heritage.

  • Hike the spectacular Blue Mountains with experienced and informed guides ready to share the environmental and cultural history of the spectacular landscape.
  • Learn about the world's oldest civilization during one of our Aboriginal cultural tours.
  • Enjoy a day at the famous Manly beach and join a guided historical Q-station (Quarantine Station) tour in Sydney Harbour National Park and learn about the first Australian visitors' quarantine history and experience.
  • Visit Australia's capital - Canberra. Learn about Australia's parliamentary government while seeing world-class attractions and amazing architecture.
  • Go on a hike at one of Sydney's National Parks - Previous visits included: Wolli Creek Park, La Perouse Park, and Sydney Harbour National Park.
  • Visit one of our many museums. Previous visits included: Australian Museum, Art Gallery of NSW, and Contemporary Art Museum.
  • Learn about Sydney's beach lifestyle while enjoying an Aussie BBQ (Barbie). Previous visits included: Bondi Beach, Coogee Beach, and Shelly Beach.
  • Meet our local animals, including kangaroos and koalas, during one of our zoo visits. Previous visits included: Taronga Zoo, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, and Sydney Zoo.


Students in Sydney will live across a variety of housing locations. Housing options are mostly twin rooms with some single and triple rooms. Students will share a kitchen and other facilities with others. Housing locations are all in convenient locations to shops, cafes, and public transport within the city area and are within a 30-minute commute to the center.

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 and Housing Fees include: Tuition, on-site orientation, housing, and excursions.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $15,156.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $5,500.00
Insurance $194.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance $261.00
Round-trip Airfare $1,700.00
Local Transportation $800.00
Visa $525.00
Books and Supplies $10.00
Meals $1,688.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $285.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

CIEE has scholarships available, more information can be found HERE.

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 (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure 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
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

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