Top reasons to study here

  • UNE is Australia's oldest regional university offering more than 200 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree research levels.
  • It seeks to serve regional, national and international communities through the progressive pursuit of excellence in scholarship, research and teaching.
  • It uncompromisingly endeavours to build on its strengths and gladly accepts its responsibility to serve the educational and intellectual needs of Australia.

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The University of New England was formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. The University became fully independent in 1954 and pioneered teaching to external students by correspondence, making UNE Australia's most experienced provider of distance and now online education.


The University of New England has ten Schools specialising in a wide range academic fields:

    • School of Arts
    • School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences
    • School of Education
    • School of Environmental and Rural Science
    • School of Health
    • School of Humanities
    • School of Law
    • School of Rural Medicine
    • School of Science and Technology
    • UNE Business School.


Research Services facilitates and supports the University's research effort through provision of administrative services and support to manage, develop and promote research, research training, knowledge transfer and innovation.


Career Development can provide students with many services, including:

    • assistance with career planning
    • advice about relevant courses of study
    • evaluation of work style and preferences
    • appraisal of career transition readiness


Student services

UNE's administration areas are the directorates, operational areas, and offices that support the functions of the University.

    • FutureCampus Parramatta
    • Oorala Aboriginal Centre
    • Regional Study Centres
    • Student Central
    • Teaching and Learning Support
    • UNE International
    • University Library

Housing services

Each of UNE's eight Residential Colleges has a unique culture, and offers different accommodation options and facilities. If you're unsure of which college is right for you, you can compare accommodation options below, get to know the Colleges better through the College pages, or browse options by contract term instead.

Library services

The University Library includes Dixson Library, the Law Library and the UNE Heritage Centre, as well as the Library's virtual presence on the Internet.

Medical services

The UNE Medical Centre is located within the Tablelands Clinical School building, adjacent to Armidale Hospital in Butler St. International students are able to access this facility and use their Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for a number of different health services.

Student Life

Campus life

We are proud that students from more than 75 nations study on campus, creating a multicultural atmosphere. Our campus is well equipped with first rate sporting facilities, shops, restaurants, medical facilities, childcare, a post office and banking facilities. In addition to excellent study facilities, we provide an environment that facilitates the creation of lifelong friendships.

Sports facilities

Sport UNE - Offers students a great range of oncampus sporting facilities, including rockclimbing, soccer, yoga, archery, hockey and basketball.


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