Australia and New Zealand

We highly recommend that students apply through Butler's Institute for Study Abroad, which provides assistance with applications, housing, course selection, and transcripts for either semester (Feb-July, July-November). Students wishing to apply directly to a university should check with OIS staff.

Students who take medication for chronic health conditions should refer to the Australian Government's website to read the most current information on laws covering the kinds and quantities of medications that can be brought into Australia.


Most universities require a minimum GPA of 85.  While several other options are permitted by Wesleyan, we recommend:

University of Adelaide Strengths: Aboriginal studies, theater and music, including Aboriginal music

University of Queensland (Brisbane): Especially strong biological and environmental sciences

Australian National University (Canberra): Strong in government and economics (highly econometric), international relations, anthropology, area studies and languages. Good upper division sciences especially environmental sciences. Music and visual arts programs are very strong, but admission requires a portfolio, and is full year only.

University of Tasmania (Hobart): Strong in visual and studio arts, environmental studies, geology

University of Melbourne: Performing arts, economics, history and cultural studies, classical and Near Eastern studies. Good film studies, but access to film courses cannot be guaranteed due to the popularity of this course of study by degree-seeking students.

Murdoch University (Perth) Strengths: women's studies, Asian studies, drama, biological and environmental studies, anthropology and Aboriginal Studies.

University of Western Australia (Perth): Great for English, sciences including environmental sciences, music, psychology (needs a strong math background), philosophy, history

University of Sydney: Particularly strong history, English, math, sociology, studio art

James Cook University (Townsville): Only recommended for biology and environmental sciences - one of the best marine biology programs in the world

School for International Training - Australia: Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology
Fall or spring. Includes a seminar, field methods course and independent study. 
Restricted to biology, CoE, E&ES, ENVS, SISP majors, and students working on the Certificate in Environmental Studies.

School for Field Studies - Tropical Rainforest Studies
Fall or spring.  Includes work in environmental policy, rainforest ecology and management, directed study project. 
Restricted to biology, CoE, E&ES, ENVS, SISP majors, and students working on the Certificate in Environmental Studies.  


University of Auckland: Strong in ANTH, BIOL, CHEM, COMP, E&ES, ECON, MATH, PHYS, PSYC

University of Otago (Dunedin): Strong in ENGL, HIST, E&ES, PSYC (experimental)

Victoria University (Wellington): Particularly strong in ECON, GOVT, Maori studies