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The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Location Main Campus (Kensington), Sydney Australia
Ranking

# 45QS World University Rankings

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116Undergraduate programs

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127Postgraduate programs

International

17748International students

About The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

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. 

 

About The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

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. 

 

University information

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.

 

 

Total students

37,891

UG students

74%

PG students

26%

International students

17,748

UG students

61%

PG students

39%

Total faculty staff

3,149

Domestic staff

44%

Int'l staff

56%

Student life

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! 

Rankings & ratings

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) is one of the top public universities in Sydney, Australia. It is ranked #45 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #52
  • 2014
    #52
  • 2015
    #48
  • 2016
    #=46
  • 2017
    #=49
  • 2018
    #45
  • 2019
    #45
  • 2020
    #43
  • 2021
    #44
  • 2022
    #43
  • 2023
    #45

Ranking criteria

78
Overall
89
Academic Reputation
91.1
Employer Reputation
16.8
Faculty Student Ratio
97.6
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
99.8
International Students Ratio
98.2
International Research Network
93
Employment Outcomes

Available programs

An undergraduate degree at UNSW Sydney is your passport to opportunities aroundthe world. UNSW prepares you for career success with a rich blend of theory andpractice. Award-winning teachers bring employers into state-of-the-artclassrooms and our programs provide practical experiences with industryleaders.

Faculties

UNSW Sydney offers bachelor degrees (3-4 years) and dual andcombined degrees (4-7 years) across nine faculties (see below) or checkout our Degree Finder to explore and compare what's onoffer. 

Career Success

Ranked 27th in the world for graduateemployability (QS 2019), UNSW knows what it takes to create future leaders. Ouralumni community is 300,000 strong with graduates working or having worked forsome of the biggest companies in the world including Google, Penguin, Ernst& Young, PayPal, Rio Tinto, HSBC, NASA and Oxfam.

Our extensive range of Work Integrated Learning units enableyou to gain first-hand industry experience as you gain credit towards yourdegree.  We also provide direct access toleaders in specialised industry workshops, project work or work experienceopportunities.

Got a start-up idea or dream of becoming an entrepreneur? Weare the #1 University attended by Australian startup founders (Startup Muster2018) and offer Australia's most comprehensive on-campus entrepreneurshipprogram.


Bachelor of Arts
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Bachelor of Music
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A postgraduate degree at UNSW Sydney is your opportunity to tackle the world’s challenges alongside the brightest minds in the country. Close partnerships with government and industry mean our researchers benefit from knowledge sharing and better realise commercial breakthroughs.

Faculties

Postgraduate coursework (1-2 years) and research (2-4 years) programs, including Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Master’s Degrees, are offered across the eight faculties listed below or visit our website to investigate and compare what's on offer.

Research

UNSW is first in Australia for research quality, with more top ratings in broad fields of research than any other Australian university (2018 Excellence in Research in Australia report).  From powering the future to providing clean drinking water and developing lifesaving HIV drugs and cancer therapies, our research innovations have helped to change the world and are helping pave the way to a better tomorrow.

Our researchers have world-class research facilities at their disposal such as the Mark Wainwright AnalyticalCentre featuring custom-built laboratories for the study ofbiological, chemical and physical materials.  

Postgraduate research candidates undertake research through supervision with some of Australia's best minds.

Master of Design
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