Global Education

University of New England

An HPU Exchange Program
Armidale, New South Wales, Australia


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.

 Top 3 Reasons to Study Here:

  1. Get off the proverbial beaten track and explore a different part of Australia, whilst in close proximity to major cities through air and rail transport.
  2. Live on campus is a close-knit community, known for its extensive residential college system, which allows for the perfect balance between excellent academic support and enjoyable lifestyle.
  3. UNE’s focus on excellent student support has earned it a 5 star (maximum) rating in the 2017 Good Universities Guide, which puts the university in the top 20% of Australian universities.


Quick Facts

Location: Armidale, Australia (population: 21,000)

University enrollment: 20,000; living on campus: 4,500, international students: 1,000

Terms available: 

  • Trimester 1– February to June
  • Trimester 2 – June to October

Minimum application requirements: 3.0 GPA and Sophomore status

Application deadlines: 

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

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.


Academic Program

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.


Credit Transfer

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.

For More Information…

For more information, visit the University of New England website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an advising appointment, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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