We're happy you're choosing to join the UNSW community with students from across Australia and around the world. 
Your application process depends on whether you're a domestic or international student and the type of degree you're applying for.
  • You are a domestic student if you are: 

    • an Australian or New Zealand citizen (including dual citizens)

    • a permanent resident of Australia

    • a holder of a permanent Australian humanitarian visa.
  • You are an international student if you are NOT: 

    • an Australian or New Zealand citizen (including dual citizens)

    • a permanent resident of Australia 

    • a holder of a permanent Australian humanitarian visa.


Applying to UNSW

  • Step 1 - Discover your options 

    Visit Degree Finder to explore our degrees and find the one that’s right for you. Take note of entry requirements, assumed knowledge and additional selection criteria, all of which can be found on the degree page.

    All domestic applications for undergraduate study are made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). We recommend you familiarise yourself with the UAC application process before you get started.

    Step 2 - Check your dates 

    Double-check all UAC key dates, including on-time application closing dates. Late applications may be accepted but will incur a higher processing fee, so it’s best to get in early. UAC key dates

    Step 3 - Apply 

    Lodge your application online through UAC. You can nominate up to five degrees you’d like to study in order of your preference. 

    Step 4 - Accept your offer 

    Most offers will be made in the UAC December Round 2 and January Round 1 releases. UNSW will contact you via email with instructions on how to accept and enrol. Make sure to check the offer acceptance deadlines to secure your spot.

    For more info, click here

  • Step 1 – Choose your program 

    Find the program for you with the Degree Finder. Make note of the program code. 

    Step 2 – Check your eligibility 

    You need to meet your chosen program’s entry requirements. English language requirements depend on the program, your country of origin and educational background. Find out if you meet UNSW’s English language requirements

    Step 3 - Submit your application online

    Submit your application at Apply Online. Click ‘Register now’ and fill out your details and upload your supporting documents. 

    Step 4 - Track your application

    Once you have submitted your application you will be able to easily track its progress via your Apply Online account. You will also be able to upload any additional documents we need. Once you have provided all the necessary documentation, it should take two to three weeks for UNSW to assess your application. 

    • Current undergraduate students intending to apply for a one-year honours program must first discuss their eligibility and study program with the Honours Coordinator within their Faculty or relevant school prior to submitting an application. All applications are to be submitted to UNSW Apply Online

    • Apply for postgraduate research (e.g. PhD), see instructions here.

    • Scholarship applications for most future and current undergraduate & postgraduate coursework students are online via our Scholarships website. Some external or other scholarship programs may require a different application process, so please check the information listed.

  • Step 1 - Discover your options 

    Explore our degrees and find the one that’s right for you. Take note of any additional information such as entry requirements, assumed knowledge and additional selection criteria.   

    We recommend you familiarise yourself with the UAC application process before you get started.  

    All domestic applications for undergraduate study are made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)  

    Step 2 - Check your Dates   

    Double-check all UAC key dates, including on-time application closing dates. Late applications may be accepted but will incur a higher processing fee, so it’s best to get in early. UAC key dates

    Step 3 - Apply   

    Lodge your application online through UAC. You can nominate up to five degrees you’d like to study in order of your preference.   

    Step 4 - Accept your Offer   

    Most offers will be made in the UAC December Round 2 and January Round 1 releases. UNSW will contact you via email with instructions on how to accept and enrol. Make sure to check the offer acceptance deadlines to secure your spot.  

    For more info, click here

  • You are welcome to apply via an UNSW agent. Find UNSW agent in your country.

  • Don't meet the entry requirement? You can still achieve your academic and career goals. University pathway programs from UNSW Global give you a seamless transition to UNSW Sydney. Learn more.

  • Scholarship applications for most future and current undergraduate & postgraduate coursework students are online via our Scholarships website. Some external or other scholarship programs may require a different application process, so please check the information listed.


Need help starting your application?

Our Future Student Advisers are here to help. Send us an enquiry or call us on +61 2 9385 1844.

Need help with an existing application?

Visit our Admission Enquiry page.