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  • Locations: Canberra, Australia
  • Program Time Abroad: Spring
  • Restrictions: TAMU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/15/2020
Rolling Admission 01/01/2021 06/30/2021

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Click here for a definition of this term Academic Area: Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Fine Arts, Geosciences, Health/Medicine, Liberal Arts, Science, Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Course Term: Spring
Click here for a definition of this term Language courses available: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Primary Contact: Meredith Simpson Classification: U2 (Sophomore), U3 (Junior), U4 (Senior)
Click here for a definition of this term Secondary Contact: Trisha Winkle (
Program Description:

University of New South Wales

Program Coordinator

Meredith Simpson

Study Abroad Advisor

Trisha Winkle
Canberra Ayers Rock
Canberra UNSW Dorms
Canberra UNSW Students lecture
Helpful Links:
International Student Academics and Pre-Departure Information
UNSW Canberra Homepage
Australian Defence Force Academy Homepage
UNSW Canberra International Students Webpage
UNSW Canberra Undergraduate Programs
UNSW ADFA Undergraduate Studies Guide
 Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
External Scholarship and Funding options
Housing and Campus Life
UNSQ and AFA Guide to Studying
UNSW Canberra Life as a Cadet
UNSW Canberra Accommodations
ADF YouTube Channel
Travel Guide Canberra, Australia  
Currency Converter

University of New South Wales
Spring or Academic Year
Canberra, Australia

 The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra is hosted at the Australian Defence Force Academy. The university has provided high-quality education to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) since the Academy’s opening in 1986. The university/academy combination provides four multi-disciplinary schools in engineering and information technology, business, humanities and social sciences, and physical, environmental, and mathematical sciences, as well as programs of military training. In April of 2012, there were 2,685 students enrolled at UNSW Canberra. 

UNSW Canberra provides the benefits of studying at one of the elite research institutions in Australia, while training and educating the future leaders of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. UNSW Canberra guarantees the knowledge, skills, professional abilities, qualities of character required for officers in the military, and has excelled on national levels as one of Australia’s most respected universities.

UNSW Canberra is located at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in southern Australia's city of Canberra. Canberra is Australia’s largest inland city, and the country’s capital. Canberra’s warm to hot summers occur during the months of November to February, while its cool to cold winter occurs during the months of June to September. The city’s wheel-and-spoke pattern, designed by architect Walter Burley Griffin, provides excellent means for travel by car or bus, but makes it difficult to navigate the city by foot.
The Australian capital is filled with national landmarks and museums, including the National Museum of Australia, the National gallery of Australia, the Australian War Memorial, and the Parliament House of Australia.
For more outdoor options, Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin is popular during the summer months, and provides excellent means of participating in various activities such as paddle boating, kayaking, rowing, sailing, and canoeing.
Travel in Canberra is accomplished primarily by bus or car, both of which are accessible at UNSW Canberra. Many Canberra residents are fond of utilizing bicycles as a mode of transportation to navigate the carefully and intricately planned streets of the city.

  • This program is limited to students in the Corps of Cadets by pre-selection only - please contact Meredith Simpson BEFORE beginning an application
  • Have a classification of Junior or Senior by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Must obtain a student visa if necessary
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Spring Semester (February to June)

One of the benefits of participating on an exchange program is the wide range of course selection available to students. A list of all courses offered in the undergraduates program at UNSW can be found at the UNSW Undergraduate Programs Webpage.  Before attending UNSW Canberra as an exchange student, all courses that the student plans to take abroad must be approved by the student’s home university.


UNSW Canberra provides cadets at the ADFA with private, functional accommodations. Each corridor of four individual rooms contains a shared bathroom and laundry facilities. Each on-campus accommodation building holds a common recreation area, telephones, refrigerator, microwave, television, stereo, and computers.
Cadets follow a concise schedule throughout the day, during which they partake in physical as well as educational training. They also have the option of joining recreational activities such as sports, bands/musical opportunities, and various extra-curricular clubs. Check out the info on Life as a Cadet at UNSW Canberra!
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition and Fees:
Estimated rate based on 12 credits of (variable) in-state rate for 2018-19. Use the Tuition Calculator at to calculate yourself.
Exchange Administrative Fee
Estimated Additional Expenses 
(pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare
Passport & Visa
International Insurance (required)
Incidentals (Textbooks, Supplies, etc.)
Personal Spending
Total Estimated Cost
Texas A&M Semester Comparison

*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage

Additional Information 


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here: or visit for walk-in advising. 


College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student

This program is currently not accepting applications.