If you're unable to meet the academic requirements for your chosen degree, a pathway program could help you on your journey to study with us.

University pathway programs help you gain the academic knowledge and English language skills needed to meet the entry requirements so you progress to UNSW Sydney with confidence.

Gain entry to UNSW with UNSW College

Choose a pathway program that leads directly to UNSW.

UNSW College is wholly owned by UNSW Sydney offering world-leading university pathway programs at the UNSW Sydney campus and international campuses.

  • Around 87% of UNSW Diploma students progress to Second Year at UNSW
  • Over 85% of students from our Foundation Studies Programs progress to study a degree.

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW College offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Foundation Studies

A UNSW Foundation Studies Program is your supportive pathway to the First Year of any UNSW degree. ​


Get into Second Year at UNSW Sydney with this 12-month program in Business, Computer Science, Engineering or Science.​

Academic English

Improve your English before you start a UNSW degree so you can focus on your studies and reach your full potential.​

Pre-Masters Program

The Pre-Masters program at UNSW College is designed to provide a pathway for students who require additional academic or English language support to meet the entry requirements for a master's degree at UNSW Sydney.

Got questions on which pathway is right for you?

If you need help with deciding what pathway is right for you, contact us below. We're here to help.