Overview

The International Studies - Dean’s Scholar programme offered by the University of Wollongong will equip you with a theoretical background to understand the international political and social world, proficiency in a language and the ability to analyse real case studies.

The Dean’s Scholar program includes a member of academic staff to advise you on matters concerned with your degree, as well as an annual book allowance, and designated study space. 

What you will study

You will examine the relationships between politics, society, culture, language, and history on a global scale. Core subjects include Introduction to International Studies, Methods in International Studies and Politics, and Senior Seminar in International Studies. In second year, you will choose between one of two majors: International Relations and Global Sustainable Development

As part of the degree, you will also study a language minor, and you can choose from Mandarin, French, Italian, Japanese or Spanish. You will also be encouraged to study abroad or undertake a study tour.

Career opportunities

  • Archiving and Librarianship
  • Art & Design
  • Arts
  • Business Development & Administration
  • Community & Social Services
  • Consultancy
  • Diplomacy
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Government Policy
  • Healthcare Policy & Management
  • Heritage Specialist
  • Historian
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology & Design
  • Journalism
  • Social Policy
  • Translation & Interpreting
  • Legal Work
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Media & Publishing
  • Politics
  • Production and Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Writing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are not accepted for this course; eligible candidates will be identified by an internal selection process.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dean's Scholars Seminar
  • Dean's Scholars Research Project
  • Introduction to International Studies
  • Methods in International Studies and Politics
  • Senior Seminar in International Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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General Requirements

  • Admission to the Dean's Scholar degree is competitive. 
  • Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. Assessment of eligibility may also involve participation in an interview process.
  • CRICOS: 081893J

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26592 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 79776 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

All domestic undergraduate students holding Australian or New Zealand citizenship or holders of an Australian permanent visa (including Humanitarian) living in Australia are eligible for a CSP.

Living costs for Wollongong

  • 1600 - 2200 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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