UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Semester Study Abroad Programs

Australia: University of New South Wales

Student Life
  • Overview

    Kenan-Flagler Global Programs (KFBS semester exchanges, KFBS summer programs, and KFBS short-term immersions) are ONLY open to students who have been admitted to the major or minor Undergraduate Business Program. Pre-business students and non-business majors and minors are not eligible to apply to Kenan-Flagler Global Programs. Admission status to the Undergraduate Business Program will be verified for all applicants.

    The UNSW Business School is one of Australia's leading business schools and offers undergraduate programs in finance, marketing, international business, accounting, and business law.

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    Application checklist

    • GPA Requirement: 3.00 
    • Language Prerequisite: None
    • Class during program (min): Junior
    • Language of Instruction: English
    • Non-UNC may apply? No 

    Exchange Options
    • Undergraduate Exchange: Yes Exchange Only 
    • Graduate Exchange: No

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  • Program Terms and Dates

    This program is offered during the following terms: Fall, Spring

    Program dates are generally as follows:
    Fall - Mid-August to Mid-December
    Fall 2019 dates are August 15 - December 15
    Spring - Early January to Mid-May
    Spring 2020 dates are TBD; Spring 2019 dates were January 7 - May 19

    Application Dates

    Fall 2019 Program:

    • ​​Application opens: November 1, 2018
    • Application deadline for Fall 2018: February 21, 2019
    • Notification begins: March 8, 2019
    Spring 2020 Program:
    • Application cycle opens: March 1, 2019
    • Round 1 application deadline for Spring 2020: April 11, 2019
    • Round 1 notifications begin: April 26, 2019
    • Round 2 application deadline for Spring 2020: September 5, 2019
    • Round 2 notifications begin: September 13, 2019

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  • Academics

    Credit information for KFBS students

    Kenan-Flagler students take a combination of business core and elective subjects at UNSW. Exchange students take four courses, which may be all in business or students may choose to take one course in economics or a humanities subject.

    Students may elect to do a semester internship for academic credit. Students who intern are charged an additional fee that is directly payable to UNSW. More information can be found here.

    Courses taken at the University of New South Wales will transfer back to UNC Pass/Fail. Achieving a grade of Pass (50 out of 100) or above will transfer back to UNC as a pass course, which will not affect UNC GPA. Students who receive any grade under Pass/50 will fail the course and an F grade will transfer back to UNC, which will affect their UNC GPA. Though transfer credit for this program is Pass/Fail, future employers and graduate schools will also look at the UNSW transcript, so grades are important.

    Students participating on this program will transfer back 4 UNC credits for every 6 credit course at UNSW, and are expected to take four courses worth 6 UNSW credits each during the semester. Though each course is worth 4.0 UNC credits, students are permitted to earn a maximum of 3.0 BUSI credits per course at UNSW. Therefore, a student who earns a 50/Pass or above in all courses will receive a total of 16 UNC credits for their semester abroad, with a maximum of 12 credits that will count for BUSI credits. Remaining credits will transfer back to UNC as general, non-business elective credit.

    This program also fulfills Experiential Education and you will earn points towards the Kenan-Flagler Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative. Full-time enrollment on this program is defined as a minimum of 12 credit hours.« PrevNext »
  • Housing

    UNSW has secured some on-campus housing space for exchange students in University Place and the Kensington Colleges. University Place is a non-catered (no meals provided) location, and the Kensington Colleges are catered (meals provided) locations. Please review the section on accommodation provided in the UNSW Study Abroad and Exchange Guide for more information. This is not the only housing option offered at UNSW, and please note that housing is not guaranteed at UNSW.

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  • Student Life

    Students going to the University of New South Wales study at the Kensington campus. Kensington is a close suburb of Sydney, the largest city in Australia with over 4.5 million people. Sydney is where the first British colony was founded in the late 18th century. Modern-day Sydney is a vibrant metropolis with an important financial sector, cultural, and tourist industries.

    Located in the southern hemisphere, students going for the UNC spring semester will find summer-like temperatures. Students going for the UNC fall semester will start their semester in July, the middle of the mild Australian winter. « PrevNext »
  • Budget

    Here, you will find a list and links to costs related to this program.
    Last cost update: December 2018

    We suggest you create your study abroad budget using this worksheet to help you think about your costs on this program:

    • Populate the figures from the tables below into the left side costs of attendance
    • Input your financial resources on the right

    Your customized budget sheet can help determine your current financial status, and help you understand what additional funding you may need to help make this an affordable program option.

    Cashier Billed Expenses*:

    UNC Tuition and Fees
    Take the amount on the Tuition and Fees line and divide by 2 to get your semester tuition and fees cost

    Fee UG Business major/minor
    Based on major/minor enrollment
      Study Abroad Fee $700

    GeoBlue International Medical Insurance

    *Cashier Billed Expenses are those charges billed directly to your UNC ConnectCarolina account.


    Out of Pocket Estimates**:

    International Airfare

      Meals $1,800
      OSHC Insurance (Required by UNSW) $200
      Immigration Visa/Residence Permit

    Passport Application Renewal
      Course Materials $275
      International Cell Phone Plan $350
      Personal Expenses
                Travel Insurance $400
                Local Transportation $400
                Personal Travel $1,500
                Incidentals (ex. Laundry) $500
                Shopping/Souvenirs $150
                Other Personal Expenses***  
      Total Estimated Expenses: In-State  $20,775
      Total Estimated Expenses: Out-of-State $33,789

    **Out of Pocket Estimates are based on the cost of the program, which is determined by combining the average costs our previous students have spent in each of these categories, along with the costs our partner provides to us as their averages. These estimates are subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations, bank fees, and individual variances in costs of living.
    ***Other Expenses: the budget worksheet also has a place for you to input other expenses outside of the out-of-pocket estimates that you may incur, such as attending concerts or sporting events.

    Funding your study abroad program

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  • Accessibility

    Please make an appointment with a Kenan-Flagler Global Programs Advisor via the Intranet if you would like to discuss this program. We work with students who are registered with the Accessibility Office or who may require certain accommodations for study abroad.

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