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The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

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UNSW Sydney  is a world leading university across research, teaching and innovation. Established in 1949, our diverse community includes 64,000 students from over 130 countries and a global alumni community of over 300,000. 

Our pioneering research, global industry connections and commitment to hands-on learning means you’ll graduate ready for successful, international careers with real impact in the world.  

At UNSW, we know that now, more than ever, the world needs leaders and thinkers. People who will stand up and take action on the world’s problems. We give you, as a student, the tools to pursue your passions and make positive, long-lasting impact through your career.  

That’s why, UNSW is a name that stands out to employers - we rank third in Australia and 27th in the world for graduate employability. Our 8,000 strong research community is one that takes action on the issues that matter for the future. We’re world leaders in solar power, sustainable materials and quantum computing and are internationally renowned in many other fields.

UNSW is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight (Australia) and PLuS Alliance. We are a member of Universitas 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and were the only Australian university invited to join the Global Alliance of Technological Universities. 

Find the UNSW degree that’s perfect for you.

COVID-19 Information:

UNSW continues to review and monitor the COVID-19 situation and its impacts on our UNSW community. Visit our COVID-19 website for the latest updates. 

Campus and facilities

UNSW’s unique campuses are at the centre of Sydney, a bustling global city that consistently ranks in the top-10 student cities in the world.  Kensington is UNSW’s main campus – it’s just a short trip from the Sydney CBD and close to world famous beaches like Bondi and Coogee. 

At 38 hectares, the Kensington campus is like a city in itself, with restaurants, shops, a gym and pools, medical facilities, sporting teams and ovals, as well as great entertainment. Our modern, award-winning facilities mean you can make the most of university life. These include: 

·         The Nucleus: Student Hub

·         Shops and food outlets

·         Sport and fitness facilities

·         Childcare

·         Health services

·         Legal advice

·         UNSW Religious Centre

The UNSW Art & Design campus is located in the suburb of Paddington, a hub for art, culture and student life. Meanwhile UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) sits in our nation’s capital and political heart. 

 On campus facilities like the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre champion hands-on learning and entrepreneurship. Through access to the latest technology, students from all faculties can design, experiment and build their ideas with guidance from visionaries and corporate partners.

If you’re moving from overseas, our  student accommodation is the fastest way to make friends and immerse yourself in university life. We’ll also support you to find suitable renting and share-housing options in Sydney. 

 Learn more about all our facilities or download a map of our campuses.

Arc @ UNSW,  is where everything outside the classroom happens. With over 300 student societies and clubs it’s a great place to start if you want to make new friends, learn new skills, volunteer, keep fit and more. 

The Arc community offers a safe and inclusive environment, celebrating the diversity of our campuses. This includes our  LGBTIQ+ support and ALLY program.

At UNSW, you’ll be supported in every aspect of university life. From wellbeing services, to sports clubs and athlete programs, financial support and scholarships, peer mentoring, disability services, career development, and more. 

From day one, you’ll have access to opportunities, experience and guidance to help you reach your career goals. Our Student Academic and Career Success hub will support you to prepare for the world of work – we facilitate industry connections, job opportunities, networking events, career planning, seminars and career development. 

UNSW is also home to the biggest student start-up program and entrepreneurial hub in Australia. UNSW Founders  offers the guidance and connections you need to develop your ideas from early stages through to global business opportunities.

Discover your UNSW adventure today! 

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University Highlights

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) is one of the top Public universities in Kensington, Sydney, Australia. It is ranked #44 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

Total students - 45,222


International students - 19,577


Total faculty staff - 3,156


Total students - 45,222


International students - 19,577


Total faculty staff - 3,156



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