Cross-Institutional & Non-Award (Voluntary) Study

A Non Award Voluntary course enrolment is where the student is taking the course either out of interest, or to develop professional competence in an area of specialisation. Students enrolled in award programs sometimes simultaneously enrol voluntarily in courses additional to their award requirements. Tuition fees are set annually. Non award enrolment does not lead to or count towards a formal award (e.g. degree or diploma) of UNSW Australia.

Cross Institutional enrolment is where a student enrols in a course at UNSW for credit towards an award at another Australian tertiary institution in which the student is concurrently enrolled. Before an application for cross-institutional enrolment can be approved, the student must submit the home institution's written confirmation that the course/s applied for will be credited towards their degree. Domestic students also need to include details of their current fee status ie. Commonwealth Supported or Tuition Fee paying.


Choosing a course

The UNSW Online Handbook is a 'one-stop shop' for prospective and current students seeking information about studying at UNSW. It contains detailed information about all courses (subjects) offered at the University. The Handbook offers the latest information on approved courses and provides details of course information.

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.

Details of Semester commencement and Teaching Period dates can be found in the UNSW Academic Calendar.


How to apply

You must complete and submit the Application for Admission: Non Award Voluntary or Cross Institutional application form by the relevant application deadline outlined in the table below.

Domestic Students
A Domestic student is a person who is enrolled, or intends to enrol in a course at an Australian tertiary institution who is an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident of Australia.

International students
An international student is a person who is enrolled, or intends to enrol in a course at an Australian tertiary institution who is not an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident of Australia. This includes holders of permits for temporary entry into Australia (for example overseas students, permanent residents of New Zealand, diplomats and temporary residents who hold permits for work purposes).

Comprehensive information for International students who are thinking of studying and living in Sydney is provided by UNSW International.

 

Lodging your Application

The application form, together with an original or correctly certified copy of your official academic transcript and home institution approval (if Cross Institutional) can be submitted via our online enquiry form. Alternatively you can lodge the application by mail or in person:

Postal address

UNSW Admissions Office (Non Award)
UNSW Australia
UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052
AUSTRALIA

Street address

UNSW Student Central
Lower Ground Floor
Chancellery Building
UNSW Australia
Via Gate 9
High Street
RANDWICK NSW 2031
AUSTRALIA 

Students with Disabilities

UNSW has a policy of equal opportunity in education and seeks wherever possible to ensure maximum participation of students with disabilities. A range of assistance is offered, including examination support, specialised equipment, educational support, parking provisions and library assistance. If you have a disability please make contact with the Student Equity and Disabilities Unit by telephone (02) 9385 4734 prior to lodging your application to discuss your support needs.


Application Closing Dates 2014/2015

Teaching Period

Teaching Period

commencement date

On time application

closing date

Late applications

($100 application processing charge)

Applications received on or

after the Teaching Period

commencement date

AGSM MBA Session 3 (MG3)8 September20 August

 

 

 

Accepted until 5pm on the Friday prior

to commencement of the Teaching Period

with payment of a $100 late application

processing charge.

Not Accepted
Semester Two T2B15 September
Semester Two T2C2 November10 October
Summer U11 December20 November
Summer U1C8 December
Summer U1B5 January20 December
AGSM MBA Session 1 (MG1)2 February10 January
Semester One T12 March10 February
Semester One T1A9 March
Semester One T1B27 April10 April
AGSM MBA Session 2 (MG2)25 May10 May
Semster Two T227 July10 July
Semester Two T2A3 August

 


Fees and charges

Domestic Students - Non Award Voluntary

Tuition fees are payable for all Non Award voluntary 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.

A $50 application processing charge applies to non award voluntary applications. Late applications will incur an additional $100 processing charge.

Domestic Students - Cross Institutional - Commonwealth Supported Students

If you are enrolled as a Commonwealth Supported Student at your home institution, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported enrolment at UNSW. If applicable, you will be required to submit (with your application) evidence of your Commonwealth Supported Student status at your home institution. For information regarding Commonwealth Support and Assistance please see the Fees section of myUNSW.

Late applications will incur a $100 processing charge.

Domestic Students - Cross Institutional - Domestic Fee-paying Students

If you are enrolled as a Domestic Fee-paying student at your home institution you will be charged tuition fees for your cross institutional enrolment at UNSW. Information regarding tuition fees for study at UNSW can be found in the Fees section of myUNSW.

Late applications will incur a $100 processing charge.

International Students - Non Award Voluntary or Cross Institutional

International students are liable for tuition fees for all Non Award or Cross Institutional enrolment in courses. This is irrespective of whether or not they are concurrently enrolled in an award program at the University. All students required to hold a student visa or other temporary visa for residence in Australia are deemed to be 'International' students for the purpose of determining tuition fees for Non Award enrolments.

Tuition fees are charged by unit of credit (UOC) according to the classification of the course/s. Please refer to the Fees section of myUNSW.

A $100 application processing charge applies to non award voluntary and cross institutional applications. Late applications will incur an additional $100 processing charge.

Comprehensive information for International students who are thinking of studying and living in Sydney is provided by UNSW International.

Summer Term Fees 2014/2015

All courses offered by the UNSW Business School during Summer Term 2014/15 will be available on a tuition fee paying basis only. All students, including those who are Commonwealth Supported, who enrol in a Summer Term course offered by UNSW Business will be charged tuition fees. Australian Citizens and holders of permanent humanitarian visas will have the option to apply to defer payment of their tuition fees for Summer Term through FEE-HELP. Further information can be found in the Fees section of myUNSW.


Rules and guidelines

  • Non award enrolment in a course, taken either Voluntarily or Cross Institutionally, 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 considers that the student will benefit from the enrolment.
  • The enrolment of a student on a voluntary or cross-institutional basis must 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 general rule the University prohibits non-award enrolment in first year undergraduate courses.
  • A student who is under exclusion from any university may not enrol in a course on a non-award voluntary basis.
  • Applications for non award cross institutional study must be accompanied by documented approval that the UNSW courses will be accepted for credit to the student's award program at their home institution.
  • A student who is subsequently admitted to an award program at the University, for which the courses completed as a non-award student form a part, may apply for credit for those courses. 

Further Information

Contact: UNSW Admissions Office (Non Award)
Tel: +61 (2) 9385 3656 (multiple lines)
Ask a question: www.enquiry.unsw.edu.au