Australia

   
   

General information 

Australia is famous for its sunny beaches, native wildlife, and active lifestyle. It is the biggest and third most sparsely populated sovereign nation in the world. Australia's seasons are the opposite of what we experience here in the UK, with January (summer) temperatures reaching up to 40ºC, and generally mild temperatures of 8-10ºC in July (winter).

The academic year generally spans from January or February through to November or December.

Please note that some partners may not be available for exchange for a particular academic year, if this is the case it is stated below.

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  Partner universities
 
Adelaide, The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide website.

Fast facts:

  • Number of students enrolled: 21,000
  • Number of campuses: 5
  • Academic year: March - November
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: March - June

Things to do

Adelaide is the fifth largest city in Australia with more than 1.1 million inhabitants. In 2007 it was ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world by Mercer. Adelaide is noted for its many festivals and sporting events, its food, wine and culture and its long beachfronts. The main University North Terrace campus is located in the heart of the city, close to the shopping district, parkland bordering the River Torrens and the Botanical Gardens. Adelaide offers easy access to some of Australia’s most spectacular beaches and coastal scenery, rolling vineyards and peaceful hill retreats. Top attractions: Central Market, Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide Oval - famed to be the worlds prettiest cricket ground, Kangaroo Island, Art Gallery of South Australia and Rundell Street (for shopping and culture).

Travel opportunites

Adelaide is 2 hours from Sydney and just over an hour from Melbourne by plane. New Zealand is 6 hours’ flight.

South Australia is a huge territory offering a wide variety of natural landscapes including beaches and lagoons, Kangaroo Island, the cliffs of the Great Australia Bight and Flinders’ Ranges, a bushwalking paradise.  

Getting around

It’s easy to navigate Adelaide, as the city has very good public transport links and hundreds of walking trails.

Climate

Adelaide has a hot Mediterranean climate, which generally means mild, wet winters 15-16°C (Jun-Aug) and hot, dry summers 27-40°C (Dec- Feb). Of all the major Australian cities, Adelaide is the driest.  

Finance 2017/18

Bursaries from the University of Nottingham available for those accepted to study abroad at Adelaide:

  • Means tested International Office Travel Bursary of £750 dependant on household income for students starting their studies in 2016. Students who started their studies before 2016 should see the financial webpage, as the award criteria differs (available to students classed as Home Students for fees purposes and accepted to study abroad as part of the University-wide exchange programme)

Approximate living costs per semester:

  • Return flight from UK (av. 20 hours) £1000+
  • Visa costs £350
  • Health insurance (compulsory) £230 approx 
  • Travel insurance approx £200-300
  • Accommodation £1365 - £4300

Approximate living costs compiled from student surveys and partner university website.

Adelaide is a more affordable city to live in than most other Australian state capital cities. In particular, the costs of accommodation and transportation are significantly less than in Sydney or Melbourne.

More on living costs

Accommodation

  • University self-catered colleges: “The properties are in excellent locations, close to campus and public transport options. All bedrooms are fully furnished and electricity is connected and included in your fee.”
  • Independent residential colleges: “Five independent residential colleges offer students a fully catered accommodation option where most meals and a weekly room clean is incorporated into a single fee.”
  • Private rented accommodation: “Renting a house or unit in the private rental market or sharing accommodation with others offers students a high level of privacy and independence.”

More about accommodation

Application success rate

Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total applications received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).

2014/15 = 25%
2015/16 = 89%
2016/17 = 33%

 

Module lists and information

Studying abroad at the University of Adelaide  

The Study Abroad and Exchange leaflet

 

 

 

 
Brisbane, The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland website. 

Fast facts:

  • Number of students enrolled: 50,000
  • Number of campuses: 4
  • Academic year: February - December
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June

Things to do

Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia. The inner city of Brisbane is characterised by the Brisbane River, parklands, museums, art galleries, shopping districts and a host of cosmopolitan restaurants and cafes.

Top attractions: Southbank parklands, Fortitude Valley entertainmnet district, City Botanic Gardens and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Travel opportunities

Brisbane has one of the best public transport networks in Australia, meaning that the beaches and fun parks of the Gold Coast are just an hour’s drive south from Brisbane, while the beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches lies a short drive to the north, along with national parks, rainforests and popular attractions such as the Australia Zoo. The Great Barrier Reef begins 368 kilometres north of Brisbane. Brisbane is a 1hr 35 minute flight from Sydney and 3 hours from Christchurch, New Zealand.

Getting around

The main St Lucia campus is 7 kilometres from Brisbane city centre. Brisbane’s blue CityCat catamarans run every 20 to 30 minutes from the University to the city centre.

Climate

Brisbane has a sub-tropical climate with very hot humid summers around 30°C and mild, dry, sunny winters around 19°C. Most rain falls during the height of summer, between November and February.

Finance 2017/18

Bursaries from the University of Nottingham available for those accepted to study abroad at UQ: 

  • Means tested International Office Travel Bursary of £750 dependant on household income for students starting their studies in 2016. Students who started their studies before 2016 should see the financial webpage, as the award criteria differs (available to students classed as Home Students for fees purposes and accepted to study abroad as part of the University-wide exchange programme)

Approximate living costs per semester:

  • Return flight from UK (av. 24 hours) £1000+
  • Visa costs £350
  • Health insurance (compulsory) £200 approx 
  • Travel insurance approx £200-£300
  • Accommodation £1650 - 4400

Approximate living costs compiled from student surveys and partner university website.

More information on living costs

Accommodation

  • Residential catered colleges: There are ten Residential Colleges based on the grounds of the St Lucia campus. College places are in high demand and are not guaranteed.
  • Off campus student housing: “Applications for off-campus student housing should be pre-booked and submitted directly to the provider. They specialise in housing that has been purpose-built for students. This accommodation is selfcatering.”
  • Rental accommodation: “There is usually a wide range of rental properties, prices and locations advertised at any one time, and it is extremely difficult to make an informed decision about public transport, value for money, safety etc without being on location."

There is a large difference between the cost of accommodation in college and off campus.

Further accommodation information

Application success rate

Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total applications received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).

2014/15 = 17%
2015/16 = 28%
2016/17 = 15%

 Module lists and information

More about studying abroad at the University of Queensland

 

The Study abroad and incoming exchange leaflet

 

 

 

 
Canberra, The Australian National University

The Australian National University website.

Fast facts:

  • Number of students enrolled: 20,000
  • Number of campuses: 5
  • Academic year: January - December
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June

The main ANU campus is located on 145 hectares of beautifully maintained parklands in the centre of Australia’s capital, Canberra. Life on campus is vibrant with many student clubs. It is located right next to the city hub with shopping and markets easily accessible.

ANU is the highest ranked Australian university in the latest (2016/17) QS World rankings, in joint 22nd place.

Things to do

ANU is based in Canberra, the capital and government seat of Australia, with a whole host of cultural and historical places of interest across the city including the Australian National gallery, library, museum and zoo, as well as the Canberra District Wineries which offer a relaxing escape from the city for wine lovers.

The city itself is known as the “bush capital” of Australia on account of the lush vegetation found there. Canberra offers a high standard of living with no traffic pollution and a low crime rate.

Travel opportunities

Canberra was built between Sydney and Melbourne in the early twentieth century, when the two cities couldn’t agree which should be the nation’s capital. This means that the city is superbly located, within an hour’s flight of each of its parent cities, just two hours flight from Brisbane, and three hours from New Zealand.

There are also frequent coaches and trains to Sydney from Canberra. ANU organises trips to the beach, skiing and to Sydney during the semester.

Getting around

As a planned city it’s very easy to travel around Canberra. You can travel from one side of the city to the other in just forty minutes.

 

Climate

Canberra enjoys hot summers - with temperatures often exceeding 35°C in January - and cold winters, with July temperatures often at 0°C. The city is known for being particularly sunny, with nine hours of sunshine the daily average in summer.

Finance 2017/18

Bursaries and scholarships available for those accepted to study abroad at ANU by The University of Nottingham: 

  • Means tested International Office Travel Bursary of £750 dependant on household income for students starting their studies in 2016. Students who started their studies before 2016 should see the financial webpage, as the award criteria differs (available to students classed as Home Students for fees purposes and accepted to study abroad as part of the University-wide exchange programme)

Approximate living costs per semester, compiled from student surveys and the partner university website:

    • Return flight from UK (av. 24 hours) £1000+
    • Visa costs £350
    • Health insurance (compulsory) £300 approx
    • Travel insurance approx £200-300
    • Accommodation £2400 - 4000

Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey (2016) found the cost of living in Canberra to be lower than most other Australian cities, and significantly lower than Melbourne and Sydney.

More information on living costs

Accommodation

ANU offers an Accommodation Guarantee for undergraduate exchange students, which means that all exchange students are guaranteed oncampus accommodation. This is very unusual in Australia.

There is a mix of catered and non-catered halls available, offering a wide variety of living options, including single, shared and en suite rooms.

Different halls will offer different packages, some include meals and internet access, others do not.

Further accommodation information

Application success rate

Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total applications received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).

2014/15 = 67%
2015/16 = 54%
2016/17 = 36%

Module lists and information

More about studying abroad at ANU
 

 

 
Melbourne, Monash University

Monash University website.

Fast facts

  • Number of students enrolled: 63,338
  • Number of campuses: 9
  • Academic year: January - December
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June
     

Things to do

Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city and is located in Victoria, Australia’s smallest yet most densely populated state, with over 5 million inhabitants.

Melbourne is often referred to as the sporting and cultural capital of Australia, boasting many music, art, fashion and sporting festivals. With 5 universities, Melbourne is a student-focussed city.

Top attractions: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Queen Victoria Market, St Kilda’s beaches and promenade , Federation Square and the Yarra Valley wine region

Travel opportunities

Melbourne is 1.5 hours’ flight from Sydney, 1 hour flight from Tasmania, and 4 hours’ flight from Christchurch, New Zealand.

Recognised as one of the world’s most scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road is within a few hours’ drive of Melbourne, following a stunning coastline with a wide range of natural attractions including the Twelve Apostles, Wilson’s Promontory and famous stretches of the surf coast, such as Bell’s Beach.

Getting around

Melbourne has a fantastic public transport system including buses, trams and trains. With many bike lanes, Melbourne is also a cycle friendly city.

Climate

Melbourne’s weather is highly unpredictable and well known for having ‘four seasons in one day’. The city sees all four seasons with average highs of 30°C in summer (December - February) and lows of 14°C in winter (June - August).

Finance 2017/18

Bursaries from the University of Nottingham available for those accepted to study abroad at Monash:

  • Means tested International Office Travel Bursary of £750 dependant on household income for students starting their studies in 2016. Students who started their studies before 2016 should see the financial webpage, as the award criteria differs (available to students classed as Home Students for fees purposes and accepted to study abroad as part of the University-wide exchange programme)

Approximate living costs per semester, compiled from student surveys and partner university website:

  • Return flight from UK (av. 24 hours) £1000+
  • Visa costs £350
  • Health insurance (compulsory) £260
  • Travel insurance approx £200-300
  • Accommodation £2900-4000

Although the cost of living in Melbourne is greater than most cities in the UK, as Monash University is not located in the city centre, accommodation costs are significantly lower than in central Melbourne.

More information on living costs

Accommodation

The Clayton campus is the largest of the university's eight campuses. It is located in the suburb of Clayton, Victoria, 20km from Melbourne city centre.

  • On campus accommodation: “It is Monash policy to have a mix of students in each hall of residence to achieve a balance of Australian and international students. All Monash halls of residence provide single bedrooms with shared bathrooms, kitchens and lounge rooms.”
  • Off campus accommodation: “Students who prefer to live offcampus can obtain advice and assistance from Monash Residential Services. Students should be aware that most residential leases in Victoria are for 12 months. Students who choose to live off campus may have to travel quite long distances to get to the Clayton campus, as there is less accommodation available around Clayton than in other parts of Melbourne.”

More about accommodation

Application success rate

Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total applications received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).

2014/15 = 19%

2015/16 = 33%

2016/17 = 18%

Module links and information

More about studying abroad at Monash University

 

 

 

 
Melbourne, The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne website.
This is available as a 1st choice option only

Fast facts:

  • Number of students enrolled: 42,000
  • Number of campuses: 7
  • Academic year: February – November
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June

The main campus at Parkville is within walking distance of the city centre.

Things to do

Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city and is located in Victoria, Australia’s smallest yet most densely populated state, with over 5 million inhabitants.

Melbourne is often referred to as the sporting and cultural capital of Australia, boasting many music, art, fashion and sporting festivals. With 5 universities, Melbourne is a student-focussed city.

Top attractions: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Queen Victoria Market, St Kilda’s beaches and promenade , Federation Square and the Yarra Valley wine region.

Travel opportunities

Melbourne is 1.5 hours flight from Sydney, 1 hour flight from Tasmania, and within 4 hours of Christchurch, New Zealand.

Recognised as one of the world’s most scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road is within a few hours’ drive of Melbourne, following a stunning coastline with a wide range of natural attractions including the Twelve Apostles, Wilson’s Promontory and famous stretches of the surf coast, such as Bell’s Beach.

Getting around

Melbourne has a fantastic public transport system including buses, trams and trains. With many bike lanes, Melbourne is also a cycle friendly city. 

Climate

Melbourne’s weather is highly unpredictable and well known for having four seasons in one day’. The city sees all four seasons with average highs of 30°C in summer (December - February) and lows of 14°C in winter (June - August).
 

Finance 2017/18

Bursaries from the University of Nottingham available for those accepted to study abroad at Melbourne University:

  • Means tested International Office Travel Bursary of £750 dependant on household income for students starting their studies in 2016. Students who started their studies before 2016 should see the financial webpage, as the award criteria differs (available to students classed as Home Students for fees purposes and accepted to study abroad as part of the University-wide exchange programme)

Approximate living costs per semester, compiled from student surveys and partner university website.:

  • Return flight from UK (av. 24 hours) £1000+
  • Visa costs £350
  • Health insurance (compulsory) £230 approx
  • Travel insurance approx £200-300
  • Accommodation £2800-8800

The cost of living in Melbourne is significantly greater than most cities in the UK according to the 2016 Mercer Cost of Living Survey. Together with Sydney it is one of the most expensive cities in Australia.

More about the cost of living

Accommodation

  • Residential catered colleges: There are twelve Colleges affiliated with or owned by the University of Melbourne. They are located either on campus or within a ten-minute walk of the campus. Cost of accommodation in college can be up to twice that of university accommodation in the UK, and acceptance is not guaranteed.
  • Independent student apartments: There are several modern apartment complexes in the city centre and close to campus. These apartment facilities are operated privately and are designed specifically for students, including bathroom and kitchen facilities.
  • Shared houses: “Shared houses are popular with students because they can provide an opportunity for an independent lifestyle in a shared environment. They are generally also the cheapest housing option in Melbourne.” The university offers a Housing Online Noticeboard to help students find available rooms and provides advice and assistance.

More about accommodation

Application success rate

Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total applications received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).

2014/15 = 9%

2015/16 = 12%

2016/17 = 8%

Module links and information

More about studying abroad at The University of Melbourne 

 

 

 
Newcastle, University of Newcastle

University of Newcastle website.

Fast facts:

  • Number of students enrolled: 40,206
  • Number of campuses: 6
  • Academic year: February – November
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June

Newcastle's main campus is in Callaghan, 12 kilometers from Newcastle city centre, comprises 140 hectares of natural bushland and has extensive sporting facilities.

Things to do

Newcastle is the second largest city in New South Wales and voted one of the top 10 places to visit in the world in 2011 by The Lonely Planet guide. A lively port city on a breathtaking stretch of Australia's coastline, Newcastle combines a country setting with all the advantages of city living, such as restaurants, cafes, parks and gardens, theatres, art galleries, shopping centres and nightclubs.

Newcastle is the surfing capital of Australia, with 10 beaches within walking distance of the city centre. The city also offers outstanding natural attractions including the Bogey Hole, the Stockton Sand Dunes and the Merewether Ocean Baths. A few kilometres south is Australia's largest seaboard lake, Lake Macquarie, scene of many national and international sailing events.

Travel opportunities

Newcastle is close to Sydney by road or rail and is less than 2 hours flight from Melbourne. New South Wales offers an abundance of natural attractions, including the awe inspiring landscapes of the Outback and spectacular National Parks.

Less than one hour's drive to the north of Newcastle is the impressive harbour of Port Stephens, a popular centre for big game fishing, sailing, surfing, and sailboarding. To the west are the internationally famous wineries of the Hunter Valley, many of them more than a century old. And to the south is the beauty and beaches of the Central Coast.

Climate

Newcastle has a very favourable temperate climate with warm to hot summers 25-40ºC (Dec-Feb) and mild 8-10ºC (Jun-Aug). 

Finance 2017/18

Bursaries from the University of Nottingham available for those accepted to study abroad at Newcastle University:

  • Means tested International Office Travel Bursary of £750 dependant on household income for students starting their studies in 2016. Students who started their studies before 2016 should see the financial webpage, as the award criteria differs (available to students classed as Home Students for fees purposes and accepted to study abroad as part of the University-wide exchange programme)

Approximate living costs per semester:

  • Return flight from UK (av. 26 hours) £1000+
  • Visa costs £350
  • Health insurance (compulsory) £200 approx
  • Travel insurance approx £200-300
  • Accommodation £1700-3300

Approximate living costs compiled from student surveys and partner university website.

Newcastle has a lower cost of living than most cities in Australia, including Sydney and Melbourne. Accommodation and food in particular are cheaper.

Accommodation

  • On campus accommodation: The Newcastle residential colleges are located on the main Callaghan campus. However, places are limited for exchange students. A range of academic, sporting and social activities are organized throughout the academic year for all residents.
  • Off campus accommodation: Many exchange students prefer to live in the centre of Newcastle, close to the beaches. The University's database has a variety of private rented accommodation available for students. Listings are advertised on the database by other students, people in the community and real estate agents.

More about accommodation

Application success rate

Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total applications received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).

2014/15 = 33%

2015/16 = 80%

2016/17 = 50%

Module links and information

More about studying abroad at The University of Newcastle

 

 

 
Perth, University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia website.

Fast facts:

Number of students enrolled: 21,000+

  • Number of campuses: 3
  • Academic year: February - December
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June

UWA’s main Crawley campus spreads over 46 hectares and is around ten minutes by bus from the centre of Perth. It is one of the most beautiful university campuses in Australia.

Things to do

Perth is the vibrant and booming capital of the West, the 4th largest city in Australia. Visiting exchange students to Perth can enjoy cultural festivals and events throughout the year, an outdoor and sporting lifestyle, and cuisine from all over the world.

Perth has been awarded 8th place in The Economist's 2011 list of the World’s Most Livable Cities. It is located alongside the peaceful waters of the Swan River, 20km inland of the Indian Ocean. Perth is large enough (1.4 million people) and cosmopolitan enough (over 200 different nationalities) to provide the colour and variety for a great lifestyle, but small enough to remain intimate and friendly.

Top attractions: The Aquarium of Western Australia, Kings Park & Botanic Garden and Fremantle Prison.

Travel opportunities

Outside Perth, there is much to explore as Western Australia is huge - bigger than the whole of Western Europe! Attractions include Rottnest Island which is well known for superb snorkelling, diving and surfing, and Fremantle, one of Australia’s most beautiful ports.

You can also travel around the country to visit tourist destinations in the east, including Sydney and Melbourne.

Getting around

Perth’s public transport system makes getting to the main UWA campus very easy. International students receive a Western Australian Government-funded 40% discount on all public transport.

Climate

Perth boasts more sunny days per year than any other Australian capital city with an average of eight hours sunshine a day. The summer months are hot with an average temperature of 29°C. The winter months in Perth are from June to August and are mild, with an average temperature of 18°C.

Finance 2017/18

Bursaries from the University of Nottingham available for those accepted to study abroad at UWA: 

  • Means tested International Office Travel Bursary of £750 dependant on household income for students starting their studies in 2016. Students who started their studies before 2016 should see the financial webpage, as the award criteria differs (available to students classed as Home Students for fees purposes and accepted to study abroad as part of the University-wide exchange programme)
  • Gerald Brown Scholarship offered by UWA each semester
  • Some residential colleges have scholarships towards housing fees for exchange students (competitive)

Approximate living costs per semester: 

  • Return flight from UK (av. 18 hours) £1000+
  • Visa costs £350
  • Health insurance (compulsory) £230 approx
  • Travel insurance approx £200-300
  • Accommodation £4260-6200 inc meal plans

Approximate living costs compiled from student surveys and partner university website.

 

More about living costs

Accommodation

  • On campus accommodation: There are five residential colleges on the UWA campus. The residential colleges offer numerous social activities including trips around Perth and inter-college sports events. Places are limited for exchange students.
  • Off campus accommodation: Many exchange students prefer to live off-campus, either in the city centre or close to the UWA campus. There is a choice of shared accommodation, renting or full-board options. The University's Housing Office provides information on off-campus accommodation options.

More about accommodation

Application success rate

Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total applications received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).

2014/15 = 53%

2015/16 = 63%

2016/17 = 43%

Module links and information

More about studying abroad at The University of Western Australia

 

 

 
Sydney, The University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales website.

Fast facts:

  • Number of students enrolled: 52,326
  • Number of campuses: 8
  • Academic year: February - November
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June

The main UNSW campus is located in the Kensington suburb of Sydney, 7km from the city centre, and close to the beach resorts of Coogee and Bondi.

Things to do

Sydney is the largest city in Australia, with a population of over 4 million. It is home to several popular attractions such as the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Tower, as well as Luna Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Buses out of suburban Sydney can get you to Palm beach, where you can walk up to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse and look up and down the North Sydney coastline. Frequent boats are also available to the beaches at Manly or Taronga Zoo.

Top attractions: Coogee to Bondi Walk, Opera House, Glebe Markets, Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo and The Rocks cultural precinct.

Travel opportunities

Sydney is a 1½ hour flight from Melbourne, and 3 hours from Christchurch, New Zealand. Regions close to Sydney include the Hawkesbury River, Central Coast, the Blue Mountains and the Southern Highlands – all within a 2½ hour drive from Sydney.

Bondi Beach is only 8 kms from the city centre and Coogee Beach is only 10 minutes from UNSW. Both beaches are perfect for swimming and body surfing. Learn to surf or take a walk along the promenades and experience the true Australian surf lifestyle!

Getting around

The university is well serviced by buses, with just a 20 minute bus ride into Sydney’s city centre.

Climate

Sydney has a temperate climate with mild wet winters 8-10ºC (Jun-Aug) and warm summers 25-40ºC (Dec-Feb). Rainfall is spread throughout the year. The rain usually goes quickly, but sudden storms can be common.

Finance 2017/18

Bursaries from the University of Nottingham available for those accepted to study abroad at UNSW:

  • Means tested International Office Travel Bursary of £750 dependant on household income for students starting their studies in 2016. Students who started their studies before 2016 should see the financial webpage, as the award criteria differs (available to students classed as Home Students for fees purposes and accepted to study abroad as part of the University-wide exchange programme)

Approximate living costs per semester:

  • Return flight from UK (av. 23 hours) £1000+
  • Visa costs £350
  • Health insurance (compulsory) £300 approx
  • Travel insurance approx £200-300
  • Accommodation £3000-6000 (some residential colleges include meal plans in the cost)

Approximate living costs compiled from student surveys and partner university website.

According to the Mercer cost of living survey (2011), Sydney is Australia’s most expensive city. It is ranked the 11th most expensive city in the world, significantly higher than London (25th).

More about the cost of living

Accommodation

  • On campus accommodation: UNSW has eight residential catered colleges on campus. The colleges endeavour to create safe and secure student communities that foster a positive and rewarding learning environment.
  • Student Apartments: The popular and fully furnished UNSW Student Apartments are geared towards independent living. The apartments are within easy reach of the city centre, the Eastern Suburbs beaches, major shopping areas and main bus routes.
  • Off campus accommodation: Many exchange students choose not to apply for on campus accommodation as they prefer to find shared housing close to the UNSW campus in the beachside suburbs. Coogee is one of the most popular choices as it’s within walking distance to the University and has a beautiful beach similar to Bondi.

Accommodation information

Application success rate

Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total applications received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).

2014/15 = 21%

2015/16 = 28%

2016/17 = 11%

Module links and information

More about studying abroad at USW

 

 

 

 
Sydney, The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney website.

Fast facts:

  • Number of students enrolled: 54,306
  • Number of campuses: 10
  • Academic year: February - December
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June

The main Camperdown & Darlington campuses are located on a 72 hectare site, close to Sydney city centre 

Things to do

Sydney is the largest city in Australia, with a population of over 4 million. It is home to several popular attractions such as the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Tower, as well as Luna Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Buses out of suburban Sydney can get you to Palm beach, where you can walk up to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse and look up and down the North Sydney coastline. Frequent boats are also available to the beaches at Manly or Taronga Zoo.

Top attractions: Coogee to BondiWalk, Opera House, Glebe Markets, Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo and The Rocks cultural precinct.

Travel opportunities

Sydney is a 1½ hour flight from Melbourne, and 3 hours from Christchurch, New Zealand. Regions close to Sydney include the Hawkesbury River, Central Coast, the Blue Mountains and the Southern Highlands – all within a 2½ hour drive from Sydney.

Bondi Beach is only 8kms from the city centre and Coogee Beach is approximately 30 minutes from the University of Sydney. Both beaches are perfect for swimming and body surfing. Learn to surf or take a walk along the promenades and experience the true Australian surf lifestyle!

Getting around

Sydney has a great public transport network, with the University of Sydney well serviced by buses.

Climate

Sydney has a temperate climate with mild wet winters 8-10ºC (Jun-Aug) and warm summers 25-40ºC (Dec-Feb). Rainfall is spread throughout the year. The rain usually goes quickly, but sudden storms can be common.

Finance 2017/18

Bursaries from the University of Nottingham available for those accepted to study abroad at Sydney University:

  • Means tested International Office Travel Bursary of £750 dependant on household income for students starting their studies in 2016. Students who started their studies before 2016 should see the financial webpage, as the award criteria differs (available to students classed as Home Students for fees purposes and accepted to study abroad as part of the University-wide exchange programme)

Approximate living costs per semester:

  • Return flight from UK (av. 23 hours) £1,000+
  • Visa costs £350
  • Health insurance (compulsory) £300 approx
  • Accommodation £1,400 - 6,700

Approximate living costs compiled from student surveys and partner university website.

According to the Mercer cost of living survey (2011), Sydney is Australia’s most expensive city. It is ranked the 11th most expensive city in the world, significantly higher than London (25th).

More about living costs

Accommodation

As Sydney is Australia’s most expensive city, students should research their accommodation options carefully and budget accordingly. The University is located close to the city centre and accommodation prices will reflect this.

  • Off campus accommodation: More than 90 percent of University of Sydney students live off campus. The University’s Accommodation Service provides support to students to find off-campus accommodation. It maintains an extensive database that currently enrolled students can access online to look for accommodation. Off campus housing options include shared houses or apartments, full board, studio apartments or private apartments.
  • On campus accommodation: The University has seven affiliated residential colleges on the Camperdown and Darlington campuses.
  • The University nows offers full year and spring semester students guaranteed housing at Urbanest Cleveland Street. The cost is between AUD$299 and AUD$375 per week inc utlities, contents insurance and 10GB of internet per month. More details can be found on their website.

More accommodation information

Application success rate

Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total applications received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).

2014/15 = 16%

2015/16 = 15%

2016/17 = 13%

 Module links and information

More about studying abroad at the University of Sydney

  

The University of Sydney Study abroad brochure

 
 

 

International Office

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