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About UNSW

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of the leading teaching and research institutions in Australia.

The University

UNSW enjoys the reputation of Australia's leading international university with the largest on-campus enrolment of international students, and over 200 sister university partnerships around the world. The University is ranked consistently in the top 100 universities in the world. UNSW has rated exceptionally well in the 2007 Good Universities Guide with UNSW receiving the maximum five-star rating for eight key performance indicators. UNSW was one of the strongest performers of all Australian universities. It achieved a top score in the following categories: student demand, graduate starting salaries, research grants, research intensiveness, student-staff ratios, cultural diversity, gender balance and international enrolments. The guide describes UNSW as “one of the heavyweights of Australian higher education...offering an intense, rich tertiary experience”. UNSW as one of Australia's leading research universities is home to a number of internationally recognised research developments in the fields of Quantum Computing, Photovoltaics, HIV Aids Research, Interactive Cinema and Polymer Chemistry.


UNSW has over 40,000 students including in excess of 8,200 international students from over 90 different countries and an additional 1,800 international students in pre-University programs. The University offers over 400 undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and has developed an extensive network of alumni chapters throughout Asia.

The Campus

Located on an attractive 38 hectare site in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, UNSW Kensington is situated near the business hub of Australia's largest city, providing easy access to a wide range of academic, cultural and social activities. The campus is 10 minutes from the Harbour and just 3 minutes from Coogee beach and less than 10 minutes from other famous beaches such as Bondi.