Most courses in the Summer Term are offered in an intensive mode.

How to enrol

See this Annual Enrolment page for more information.

Your enrolment is your responsibility:

  • You must enrol in your course before the enrolment deadline. Enrolling after the deadline will attract a late enrolment fee and may have other implications for your enrolment.
  • If you want to withdraw from a course (drop), the drop deadline is the last day you can withdraw without academic penalty, and the census date is the last day you can withdraw without financial liability for the course. There are also other deadlines to consider before you drop.

Key teaching and administrative dates

There is one teaching period in Summer Term:

  • U1: 5 weeks over January and February

UNSW is closed during the Christmas and New Year period.

For specific dates, see Key Dates for Summer Term.

For class times, see the Class Timetable.

Courses available by Faculty

Below are links to Faculty-specific Summer Term courses listed on the UNSW Handbook:

International students and visa requirements

International students may enrol in the Summer Term. The Summer Term is not recognised as a compulsory study period, and international students are not required to maintain a full-time enrolment during this time.

See also Visa Requirements.

Tuition fees / student contributions

Tuition fees for summer term are charged at the same rate that is set for the following Term 1, in the year ahead.

See Fees and Payment for tuition fee and student contribution rates.

Academic standing

Academic standing indicates current progress toward completion of a program.

Results obtained in the Summer Term will be counted towards Term 1 academic standing.

See also Academic Standing.


Students who complete their studies in Summer Term will be assigned to a Graduation Ceremony at the end of Term 1.

Equitable Learning Support

If you are considering enrolling or have enrolled in Summer Term courses, it is very important that you let your Equitable Learning Advisor know:

Contact the Equitable Learning Advisors

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