The University was incorporated by Act of the Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney in 1949, but its character and idea can be traced back to the formation of the Sydney Mechanics Institute in 1843, leading to the formation of the Sydney Technical College in 1878. The Institute sought ‘the diffusion of scientific and special knowledge’, the College sought to apply and teach it.
At UNSW, we’ll help you develop the knowledge and hands-on skills to support your goals and ambitions, whatever they might be. Explore all types of UNSW degrees and take the next step in your career journey.
UNSW is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities and has a strong international reputation. Postgraduate research candidates undertake research through supervision with some of Australia's leading researchers to produce a thesis In the AOM Lab., where there is support from experienced researchers enabling the development of laboratory and scientific writing skills.
UNSW can link you with potential employers and help you develop the skills you need for your career beyond the classroom.
The International Student Experience Unit (ISEU) at UNSW Sydney is the first point of contact for new arriving international students. We are always here to help with personalised advice and information about all aspects of university life, student visa, wellbeing, academic performance or if you need help but don’t know where to go.
Main Library and Law Library, Kensington and UNSW Paddington Library.
Library space and facilities
Access to the UniWide wireless network is available to all current UNSW students. Please note that UniWide access is not available to the general public.
UNSW, located in the eastern suburbs, is just minutes away from the city and is easily accessible from Central Station and other major transportation hubs located throughout Sydney.
Discover new connections and knowledge by joining a UNSW student club or society. We have over 300 student-run clubs and societies supported by ARC to enrich your experience and help you get involved in our dynamic campus community. Whether it’s sports, educational clubs, creative hobbies or secret passions, UNSW has something to offer for everyone. Get involved in anything from the Chocolate Society to Oxfam UNSW.
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