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The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

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UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales) is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities. Established in 1949, we are home to more than 60,000 students from over 130 countries and an alumni community of 300,000 that spans the world.

As Australia’s Global University, UNSW is committed to pioneering research and preparing the next generation of talented global citizens for career success.

We consistently rank among the top 50 universities in the world and rank third in Australia and 27th in the world for graduate employability. Our 4,400 researchers lead the world in solar power, sustainable materials and quantum computing and they are internationally renowned in many other fields.


Our main campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney, voted 9th best student city in the world. Other campuses are UNSW Art & Design (Paddington) and UNSW Canberra at ADFA (Australian Defence Force Academy).

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

We are about empowering our students to discover opportunities that will shape their future with our world-class undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. Plus, with exposure to global opportunities and thriving student life, there’s just as much to be learnt outside the classroom.

Find the UNSW degree that’s perfect for you.

UNSWSydney is almost a city in itself with plenty of services like restaurants, food outlets,shops, gyms, medical facilities, sporting teams and ovals, as well as greatentertainment. Our modern, award-winning facilitates allow our students to makethe most of university life.

Ourstudy spaceshave been transformed across campus into vibrant learning environments for whenyou need a quiet or group study space. ​We also offer advanced learning environments to fosterinnovation such as the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre. Students from all faculties candesign, experiment and build their ideas with guidance from visionaries andcorporate partners.
For studentsfrom out of town, you can take advantage of our studentaccommodation with both fullycatered and self-catered options on campus. There are also plenty of rentingand share-housing options.

UNSW’smain campus is located on a 38 hectare site at Kensington just 7kilometres from the Sydney CBD. We have two other campuses with UNSW Art& Design (Paddington) and UNSW Canberra at ADFA (Australian Defence ForceAcademy). Learn more about all our facilities or download a map of ourcampuses.

Seebelow for more information on the many services available:

·        TheNucleus: Student Hub

·        Shops and food outlets

·        Sport and fitnessfacilities

·        Childcare

·        Health services

·        Legaladvice

·        UNSW Religious Centre.

Arc @ UNSW, our student life organisation, runsover 300 student societiesand clubs acrosseverything from cultural clubs, sport and fitness clubs, faculty-based clubs,and much more.

Arc is run by students for students, so you make themost of your time at UNSW. This means you can fulfil your potential whilefeeling supported along the way. Arc is your go-to for anything outsidethe classroom, from fun events to volunteering opportunities.  

UNSW also support all our students, no matter theirbackground, with a safe and inclusive environment for all – celebrating the diversity that our students bring to universitylife. This includes our LGBTIQ+ support and ALLY program.

We ensure our students are supported throughout their study, with student wellbeing services,sports clubs and athlete programs, financial support and scholarships, peermentoring, disability services and student development – including overseasopportunities – and more. 

UNSW Careers andEmployment is our hubfor student employability at UNSW. From job opportunities, networking events,career planning, seminars and career development, UNSW help students preparefor the world of work and connect employers with our emerging talent.

We are also the third-ranked university in Australia for Graduate Employability – meaning you will stand out from the crowd as a UNSWgraduate.

UNSW is home to thebiggest student startup program in Australia, through the Founders Program which embeds entrepreneurship on campus. There are 10initiatives on offer that can take your idea from its earliest stage rightthrough to a startup that's ready to go global.


Find out more how UNSW supports our students for careersuccess, from exploring your industry, finding jobs and creating a roadmap to your career. 

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University Highlights

Total students - 43,275


International students - 17,404


Total faculty staff - 3,035


Total students - 43,275


International students - 17,404


Total faculty staff - 3,035



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