As a parent, you play an important and trusted role in supporting your child to choose the right study path. 

Whether your child has already chosen their future degree, or isn't sure where to begin, this guide will help you navigate the process together. We've collated all the essential information you need to know about undergraduate study at UNSW including key dates, admission pathways, adjustment factors, accommodation options, scholarships, UAC applications, upcoming events and more. 

Key application dates

All undergraduate applications are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

  • 30 September 2024: UAC early bird applications close
  • 18 December 2024: ATARs are released
  • 11:59pm 18 December 2024: Preferences deadline for UAC's December Round 2 (our first major offer round)
  • 23 December 2024: Offers are released for December Round 2 - students will only receive one offer in each offer round
  • 2 January 2025: Preferences deadline for January Round 1
  • 9 January 2025: Offers are released for January Round 1

How we're supporting high school leavers

We're committed to ensuring a fair and equitable admissions process for all high school leavers.

  • We recognise that the ATAR isn't the only measure of your child's potential to succeed at university. That's why we offer a range of admission pathways, including:

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  • HSC Plus

    HSC Plus rewards your child with up to five points for performing well in HSC subjects that are relevant to a UNSW degree. 

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    Elite Athletes, Performers and Leaders (EAPL) Program 

    The EAPL Program awards up to five points to high school leavers who have excelled in areas of sport, academia, leadership, and/or music at an elite level. Activities and/or commitments must have been undertaken in Years 11 and/or 12.

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    Educational Access Scheme (EAS)

    UNSW is committed to the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action in education. The EAS allows UNSW to take the circumstances of individual applicants into account when allocating places in undergraduate programs.

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What's on at UNSW?

Get the full UNSW experience at our future student events. We offer a range of on-campus and digital events throughout the year to give you and your child ample opportunity to connect with our staff and current students.

Useful resources for parents

Accommodation guide

Living on campus provides your child with community, convenience, independence and comfort. Explore our range of accommodation options including colleges and independent apartments.


Find a scholarship that rewards your child's ambition and supports their future. We offer a broad range of scholarships to help students from all walks of life reach their educational goals.

UAC preference guide

Taking the time to understand the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) application process can help ease any concerns you have about the steps your child needs to take to get into university.


Discover what programs we offer, learn more about entry requirements and read about what financial assistance options are available in our FAQs.

Guide to tuition fees

Tuition fee information for domestic and international students can be complex. In this guide, we break down how fees work, including Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) and financial support.

Year 10 guide

Use this guide as a checklist to do small steps each year that will put you in the best position when applying for and starting uni.

How can we help?

If you have any questions about undergraduate study or UNSW in general, connect with us below. We’re here to help.