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Non-Award Courses

Choose to study a single subject from our extensive range of courses to ensure your knowledge and skills are current and you remain competitive in your area of expertise. You can choose whether you complete the subject assessment.

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How can I apply?

1. Go to the UNSW Online Handbook and browse by subject area. Once you have decided on the course/s you would like to undertake, you can check availability by 'Teaching Period' or 'Subject Area' using the UNSW Class Timetable.

2. Domestic students (Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident) should fill in and submit this form by the relevant application deadline outlined below:

Term Application closing dates
Summer  30 November 2019
Term 1 25 January 2020
Term 2 10 May 2020
Term 3 23 August 2020

International students should fill in and submit this form by the relevant application deadline above. 

Students with disabilities can access a range of services offered at UNSW including examination support, specialised equipment, educational support, parking provisions and library assistance. If you have a disability, please contact the Disabilities Services by telephone (02) 9385 4734 or email disabilities@unsw.edu.au prior to lodging your application to discuss your support needs.

3. Log your application form together with the required supporting documents. A check list can be found on the application form. Please submit your application via:

  • Our online enquiry portal at enquiry.unsw.edu.au
  • By mail: 

    Postal address
    UNSW Admissions Office (Non-Award)

  • In person at: 

    The Nucleus: Student Hub at UNSW Sydney
    Ground Floor, Library
    Gate 9, High Street

How much does it cost?

Tuition fees are payable for all Non-Award course enrolments and are charged by unit of credit (UOC) according to the classification of the course/s. Please refer to the Fees section of myUNSW.


Rules and Guidelines

Non-award enrolment in a course may be permitted provided that the student has appropriate educational qualifications, satisfies the University's English language proficiency requirement and any pre and/or co requisites the course may have and in each case the Program Authority must believe that the student will benefit from the enrolment.

The enrolment of a student will be on the provision that sufficient places are available in the course and that the enrolment does not prevent a place in the course being available to a student in a UNSW award program.

In general, a non-award student will not be permitted to enrol in more than 24 units of credit in any one academic year.

As a rule, the University does not accept non-award enrolments in first year undergraduate courses.


Further Information

Contact: UNSW Admissions Office

Tel: +61 (2) 9385 3656

Ask a question: enquiry.unsw.edu.au