Earning a Bachelor's Degree in Australia or New Zealand is a great way to distinguish yourself from your peers. Not only will you be earning a degree from a world-recognized university, but you will be experiencing a new and enriching culture.
While you may or may not be familiar with the university to which you are applying, Study Australia's 18 partner universities are highly recognized institutions known the world over for academic excellence and leading research. Five of the 18 universities are ranked in the top 50 universities in the world based on the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings (2009). Your degree from an Australian university will be recognized by both employers and universities worldwide. In fact the majority of our university partners have received approval from the US Department of Education to participate in the Federal Financial Aid program.
The Bachelor's Degree from an Australian or New Zealand university is structured differently than a Bachelor's degree from a US institution. A degree from an Australian or New Zealand universitiy is typically completed in three years compared to four years in the US. The first year of coursework in the US consists of general education courses and possibly introductory courses into your chosen major. In Australia and New Zealand students do not complete general education requirements. The degree consists of concentrated courses in your major that begin in your first semester.
The New Zealand and Australian academic year runs from February to November, with the first semester held from February to June and the second semester held from July to November. Please visit Program Dates for more information on semester dates.
Finding Your Degree Program
Please visit our Program Finder to discover which subjects are offered at Study Australia's 18 partner universities in Australia. Semester/Full year has links to each university's profile and website. Please note that the non-university information in the Semester/Full Year section relates to the Study Abroad program and not Degree Programs. Feel free to contact Study Australia at any time at 1.800.585.9658 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance selecting the program that is right for you.
While Study Australia can offer advice and assistance with the application process, we cannot approve an application for admission. Admissions decisions are made solely by the overseas university.
Below are a a list of general guidelines and admissions requirements for our 18 Australian partner universities.
In addition to providing your official academic transcripts, you may be required to take the SAT or ACT.
Most universities do not require a minimum high school GPA for admission. This does not mean that these universities are easier to gain admission into. In fact, in some cases, they may be more competitive. Each piece of your application will be assessed for admission, including your high school GPA.
If you are currently an undergraduate student in the US and are hoping to transfer to an overseas university to complete your degree, you may not need to complete the SAT or ACT to gain admission. If you have completed 30 or more credit hours at an undergraduate level, this may be sufficient for entry. If you have not completed 30 credits, you will most likely need to submit your high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. You should also submit syllabi of all previous university coursework and all college transcripts.