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About UNSW

Established in 1949, UNSW Sydney is a leading Australian university committed to making a difference through pioneering research and preparing the next generation of talented global citizens for career success.

UNSW has a proud tradition of sustained innovation, focusing on areas critical to our future – from climate change and renewable energies to lifesaving medical treatments and breakthrough technologies. In the social sciences, UNSW research informs policy and expert commentary in key issues facing society, ranging from human rights and constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians to public health and population ageing.

UNSW offers an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. We attract talented students from across Australia and around the world. Our 50,000-plus students come from 128 countries, making us one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan universities. Our emphasis on quality continues to push up entry standards with record demand from the state’s top school leavers.

The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, 7 kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other major campuses are Art & Design in Paddington and UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. 

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Admissions Criteria

  • Applicants with Higher Education Study

For information visit Admissions Criteria and Transferring Students

  • Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

For information visit Admissions Criteria and Transferring Students

  • Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
    • Australian Year 12 students - For information visit Find a Degree
    • Interstate Year 12 students - For information visit Find a Degree
    • ATAR related adjustments - For information visit Adjustment Factors  (previously known as Bonus Points)
    • Criteria that may apply in addition to ATAR - For information on whether a program requires Additional Selection Criteria visit Find A Degree

    • Other admission options
      Students who do not hold accessible qualifications for admission into a UNSW undergraduate program, may be considered under the following:

Applicants with work and life experience maybe interested in applying for postgraduate study.  For information visit Postgraduate Admissions.

    • Finished secondary education more than two years ago
      For information visit How to Apply


Additional Information

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    For information visit UNSW Nura Gili
  • English Language Proficiency
    For information on English Language Proficiency requirements visit UNSW English Proficiency


Where to get further information