Australasia

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Australasia

 

Partner universities in Australasia

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. For information on which partner universities are available for your school/department, please see Global opportunities by school.

The opportunities listed here are correct as at the time of publishing and for the application year 2021/2022. Please be aware that study abroad options may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the University’s control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur. Please note that, in order to be accepted on to a study abroad programme, you have to achieve the relevant academic requirements as set by the University AND meet the selection criteria of both the University and the partner institution (though the partner institution is under no obligation to accept you).

Australia

Exchange to Australia is only available for spring semester 2023.

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. 

Adelaide, The University of Adelaide NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2022-23

The University of Adelaide website

Fast facts:

  • Number of students enrolled: 21,500
  • Number of campuses: 5
  • Academic year: March - November
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: March - June

About

The University of Adelaide is one of the prestigious Group of Eight universities and the third oldest university in Australia, founded over 140 years ago. Its main campus, North Terrace, is located in the heart of Adelaide.

Areas of study include the sciences, architecture, business, law, humanities, music, social sciences, engineering, computing, agriculture and mathematics.

Getting around

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

Things to do

Adelaide is the fifth largest city in Australia with more than 1.1 million inhabitants. In 2016 it was ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit's liveability index. 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 in the heart of the city, one block from the shopping and bar districts, with 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. Attractions include Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide Oval (famed to be the world's prettiest cricket ground), Kangaroo Island, Art Gallery of South Australia and Rundle Mall (for shopping and culture).

Adelaide Exchange Student Network within the university runs social events and trips throughout the year catered to international students, including Buddy Groups, bar crawls, coffee crawls, kayaking with dolphins, trips to Uluru and more, as well as the ESN Ball at the end of each semester.

Travel opportunities

  • 2 hour flight from Sydney
  • 1 hour flight from Melbourne
  • 6 hour flight from New Zealand
  • 7 to 9 hours from Singapore or Hong Kong

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. There is the ability to drive the Great Ocean Road and access the East Coast from there.

 Climate

Adelaide has a hot Mediterranean climate, which generally means mild, wet winters 10-16°C (Jun-Aug) and hot, dry summers 27-40°C (Dec- Feb). Of all the major Australian cities, Adelaide is the driest.  

Finance 2022/23

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

  • British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) scholarships: £500. See here for eligibility and further information
  • The University of Adelaide also offers scholarships to International students, you can find further information here.

Approximate living costs:

  • Return flight from UK (av. 20 hours): £1,200+*
  • Visa costs: AUD$575**
  • Health insurance (compulsory): AUD $400+ 
  • Accommodation: approx. AUD$4,784-7,440 per semester**
  • Average weekly living expenses: AUD$350-$700
  • Travel insurance: dependant on personal circumstances
  • Cost of a Big Mac: £3.44

*Based on flight prices from 2019/20, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

**Australian dollar.

***Accommodation costs can vary significantly based on location, type and arrangement.

Approximate living costs compiled from external sources 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 accommodation is not guaranteed for exchange students. There are three options to choose from:

  • 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.”
  • Urbanest at the University of Adelaide reserves accommodation for international students and is situated directly across from Main Campus on North Terrace.
  • 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).

2017/18 = 69%
2018/19 = 17%
2019/20 = 20%

Module lists and information

Studying abroad at the University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide disability support

LGBTQ travel advice for Australia

University of Adelaide Instagram page

 
 

Brisbane, The University of Queensland (Spring semester only)

The University of Queensland website

Fast facts:

  • Number of students enrolled: 52,000
  • Number of campuses: 4
  • Academic year: February - December
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June

About

The University of Queensland has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more Australian Awards for university teaching than any other in the country. 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.

Areas of study include Agriculture, Environment, Arts, Business, Engineering, Computing, Law, Sciences and Mathematics.

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.

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 entertainment district, City Botanic Gardens and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Travel opportunities

  • 1hr 35 minute flight from Sydney
  • 3 hours from Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 8 to 9 hours from Sinapore or Hong Kong

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.

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 2022/23

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

  • British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) scholarships: £500. See here for eligibility and further information

Approximate living costs per semester:

    • Return flight from UK (av. 20 hours): £1,000+
    • Visa costs: AUD$575**
    • Health insurance (compulsory): AUD $400+ 
    • On-campus accommodation AUD$ 9,000-14,000
    • Off campus house share AUD$2,600- $6,000
    • Travel insurance:dependant on personal circumstances
    • Cost of a Big Mac: £3.44

*Based on flight prices from 2019/20, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

**Australian dollar.

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).

2017/18 = 7%
2019/20 =10%
 

Module lists and information

More about studying abroad at the University of Queensland

The University of Queensland disability support

LGBTQ travel advice for Australia

The University of Queensland Instagram page

 
 

Canberra, The Australian National University (Spring semester only)

The Australian National University website

Fast facts:

  • Number of students enrolled: 23,000
  • Number of campuses: 5
  • Academic year: February - December
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June

About

ANU is Australia’s only national university and one of the Group of Eight, its main campus is located on 145 hectares of parklands in the centre of Canberra. It is located right next to the city hub with shopping and markets easily accessible but also borders the Botanical Gardens providing a tranquil retreat for students.

Life on campus is vibrant with many student clubs. It is located right next to the city hub with shopping and markets easily accessible. The Lonely Planet guide has ranked Canberra within its top five cities to visit in 2018.

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.

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

  • One hour flight to Sydney and Melbourne
  • Two hour flight from Brisbane
  • Five hour flight from New Zealand

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

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 2022/23

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

  • British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) scholarships: £500. See here for eligibility and further information

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

      • Return flight from UK (av. 20 hours): £800-£1,100*
      • Visa costs: AUD$**575
      • Health insurance (compulsory): AUD $400+ 
      • Accommodation: approx. AUD$3,455-$5,345 per semester***
      • ANU acceptance fees:
        One semester: $330
        Full year: $717
      • Travel insurance: dependant on personal circumstances
      • Cost of a Big Mac: £3.40

*Based on flight prices from 2019/20, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

**Australian dollar.

***Accommodation costs can vary significantly based on location, type and arrangement.

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey (2018) 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

University accommodation is guaranteed at ANU  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.

Further accommodation information

Application success rate

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

2017/18 = 40%
2018/19 = 23%
2019/20 = 27%

Module lists and information

More about studying abroad at ANU

The Australian National University disbility support

LGBTQ travel advice for Australia

The Australian National University Instagram page

 
 

Melbourne, Deakin University (Spring semester only)

Deakin University website

Fast facts

  • Number of students enrolled: 60,000
  • Number of campuses: 5
  • Academic year: January - December
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - October
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: March - June
     

About

Deakin's main campuses that exchange students attend are at Burwood, Geelong and Warrnambool. Burwood is a 30min tram ride from Melbourne city centre and the other two are an hour train ride from Melbourne city centre.

As one of Australia's leading sports universities, Deakin is a proud member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) network. 

The University has a longstanding record for using cutting-edge technology while providing a personalised learning experience. Deakin aims to be at the forefront of digital change, enabling globally connected and innovative education and research. 

Deakin has focused on the blending of campus and digital delivery resulting in their Cloud Campus, a distance learning platform whch enables students to take part in all classes remotely. 

Areas of study include art, design, architecture, business, economics, engineering, law, IT, sport, sciences, food and nutrition and mathematics.

Learning Style

The learning style at Deakin is different to Nottingham’s system. Students are assessed more frequently, rather than being based on one final exam. This is a good way to ensure you are understanding the content of the modules all the way through the semester. The grading also differs from the UK, with the highest available grade being a High Distinction (HD).

Deakin has focused on the blending of campus and digital delivery resulting in their Cloud Campus, a distance learning platform. They are a university already comfortable with online teaching and remote delivery.

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.

Living in Geelong

Geelong is Victoria's second largestcity and features a stunning waterfrontprecinct, amazing beaches, localvineyards, a great food scene, and accessto plenty of parks and gardens.It is the gateway to the Surf Coast offering Australia's best surf beaches, bustlingresort towns, picturesque scenery, bushand beach walks, lush rainforests, andspectacular waterfalls.Enjoy cultural festivals and a receptivecommunity that gladly welcomes Deakin students. You might even become a newfan of the Australian Football League byattending a game of the Geelong Cats Football Club.

Living in Warrnambool

Located along the Great Ocean Road, Warrnambool is the place to be for exploring Australia's famously unique plant and animal habitats. Renowned for its whale watching, surfing, scuba diving, horse riding and outdoor activities, Warrnambool is the quintessential Australian beach-side town

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.

Travel opportunities

  • 1.5 hours’ flight from Sydney
  • 1 hour flight from Tasmania
  • 4 hours’ flight from Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 8 t0 10 hours from SIngapore or Hong Kong

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.

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 2022/23

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

  • British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) scholarships: £500. See here for eligibility and further information

Approximate living costs per semester, compiled from external sources and partner university website:

    • Return flight from UK (av. 20 hours): £700-£1200*
    • Visa costs: AUD$**575
    • Health insurance (compulsory): AUD$400+ 
    • Accommodation: Oncampus approx. AUD$3,604 - $6,254***
    • Travel insurance: dependant on personal circumstances
    • Cost of a Big Mac: £3.44

*Based on flight prices from 2019/20, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

**Australian dollar.

***Accommodation costs can vary significantly based on location, type and arrangement.

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

More information on living costs

Accommodation

Deakin offers the choice of on campus, off campus or homestay accommodation. 

  • On campus accommodation: Is in high demand and limited places are available. There are single furnished bedrooms, heated and carpeted; bathrooms, kitchens, laundry, recreational areas and open spaces for social events, areshared. Also, self-contained studio rooms are available at some campuses with en-suite bathrooms and kitchenettes. 
  • Off campus accommodation: Deakin has the Housemewebsite, deakin.edu.au/houseme. Search for all types of accommodation, from sharehouses to vacant properties to boarding with a family. Using Deakin's Houseme website, you can browse properties and contact the landlords of any places you are interested in and arrange to check out the house before making any commitments. 

More about accommodation

Module links and information

More about studying abroad at Deakin University

Deakin University disability support

LGBTQ travel advice for Australia

Deakin University Instagram page

 
 

Melbourne, The University of Melbourne (Spring semester only)

The University of Melbourne website

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

About

The University of Melbourne’s main campus, Parkville is located in the centre of Melbourne. The University’s, “Melbourne Model” is a distinctive curriculum that gives students a wider understanding of the world beyond their degree.

Study areas include architecture, design, arts, humanities, social sciences, business, economics, engineering, law, sciences, IT, computer science, agriculture and music.

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. 

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

  • 1.5 hours flight from Sydney
  • 1 hour flight from Tasmania
  • 4 hours of Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 8-10 hours from Singapore or Hong Kong

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.

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 2022/23

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

  • British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) scholarships: £500. See here for eligibility and further information

Approximate living costs per semester, compiled from external sources and the partner university website.:

  • Return flight from UK (av. 24 hours): £700-£1,200*
  • Visa costs: AUD$**575
  • Health insurance (compulsory): AUD$400+
  • Accommodation: AUD$4,300-$16,800 per semester***
  • Travel insurance: dependant on personal circumstances
  • Cost of a Big Mac: £3.44

*Based on flight prices from 2019/20, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

**Australian dollar.

***Accommodation costs can vary significantly based on location, type and arrangement.

The cost of living in Melbourne is significantly greater than most cities in the UK according to the 2017 Mercer Cost of Living Rankings. 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.

2017/18 = 4%
2018/19 = 11%
2019/20 = 7%

Module links and information

More about studying abroad at The University of Melbourne>

The University of Melbourne disability support

LGBTQ travel advice for Australia

University of Melbourne Instagram page

 
 

Melbourne, Monash University (Spring semester only)

Monash University website

Fast facts

  • Number of students enrolled: 70,000
  • Number of campuses: 6
  • Academic year: January - December
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June
     

About

Founded in 1958, Monash is Australia’s largest university and one of the prestigious Group of Eight universities. It is the best ranked Australian university for engineering and technology, and chemistry, and is second in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology. The main campus, Clayton, is a 30 minute drive from the centre of Melbourne or 50 minutes by train.

Clayton campus is the hub of Monash student life, with plenty of food outlets in and around the Campus Centre building. There are also two banks, a post office, a hairdressers, pharmacy, and the university health service. Exchange students can access discounted sports membership with full use of the gym, pool, and other facilities. Other benefits for students include on-campus events throughout the year, such as SummerFest and WinterFest, and Wednesday Sessions throughout the summer with live music and free BBQs each week.

Safety is a major concern for the university, which has an app to help this, including the availability of security staff to escort students across campus if needed. Additionally, Monash’s campuses are  smoke-free, and encourage the use of reusable bottles and cups. In 2018 the BorrowCup scheme was successfully launched to loan reusable coffee cups to students on campus to reduce the use of paper alternatives.

Teaching at Monash is divided into ten faculties with a broad range of courses available within these. Learning at Monash is supported by  purposeful learning spaces, and opportunities to develop a range of practical skills. There are three libraries on Clayton campus, as well as the new Teaching and Learning building, which has four floors of learning spaces, including a round lecture theatre.

Areas of study include art, design, architecture, business, economics, engineering, law, IT, sciences and mathematics.

Learning Style

The learning style at Monash is different to Nottingham’s system. Students are assessed more frequently, with shorter coursework pieces or in-class tests during the semester, meaning the learning is more consistent rather than being completely based on one final exam. This is a good way to ensure you are understanding the content of the modules all the way through the semester. The grading also differs from the UK, with the highest available grade being a High Distinction (HD).

The teaching style at Monash is quite similar to Nottingham, with lectures and seminars in formats that you will recognise. As at Nottingham, you are able to visit your lecturers and tutors for advice and help, although you may not receive a designated personal tutor at Monash.

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

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.

Travel opportunities

  • 1.5 hours’ flight from Sydney
  • 1 hour flight from Tasmania
  • 4 hours’ flight from Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 8 t0 10 hours from SIngapore or Hong Kong

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.

 

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 2022/23

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

  • British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) scholarships: £500. See here for eligibility and further information

Approximate living costs per semester, compiled from external sources and partner university website:

          • Return flight from UK (av. 20 hours): £700-£1200*
          • Visa costs: AUD$**575
          • Health insurance (compulsory): AUD$400+ 
          • Accommodation: approx. AUD$4,733 per semester***
          • Travel insurance: dependant on personal circumstances
          • Cost of a Big Mac: £3.44

*Based on flight prices from 2019/20, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

**Australian dollar.

***Accommodation costs can vary significantly based on location, type and arrangement.

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.” There are a range of different accommodation types available, from the older halls of residence, to the newer studio apartments or shared flats.
  • 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).

2017/18 = 30%
2018/19 = 16%
2019/20 = 10%
 

Module links and information

More about studying abroad at Monash University

Monash University disability support

LGBTQ travel advice for Australia

Monash University Instagram page

 
 

Newcastle, University of Newcastle (Spring semester only)

University of Newcastle website

Fast facts:

  • Number of students enrolled: 38,000
  • Number of campuses: 6
  • Academic year: February – November
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June

About

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

Study areas include accounting, architecture, business, computing, mathematics, engineering, sciences, environment and law.

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

  • 2.5 hour drive to Sydney
  • 3 hours to New Zealand
  • 8-10 hours to Singapore or Hong Kong

 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 2022/23

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

  • British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) scholarships: £500. See here for eligibility and further information

Approximate living costs:

  • Return flight from UK (av. 20 hours): £700-£1,200*
  • Visa costs: AUD$**575
  • Health insurance (compulsory): AUD$400+
  • Accommodation: AUD$2,320-$9,450 per semester***
  • Travel insurance: dependant on personal circumstances
  • Cost of a Big Mac: £3.44

*Based on flight prices from 2019/20, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

**Australian dollar.

***Accommodation costs can vary significantly based on location, type and arrangement.

Approximate living costs compiled from external sources 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 organised 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).

2017/18 = 29%
2018/19 = 14%
2019/20 = 5%

Module links and information

More about studying abroad at The University of Newcastle

University of Newcastle disability support

LGBTQ travel advice for Australia

University of Newcastle Instagram page

 
 

Perth, University of Western Australia (Spring semester only)

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

About

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.

Study areas include Arts, Business, Law, Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Health Sciences and Indigenous studies.

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.

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

  • 4 to 6 hours to Sydney
  • 4 hours to Bali
  • 6-8 hours to Singapore or Hong Kong
  • 9 hours to New Zealand

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.

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 2022/23

Bursaries available for those accepted to study abroad at UWA: 

  • Gerald Brown Scholarship offered by UWA each semester
  • Trinity Residential College Bursary

    Students accepted into Trinity Residential College are eligible for a bursary of
    AUD$1, 250 per semester towards accommodation costs. Students must be recommended for this bursary by the University of Nottingham and admittance to the College and award of the bursary is solely at TRC's discretion.

  • British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) scholarships: £500. See here for eligibility and further information 

Approximate living costs:

  • Return flight from UK (av. 20 hours): £1000+*
  • Visa costs: AUD$**575
  • Health insurance (compulsory): AUD$400+
  • Accommodation: AUD$4,250-5,500 per semester***
  • Travel insurance: dependant on personal circumstances
  • Cost of a Big Mac: £3.44

*Based on flight prices from 2019/20, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

**Australian dollar.

***Accommodation costs can vary significantly based on location, type and arrangement.

Approximate living costs compiled from external sources 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).

2017/18 = 67%
2018/19 = 19%
2019/20 = 12%

Module links and information

More about studying abroad at The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia disability support

LGBTQ travel advice for Australia

University of Western Australia Instagram page

 
 

Sydney, University of Technology Sydney (Spring semester only)

The University of Technology Sydney 

Fast facts:

  • Number of students enrolled: 44, 000
  • Number of campuses: 2
  • Academic year: February - November
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June 

About

University of Technology Sydney is part of the Australian Technology network of universities, which are a group of prominent universties commited to working with industry and government to deliver practical and professional courses.

UTS receives 1, 000 exchange and study abroad students each year.

UTS teaching style is innovative with students being at the centre of the learning experience through collabrative projects, real life case studies and the use of cutting edge technology in their teaching.

Getting around

The university is in the centre of Sydney and is a 15min walk Central Station, the main transport hub.

Most of Sydney's key attractions are in walking distance or a short metro ride.

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 is perfect for swimming and body surfing. Learn to surf or take a walk along the promenades and experience the true Australian surf lifestyle.

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 2022/23

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

  • British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) scholarships: £500. See here for eligibility and further information

Approximate living costs per semester:

  • Return flight from UK (av. 23 hours): £700 -£1200*
  • Visa costs: AUD$**575
  • Health insurance (compulsory): AUD$300+
  • Accommodation: A$5, 200 - A$9, 672
  • Living costs: approx A$4, 000 per semester**
  • Travel insurance: dependant on personal circumstances
  • Cost of a Big Mac: £3.40

*Based on flight prices from 2019/20, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

**Australian dollar.

***Approximate living costs compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

According to the Mercer Cost of Living Rankings (2018), Sydney is Australia’s most expensive city. It is ranked the 29th most expensive city in the world, which is slightly lower than London (19th).

More about the cost of living

Accommodation

It is strongly recommended by UTS for students to live in on-campus accommodation as they aspire to be 25% cheaper than private accommodation.

Accommodation is not guaranteed but exchange students are given priority access to the housing application.

On-campus accommodation comprises of four different residences. They are all single room, self-catered with shared kitchens, bathrooms and living areas.

UTS do offer assistance with finding private accommodation.

Accommodation information

Module links and information

UTS exchange website

UTS exchange brochure

UTS disability support

LGBTQ travel advice for Australia

University of Technology Sydney Instagram page

 
 

Sydney, The University of New South Wales (not available for exchange for 2021/22)

The University of New South Wales website

Please be aware UNSW are now operating on a 3-term structure and different combinations of terms are required to match Nottingham's semester dates and credit loads.

Fast facts:

  • Number of students enrolled: 59,000+
  • Number of campuses: 8
  • Academic year: January- December
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: August - December
  • Spring Semester Equivalent:
    January - May (option 1)
    February - August (Option2)
  • Full year Equivalent:
    August - May (Option 1)
    September - August (Option2)

About

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.

Getting around

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

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.

Term structure

Starting in 2019, UNSW Sydney will transition to a new academic calendar titled UNSW3+. Comprised of three terms plus a January intensive term, and a August intensive term.

UNSW term structure
TermCoursesStart End
Tailored term 1 (UoN spring) Four Jan May
Term 1 (UoN spring) Three Feb May
Tailored term 3 (UoN autumn) Four Aug Dec
Term 3 (UoN autumn) Three Sep Dec
Tailored term 3 and tailored term 1 (UoN full year) Eight Aug May
Term 3 + Term 1 + Term 2 (UoN full year) Eight Sep Aug

The Tailored terms include a month long course before the start of the proper term. Course options for this are limited and form part of UNSW summer or winter school programmes. Students will have access to accommodation but may have to move location at the end of the course into their fall time accommodation for the term.

Full year students that will attend for the Term 3 + Term 1 and Term 2 option should be aware that accommodation will be available however as you will be staying for longer costs may be higher and there will be a higher OSHC rate and possibiliy visa cost.

You will need to discuss with your academic advisor or the Study Abroad team which options are available for your course.

Finance 2022/23

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

  • British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) scholarships: £500. See here for eligibility and further information

Approximate living costs per semester:

  • Return flight from UK (av. 23 hours): £700 -£1,200*
  • Visa costs: AUD$**575
  • Health insurance (compulsory): AUD$300+
  • Accommodation: AUD$200-445 per week***
  • Travel insurance: dependant on personal circumstances
  • Cost of a Big Mac: £3.44

*Based on flight prices from 2019/20, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

**Australian dollar.

***Accommodation costs can vary significantly based on location, type and arrangement.

Approximate living costs compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

According to the Mercer Cost of Living Rankings (2018), Sydney is Australia’s most expensive city. It is ranked the 29th most expensive city in the world, which is slightly lower than London (19th).

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).

2016/17 = 11%
2017/18 = 9%
2018/19 = 9%

Module links and information

More about studying abroad at UNSW

UNSW disability support

LGBTQ travel advice for Australia

 
 

Wollongong, The University of Wollongong (Spring semester only)

The University of Wollongong

Fast facts:

  • Number of students enrolled: 28, 317
  • Number of campuses: 5 in Wollongong and Sydney
  • Academic year: March to November
  • Autumn semester equivalent: July to November
  • Spring semester equivalent: March to June 

About

The University of Wollongong is a young university having been establised in 1970's and is now 16th in the QS Modern University World rankings and is ranked 224 in the QS WOrld rankings overall. Originally an Engineering college UoW is now looking towards new industries and technologies for the jobs of the future.

They are a very international university with full campuses in Dubai and Hong Kong. Their Wollongong campus is on a 83 hectare site of native bushland, parks and waterways and hour and half south of Sydney on the coast.

Wollongong city is located between the mountains and the Tasman Sea and is an area perfect for outdoor pursuits and beautiful scenery.

UoW has over 130 student run clubs and societies, UniActive which provides fitness and sporting facilities including 2 gyms, 50m outdoor swimming pool and sports stadiums.

Getting around

The campus is a 10 minute drive from the centre of Wollongong city. There are free shuttle buses that run to the train station, central city area and the beach.

Wollongong is 85 minutes from Sydney International Airport. There is also a regional airport at Illawarra 20 minutes from the campus.

The nearest train station is a 20minute walk away from campus or a free shuttle ride.

Things to do

Wollongong is Australia's tenth largest city. It has 17 patrolled surf beaches in the area and is bordered by the Royal National Park in the North and Lake Illawarra in the south. "The bar and restaurant scenes effervesce with the enthusiasm of a town twice its size" Lonely Planet Travel guide.

There are over 20 live music venues, food markets on Thursday and Fridays and 65 new bars and cafes.

Main sites in the area include the Wollongong Botanic Garden, Illwarra Escarpment State Conservation area, Wollongong City Beach, Belmore Basin.

Main activities include surfing at one the many beaches, driving down the 140km of the Grand Pacific Drive between Wollongong and Sydney, cycling and visting the many South Coast food markets.

Travel opportunities

With a regional and international airport both close by there are plenty of opportunities to travel around Australia or further afield.

Illwarra airport has direct flights to Melbourne and Brisbane.

Climate

The climate is mild and generally warm and temperate. Average highs in the summer are 25ºC and average highs in the winter are 17ºC.

Finance 2022/23

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

  • British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) scholarships: £500. See here for eligibility and further information

Approximate living costs per semester:

  • Return flight from UK (av. 23 hours): £700 -£1200*
  • Visa costs: AUD$**575
  • Health insurance (compulsory): AUD$397+
  • Accommodation: A$5, 918 - A$10,000**
  • Travel insurance: dependant on personal circumstances
  • Cost of a Big Mac: £3.44

*Based on flight prices from 2019/20, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

**Australian dollar.

***Approximate living costs compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

Accommodation

University accommodation is guaranteed if you apply by the deadline.

There are options to live on campus, near the beach or in the city. Room types include single or shared occupancy, catered or self catered, shared bathroom or ensuite.

Accommodation prices

Accomodation information

UoW Course handbook

UoW exchange website

UoW exchange brochure

UoW disability support

LGBTQ travel advice for Australia

University of Wollongong Instagram page

 
 

New Zealand

Exchange to New Zealand is only available for spring semester 2023.

New Zealand is a small country, similar in size to Great Britain or Japan. With a population of only four million people. It has a rich and fascinating history, reflecting our unique mix of Māori and European culture. The country has a bit of everything: spectacular glaciers, picturesque fiords, rugged mountains, vast plains, rolling hillsides, subtropical forest, volcanic plateau, miles of coastline with gorgeous sandy beaches. New Zealand has mild temperatures, moderately high rainfall, and many hours of sunshine.

The academic year generally spans from February/March through to November/December. The 'summer' break takes place between semester 1 and semester 2, between November and February. The New Zealand education system is based more on regular assessments rather than the end of semester exam system that generally operates in the UK. There is a focus on inclass participation and group work. 

Auckland, University of Auckland - (Spring semester only)

 

University of Auckland website

This is only available as a 1st choice option

Fast facts

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students enrolled: 40,000+
  • Number of campuses: 6
  • Academic year: February - November
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February- June

About

Auckland is the largest University in New Zealand. The main city campus comprises 16 hectares in the heart of Auckland city.

Areas of study include business, engineering, arts, architecture, humanities, law, media, music, sciences, mathematics, social sciences, Maori and Pacific cultures.

Location

  • 3 hour flight to Sydney
  • 3 hour flight to Fiji

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest university. The main city campus comprises 16 hectares in the heart of Auckland City. On its western flank lies historic Albert Park. To the south-east is Auckland Domain.

Auckland is also in the top five cities worldwide for quality of living, according to the Mercer's 2017 Quality of Living Rankings.

Things to do

Auckland's waterside location has fostered the locals' love affair with the sea, earning this place the nickname "City of Sails". It has a population of only 1.4 million- making it one of the world's least crowded countries.

Top attractions: Mt Eden volcano, Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, Auckland Art Gallery, Bay of Islands and Edge arts and entertainment centre.

Travel opportunities

Known by the Māori as Aotearoa "land of the long white cloud," New Zealand is celebrated for its breathtaking scenery, ranging from sparkling beaches and dormant volcanoes in the north, to majestic mountain ranges and fjords in the south. Considered by many to be the most magical part of the Auckland experience, Waiheke Island is easily accessed by ferry. Australia is relatively close by plane - you can fly to Sydney and Melbourne in 4 hours. Past students have also travelled to Fiji and other Pacific islands.

Climate

The north of New Zealand is subtropical, while the south is more temperate. The weather in Auckland is generally pleasant, however it can be unpredictable. You’ll need to be prepared for whatever the day may bring. In summer, the average maximum temperature ranges between 20 and 30ºC; in winter between 10 and 15ºC.

Finance 2022/23

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

      • British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) scholarships: £500. See here for eligibility and further information

Approximate living costs:

  • Return flight from UK (av. 23 hours): £1,000+*
  • Visa costs: NZ$**270 (UK nationals)
  • Health insurance (compulsory): approx. NZ$310 per semester
  • On-campus accommodation: NZ$387-$405 per week
  • Off-campus accommodation:NZ$180-NZ$400
  • Living expences, including accommodation and meals: approx. NZ$10,000-$12,500 per semester***
  • Travel insurance: dependant on personal circumstances
  • Cost of a Big Mac: £3.62

*Based on flight prices from 2019/20, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

**New Zealand dollar.

***Approximate living costs compiled from external sources and partner university website.

Living in Auckland is significantly cheaper than living in major cities in Australia such as Melbourne and Sydney.

More on cost of living

Accommodation

  • Halls of residence: “The residences are conveniently situated within easy walking distance of the City Campus and close to shopping, bus services, movie theatres and Auckland's many attractions.”
  • Self-catered University-managed apartments: “In the four self-catered residences, you are responsible for cooking your own meals and expected to share responsibility for cleaning the apartments. The cost of utilities (like electricity and water) is included in your accommodation fees. A Residential Assistant lives on each site.”
  • Private accommodation: Includes homestays and rental flats, houses and apartments. These are not university-managed and selected agencies are used to assist students with their requirements.

More about accommodation

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

2018-19 = 10%
2019-20 = 5%
2020-21 = 3%

Module catalogue

More about studying abroad at the University of Auckland

University of Auckland disability support

University of Auckland Instagram page

 
 

Christchurch, University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury website

Fast facts

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students enrolled: 15,000
  • Number of campuses: 2
  • Academic year: February – November
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: July - November
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: February - June

About

The University is situated in a spacious landscaped campus in the suburb of Ilam, Christchurch, only 15 minutes from the central city and 10 minutes from the International Airport.

Areas of study include arts, business, law, engineering, sciences, health sciences, Māori and indigenous studies, media, economics, humanities and mathematics.

Location

  • 3 hour flight to Sydney
  • 3 hour flight to Fuji

Christchurch, is an ethnically diverse city offering an exciting and easy lifestyle for students. With a population of around 350,000, it is the largest city in the South Island and the second largest in the country. It is currently undergoing a major rebuilding and is in the process of transforming itself into one of the world’s most modern and sustainable cities. The University’s main campus is situated at Ilam, a suburb of Christchurch, about 5 km from the city centre.

Things to do

Known by the Māori as Aotearoa "land of the long white cloud," New Zealand is celebrated for its breathtaking scenery, ranging from sparkling beaches and dormant volcanoes in the north, to majestic mountain ranges and fjords in the south.

South Island offers a huge range of exciting recreational options in nearby locations of incredible natural beauty including the rugged beauty of Banks Peninsula, the historic French town of Akaroa, thermal hot springs at Hanmer, snowboarding on the Southern Alps and whale watching near Kaikoura.

Top attractions: Botanic Gardens, International Antarctic Centre and Christchurch’s Shipping Container Mall.

Travel opportunities

North Island is easily accessible, where you can visit Auckland the ‘city of sails’ and the magical Waiheke Island. Australia is relatively close by plane - you can fly to Sydney and Melbourne in around 4 hours. You can also travel to Fiji and other Pacific islands.

Climate

The north of New Zealand is subtropical, while the south is more temperate. Christchurch has a dry climate. In January, the middle of summer, the average daily maximum temperature is 22.5°C. In July, the middle of winter, this average daily temperature is 11.3°C. 

Finance 2022/23

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

      • British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) scholarships: £500. See here for eligibility and further information

Approximate living costs per semester:

  • Return flight from UK (av. 28 hours): £1,000+*
  • Visa costs: NZ$**270 (UK nationals)
  • Health insurance (compulsory): NZ$310 per semester
  • On-campus accommodation: NZ$4,947- NZ$8,200 per semester
  • Off-campus accommodation:NZ$125-NZ$350 per week
  • Travel insurance: dependant on personal circumstances
  • Cost of a Big Mac: £3.67

*Based on flight prices from 2019/20, actual costs will depend on availabilty and flight schedules.

**New Zealand dollar.

Approximate living costs compiled from external sources and partner university website.

The University of Canterbury recommends that a single student should in general budget for between NZ$7,500 per semester for living expenses.

More about the cost of living

Accommodation

University accommodation is guaranteed.

  • The University of Canterbury Accommodation Student Village offers a tailored package for exchange students. This is in self catered apartments of 3-6 people, just across the road from campus. Accommodation is guaranteed  provided you apply before the appropriate deadlines. There is internet access in every room, a common room with Sky TV, study rooms, and a bedding pack is provided.
  • Private accommodation There is a good selection of affordable rental housing close to the University and in the wider Christchurch area. Students who are planning to live off-campus are advised to allow 2 weeks to search for suitable accommodation. Rent usually costs from NZ$100 per week. 

More about accommodation

Application success rate

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

2018-19 = 36%
2019-20 = 31%
2020-21 = 10%

Module catalogue

Read our recent graduate's blog

More about studying abroad at the University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury disability support

University of Canterbury Instagram page

 
 

 

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