ACU is a public university, open to all. It is particularly strong in the fields of business, education, nursing, and sports science. Please note that Semester 1 at ACU is typically from February-June and Semester 2 is from July-November. The university is made up of six campuses, all located in eastern Australia. SUNY-Oswego participants may choose to study at the Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, or Sydney/Strathfield campuses. Each campus is small enough to allow for a close working relationship between students and teachers and large enough to offer a wide spectrum of course choices. For more information on each campus at ACU, visit their website.
This program has a limited number of exchange positions available. While all SUNY students are able to participate in this program as fee paying students, the exchange opportunity is open only to SUNY Oswego applicants. Students awarded the exchange will see their program differential reduced (see budget sheet for more details). While early applications are strongly encouraged, a decision is not made until the deadline to allow for all to apply. To apply for the exchange position, complete the Exchange Scholarship Application.
Please note: The application deadline for students wishing to be considered for an exchange position is earlier than the listed deadline. All application materials, including the Exchange Scholarship Application, are due one month prior to the posted deadline. For Fall programs, this deadline is March 1. For Spring programs the deadline is September 15. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the program coordinator.
ACU offers a full range of courses. Please refer to the ACU website for current information on course offerings as well as course descriptions. When accessing an Australian website, bear in mind that some of the terminology found in Australian higher education differs from that found in America. Please contact your program coordinator for instructions and terminology.
All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (https://www.geobluestudents.com) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
National Health Insurance
In addition, students on this program must be enrolled in their host country's mandatory health insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.