We look forward to seeing you at UNSW Sydney. First, you need to accept your offer. It’s a simple process and will differ depending on the kind of offer you received.
Go to Getting Started for detailed information. Or select your offer type below for an overview of the acceptance process.
*If you are a sponsored student, you have a different process to follow. Head to the Sponsored students page to learn more.
Create your UniPass
If you have not done so already, create your UniPass. This is a temporary pass given to all new students to access myUNSW which is where you accept your offer and enrol in classes.
Accept your offer
Accept before the deadline as stated on your letter of offer to secure a place in the degree. Learn how to accept your offer at gettingstarted.unsw.edu.au.
Do you want to defer? You can defer or delay starting your degree for up to 2 years. Follow the process to accept your offer and you will be taken to the myUNSW site where you will have the option to defer. UNSW will process your request and you will be emailed a new offer.
Confirm your personal details
Take a few minutes to check that your full legal name is correct (as it appears on your official identity documentation; e.g. passport).
Pay your tuition fee deposit
To accept your offer, most international applicants are required to pay a tuition fee deposit. If you are unable to pay the deposit online, please contact the Admissions Office via enquiry.unsw.edu.au for alternative payment methods.
After receiving payment, we will send you your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE).
Enrol in courses
Finalise your acceptance and then you are ready to enrol. If Enrolment is open, proceed to enrol in your courses.
So you don’t miss out on a place, it is important that you provide us with your supporting documents as soon as possible. Refer to your conditional offer letter for details about the documents required.
If your English language result does not meet the minimum requirements for admission, we have English language courses on campus that can help you.
Some students may be required to provide certified copies of their supporting documents. Read more about the certification of documents. If requested, you must be prepared to present your original documents to UNSW after you have enrolled.
We respond with a full offer
If your supporting documents are verified and you meet the requirements for your program, we will send you a full offer.
Accept your full offer
Once you receive your full offer to study, go to the full offer checklist on this page for next steps.
If you have any questions about your conditional offer please contact our Future Student Advisors at [email protected].
Choose from a range of on- and off-campus accommodation options for UNSW Sydney international students. Places fill fast, so make sure you apply as soon as possible. If you are looking for a private sharing arrangement, it’s best to do so after you arrive. It may take two to three weeks to find a place.
Life @ UNSW
Enjoy the relaxed village atmosphere of UNSW’s campus in Sydney’s leafy Eastern Suburbs, close to stunning beaches and parks. Find out more about Life at UNSW.
We have a reputation for being one of Australia’s friendliest universities. Our societies and social clubs as well as our extensive support services will help you feel at home and make friends easily. We have it covered – including your airport pickup, partnering you with a peer or cultural mentor and a range of events organised by our Student Development International team.
We will arrange for you to be picked up from the airport, to attend new arrival workshops and to go on campus tours so you will quickly feel oriented, safe and connected. At our Welcome Centre, you’ll find everything you need to help you settle in.
Student Development International
Activities and programs offered by Student Development International (SDI) are designed to help you adapt to student life in Australia. You can sign up for day trips, short holidays and community exchange programs.
We can match you with a peer mentor, who is an experienced student with insights about your faculty as well as tips on how to adjust to student life. Or you might prefer a cultural mentor, a senior UNSW student from the same cultural background as you, who can answer questions about Australian culture and customs, studying at UNSW and living in Sydney.