UNSW Sydney

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Brief information

According to AbbreviationFinder, UNSW Sydney can trace its roots back to the Sydney Mechanics Institute, founded in 1843, and became the university in 1949. It is one of the eight best universities in Australia, the so-called Group of Eight (G8), and is considered Australia’s leading university in terms of internationality.

The members of the Group of Eight attach great importance to high-quality teaching and research. Between the members of this group there are, among other things, networks for the exchange of knowledge and exchange between teachers and students. This also benefits UNSW Australia, which has numerous good connections to the other universities in the Group of Eight as well as the top universities in Asia, North America, Western Europe and the UK.

In the 2011 QS World University Rankings, UNSW Australia was ranked 46th among all universities worldwide, which is particularly remarkable given that only a few Australian universities are listed in the top 50 universities overall. The 2012 Good Universities Guide gives them the top five-star rating in seven different categories, including Student-Staff Ratio, Staff Qualifications, and Cultural Diversity.

International students have the opportunity to study in various study programs at UNSW Australia such as semesters abroad and language courses. But bachelor’s and master’s degrees and other programs can also be completed.

  • UNSW Sydney website

University facts

Year of foundation: 1843

Type of university: State university

Number of Students: Total 50500, 31700 Undergraduate, 18700 Postgraduate, International 13100

Accreditations:

  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • CRICOS Provider Code: 00098G
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)

Academic year:

The academic year at UNSW Sydney is divided into three trimesters.

Study programs

  • postgraduate studies
  • semester abroad
  • bachelor’s degree
  • LLM
  • Master’s degree
  • MBA
  • promotion

UNSW Sydney offers international students the opportunity to study at the university for one or two semesters as part of the Study Abroad Program. It is possible to choose courses across semesters and departments from all courses in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered at UNSW Australia.

During the time in the Study Abroad Program you are enrolled at the university as a full-time student and can choose from countless study programs. There are various options, either only courses from the bachelor’s area, only courses from the master’s area or a combination of courses from both areas.

In addition, participants have the opportunity to replace one of their courses with an internship. In this case, they work 2 days a week in the internship company and thus gain an insight into the Australian professional world. For more information about this option, just contact us!

  • UNSW Sydney semester program

Fees

  • Trimester 3 2022

Tuition (4 postgraduate courses)

$13520.00

Tuition (4 undergraduate courses)

$12800.00

Tuition (3 postgraduate courses)

$10140.00

Tuition (3 undergraduate courses)

$9600.00

The tuition fees include 24 units of credit (UOC) in the undergraduate level, which usually corresponds to 4 courses. When combining undergraduate and postgraduate courses, a maximum of two postgraduate courses may be completed. In the case of pure postgraduate studies, four courses are usually chosen.

An Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for AUD 330 must also be taken out.

  • Tuition fees at UNSW Sydney

Financing options

Among other things, students can apply for foreign BAföG to finance a semester abroad at UNSW Australia. In addition to a subsidy for tuition fees of up to EUR 4,600, this also includes financial support for living, travel and health insurance costs, provided that an individual entitlement to support exists.

University-specific scholarships:

  • UNSW Sydney Social Media Ambassador Awards

Requirements

Applicants to the UNSW Sydney Study Abroad Program must have studied in their home country for at least two semesters. In addition, a sufficiently good knowledge of English is required, which must be proven by achieving a minimum number of points in a standardized English test such as the TOEFL or the IELTS.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Undergraduate postgraduate
English grade Abitur/Matura 12/5
IELTS 6.5 (no range below 6.0) 6.5 (no range below 6.0)
TOEFL (internet based) 90 (Writing: 23, Reading: 22, Listening: 22, Speaking: 22) 90 (Writing: 23, Reading: 22, Listening: 22, Speaking: 22)

Proof of language proficiency can be submitted later.

  • UNSW Sydney Application Requirements

Degrees/Courses

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Technology in Aviation
  • Bachelor of Architectural Computing
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Art Education
  • Bachelor of Art Theory
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Aviation in Flying
  • Bachelor of Aviation in Management
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Commerce in International Studies
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Services Marketing – Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Construction Management and Property
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Digital Media
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Economics in Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Bioinformatics
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering & Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering & Mining Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering with Architecture
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Photonic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Photovoltaics & Solar Energy
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Surveying & Spatial Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Interior Architecture
  • Bachelor of International Studies
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Optometry
  • Bachelor of Planning
  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Technology) in Ceramics
  • Bachelor of Science in Advanced Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Advanced Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Communications
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Science in History and Philosophy of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Media and Communications
  • Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy
  • Bachelor of Science in Nanotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Philosophy
  • Bachelors of Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Criminology
  • Bachelor of Social Science in History
  • Bachelor of Social Science in History and Philosophy of Science
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Taxation
  • Bachelor of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Town Planning

Studies/Courses in English – Postgraduate

  • Master of Actuarial Studies
  • Masters of Applied Science
  • Master of Applied Taxation
  • Master of Architecture
  • master of art
  • Master of Art Administration
  • Master of Art and Design Education
  • Masters of Arts
  • Master of Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Biostatistics
  • Master of Business and Technology
  • Masters of Chemistry
  • Masters of Clinical Education
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Commerce in Commerce and Economics
  • Master of Computer Science
  • Master of Computing and Information Technology
  • Master of Conservation Biology
  • Master of Construction Project Management
  • Master of Construction Project Management in Professional Practice
  • Master of Couple and Family Therapy
  • Master of Cross-disciplinary Art and Design
  • Masters of Defense Studies
  • Master of Design
  • Master of Digital Media
  • Master of Economics
  • Masters of Education
  • Masters of Educational Leadership
  • Master of Engineering Science
  • Master of Engineering Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Science in Computer Science & Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Science in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Science in Mining Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Science in Petroleum Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Science in Photovoltaics and Solar Energy
  • Master of Engineering Science in Process Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Science in Remote Sensing
  • Master of Engineering Science in Spatial Information
  • Master of Engineering Science in Surveying & Spatial Information Systems
  • Master of Engineering Science in Telecommunications
  • Master of Environmental Engineering Science
  • Master of Environmental Management
  • Master of Environmental Studies
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Financial Analysis
  • Master of Financial Mathematics
  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Health Informatics
  • Masters of Health Management
  • Masters of Health Services Management
  • Master of Indigenous Studies
  • Master of Information Science
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of International Law and International Relations
  • Master of International Taxation
  • Masters of Law and Management
  • Master of Laws
  • Masters of Legal Studies
  • Master of Management Studies
  • Masters of Marketing
  • Masters of Medical Science in Drug Development
  • Master of Mining Engineering
  • Masters of Music
  • Master of Optometry
  • Master of Planning
  • Masters of Policy Studies
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Professional Ethics
  • Master of Property and Development
  • Masters of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
  • Masters of Psychology in Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Psychology in Organizational Psychology
  • Masters of Public Health
  • Master of Reproductive Medicine
  • Master of Safety Science
  • MSc
  • Master of Science and Technology in Chemical Analysis & Laboratory Management
  • Master of Science and Technology in Engineering Materials
  • Master of Science and Technology in Environmental Science
  • Master of Science and Technology in Ergonomics
  • Master of Science and Technology in Geographic Information Systems
  • Masters of Science and Technology in Groundwater Studies
  • Master of Science and Technology in Industrial Safety
  • Master of Science and Technology in Mathematics
  • Master of Science and Technology in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Master of Science and Technology in Occupational Medicine
  • Master of Science and Technology in Optoelectronics and Photonics
  • Master of Science and Technology in Remote Sensing
  • Master of Science and Technology in Risk Management
  • Master of Science and Technology in Spatial Information
  • Master of Science in Biopharmaceutics
  • Master of Science in Eye Research and Technology
  • Master of Science in Food Science and Technology
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Masters of Sports Medicine
  • Master of Statistics
  • Master of Taxation
  • Master of Technology Management
  • Master of The Built Environment in Sustainable Development
  • Master of Urban Development and Design
  • Masters of Forensic Mental Health

Campus

UNSW Sydney’s main office is located seven kilometers from Sydney city center in the suburb of Kensington. It’s not far to the beaches; the nearest beach, Cogee Bay, is just two miles away and the world famous Bondi Beach is also easily accessible within ten minutes.

The campus is divided into the Upper Campus and Lower Campus. They differ in a height difference between the Quadrangle and the Scientia building.

In addition to the campus in Kensington, there are other smaller UNSW Sydney locations, including one in Paddington, another suburb of Sydney. The College of Fine Arts is located here.

Finally, there is the UNSW at ADFA (Australian Defense Force Academy) in Canberra. Other small campuses of the university exist in Randwick, Coogee, Botany, Dee Why, Cowan, Manly Vale, Fowlers Gap and Bankstown Airport.

  • UNSW Sydney campus maps

Housing

International students at UNSW Sydney can find accommodation either on campus or off campus.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Apartments on campus
  • Private apartments / hotels
  • guest families

UNSW Sydney