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University of New South Wales is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Sydney, Australia.

Academic calendar

UNSW has a trimester academic year, instead of a semester system, please be aware that it will be more difficult to obtain 30 ECTS in a trimester. If you want to obtain 30ECTS, you can choose to combine two trimesters or one trimester and the Summer term. Please state in your motivation letter if you want to apply for this option.

Trimester I: mid-February - mid-May

Trimester II: early June - end of August

Trimester III: mid-September - mid-December

Summer term: early-January - mid-February 

Areas of study open to exchange students

Social sciences

Language of instruction



Minimum average grade of 6.5 is required. 


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

2 places per year. 

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Or contact the International Office:

Bart Weerdenburg, Loes van Velzen, Nicole van der Hoeven - Sneijder

The International office offers information and support for incoming and outgoing exchange students of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Contact us if you have any questions about studying abroad on a temporary basis.


Due to the corona virus, all of our walk-in hours are cancelled until further notice. During office hours, you can still reach us by phone or mail. Please note, between July 16 and August 9, you can only reach us via email. 

E-mail: io.sbs@uu.nl
Tel: +31 (0)30 253 3659 (Mondays to Thursdays, not on Fridays)