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How to apply for a PG degree

UNSW offers a wide range of Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters Coursework programs. Generally the requirement for study at postgraduate coursework level is a completed undergraduate degree in a relevant field from a recognised tertiary institution. Competition for places is high and admission is subject to selection on the basis of academic merit, but applicants with a good first degree have excellent prospects for admission.

Postgraduate Research programs (eg. Doctor of Philosophy PhD, Masters by Research) are offered via UNSW's Graduate Research School.

For admission purposes there are two groups of applicants to UNSW programs -

  • Domestic applicants are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens
  • International applicants are all other applicants (that is, not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen).

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for any UNSW program delivered either in Australia or overseas, who do not have an assessable qualification undertaken and assessed in English, must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. For details see English Language Proficiency

4 easy steps to apply to study a UNSW postgraduate coursework degree

Step 1: Investigate program options

Think about your interests, academic strengths and the degree that would help you continue to reach your career goals. Please refer to Planning your career and Program selection. Also consider looking through the Program Finder for the program or degree that you are interested in.

Step 2: Determine your eligibility to apply

The standard requirement for postgraduate study at UNSW is generally a completed undergraduate degree in a relevant field of study. International postgraduate applicants should consult the UNSW International Prospectus and look at the additional information at UNSW International or contact one of our UNSW International representative offices.

To check the requirements for specific postgraduate coursework programs check the UNSW Postgraduate Handbook.

Step 3: Lodge an application

Domestic applicants

Applications for admission open in September each year for commencement of studies in Semester 1 and in April each year for commencement in Semester 2. The main closing date for applications is the end of October for Semester 1 and end of May for Semester 2.

Applications for admission to postgraduate coursework programs are made directly to the University using the UNSW Apply Online service. The charge for this service is $50.00.

Alternatively, you may download a Postgraduate coursework application form. The charge for this service is $100.00.

Please note the closing dates. All applicants must provide certified copies of documents.

International applicants

Applications for all postgraduate coursework programs at made directly to the University using the UNSW Apply Online service. The charge for this service is $50.00.

Alternatively, you may fill in the application form International students application form. An application fee of AUD $100 applies to each application, which is payable by bank cheque or bank draft, made out to 'The University of New South Wales'.

Step 4: What next?

  • Once your application has been received you will be sent an acknowledgement. You will also be advised of any outstanding information or documentation and given instructions on how to provide this. 
  • All applicants are advised of the outcome of their application. An offer of admission is sent to successful applicants. A Conditional Offer will be sent to International applicants who have met the academic requirements, but have not met the English language requirements. In most cases a Conditional Offer remains valid for one year.


Accepting your offer, confirmation of enrolment and starting at UNSW

Offers are accepted online at

Enrolment information is available here.


Further information on Postgraduate Coursework programs is available from:

Domestic Applicants: Contact the Student Recruitment Office on (02) 9385 1844 or

International Applicants: Contact the International Office on +61 2 9385 6996 or