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University of New South Wales

As the largest university in South Australia, the University of New South Wales prides itself in producing the most employable graduates in the world. Through its strong career services and global industry networks, students gain skills and experience while learning from internationally renowned academics and expert practitioners. With 4 main campuses (Kensington, Paddington, Sydney CBD and Canberra) and over 63,000 students from 132 countries, the university is renowned for its international exchange and research partnerships.

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University of New South Wales

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of New South Wales.

  • Rankings

    The Times Higher Education has ranked the University of New South Wales as 6th out of 37 Australian universities. The university also holds #1 rankings in Mathematics, Engineering and Technology in Australia.

  • Employability

    76% of undergraduate students and 88% of postgraduate students from the University of New South Wales are in full-time work a few months after graduation.

  • Fees

    The tuition fees for new undergraduate students in the 2022-23 academic year vary based on the subject that they choose to study, with the average cost ranging from $7,000-$13,000 per year for domestic students and $30,000-$50,000 per year for international students.

  • Bursaries

    The University of New South Wales offers numerous bursaries and scholarships to help students achieve their potential and enhance their experience during their time at the university. These include the John Holden Family Foundation Scholarship, the Bob Mackie Memorial Residential Scholarship, the UNSW Accommodation Scholarship/Equity Scholarships and the Kensington Colleges Award. Find out more here:


New students are provided with the opportunity to live in one of the 7 colleges owned and operated by UNSW. The halls of residence at the university come equipped with a range of facilities including catering, BBQ facilities, cleaning, common rooms, internet access, study rooms and more. Students can choose to either reside in a college or in an apartment, with a variety of studios and flat-shares available. The fees for all colleges and apartments include utility bills (electricity, water and Internet), with the catered colleges having breakfast, lunch and dinner included within the fees. Prices range from $150 per week to $797.70 per week, depending on which type of housing students opt for. Find out more about accommodation here.

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Students' Union

The University of New South Wales takes pride in its immersive, community-driven student body, Arc. Arc is the only student organisation at UNSW, offering 300+ clubs to join from, as well as an array of volunteering, sports, events and wellness initiatives. While encouraging students to become more involved on campus life through these extra-curricular opportunities, Arc also is home to the university’s Student Representative Council (SRC), who serve to protect and promote students’ rights on campus by running large-scale campaigns in the broader community and to the Government. Students are encouraged to keep up with these campaigns and to take part in Arc’s events.

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Famous for

The University has many notable alumni, such as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison, television personality and CEO of Yellow Brick Road Mark Bouris and King Tupou VI of Tonga.


In December 2022, UNSW Sydney researchers have secured more han $16 million in the latest round of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grant scheme funding. NHMRC Ideas Grants is an initiative that supports researchers at all career stages undertaking innovative and creative research projects in any area of health and medical research from discovery to implementation. [source:]

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Sydney is a beautiful city where you get the best of both worlds - from relaxing beach days to the hustle the bustle of city life, there is always something to keep you busy! Its lively markets are also worth noting, as they are famous for the plethora of handmade goods that they have on offer, a range of street food and the buzz of live music in the evenings. If you are looking to wake up to a morning swim in the ocean while having many options of cultural activities at your fingertips, then Sydney is the place for you.

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