The University of New England was the first Australian university established outside a capital city. With a history extending back to the 1920s, UNE has a well-earned reputation as one of Australia’s great teaching, training and research universities.
The University of New England has been awarded five-star ratings for Student Experience and Graduate Outcomes by the 2016 and 2017 Good Universities Guide. The results for Student Experience firmly place UNE within in the top 20 per cent of all Australian universities and is endorsed by top scores in the supporting categories of overall quality of educational experience, teaching quality, learner engagement, learning resources, and student support.
Located in Armidale, Australia, UNE is a fantastic destination for students who want to get off the beaten path and go somewhere different. Explore a part of Australia that is renowned for its beauty, art and local culture, vibrant student community and a university with a world-class reputation.
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Location: Armidale, Australia (population: 21,000)
University enrollment: 20,000; living on campus: 4,500, international students: 1,000
Minimum application requirements: 3.0 GPA and Sophomore status
Visa information: Students must apply for a Student Visa. No other visa is permitted through the Exchange Program. See the Visa Information: Australia page for detailed information.
UNE offers course work in Business, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Computer Science, Exercise and Sports Science, International Studies, Media and Communication and Theatre to name a few.
Look for specific modules in the course catalog.
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.
UNE’s residential accommodation consists of nine colleges, including seven traditional college residences, a village of self-contained units and the recently opened modern studio apartments at Wright College, complete with your own private kitchen and bathroom. For more information visit the UNE housing and meal plan information website. For cost information, please visit the Accommodations by Contract page and click on Trimester 1 (for those on exchange from February – June) or Trimester 2 (for those on exchange from June – October).
Meals are self-catered.
At High Point University, the primary expenses, excluding travel, for an HPU semester study abroad program are included in, or comparable to, regular HPU fees. Just as for a semester on HPU’s campus, the fees for study abroad must be broken down into tuition, fees, room, and board, with expenses paid either to HPU or other organizations. See below for an explanation of how we bill for semester programs abroad.
|Category||Fee (Per Semester)||To Be Paid To:||Deadline|
|Total Paid to HPU||$17,559.00||Includes application fee, HPU tuition, and HPU fees.|
|Application Fee*||$500.00||High Point University||Application Deadline|
|Tuition & Fees||$17,559.00||High Point University||Please refer to your HPU bill for payment deadlines|
|Room†||Varies. Check with your Host University||Host university, housing office, or landlord abroad||Check with your Host University|
To best understand billing for semester study abroad at High Point University, it’s important to distinguish between the 4 main areas of HPU billing, tuition (the academic/classroom expenses), fees, room, and board:
Application Fee*: In addition to the Tuition, Fees, Room & Board expenses, all study abroad applications are billed an application fee. This fee is non-refundable and is not applied towards the tuition & fees billing for the semester.
Studying at UNE provides students with the opportunity to experience the contrasting culture and natural icons that make Australia such a favored destination for students from all over the world. Armidale is located in a beautiful regional area with a rich history in creative, education and rural pursuits. Students can expect to meet people from a range of backgrounds with an even greater variety of interests.
Armidale’s population of approximately 26,000 makes it easy to join clubs and organizations, to get to know people and become part of the community. The city’s sporting facilities include a golf course, tennis clubs, outdoor and indoor (heated) swimming pools, gymnasiums, and sailing, bushwalking, orienteering and canoeing/kayaking clubs. There are also many local sporting teams to participate in (or watch from the sideline) including football, soccer, cricket, hockey, rugby, golf, swimming and athletics.
Armidale’s greatest natural asset is its proximity to some of NSW’s most magnificent National Parks, including Warrabah, Cathedral Rock, Guy Fawkes River, Oxley Wild Rivers and New England. Many students find a weekend getaway to one of these nearby national parks an ideal escape from the pressures of study. Armidale is a 2.5 hour drive along the Waterfall Way to the coastal city of Coffs Harbour and the beaches of the north coast of NSW.
Transport links to Armidale are excellent, with daily flights operating to and from Sydney (serviced by QantasLink and ReX). Armidale also has daily rail service to and from Sydney as well as daily bus links to both Sydney and Brisbane. In Armidale itself, there is a regular bus service stopping at major points within the city, including regular trips between the city centre and the university.
The city boasts music venues, theatres, restaurants, cafés, hotels, entertainment and sporting facilities, a cinema and a range of shops to cater for all tastes and budgets. Known as the cultural and educational center of the north, Armidale is proud of The New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM), which houses two major art collections of over 1,200 works, including paintings by famous Australian artists Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton.
Theatre also plays an active part in Armidale life and local theatre companies also offer plays on a regular basis. The Armidale Orchestra, Jazz Band, Armidale City Band and the Youth Orchestra hold regular concerts and a variety of local and imported rock and dance bands regularly perform at venues across the city. Armidale has many clubs and hotels where people of all ages and nationalities can socialize, listen to music, dance the night away or just relax – which is especially good outdoors on a warm summer night!
UNE is proud that students from more than 75 nations study on campus, creating a multicultural atmosphere. The campus is well equipped with first rate sporting facilities, shops, restaurants, medical facilities, childcare, a post office and banking facilities. In addition to excellent study facilities, UNE provides an environment that facilitates the creation of lifelong friendships.