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UNSW Sydney

Established:  1949

Location:  Sydney and Canberra

Student population:  More than 65,600 (22,946 international students)

CRICOS:  00098G

TEQSA:  PRV12055

UNSW Sydney is a world-leading teaching and research university powerhouse recognised by employers and organisations around the globe. We are dedicated to shaping forward-thinking, environmentally conscious and socially engaged graduates who’ll make a positive impact in the world.

At UNSW Sydney, you will receive a truly hands-on, career focused education that will uncover your potential. You will discover and grow your strengths through life-changing experiences and inspirational mentoring from world-renowned academics.

We consistently invest to ensure UNSW is a modern, vibrant campus with state-of-the art equipment and strive to create a world-class learning environment for all. UNSW is a world-leading place of learning, thinking and growing, with highly applied, industry-connected research underpinned by an intensive academic focus.

Everything you need to know

Innovate and change the world


We will transform your ideas and research discoveries into successful innovations to benefit communities around the globe, the economy, and the future. We invest considerable resources in the areas of research where we believe we can make the biggest difference. Here are just a few of the important developments we are proud to have pioneered:

  • Solar power (photovoltaics): We hold the world record for the conversion efficiency of a silicon solar cell and are home to the world’s fastest solar powered car. UNSW campuses are now powered by 100% solar electricity.
  • Clean drinking water: We created membrane filtration technology to filter water that is now used in taps around the world.
  • The bionic eye: We successfully trialled a bionic eye system that is a world first in terms of neural stimulation and clarity of vision.
  • HIV/AIDS: Since diagnosing the first case of HIV in Australia, UNSW Sydney has been involved in the development of every existing antiretroviral drug.
  • The world’s largest computer: Using silicon, we are building the world’s largest supercomputer.

Set up your future career success


UNSW focuses on hands-on learning – our graduates are among the most employable in the world. We equip you with the skills, opportunities and support that will set you up for future success. Our graduates now work with some of the most in-demand employers and global organisations, including Google, Unilever, Ernst & Young, Microsoft, Rio Tinto, HSBC, NASA, UNESCO and Oxfam.

UNSW is also home to the most comprehensive student and alumni entrepreneurship scheme in Australia, UNSW Founders. Turn your business idea into reality with one-on-one mentoring with expert start-up coaches, accelerator programmes to help you gain investment and an extensive array of networking opportunities.

The Sydney campus experience

Situated in Sydney’s leafy eastern suburbs, the UNSW Kensington campus is only 20-minutes ride away from the city’s famously beautiful beaches and the city centre. The campus is a vibrant hub of activity. Located on 38 hectares of land, it has its own banks, post office, supermarket, restaurants, medical centre and more. There are plenty of sporting and recreational spaces available for students, including an Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool and a weights gym. There are also over 300 student clubs and societies you can join.
You will find your home away from home with award-winning accommodation options on our campus. Living on campus allows you to walk to your classes within minutes, meet people from around the world, and make friends for life. There is a variety of on-campus accommodation available, including apartment-style or dormitory living options.


Programmes and study areas


UNSW Sydney offers over 400 programmes and double degree options in a range of academic fields, including:

  • Advertising, marketing, PR
  • Architecture
  • Business, finance, IT
  • Climate science
  • Computer science
  • Design, fine arts, photography
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • International relations
  • Journalism, media
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Renewable energy engineering
  • Science

Why study at UNSW Sydney?


  • Global Top 20: Ranked =19 university globally (QS World University Rankings, 2024)
  • World-leading education: Ranked 46 in the world for quality teaching and research (academic reputation) QS World University Rankings, 2023
  • Employable graduates: Ranked 29 in the world by employers seeking the best graduates (employer reputation).
  • QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2022: 1 for full-time employment
    Highest graduate full-time rate of employment of Sydney-based and Go8 universities. QILT Graduate Outcome Survey, 2021
  • Five of the world’s top 25 subjects: Mineral and mining engineering (4); petroleum engineering (13); law (13); civil and structural engineering (16); accounting and finance (21).
  • QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2023