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With the Full Curriculum at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), students have the opportunity to study at one of the top 50 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings) and one of Australia's best universities. Students can study nearly anything at UNSW, from accounting to zoology from professors who are engaged with real world project around big global changes, like climate to gender equality to innovation and entrepreneurship. UNSW also has one of the best Entrepreneurship centers in the world and marine centers — among others.

Study abroad students gain full access to the robust curriculum along with triple crown accreditation for business programs. Additionally, UNSW's academic structure allows U.S. students to easily align their study abroad semesters with U.S. academic calendars as they are one of two universities in Australia that operate on a U.S. academic calendar with fall semester starting in August and Spring beginning in January.

The Sydney campus close to popular beaches like Bondi and Coogee, and offers students a great balance of a modern, bustling, feel while still maintaining its identity as the quintessential "beach town" for locals and out-of-towners alike.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Resident Coordinator

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.7 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Entry requirement: valid passport student visa
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Early Start Jan 2, 2023 - May 12, 2023 $27,900 Sep 1, 2022 No Extension Oct 1, 2022
Spring Feb 2, 2023 - May 12, 2023 $21,950 Sep 16, 2022 No Extension Oct 16, 2022
Calendar Year Feb 2, 2023 - Aug 25, 2023 $53,900 Sep 16, 2022 No Extension Oct 16, 2022
Summer May, 2023 - Aug, 2023 $21,950 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023
Academic Year Aug, 2023 - May, 2024 $53,900 May 1, 2023 No Extension Jun 1, 2023
Fall Early Start Aug, 2023 - Dec, 2023 $26,900 May 1, 2023 No Extension Jun 1, 2023
Fall Sep, 2023 - Dec, 2023 $21,900 May 1, 2023 No Extension Jun 1, 2023

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Sydney programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Cairns

    Students fly to Cairns for a three night adventure. Activities include a whole day out on the Great Barrier Reef, an Aboriginal cultural experience, a wildlife experience with a Koala photo included, and a visit to the world’s oldest rainforest!

  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park Tour

    This excursion provides students the opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian wildlife, like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and native birds. The group will then head to the iconic Blue Mountains to see the renownedThree Sisters and Echo Point. The visit will conclude with a ferry ride home to central Sydney.

  • Manly Surfing

    This one day surf adventure will include a morning and afternoon lesson with a total of four hours of surfing at one of the best beaches for learning how to surf that Sydney has to offer. All equipment will be provided. Students will learn ocean safety and etiquette, ocean and wave positioning, paddling and catching waves, control, standing up and riding waves. This excursion is a great way to get into surfing or, for more experienced students, to take their surfing to the next level.

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb

    This excursion begins at the Climb Base at The Rocks with a safety session. Following the lesson, the group will embark on the bridge climb, which typically takes approximately 3.5 hours. It is well worth the effort, as the summit provides an incredible, unobstructed 360 degree view of Sydney.

  • AFL (Australian Football League) Game

    AFL (Australian football) is unlike any other sport in the world. Originating in Victoria, it has spread around the country over the last hundred years. Enjoy your first AFL game at The Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Cairns

    Students fly to Cairns for a three night adventure. Activities include a whole day out on the Great Barrier Reef, an Aboriginal cultural experience, a wildlife experience with a Koala photo included, and a visit to the world’s oldest rainforest!

  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park Tour

    This excursion provides students the opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian wildlife, like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and native birds. The group will then head to the iconic Blue Mountains to see the renownedThree Sisters and Echo Point. The visit will conclude with a ferry ride home to central Sydney.

  • Manly Surfing

    This one day surf adventure will include a morning and afternoon lesson with a total of four hours of surfing at one of the best beaches for learning how to surf that Sydney has to offer. All equipment will be provided. Students will learn ocean safety and etiquette, ocean and wave positioning, paddling and catching waves, control, standing up and riding waves. This excursion is a great way to get into surfing or, for more experienced students, to take their surfing to the next level.

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb

    This excursion begins at the Climb Base at The Rocks with a safety session. Following the lesson, the group will embark on the bridge climb, which typically takes approximately 3.5 hours. It is well worth the effort, as the summit provides an incredible, unobstructed 360 degree view of Sydney.

  • AFL (Australian Football League) Game

    AFL (Australian football) is unlike any other sport in the world. Originating in Victoria, it has spread around the country over the last hundred years. Enjoy your first AFL game at The Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Cairns

    Students fly to Cairns for a three night adventure. Activities include a whole day out on the Great Barrier Reef, an Aboriginal cultural experience, a wildlife experience with a Koala photo included, and a visit to the world’s oldest rainforest!

  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park Tour

    This excursion provides students the opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian wildlife, like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and native birds. The group will then head to the iconic Blue Mountains to see the renownedThree Sisters and Echo Point. The visit will conclude with a ferry ride home to central Sydney.

  • Manly Surfing

    This one day surf adventure will include a morning and afternoon lesson with a total of four hours of surfing at one of the best beaches for learning how to surf that Sydney has to offer. All equipment will be provided. Students will learn ocean safety and etiquette, ocean and wave positioning, paddling and catching waves, control, standing up and riding waves. This excursion is a great way to get into surfing or, for more experienced students, to take their surfing to the next level.

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb

    This excursion begins at the Climb Base at The Rocks with a safety session. Following the lesson, the group will embark on the bridge climb, which typically takes approximately 3.5 hours. It is well worth the effort, as the summit provides an incredible, unobstructed 360 degree view of Sydney.

  • AFL (Australian Football League) Game

    AFL (Australian football) is unlike any other sport in the world. Originating in Victoria, it has spread around the country over the last hundred years. Enjoy your first AFL game at The Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Cairns

    Students fly to Cairns for a three night adventure. Activities include a whole day out on the Great Barrier Reef, an Aboriginal cultural experience, a wildlife experience with a Koala photo included, and a visit to the world’s oldest rainforest!

  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park Tour

    This excursion provides students the opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian wildlife, like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and native birds. The group will then head to the iconic Blue Mountains to see the renownedThree Sisters and Echo Point. The visit will conclude with a ferry ride home to central Sydney.

  • Manly Surfing

    This one day surf adventure will include a morning and afternoon lesson with a total of four hours of surfing at one of the best beaches for learning how to surf that Sydney has to offer. All equipment will be provided. Students will learn ocean safety and etiquette, ocean and wave positioning, paddling and catching waves, control, standing up and riding waves. This excursion is a great way to get into surfing or, for more experienced students, to take their surfing to the next level.

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb

    This excursion begins at the Climb Base at The Rocks with a safety session. Following the lesson, the group will embark on the bridge climb, which typically takes approximately 3.5 hours. It is well worth the effort, as the summit provides an incredible, unobstructed 360 degree view of Sydney.

  • AFL (Australian Football League) Game

    AFL (Australian football) is unlike any other sport in the world. Originating in Victoria, it has spread around the country over the last hundred years. Enjoy your first AFL game at The Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Cairns

    Students fly to Cairns for a three night adventure. Activities include a whole day out on the Great Barrier Reef, an Aboriginal cultural experience, a wildlife experience with a Koala photo included, and a visit to the world’s oldest rainforest!

  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park Tour

    This excursion provides students the opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian wildlife, like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and native birds. The group will then head to the iconic Blue Mountains to see the renownedThree Sisters and Echo Point. The visit will conclude with a ferry ride home to central Sydney.

  • Manly Surfing

    This one day surf adventure will include a morning and afternoon lesson with a total of four hours of surfing at one of the best beaches for learning how to surf that Sydney has to offer. All equipment will be provided. Students will learn ocean safety and etiquette, ocean and wave positioning, paddling and catching waves, control, standing up and riding waves. This excursion is a great way to get into surfing or, for more experienced students, to take their surfing to the next level.

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb

    This excursion begins at the Climb Base at The Rocks with a safety session. Following the lesson, the group will embark on the bridge climb, which typically takes approximately 3.5 hours. It is well worth the effort, as the summit provides an incredible, unobstructed 360 degree view of Sydney.

  • AFL (Australian Football League) Game

    AFL (Australian football) is unlike any other sport in the world. Originating in Victoria, it has spread around the country over the last hundred years. Enjoy your first AFL game at The Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Cairns

    Students fly to Cairns for a three night adventure. Activities include a whole day out on the Great Barrier Reef, an Aboriginal cultural experience, a wildlife experience with a Koala photo included, and a visit to the world’s oldest rainforest!

  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park Tour

    This excursion provides students the opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian wildlife, like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and native birds. The group will then head to the iconic Blue Mountains to see the renownedThree Sisters and Echo Point. The visit will conclude with a ferry ride home to central Sydney.

  • Manly Surfing

    This one day surf adventure will include a morning and afternoon lesson with a total of four hours of surfing at one of the best beaches for learning how to surf that Sydney has to offer. All equipment will be provided. Students will learn ocean safety and etiquette, ocean and wave positioning, paddling and catching waves, control, standing up and riding waves. This excursion is a great way to get into surfing or, for more experienced students, to take their surfing to the next level.

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb

    This excursion begins at the Climb Base at The Rocks with a safety session. Following the lesson, the group will embark on the bridge climb, which typically takes approximately 3.5 hours. It is well worth the effort, as the summit provides an incredible, unobstructed 360 degree view of Sydney.

  • AFL (Australian Football League) Game

    AFL (Australian football) is unlike any other sport in the world. Originating in Victoria, it has spread around the country over the last hundred years. Enjoy your first AFL game at The Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Cairns

    Students fly to Cairns for a three night adventure. Activities include a whole day out on the Great Barrier Reef, an Aboriginal cultural experience, a wildlife experience with a Koala photo included, and a visit to the world’s oldest rainforest!

  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park Tour

    This excursion provides students the opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian wildlife, like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and native birds. The group will then head to the iconic Blue Mountains to see the renownedThree Sisters and Echo Point. The visit will conclude with a ferry ride home to central Sydney.

  • Manly Surfing

    This one day surf adventure will include a morning and afternoon lesson with a total of four hours of surfing at one of the best beaches for learning how to surf that Sydney has to offer. All equipment will be provided. Students will learn ocean safety and etiquette, ocean and wave positioning, paddling and catching waves, control, standing up and riding waves. This excursion is a great way to get into surfing or, for more experienced students, to take their surfing to the next level.

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb

    This excursion begins at the Climb Base at The Rocks with a safety session. Following the lesson, the group will embark on the bridge climb, which typically takes approximately 3.5 hours. It is well worth the effort, as the summit provides an incredible, unobstructed 360 degree view of Sydney.

  • AFL (Australian Football League) Game

    AFL (Australian football) is unlike any other sport in the world. Originating in Victoria, it has spread around the country over the last hundred years. Enjoy your first AFL game at The Sydney Cricket Ground.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 9-16 credits per semester

From accounting to zoology, API students who study at University of New South Wales can choose from expansive course options alongside Australian and other international students! UNSW is also one of Australia's best universities and a top 50 university in the world, differentiating themselves and their students through exceptional academics and university name that is recognized around the world.

Worried about fitting in a semester on the Southern Hemisphere academic calendar? UNSW is one of only two universities in Australia that operate on a U.S. academic calendar, with fall semester starting in August and Spring semester starting in January.

Students who study at UNSW can learn from professors engaged in real-word application of their disciplines, study at a top university taking classes toward their major (whatever that may be) and align their studies in Australia with their academic calendar at home.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive a transcript from University of New South Wales upon completion of their program.

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    Stephanni Greenan

    Stephanni Greenan will be your Program Coordinator and will help you prepare to go abroad!

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  • Amy Parker

    Amy Parker

    Amy will be your on-site Resident Director and will be a resource for you while you are in Sydney!

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COURSE OFFERINGS

Enroll in coursework from professors who are at the top of their fields and engaged in real world projects around the big global challenges, from climate to gender equality to innovation and entrepreneurship.

CREDIT INFORMATION

One UNSW course is typically worth 6 UNSW credits = 3-4 U.S credits. Below is the breakdown for available credits by session:

  • Spring Early Start and Fall Early Start = 4 courses per session = 12-16 U.S credits
  • Spring (Term 1) / Summer (Term 2) / Fall (Term 3) = 3 courses per session = 9-12 U.S credits*
  • Academic Year Early Start (Tailored Term 3 + Tailored Term 1) 8 courses total = 24-32 U.S credits

*API encourages and will work with students to verify that a UNSW class transfers back to their home school as 4 US semester credits to ensure full time enrollment is met.

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Highlights
  • Classes taught in English
  • Triple Crown Business Accreditation: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS
  • UNSW - CRICOS Provider - 00098G

All API Sydney students will be housed in a student apartment complex within a 20-25 minute bus ride to UNSW. Students will be placed in twin share studio apartments, complete with two king single beds, a kitchenette, bathroom and dining area. Each student will have their own wardrobe and personal study desk.