University of New South Wales

University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW NSW 2052
+61 2 9385 1000
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UNSW Australia is Australia’s global university. We have been at the forefront of clever ideas and ground-breaking discoveries since 1949. Our focus is on transforming these ideas and discoveries into activities that lead to social progress and economic prosperity. Our university attracts over 52,000 high-achieving students, including 13,123 international students from more than 120 countries.

Preparing you for work

Be prepared to be headhunted. For employers, UNSW is a preferred university in Australia and around the world. Our world-class programs have been designed to match global career opportunities. Our teaching methods are progressive and are award-winning because they prepare you for life in the workplace. Our facilities are state-of-the-art giving you the best possible platform to produce clever ideas and ground-breaking research. And we have staff dedicated to helping you find that wanted job. At UNSW, you will get that competitive edge that will lead to global success.

Our global alumni network

At UNSW, you will be joining a network of people united by a drive to create genuine, positive change. Our alumni community is 250,000 strong with graduates working for some of the biggest and best companies in the world like Google, Penguin, Ernst & Young, PayPal, Rio Tinto, HSBC, NASA and Oxfam. We are partnered with over 200 universities and institutions in 35 countries. When you join UNSW, our network becomes your network.

Research for a better future

UNSW researchers are leading society towards a better tomorrow. We have one of the country’s largest research communities with over 4,300 dedicated research students. We are an acknowledged world leader in photovoltaics, HIV/AIDS research and quantum computing. We have a reputation for international research excellence in:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Water, Environment, Sustainability
  • Next Generation Materials and Technologies
  • Social Policy, Government and Health Policy
  • ICT, Robotics and Devices
  • Business, Law and Economics

 In 2015, we received the most amount of funding from the Australian Research Council than any other Australian university.

Culture of innovation

We believe innovation is a way of thinking and that everyone has the potential to change things, big or small, for the better. We recently launched the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre. The first for any Australian university, the MCIC is where students from all faculties can design, experiment and build their ideas with guidance from visionaries and corporate partners. The UNSW Innovations team is on hand to assist students turn their ideas into commercial reality through their 260 partnerships with commercial companies.

Connected globally

We are connected to over 200 partner universities in 35 countries. We are a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) in Australia, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), Universitas 21 (U21), and the Global Alliance of Technological Universities (GlobalTech) where we were the only Australian university selected to join. This network contributes to a steady flow of students, researchers and academics on campus, creating a truly global learning environment.

Support for international students

As one of the first Australian universities to take international students in 1951, we take pride in them. Our staff support international students from the time they land until well into their working careers. We have dedicated staff and events to help students progress their career thinking, network with companies, make new friends and adapt to student life in Australia.

Campus life

Our campuses have everything you need so you can maximise your time studying and socialising. There are quiet spaces, open spaces, cafes, restaurants, bars, fitness and aquatic facilities, libraries and an IGA supermarket. Choose from over 250 student-led clubs and social societies or join our student-run association, Arc. An interfaith religious centre is available to all UNSW students.


UNSW offers over 900 academic degrees across the following faculties: UNSW Art & Design; Arts and Social Sciences; Built Environment; UNSW Business School; Engineering; Law; Medicine; Science and UNSW Canberra.

  • 38,309
  • 25.9
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  • 33%
    International Students
  • 47 : 53
    Female:Male Ratio