What is UNSW Portfolio Entry?

With UNSW Portfolio Entry, your pathway into uni is unique - just like you. 

Here at UNSW, we want to reward your passion, creativity and potential to succeed in your degree area. That's why we offer UNSW Portfolio Entry, which gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your passion and talent, alongside your ATAR. 

If this sounds like you, we want to see your portfolio submission. It’s an easy, online process, and can only ever boost your chances of admission. What you submit in your portfolio will depend on which degree you’re interested in. Remember, your UNSW Portfolio Entry submission needs to be completed in addition to your UAC application.

  • Who can apply?

    All domestic and some UAC International applicants who are applying for an eligible degree and expecting an ATAR within 10 points of the lowest selection rank for your degree (unless stated otherwise)

  • When is the deadline?

    Submissions for entry in Term 1 2023 will close at midnight Monday 12 December.

Submission requirements

UNSW Portfolio Entry is one, easy, online process. You'll select up to three degrees that you're interested in and be guided through what you need to submit.

What you submit in your portfolio will depend on which degree you're interested in. Read through the requirements below so that you can be prepared early. Remember, anything you submit must be all your own work.

  • At UNSW ADA, you will find the freedom and support to design the future you want. An ADA Portfolio Entry submission will demonstrate your passions alongside your best work, to boost your chances of admission to a bachelor’s degree of your choice. 

    Your submission will include: 

    • A cover letter to explain your interest in studying at UNSW ADA and degree(s) of choice. The letter should tell us about your interests, passions, strengths and abilities that will help you excel in studying chosen fields. (maximum 400 words)

    In addition to a cover letter your portfolio submission will need to meet the criteria for your chosen degree(s): 

    Criteria A)

    • A portfolio of original written or visual material consisting of one of the following: 
      • Up to six images each including a title, an artist/designer statement of up to 50 words and the year you created the work
      • A URL. This could include a showreel or video or animation work, or a blog with a small collection of multi-media work
      • A 500-word critical review.

    Criteria B)

    • A portfolio of work that demonstrates your ability and interest in studying your chosen degree. This could include an article, essay or blog, social media campaign, website, photos, video, school report, or a letter of recommendation. 
    • A written critical reflection outling a problem you have tackled and the impact you've made. This could include discussing a problem you have solved in a project for a relevant school subject or a personal experience in any setting. You will need to include your perspective of what succeeded, what failed, what you learnt and if you could have done anything differently. (Maximum 500 words). 

    The following degrees require criteria A) for your portfolio entry submission:  

    • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (3261)
    • Bachelor of Construction Management and Property (3332)
    • Bachelor of Design (4825)
    • Bachelor of Design/Education (Secondary) (4067)*
    • Bachelor of Design/Media (3342)*
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (4830)
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts/Arts (4831)*
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts/Education (Secondary) (4063)*
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts/Media (3343)*
    • Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) (3256)
    • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) (3381)

    The following degrees require criteria B) for your portfolio entry submission:

    • Bachelor of Arts (3409) 
    • Bachelor of Arts/Education (Secondary) (4053)*
    • Bachelor of City Planning (3362)
    • Bachelor of Media (3341)
    • Bachelor of Media/Arts (3344)*
    • Bachelor of Social Sciences (3325)
    • Bachelor of Social Sciences/Media (3345)*

    *Portfolio entry submissions for double degrees only require you to include to criteria for the degree with the higher entry requirement. 

  • The Bachelor of Information Systems at the UNSW Business School will equip you with the skills and knowledge to shape the technology that fuels the economy. Complete a BISAS submission to demonstrate your passion for information systems and performance in relevant subjects. 

    Please note, BISAS requires a minimum ATAR of 80.00

    Your submission will need to include:  

    • A personal statement - this involves answering four questions that discuss your interest in studying information systems at UNSW
    • Your year 12 school report
    • A short video demonstrating how and why you are suited to studying information systems at UNSW (max length: 5 minutes) 

    Please read the FAQs for more details on what should be included in your BISAS submission. 

  • At UNSW Engineering we strive for a better world, driven by our graduates who are passionate in creating solutions for humanity through their diverse perspectives. Complete a FEAS submission to demonstrate your passion for engineering and performance in relevant subjects. 

    Your submission will need to include: 

    • A personal statement - this involves answering four questions which discuss your interest in studying engineering at UNSW
    • Your year 12 school report 
    • A short video demonstrating how and why you’re suited to studying engineering at UNSW

    The following degrees are included in this scheme:
    Please consult the most recent UNSW Handbook to confirm intake period.   

    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Bioinformatics) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Product Engineering) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil (Honours)/Surveying  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Photovoltaics and Solar Energy) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Quantum Engineering) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Renewable Energy) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Software) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Surveying) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Engineering Science 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Master of Biomedical Engineering 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) 
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts / Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Food Science (Honours)* 
    • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) 
    • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)/Arts
    • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)/Bachelor of Fine Arts
    • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)  
    • UNSW Canberra (non-defence undergraduate students only):
      • Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering (Honours)
      • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)  
      • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours)
      • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) 
      • Bachelor of Naval Architecture (Honours)

    Please note, most FEAS degrees require a minimum ATAR of 83.00

    *To be eligible for this degree you can have a minimum ATAR of 80.00

  • At UNSW Medicine & Health we're creating the next generation of health professionals; a community that will transform healthcare as we know it. Accelerate your career with one of our new health professional programs in dietetics and food innovation, physiotherapy, pharmacy or exercise science and exercise physiology. Complete a Medicine & Health Portfolio submission to demonstrate your passion, suitability and performance in relevant subjects. 

    Your submission will need to include: 

    •  A short video demonstrating why you are suited to a future profession in your chosen discipline
    • A personal written statement (maximum 300 words) that outlines why you want to study the chosen degree at UNSW Medicine & Health
    • Your Year 12 school report

    The following degrees are included in this scheme:

    • Bachelor of Exercise Science/Master of Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology - Please note, a minimum ATAR of 88.00 is required to be considered for Portfolio Entry for this program.
    • Bachelor of Nutrition/Master of Dietetics & Food Innovation - Please note, a minimum ATAR of 82.00 is required to be considered for Portfolio Entry for this program.
    • Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science/Master of Pharmacy - Please note, a minimum ATAR of 82.00 is required to be considered for Portfolio Entry for this program.
    • Bachelor of Applied Exercise Science/Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology - Please note, a minimum ATAR of 80.00 is required to be considered for Portfolio Entry for this program.

How to apply

  • Step Two
    Prepare your portfolio

    What you need to submit will depend on the degree you're interested in. It may include a creative portfolio, cover letter, personal statement, interview, school report and/or a short video.

  • Step Three
    Submit your portfolio by the deadline, midnight 12 December

    Submissions for Term 1 2023 close midnight Monday 12 December.

Submit your portfolio

FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions for more info and application tips. 

  • UNSW Portfolio Entry includes Arts, Design & Architecture Portfolio Entry, Bachelor of Information Systems Admissions Scheme (BISAS), the Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme (FEAS) and the UNSW Medicine & Health Admissions Scheme. Portfolio Entry gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your passion and talent, alongside your ATAR. 

    UNSW Portfolio Entry is one, easy online process. You'll select up to three degrees that you're interested in and be guided through what you need to submit.

  • Arts, Design & Architecture Portfolio Entry  

    • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (3261)
    • Bachelor of Construction Management and Property (3332)
    • Bachelor of City Planning (3362)
    • Bachelor of Design (4825)
    • Bachelor of Design/Education (Secondary) (4067)*
    • Bachelor of Design/Media (3342)*
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (4830)
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts/Arts (4831)*
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts/Media (3343)*
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts/Education (Secondary) (4068)*
    • Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) (3256)
    • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) (3381)
    • Bachelor of Arts (3409) 
    • Bachelor of Arts/Education (Secondary) (4053)*
    • Bachelor of Media (3341)
    • Bachelor of Media/Arts (3344)*
    • Bachelor of Media/Social Sciences (3345)*
    • Bachelor of Social Sciences (3325)

    *Portfolio entry submissions for double degrees only require you to include to criteria for the degree with the higher entry requirement. ​

    Business School - BISAS

    • Bachelor of Information Systems  

    FEAS 

    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Bioinformatics) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Product Engineering) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil (Honours)/Surveying  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Photovoltaics and Solar Energy) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Quantum Engineering) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Renewable Energy) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Software) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Surveying) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Engineering Science 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Master of Biomedical Engineering 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) 
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts / Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Food Science (Honours)* 
    • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) 
    • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)/Arts
    • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)/Bachelor of Fine Arts
    • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)    
    • UNSW Canberra (non-defence undergraduate students only):
      • Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering (Honours)
      • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)  
      • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours)
      • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) 
      • Bachelor of Naval Architecture (Honours)

    Please note, most FEAS degrees require a minimum ATAR (+ UNSW ACCESS, if applicable) of 83.00
    *To be eligible for this degree you can have a minimum ATAR (+ UNSW ACCESS, if applicable) of 80.00

    Medicine & Health

    • Bachelor of Exercise Science/Master of Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology (3896)
    • Bachelor of Nutrition/Master of Dietetics & Food Innovation (3894)
    • Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science/Master of Pharmacy (3895)
    • Bachelor of Applied Exercise Science/Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (3897)
  • All domestic applicants who are applying for an eligible degree and expecting an ATAR within 10 points of the lowest selection rank for your degree (unless otherwise stated).

    A domestic applicant is anyone who is an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen. 

    International students who are applying through UAC may also be eligible to submit a portfolio. 

  • Students who are applying through UAC International are also able to submit a portfolio for eligible Arts, Design & Architecture, Engineering and Medicine & Health degrees.

    This includes:

    • International students studying in Australia who are eligible to submit an application through UAC
    • Students who have completed a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3
    • Students completing an International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • Australian citizens who are studying overseas 
  • Submissions are now open for entry in Term 1 2023 and must be completed before the deadline, midnight Monday 12 December.

  • There are several double degrees included in UNSW Portfolio Entry, which you can preference via UAC. Check the lists of included degrees on this page.

    If you're considering a double degree that's not included, you'll need to meet the entry requirements for that double degree, independent of UNSW Portfolio Entry.

    However, to keep your options open, we encourage you to submit a portfolio anyway, and list an eligible single degree in your UAC preferences. That way if your ATAR is lower than expected, you could still gain entry into a similar degree.

  • Things don’t always go to plan and the ATAR is only one measure of your potential to succeed at university. UNSW Portfolio Entry allows us to consider your passion and potential in addition to your ATAR. It's an easy online process and can only ever boost your chances of admission.

  • It will take approximately one hour to complete your submission.

    Depending on the degree, or degrees that you're interested in, you'll also be required to submit creative work or a video submission. The time it takes to complete these components will depend on the individual.

    While completing your submission, your work will be saved automatically or with the 'save and close' button. You can revisit and edit your submission up until the deadline, but remember we're only able to consider your portfolio once you have submitted it.

  • Your submission will include: 

    • A cover letter to explain your interest in studying at UNSW ADA and degree(s) of choice. The letter should tell us about your interests, passions, strengths and abilities that will help you excel in studying chosen fields. (maximum 400 words)

    In addition to a cover letter your portfolio submission will need to meet the criteria for your chosen degree(s): 

    Criteria A)
    • A portfolio of original written or visual material consisting of one of the following: 
      • Up to six images each including a title, an artist/designer statement of up to 50 words and the year you created the work
      • A URL. This could include a showreel or video or animation work, or a blog with a small collection of multi-media work
      • A 500-word critical review.

    Crafting your portfolio

    Your digital portfolio submission is the main component of the application. Your portfolio is a summary of your best creative work and provides evidence of your creativity and technical skills. The portfolio can showcase a range of different mediums including photography, sculpture, digital artworks, paintings, drawings, or previously undertaken design work. Include the written or visual work that best captures your creative approach and technical abilities. The portfolio should be a maximum of 5 x A4 pages, therefore you should ensure that you curate the work you include. Hard copies or physical pieces cannot be accepted, the portfolio is a digital submission that is limited to 100MB. 

    Your portfolio should be curated and crafted to showcase your best work in an interesting and engaging way. We want to see your individual style and creative approaches in the portfolio, we encourage risk taking and originality. Be sure to consider how you will layout and organise your work, you will be assessed on the quality and interest of the work submitted as well as the visual quality of the portfolio. Use the portfolio as a way of communicating your creative process, not just the final outcome. We are interested in seeing the process sketches, technical drawings, prototypes, and drafts to communicate the design process rather than just the outcome. 

    We want to see your unique and inquisitive minds, your original work, and your best technical and crafted work. 

    If you’re interested in more than one degree, you will be prompted to submit a separate personal statement and portfolio for each degree. They may share some content, but you should ensure that they are tailored to each

    Critical review topic 

    Imagine you are a critic for a newspaper with an educated but non-specialist audience, and you need to write a review of a current temporary exhibition or festival program. You can choose broadly, including art and design exhibitions or new media displays. The purpose is to inform your audience and to provide some context or background for the work. You will need to both describe and comment on the work. The purpose is to foreground your interpretation, so you are not required to do any additional research or provide biographical details for the artists or producers. 

    The following degrees require criteria A) for your portfolio entry submission:  

    • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (3261)
    • Bachelor of Construction Management and Property (3332)
    • Bachelor of Design (4825)
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (4830)
    • Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) (3256)
    • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) (3381)
     
    Criteria B)
    • A portfolio of work that demonstrates your ability and interest in studying your chosen degree. This could include an article, essay or blog, social media campaign, website, photos, video, school report, or a letter of recommendation. 
    • A written critical reflection outling a problem you have tackled and the impact you've made. This could include discussing a problem you have solved in a project for a relevant school subject or a personal experience in any setting. You will need to include your perspective of what succeeded, what failed, what you learnt and if you could have done anything differently. (Maximum 500 words). 

    Crafting your portfolio

    Your digital portfolio submission is the main component of the application. Your portfolio is a summary of your best work and provides evidence of your ability and interest in studying your chosen degree(s). The portfolio can include written articles, essays or blogs, social media posts or campaigns, built websites or web pages, photographs or videos, a school report, or letters of recommendations. The portfolio should be a maximum of 5 x A4 pages, therefore you should ensure that you curate the work you include. Hard copies or physical pieces cannot be accepted, the portfolio is a digital submission that is limited to 100MB. 

    Your portfolio should be curated and crafted to showcase your best work in an interesting and engaging way. We want to see your individual talents and abilities, we encourage risk taking and originality. Be sure to consider how you will layout and organise your work, you will be assessed on your innovation, creativity and project skills. Use the portfolio as a way to communicate your technical proficiency in your chosen field. We are intrested in seeing the process and drafts to showcase your project skills, considerations and experimentation rather than just the outcome. 

    Critical reflection: 

    A reflection is a form of personal response to experiences, situations, events or new information, and is a 'processing' phase where thinking and learning take place. There are no right or wrong ways to reflective, but questions to explore. In your 500 word critical reflection, you should reflect on a problem you've faced and tackled, and describe the impact you had on the outcome. Your reflection should include description (what, when, who) and analysis (how, why, what if). This could be done by discussing a problem that you have set out to solve in a relevant subject, drawing from your experience at school, work, family, or in the community. Consider including answers to questions such as what succeeded? What didn't? What did you learn? What could you do differently? 

    The critical reflection is your opportunity to demonstrate your writing skills and will help to make comparisions or connections between what you are learning and your prior experiences. 

    The following degrees require criteria B) for your portfolio entry submission:

    • Bachelor of Arts (3409) 
    • Bachelor of City Planning (3362)
    • Bachelor of Media (3341)
    • Bachelor of Social Sciences (3325)

    General advice

    • Have someone check your work for spelling and grammar, but ultimately the work must be your own and not copied from someone or somewhere else. 
    • Submit only your best work if you have lots to choose from.
    • If making or assembling is not your best skill, showcase what is. We want to know what your passionate about! 
  • Your submission will need to include:

    • a personal statement responding to four questions
    • your year 12 report
    • a video submission

    Personal statement

    You will be asked to submit written responses to four questions in the personal statement section. 

    The personal statement section will ask you: 

    • Why would you like to be an information systems graduate? 
    • What is it that attracts you to information systems at UNSW, and in particular, what courses in the Bachelor of Information Systems degree interest you?
    • What relevant experience you have had? For example, use of digital technologies and social media, computer programming, app building, part-time job, work experience. 
    • Add anything else that you left out in the responses above. 

    Year 12 report

    You will also be asked to upload your year 12 school report and your HSC results if you have them. You'll be able to upload this as a document or image files.

     Video submission

    Your short video should demonstrate how and why you are suited to information systems studies. Your video (maximum 5 minutes) is your chance to tell us all about your motivation and passion for information systems. 

    Some questions to consider when creating your video: 

    • Why are you keen to study information systems? 
    • How did you become interested in technology? 
    • Why do you think you will be a successful information systems graduate? 
    • What have you done recently to explore your interest in technology? 

    You can also talk about: 

    • Any technology projects you have recently been a part of 
    • Types of technology subjects you were passionate about in high school and why
    • Types of information systems courses you are interested in and why

    Ultimately, we want to understand why you are passionate about studying information systems at UNSW. 

    Length

    The video can be any length up to a maximum of five minutes. You should not feel like you need to fill the entire five minutes. 

    Format

    Your video does not need to be high production quality. We are assessing the content, not your video editing skills, so we only require that it be of sufficient quality so that we can adequately view and hear the presentation. Videos will need to be 200MB or less to be submitted. If your video file is too big, you can compress it by saving it as a lower quality file or save it in a more efficient file format, or downsize it using handbrake.fr, open-source software for video conversions, or by compressing your video into a zip file (Windows instructions here, Mac instructions here). 

  • Your submission will need to include

    • A personal statement responding to four questions
    • Your year 12 report
    • A video submission

    Personal statement

    You will be asked to submit written responses to four questions in the personal statment section.

    The personal statement section will ask you:

    • Why would you like to be an engineer?
    • What is it that attracts you to UNSW Engineering and the engineering field? 
    • What relevant experience have you had? For example, computer programming, model building, design projects, a part-time job and work experience. 
    • Add anything else that you left out in the responses above. 

    Year 12 school report

    You will also be asked to upload your year 12 school report. You'll be able to upload this as a document or image files.

    We will evaluate your ability in mathematics, physics and other sciences, design and problem-solving, as well as attitude and motivation towards engineering studies. 

    Video submission

    Upload a short video demonstrating how and why you’re suited to engineering studies. 

    Some questions to consider when creating your video: 

    • Why are you keen to study engineering? 
    • How did you become interested in engineering? 
    • Why do you think you’ll be a good engineer? 
    • What have you done recently to explore your interest in engineering? 

    You can also talk about: 

    • Any engineering projects you’ve recently been a part of 
    • Types of engineering subjects you were passionate about in high school and why. 
    • Types of engineering subjects you’re interested in and why. 

    Mandatory format and inclusions

    • A maximum length of 5 minutes 

    Identify yourself stating: 

    • Your full name 
    • UAC application number 
    • Photo identification (Show on-screen) 
    • 400MB or less, if your video file is larger than this, you can compress it using open-source software for video conversions such as  handbrake.fr. Or you can compress your video into a zip file via Windows or Mac
  • Your submission will need to include: 

    • A video submission
    • A personal written statement
    • Your Year 12 school report

    Video submission

    Upload a short video demonstrating why you are suited to a future profession in the chosen discipline (i.e. Physiotherapist, Dietitian, Pharmacist, Exercise Scientist or Exercise Physiologist) and, based on the information you have read about the program, how does it align with your goals and aspirations.

    Some questions to consider when creating your video:

    • What personal experiences have you had and how have these attracted you to the relevant profession? For example, any part-time work or work experience in the area; or people you have met or engaged with that work in this profession.
    • Why would you like to work in this profession?
    • What important qualities or attributes do you possess that would make you good at this profession?

    Mandatory format and inclusions:

    • A maximum length of 3 minutes
    • Identify yourself by stating:
      • Your full name
      • UAC application number
      • Photo identification (show on-screen)
    • 400MB or less

    Personal statement

    You will be asked to submit a written statement (maximum 300 words) which outlines why you want to study the chosen degree at UNSW Medicine & Health.

    Some questions to consider when writing your personal statement:

    • What is it that attracts you to UNSW Medicine & Health and the chosen program?
    • How did you become interested in the relevant study area?
    • What have you done recently to explore your interest in this area?
    • What are some of your interests, passions, strengths and abilities that will help you excel in studying your chosen field?
    • Any relevant subjects that you were passionate about in high school and why. 

    Year 12 school Report

    You will also be asked to upload your most recent Year 12 school report. You'll be able to upload this as a document or image files.

    We will evaluate your ability in the following subjects as well as your as your attitude and motivation towards studies in the relevant discipline

    • Dietetics & Food Innovation = Chemistry, Maths and Biology
    • Pharmacy = Chemistry and Maths
    • Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology & Physiotherapy = Chemistry, Maths, Biology and Physics

    General advice

    You may have someone check your work for spelling and grammar, but ultimately the work must be your own and not copied from someone or somewhere else. 

    Please note that your video submission and personal statement should be specific to your chosen degree. If you select multiple Medicine & Health degrees, you will need to submit a separate portfolio entry submission for each degree (maximum of three).

  • We are interested in your reasons for applying for UNSW Engineering. If you are interested in a particular area of Engineering, then this should be reflected in your FEAS application and your UAC preferences.

    However, you can indicate a generic interest in Engineering. Our Faculty has a flexible first year program (UAC Code: 425000), following which you can elect to study the engineering discipline of your choice* from Year 2 onwards. If you are undecided, then let us know and we can discuss your choices and interests.

    *Subject to academic performance and available places in preferred program.

  • First, you must submit an application with UAC, and list your preferred degree as your highest eligible preference. After you have lodged a UAC application, you can submit your portfolio online via the submission portal

    If you would like to speak with one of our advisors to guide you through submitting your application, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • UNSW makes offers based on a combination of your academic results and your portfolio submission. If your ATAR is within 10 points of the Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) for your preferred degree, we may be able to make you an offer based on the passion and potential that you’ve demonstrated in your portfolio.

    If you are successful, your offer will be made in the usual way, through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Remember, to be eligible to receive an offer, you will need to keep your preferred UNSW degree as your highest eligible preference in your UAC application.

    Because we receive a large number of portfolio submissions, we are unable to provide individual feedback.

  • No. You must personally complete the application, and you are personally responsible for the security of your Username and Password. Submitting your application requires formal acceptance of these conditions.

  • Yes. An application for Portfolio Entry is not an application for admission to UNSW. You must complete a UAC application by the due date. For information on applying for admission to UNSW, visit the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) website.

  • No. The UNSW HSC Plus program will not have any impact on your eligibility for Portfolio Entry, which is determined primarily on your ATAR. However, performance in relevant HSC /Australian Year 12 subjects is taken into account as part of the Portfolio Entry.

    Additional information on HSC Plus is available on the Admission website.

  • If you achieved an ATAR greater than 91.00 you do not need to apply for the FEAS or BISAS. 

    FEAS applies only to those with an ATAR between 83.00 - 90.95*. BISAS applies only to those with an ATAR between 80.00 - 90.00.  

    For Arts, Design & Architecture Portfolio Entry you may complete an online submission if the lowest selection rank of your preferred degree is greater than 91.00. We encourage all students to submit an application if they are expecting an ATAR within 10 points of the lowest selection rank. 

    For Medicine & Health, students should submit an application if they are expecting an ATAR within 10 points of the selection rank for their chosen degree.

    All offers are made by the Universities Admissions Centre in the normal way. Following the submission process, certain students who meet the indicated ATAR requirement may receive an offer in their chosen UNSW program via UAC through the Portfolio Entry.

    *The Bachelor of Food Science has an ATAR requirement of 80.00

  • If you have achieved an ATAR (or equivalent) less than the indicated requirement you will not be eligible for admission via Portfolio Entry. You can visit our Future Students website for information on the alternative avenues through which you may seek an admission to an undergraduate program at UNSW. 

    The indicated ATAR (or equivalent) requirements are: 

    • FEAS: 83.00.
      Please note the Bachelor of Food Science has a FEAS requirement of 80.00. 
    • BISAS: 80.00 
    • Arts, Design & Architecture: Within 10 points of the lowest selection rank for your preferred degree. 
    • Medicine & Health: Within 10 points of the selection rank for your preferred degree.

    If you enrol in a program at UNSW or another university, you may apply in future years to transfer to UNSW. Your eligibility to transfer will depend on the program and subjects you enrol in and your performance in the subjects undertaken.

    An application to the UAC is required for most transfers. If seeking to transfer between programs within UNSW (e.g. Science to Engineering) you may not need to submit a UAC application and can instead apply for an Internal Program Transfer.

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