University of New South Wales

Sydney, New South Wales


The University of New South Wales (UNSW; branded as UNSW Sydney) is an Australian public research university located in the Sydney suburb of Kensington. The main UNSW campus is located on a 38 hectare site at Kensington. Other campuses are the College of Fine Arts, Australian Defence Force Academy, and sub-campuses at Randwick and Coogee, as well as research stations around NSW.

UNSW offers different types of undergraduate degrees which can be taken through bachelor degree, bachelor degree with honours, dual degree and combined degree program. To gain entry into UNSW, undergraduate applicants need to have a qualification considered to be equivalent to Year 12 (completion of High School). The university also considers a range of other academic qualifications, referred to as university pathways.

The University of New South Wales is a global community that places great importance on overseas students. To assist international students in coping up with their new life in Australia, UNSW offers comprehensive support services. Support programs start even before a student arrives in Australia. UNSW offers guidance to students about pre-departure necessities. Topics like the necessary documents students have to bring, emergency contacts and what not to bring into Australia are the discussed.

UNSW also offers advice to students regarding accommodation options such as living in university colleges, university apartments and private accommodation. Once students arrive in Australia and are fully settled, UNSW’s Student Development International (SDI) will assist international students to discover the academic and cultural rewards of studying in Australia. Apart from all these, UNSW offers scholarships for international students who are eligible.

The annual undergraduate tuition fees are $39,360 for business courses, $32,160 for Arts/Education, and $41,760 for Engineering/Science.

UNSW has a wide variety of scholarships available for students to choose from. Scholarships for local and international students, including high school leavers and current students are offered by the university. UNSW’s co-op program supports students through scholarships that provide industry training experience, leadership and professional development.

Postgraduate research scholarships give local and international research students the opportunity to pursuit their interests. UNSW also provides scholarships specifically for international students that are supported by external organizations. Aside from all these, a scholarship called the Australian Development Scholarship (ADS), which is country specific, is as well available at the university.

#3rd in Australia by QS Rankings
Type Public University
Size Large
53,481 Students
New South Wales


Courses Available

  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Arts
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences


How to Apply?

Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

7.0 Minimum IELTS Score
TOEFL (iBT and PBT), PTE-Academic, UNSW Institution of Languages University English Entry Course (UEEC), Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), ANU College Access Program Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Term 1 Application closing date
Term 2 Application closing date
Term 3 Application closing date

Cost and Scholarships

AUD 39,360
Median Tuition Fee

Types of Scholarships Available

High academic achiever
Socio-economic circumstances
Sporting ability


Robertson Scholars Leadership Program Scholarship
Total Worth $66,000
Eligibility and Requirements Aus Citizen / Aus Permanent Resident, Robertson Scholars pursue a range of passions, academic interests, and personal and professional goals. While each Scholar brings their own skill sets, strengths, and personalities to the program, they share the following traits: Purposeful Leadership Intellectual Curiosity Strength of Character Collaborative Spirit
Application Deadline December 1
Other Details The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program seeks to assist students who have demonstrated passion and potential to become great leaders in college and beyond. The Program was established by Julian and Josie Robertson of New York in 2000, and provides opportunities for students to study at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA and to enjoy the benefits of both institutions. During the second semester of their second year, Robertson Scholars enrolled at Duke will be able to live and learn at UNC-Chapel Hill, and UNC-Chapel Hill Robertson Scholars to live and learn at Duke. Up to two places are offered to talented Australian undergraduate students each year.
UNSW Co-op Program
Total Worth $18,200
Eligibility and Requirements Candidates for Co-op Scholarship are selected not only on the basis of their academic ability, but also their communication skills, motivational and leadership potential. Some of the qualities we are looking for in our Co-op Scholars include: Make a significant contribution to school or community Show initiative and leadership Excellent communication skills Enjoy working with other people Have a genuine interest in a career in industry or goveTo be eligible, applicants must meet all of the following criteria: Be an Indian citizen (excluding Australian Permanent Residents/Australian Citizens) and must be residing in India prior to commencing at UNSW Must have applied and received an offer of admission* to a UNSW Engineering undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program by Sunday, 9 December 2018. Must be commencing full-time studies in Term 1, 2019rnment enterprise in their chosen field Ambitious and keen to contribute Care about what is happening in one's community, country and the world at large.
Application Deadline --
Other Details The UNSW Co-op Program is a career development scholarship that develops our scholars into professionals, not just graduates at the end of their university degree. The program incorporates industry experience, leadership and professional development, networking, mentoring, financial support, friends and fun! Scholarships are offered in the Business School, and Faculties of Engineering and Science.
UNSW Engineering Future of Change Scholarships
Total Worth $94,160
Eligibility and Requirements --
Application Deadline --
Other Details The Scholarship has been established to attract high-quality Indian students and enhance UNSW Engineering's partnerships and presence in India, with a particular focus on increasing women in engineering. Each scholarship will be tenable for the standard duration of a UNSW Engineering undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program and have a value equivalent to the recipient's full tuition fees. Please note the listed fee value of $94,160 is indicative of the postgraduate coursework level. Please refer to the following for indicative fees for all programs: