Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate
Subjects: Several majors; See Academic Program Section
Length: Academic year (semester possible)
Cost: MSU Tuition plus room and board at host institution
Deadline: March 1 to attend in July; Oct. 1 to attend in Feb.
Program OverviewThe University of Western Sydney (UWS) is a modern and progressive university offering programs in more than 100 different study areas. The UWS is a multi-site university with campuses spread across Greater Western Sydney, including: Bankstown; Campbelltown; Hawkesbury; Blacktown/Nirimba, Parramatta and Penrith. While each campus offers a unique learning environment, they all share the same friendly, communal atmosphere that makes UWS a great place to study and make friends. Exchange and study abroad students at UWS can study at any campus depending on course selection, though it is highly recommended to choose units at one campus only due to travel distances.
Academic ProgramUWS offers courses in the following fields of study: Accounting, Agriculture and Horticulture, American Studies, Architecture, Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Computing and Information Technology, Creative Arts , Economics, English, Engineering, Construction and Industrial Design, European Studies, Forensics, Policing and Criminology, Family Studies , Finance , Health Sciences, History, Humanities, Human Resources and Industrial Relations, International Studies, Interpreting and Translation, Journalism, Law, Languages (Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Arabic), Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literature/History, Mathematics, Management, Marketing, Music, Natural Environment and Tourism, Natural Sciences, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, and Public Health.
Language of InstructionAll courses are taught in English.
EligibilityStudents who have completed one full academic year of university level work at MSU with a 3.0 GPA by the time they begin studies at UWS are eligible.
Academic CreditCredit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at UWS. The student's academic adviser at MSU, in consultation with the Office of International Programs will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. However, successful study at UWS satisfies MSU's Multicultural/Global core curriculum requirement. Students are urged to work closely with the their adviser and the Office of International Programs prior to departure to plan a course of studies which will maintain steady progress toward their degree.
LocationUWS is located in the Greater Western region of Sydney. The Greater Western Sydney (GWS) region, the home of UWS, stretches from Parramatta (just 30 minutes from
the City of Sydney) to the Blue Mountains National Park on the western edge of the metropolitan area. Nearly two million people live in GWS – about 40% of Sydney’s population. While Central Sydney generally offers apartment style living, Greater Western Sydney offers a more suburban lifestyle. Sydney has a good bus and train network, including an underground city center loop. The most pleasant way to get around is by ferry, especially to see Sydney Harbour.
Cost and Included BenefitsStudents receiving exchange placements at UWS will pay tuition at MSU in the same amount as if studying in Bozeman. Students who are not awarded an exchange placement at UWS will need to pay the "study abroad" fee to attend UWS. (Visit the International Opportunities Resource Center for more information about this fee.) Each student is responsible for his/her room and board in Australia as well as trans-Pacific travel expenses. Remember to plan for extra expenses such as internal travel and personal spending money as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate.
Financial AidUWS participates in the U.S. Financial Aid Program. Additional costs for study at UWS (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating student's financial aid package. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid.
ApplicationStudy abroad application is avaialable here
DeadlineApplications are due in the Office of International Programs on January 31 to study at UWS the following July 31 to study at UWS the following February. In Australia the academic year begins in February.
For additional information on study in Wollongong, contact:
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
Tel: +61 2 4620 3398
Study Abroad and Exchange Officer
University of Western Sydney
Locked Bag 1797
Penrith South DC NSW 1797
Fax: +61 2 4620 3805