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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: KU applicants only
  • Program Cost: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 03/01/2023
03/14/2023 TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Renee Frias
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Eligibility: 3.0 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: No Open to graduate students: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills KU Core Advanced Education Goal 4.2 - Culture and Diversity: Yes
Program Description:

Funding your Study Abroad Program

KU Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.  KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a study abroad program.  
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer, March 15th for Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
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Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to complete several documents for each study abroad application.  Below is a list of documents that will need to be completed for an application.

        a. Statement of Purpose
        b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
        c. Academic Plan and Approval Form
        d. Portfolio CD (Statement of Purpose, Portfolio of Design Work, Resume)

        e. Autobiography
        f. Official Transcript

        g. 2 Recommendations
        h. Authorization to Release Student Information
        i. Student Conduct Verification

For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.

Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Academic Experiences:
1 2 3 4
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Fall 2016 Participant
Simply living in Sydney and learning how to function in a big city was a great learning experience for me personally. Attending a university in a big city was a sharp contrast to my experiences at KU, so it required an adjustment period but was ultimately extremely rewarding.

Fall 2016 Participant
Aside from exploring Sydney, the best part of my study abroad experience was having the chance to live with students from several different countries and experience a variety of different cultures. UNSW places a great deal of emphasis on their exchange programs, which makes it a great place to meet people from all over the world.

Fall 2016 Participant
The university system in Australia is very different. Both in terms of grading and teaching methods, you may find that you're not able to achieve the same level of success that you have at KU. I would not recommend attending UNSW if you're not able to handle criticism from instructors, as UNSW employs relatively high profile architects as its studio instructors so the studio environment can be very intense. I learned a tremendous amount while at UNSW, but it was certainly difficult at times and the program probably isn't a good fit for everyone. In terms of living at UNSW, I would NOT recommend living in university housing. It's extremely expensive and you won't have the same opportunities to meet other international students. Most Australian students live at home, and many of the European students opt to live in sharehouses in the surrounding suburbs. I lived near the beach in a house with students from the US, Denmark, England, and a few other countries. It was one of the best decisions that I have ever made.

This program is currently not accepting applications.