Prior learning

You may be able to receive recognition for prior studies in your UNSW degree.

There are two types of recognition you can obtain.

Articulation pathways

Articulation is an alternative entry pathway that allows you to apply to study at UNSW once you have completed an award at a recognised tertiary institution. In some cases, the number of credits you can obtain for entry is based on your academic achievement during your diploma studies. If you intend to use your diploma as a pathway to UNSW we recommend that you confirm accreditation before committing to a study program. Contact the relevant UNSW Faculty to find out if your prior study is recognised, head to

Credit transfer

You can transfer credits from studies with UNSW or another institution provided UNSW considers those courses to be equivalent to courses in your UNSW degree. The credit transfer site provides application forms and a list of institutions UNSW has already assessed.

When applying

Include certified copies of your academic transcripts. If you are applying to study at UNSW via a UNSW agent in your country, your UNSW agent can certify your copies. In some cases you may also be required to supply a course outline and syllabus.