The University has a quota system, to ensure each faculty's enrolment is maintained at a level which maximises the quality of the teaching and learning experience at UNSW. Once a set number of offers for a faculty have been issued by the University for a particular term/semester any subsequent application received will be assessed for the next available term/semester.

A quota may be reached before the deadlines listed above - especially in high demand areas such as Commerce and faculties with limited places such as Medicine. We advise you to submit your completed application as early as possible and not to wait until the deadline.

For faculties where the quota has not been reached, applications received after the deadline will still be considered, however, the University cannot guarantee that they will be processed in time for commencement of your preferred term/semester.

Please refer to the Academic Calendar, for term/semester beginning and end dates.

Information for:

On-time applications for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework degrees

Information for all Faculties

  • Term 1: 30 November
  • Term 2*: 31 March
  • Term 3: 31 July

*Please note that not all programs have a Term 2 intake.

AGSM MBA Programs

Please check the UNSW Business School website, for AGSM MBA Programs dates:

School of Psychology Programs

Some programs offered by the School of Psychology have earlier deadlines. Please refer to the School of Psychology website for details.

Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) programs

The Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) programs have later deadlines.

Applications through UAC will be accepted up until mid January each year. Please refer to UAC for the application deadline.

Juris Doctor

Applications for domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Postgraduate. Please refer to UAC for the application deadlines.

To be considered for both a CSP and full-fee place, ensure you list both codes in your UAC preferences. UAC program codes for the UNSW JD are:

  • Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP): UAC code 910600
  • Full-Fee Places: UAC code 910601

 International students apply directly to UNSW via Apply Online.

Graduate Diploma in Legal Professional Practice

Late applications are accepted for this program. However, we encourage all students to apply by the on-time application deadlines. Late applications must have all required documents in order to be considered for the specific intake. If the documents are outstanding we cannot guarantee your application will be processed in time. Please refer to the How to apply section of degree finder for details:

Applications for Research Students

There is no set closing date for applications from prospective research students.

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