AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

  • Australia

    We highly recommend that students apply through IFSA Butler which provides assistance with applications, housing, course selection, and transcripts. Students wishing to apply directly to an Australian university should check with the FCGS staff.  Note that most universities require a minimum GPA of 85. 

    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.

    University of Adelaide (Adelaide)
    Strengths: Aboriginal studies, theater and music, including Aboriginal music. Students should apply through IFSA-Butler rather than via direct enrollment. 

    University of Queensland (Brisbane)
    Especially strong biological and environmental sciences. Students should apply through IFSA-Butler rather than via direct enrollment. 

    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. Students should apply through IFSA-Butler rather than via direct enrollment. 

    University of Melbourne (Melbourne)
    Performing arts, economics, history and cultural studies, classical and Near Eastern studies. Good film studies, but course access cannot be guaranteed due to high student demand. Students should apply through IFSA-Butler rather than via direct enrollment. 

    Murdoch University (Perth)
    Women's studies, Asian studies, drama, biological and environmental studies, anthropology and Aboriginal Studies. Students should apply through IFSA-Butler rather than via direct enrollment. 

    University of Western Australia (Perth)
    Great for English, sciences including environmental sciences, music, psychology (needs a strong math background), philosophy, history. Students should apply through IFSA-Butler rather than via direct enrollment. 

    University of Sydney (Sydney)
    Particularly strong in history, English, math, sociology, studio art. Students should apply through IFSA-Butler rather than via direct enrollment. 

    James Cook University (Townsville)
    Only recommended for biology and environmental sciences. One of the best marine biology programs in the world. Students should apply through IFSA-Butler rather than via direct enrollment. 
     
    SIT - Australia: Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology (Cairns)
    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 (Yungaburra, Queensland)
    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.