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Why International Students Choose UNSW College

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Studying abroad comes with its own set of unique challenges, from adapting to a new culture and learning within a different academic system to finding your way around new places. Yet, despite these obstacles, international students continue to choose UNSW College attracted by its excellent reputation, personalised support and vibrant, multicultural community. 

Located in Sydney and situated across from the UNSW Sydney main campus, our college offers an extensive range of courses that facilitate a smooth transition to university life in Australia. This makes it the ideal choice for those looking to pursue a rewarding educational journey away from home.

Academic excellence

At UNSW College, our focus is to build a strong foundation for both academic and future success. Our curriculum, crafted in close partnership with UNSW Sydney is designed to comprehensively prepare students for their academic and professional journeys ahead. We're committed to supporting students through the transition of studying in a new country, providing the guidance to nurture their academic growth. Thanks to our smaller class sizes and dedicated support, we create a learning environment where every student has the chance to excel.

Pathways to UNSW Sydney

We recognise that each student's journey is unique. That's why UNSW College offers a wide range of pathways leading directly to university. These include diploma courses, foundation programs, pre-masters, and English language training designed to equip students with the skills and confidence needed for university success. Our programs are crafted to meet the diverse needs and goals of our students so that they are well-prepared for higher education at UNSW Sydney and beyond.

Diverse and inclusive community

The vibrant and inclusive community at UNSW College is a major draw for international students. Our campus is a melting pot of cultures, where diversity is often celebrated. This multicultural environment enriches the student experience by promoting cross-cultural interactions, enhancing the educational journey for everyone.

World-renowned faculty

At the heart of our academic success is our world-renowned faculty, many of whom also teach at UNSW Sydney. International students are guided by professors and researchers who are leaders in their fields. Their commitment to fostering knowledge and innovation ensures that students engage in learning that is both cutting-edge and forward-thinking. 

Innovative learning environment

We’re dedicated to sparking innovation and creativity among our students. UNSW College provides state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technology and collaborative learning spaces, creating an ideal environment for students to explore, experiment, and push the boundaries of innovation. Our goal is to transform students from passive learners into active contributors in their own educational journey, giving them critical thinking and problem-solving skills essential for success at university.

Comprehensive support services

Recognising the challenges faced by international students, UNSW College provides a wide range of support services. From orientation programs and ongoing academic support to well-being and mental health services, accommodation assistance, and a host of cultural events and integration activities - we've got it covered. Additionally, we organise field trips and sightseeing excursions to explore Sydney, so that students can feel at home and connected with their new city.

With us, it's more than just starting an academic journey; it's about laying the groundwork for a successful future within a top-tier educational setting. At UNSW College, we prioritise not only academic success but also personal growth and development. Through our supportive environment, diverse community and innovative approach to learning, we empower every student to thrive both inside and outside the classroom.

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Diploma & Foundation Studies
UNSW College™ currently delivers Diplomas and Foundation Studies on behalf of UNSW Sydney - CRICOS Provider Code 00098G; UNSW Sydney TEQSA Provider ID: PRV12055 (Australian University). From 26 August 2024, UNSW College™ will commence delivery of Diplomas under its own CRICOS Provider Code - 01020K and TEQSA Provider ID: PRV13020 (Institute of Higher Education). From  13 January 2025, UNSW College™ will commence delivery of Foundation Studies under its own CRICOS Provider Code - 01020K and TEQSA Provider ID: PRV13020 (Institute of Higher Education).

Pre-Masters
From 6 May 2024, UNSW College™ will commence delivery of the Pre-Masters Program under CRICOS Provider Code 01020K and TEQSA Provider ID: PRV13020 (Institute of Higher Education).

Academic English
UNSW College™ delivers Academic English under CRICOS Provider code 01020K. See unswcollege.edu.au/esos for more information.

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