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Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2019


Alayne Prine

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning, Human Ecology

Off-campus partner:

University of New South Wales (UNSW)


Opportunity Description

UNSW has one of Australia's leading international universities for the past 50 years. The University of New South Wales has awarded 222,613 degrees between 1949 and 2007. One in every four students comes from overseas, representing some 130 countries and contributing to the University's vibrant, dynamic and multicultural campus.

UNSW is widely regarded for its teaching excellence and research output. Consistently ranked as one of Australia's leading research institutions. the University has gained international recognition in a number of fields including quantum computing, photovoltaics, HIV/AIDS research, interactive cinema, science, the arts and law.

UNSW is situated in Sydney, one of Australia's most dynamic and vibrant cities. Located on the southeast coast of Australia, Sydney is the gateway to Australia and home to over four million people. Kensington Campus, the main campus of UNSW, is located at Kensington, an inner southeastern suburb of Sydney. It is conveniently linked to all the major city transport hubs.

About the exchange program

Undergraduate students from Human Ecology may spend up to a year studying at the University of New South Wales. UNSW manages a large and active exchange program with over 190 different student exchange opportunities in 32 countries. UNSW embraces a policy of "internationalization" across the whole university and prides itself on being one of Australia's most International Universities. UNSW has long embraced a policy of "internationalization" and provides opportunities and perspective for students as global citizens.


UNSW provides a range of on-campus accommodation to suit all requirements, from student apartments to dorm style residential colleges with associated dining halls. The University strongly recommends that international students live on campus to take advantage of opportunities to meet new people and experience university life to the fullest. Students should apply as soon as possible to secure a place.

Living in residence offers you plenty of learning opportunities with various inter and intra-hall events, also known as 'Hall Education Programs." A wide range of activities like workshops, cultural sharing covering different interests such as cooking, languages, music, dance and much more encourage students to broaden their international outlook and enhance their appreciation of different cultures.

How do I apply?

Applying to study on an exchange program is a two-step process. The Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit your nomination to the exchange partner.  Exchanges may have limited spaces, so early applications are encouraged.

  1. For Cornell approval and nomination, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by your college and the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page, or earlier, if filled.
  2. Once nominated by Cornell, complete an external application specifically for exchange students Schools typically admit the students nominated by exchange partners, but you must complete this process for them to review your application and offer you a place.

On the Global Learning website you will find a list of current returned students who have agreed to share contact information, stories from students in their own words, and selections of recommended programs in these categories: Cornell Global Programs, College Administered, Global Issues, STEM-focused, and Beyond Europe.

Returning Applicants