The Australia Studies Centre is an interdisciplinary program which gives no preference to students in any particular field of study. However, a good academic record is necessary: students are required to maintain a GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, regardless of major.
ASC is designed for students in their second, third or fourth year in college. All full-time students earning credit toward their degree are eligible. When students from non-CCCU institutions are admitted, an additional $500 transcripting fee is charged. (Not sure whether your school is part of the CCCU? Check out the list here.)
How do I apply?
Simply complete an online application for the semester during which you plan to participate. Each campus makes its own policies regarding off-campus study, so you should consult your academic dean, off-campus study coordinator and/or advising faculty member at your school to ensure completion of all campus requirements.
Before your application can be reviewed for admission, you must submit all of the following materials:
- a completed online application form
- $50 application fee (payable by check or credit card)
- 1 faculty references (online)
- 1 character reference (online)
- official transcript(s) of all college course work
- Certification Form
- Social/Behavioral Standing Verification Form
- copy of passport (uploaded as part of the online application)
Applications are available one year prior to the start of the semester. Completed applications will be reviewed per the following schedule:
Application reviewed* until May 15
If interested in an internship, we recommend completing your application by April 1.
*Applications will be accepted following May1, but if admitted, you will need to rush all post-decision confirmation materials to BestSemester.
Application reviewed* until Nov. 1
If interested in an internship, we recommend completing your application by Oct. 1.
*Applications will be accepted following Nov. 1, but if admitted, you will need to rush all post-decision confirmation materials to BestSemester.
Yay! My application was accepted! Now what?
Once admitted into the program, you will be required to confirm your intent to participate by submitting a non-refundable $300 confirmation fee which will be applied toward your program tuition.
You will also be required to complete additional confirmation and pre-departure materials including, but not limited to waiver and liability forms, a medical information form, housing form, as well as apply for a visa and secure an ISIC or iNext card (student ID and supplementary travel insurance). But don't worry! We will send you all of the details and instructions upon acceptance.