Student life & resources

Make the most of student life in the School of Physics. You’ll become part of a dynamic, thriving and rich community of scientists.

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The School of Physics UNSW fosters an active and cohesive student community. At both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, we're dedicated to the development of the whole human being. We provide access to a wide range of services, including academic resources and social events, ensuring students achieve their academic goals and make friendships that last for life. 

Every physics student at UNSW is a member of the Physics Student Society (PHYSOC) – organised by and for physics students. Membership includes access to online library services, past exams, tutorials and invitations to social events throughout the year. Get involved in student life. 


Explore valuable information on courses assessments, timetables, special consideration and academic honesty guidelines. Students should familiarise themselves with assessment requirements.


UNSW operates on a trimester system. Find out more information on course requirements or get help with your physics enrolment.

Exchange students

UNSW offers exchange agreements with nearly 200 overseas institutions for local and international students. Explore essential information on how to apply and courses offered in the School of Physics.

Scholarships & prizes

Explore the scholarships available for students studying physics at UNSW. Prizes are offered based on academic excellence. Discover opportunities to support your studies.

Course information

You can choose a physics major or minor in your degree or take a single general education course. The choice is yours. Explore our course outlines and tailor your study to meet your needs.