University of New South Wales is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. At UNSW, we take pride in the broad range and high quality of our teaching programs. Our teaching gains strength and currency from our research activities and our international nature; UNSW has a strong regional and global engagement.
UNSW is renowned for the quality of its graduates and its commitment to new and creative approaches to education and research. Its motto – Scientia Manu et Mente ("Knowledge by Hand and Mind") – encapsulates the University's central philosophy of balancing the practical and the scholarly.
UNSW is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight research intensive universities in Australia and a member of the Universitas 21 international consortium.
Established in 1949, UNSW has expanded rapidly and now has over 50,000 students, including more than 14,000 international students from over 130 different countries. The University offers more than 300 undergraduate and 600 postgraduate programs, and has developed an extensive network of alumni chapters throughout Asia.
The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney.
The Faculty of Engineering is the largest Engineering School in Australia and is consistently ranked the nation's best. Recognition as the leading provider of engineering education in the Asia Pacific region underpins our strong international reputation.
The Faculty of Engineering consists of 10 Schools
School of Biomedical Engineering
School of Chemical Engineering
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
School of Computer Science & Engineering
School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications
School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
School of Mining Engineering
School of Petroleum Engineering
School of Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering
COURSE REGISTRATION & ACADEMIC INFORMATION Semester Dates
The UNSW online handbook is available at http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au. The handbook is searchable by course name, code and description. In some cases a more detailed course description, outlines, timetables and additional information may be found at individual faculty or school web sites.
Please note that any courses offered by ADFA in Canberra (Zxxx courses) are not open to exchange students. You should instead select courses from the Kensington campus.
There are allocated rooms for Study Abroad and Exchange students at the self-catered University Terraces (limited places) and fully-catered Kensington Colleges, Colombo House, Fig Tree Hall and UNSW Hall. Further details, including the fees, application form and deadline will be sent to students after they have been accepted into the exchange program. Students can also apply for other on-campus apartments and colleges independently.
PRE-ARRIVAL Entry Visa
All exchange students are eligible to apply for a student visa for a semester or year of study. Exchange students are classified as a non-award student (Student visa sub class 575).
It is extremely important that you check the requirements of the student visa for your nationality. For all information on applying for a student visa please consult the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) website - http://www.immi.gov.au/students
Obtaining a Visa
To apply for a student visa, students need a valid Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Students are issued and emailed their Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) once we have received a copy of their Overseas Student Health Cover receipt
. Overseas Student Health Cover
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a student visa condition as required by the Australian Government and is compulsory for all exchange students. OSHC provides medical and hospital cover similar to that available to Australian citizens.
Students must obtain OSHC for the duration of their student visa. Students who have been accepted into the Exchange Program will be given details on how to purchase their OSHC online.
As OSHC is an Australian Government requirement; health insurance from your home university or country is not sufficient to have the OSHC fee waived.