Study Abroad in Sydney, Australia at the University of New South Wales
Sponsored Program Option
The University of New South Wales is a Sponsored Program billing option for students. Sponsored Programs offer study abroad opportunities to students from a variety of economic backgrounds and are ideal for students with significant Carnegie Mellon funding. Sponsored Programs allow students to pay regular Carnegie Mellon tuition, room and board while receiving the same financial aid package (minus work study) while abroad. Offering Sponsored Programs reflects Carnegie Mellon's commitment to ensure that all students have the opportunity to study abroad. While the main purpose of Sponsored Programs is to provide options that will allow the use of Carnegie Mellon aid, they are also programs that are researched and reviewed for academic quality and compatibility by our Study Abroad Advisory Board.
Important Billing Information
When choosing the Sponsored Program arrangement, Carnegie Mellon will pay tuition, room*, board* and approved fees to the study abroad institution or program and may distribute funds to the student for other fees as appropriate.
*In cases where room and/or board is not included in the program's invoice to CMU, the amount billed by CMU for housing and board in the original Sponsored payment will be refunded back to the student for the student to use toward housing/board expenses. Note: the amount CMU charges for housing and board in the Sponsored Program charge is a fixed amount which may not cover all of a student's housing/board expenses.
Participants in these programs must complete the FAFSA and other applicable documents for receiving financial aid as they normally would.
In some cases, it may be more financially beneficial to pay a program directly rather than using the Sponsored Program option. To determine whether it is financially beneficial to attend a program and be billed as a Sponsored student, or pay directly to the program provider or host institution, please complete a Sponsored Financial Worksheet. The OIE can work with you on this process!
Students applying for the Sponsored Program billing option must submit their applications directly to the host institution or study abroad program provider. However, students should submit any pieces not submitted online such as a transcript, language evaluation form, etc. to the Office of International Education (OIE) two weeks prior to the program’s deadline. OIE will send these items to the program provider or host institution and indicate that the student would like to be billed through Carnegie Mellon. Students are encouraged to meet with a member of our study abroad staff with any questions about the Sponsored application or billing process.