Welcome to International Student Life
International Student Life at UNSW Sydney is where current international students can discover all of the programs and services available to support you during your time at UNSW and in Sydney, Australia.
New to UNSW?
Starting University can be difficult, especially in a new country. Discover Orientation activities & useful info to help you get started on your journey.
Living in Australia
Find out more about accommodation, cost of living, bringing family to Australia, insurance, health & wellbeing, safety, and equity, diversity & inclusion.
Programs & Activities
Make the most of your time at University and get involved in activities to enhance your personal and professional development.
Finances, Scholarships & Sponsored Students
Learn about financial support, fee payment process, scholarships, grants for research students, as well as Australia Awards and Endeavour Leadership Program information.
Supporting Your Studies
Want to make a change to your studies such as through reduced study load or program leave? Or would you like to find out information about studying on campus or from overseas?
Graduation, Careers & Employment
There are a number of resources and services available to enhance your employability skills and prepare for life beyond UNSW.
Students Under 18
Are you an international student that is Under 18 years of age and has taken up the Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) Agreement at UNSW?
Know Your Rights & Responsibilities
Understand your CoE and visa obligations, your rights at University, your workplace, accommodation, and throughout NSW, and know what services can support you.
International Student Video Competition
Please enjoy a compilation of our favourite video submissions as part of our Term 1, 2023 International Video Competition, where students submitted a vlog on either A Day in the Life of a UNSW Student or Reality vs Expectations of Uni Life. These were showcased at the Term 1, 2023 International UNSW Event, which was a celebration of our wonderful international student community.
Check out the latest news, events and activities for international students:
Protect yourself from scams
Scams are increasing in frequency and severity with scammers often targeting international students. Join this free online session to learn more about how you can stay safe against scammers and what resources are available if you have been targeted in a scam.
Date: Tuesday 13 June 2023
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
A healthy body supports a healthy mind, so come and pick up some FREE groceries available to UNSW students.
- Mondays: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Wednesdays: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Fridays: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Global Sport Program
Check out Arc's Global Sport Program, which offers a range of free or reduced price events! This program is the perfect way for International Students to become involved in sport on campus in 2023, as well as have fun adventures around Sydney. It's time to get fit, active, and socialize with a whole new crew! Say goodbye to boring workouts and hello to trying new sports, making new friends, and having a blast!