University of New South Wales

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Location 🌎

Language of instruction 💬

Eligible faculty 🎓

Sydney, Australia English Open to All Faculties


The University of New South Wales is an internationally acclaimed teaching and research powerhouse, offering exchange students a learning experience packed with academic programs, student activities and educational services. 

Located in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, the University was established in 1949 and is committed to making a difference by focusing on areas critical to the future. The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometers from the center of Sydney.

Important Information:

The dates below are the mandatory semester dates for McGill students to fulfill the requirements of an exchange at UNSW. Alternate semester dates are NOT permitted. 

Term dates 


McGill students looking to go on exchange for the Fall semester, should look at the information for Semester 2

McGill students looking to go on exchange for the Winter semester, should look at the information for Semester 1.

Semester 1

Semester 2

January - May (Tailored Term 1: Summer + Term 1) August - December (Tailored Term 3: Winter + Term 3)

*Semester and exam dates may vary from year to year. Please consult the Host institution's fact sheet, the Host institution's website, or the Host institution directly to confirm.

Contact information

Global Education Office

Study Abroad and Exchange Rm G30 Ground Floor
West Wing John Goodsell Building
NSW 2052, Australia
Email: exchange [at]




The information on this page is drawn from either the institution's fact sheet or their website as linked above.

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