A guide for Under 18 students applying to UNSW College.
Over the years, we have cared for and supported thousands of young international students like you. Our dedicated team is highly trained to help with all aspects of life in Australia – whether it’s arranging the right accommodation, supporting your studies or looking after your health. And we set some simple rules to make sure you stay safe and make the most of your studies.
If you are under 18 without a parent or a guardian in Sydney, there are additional visa requirements you need to meet. You have two options:
It is important that you have certain arrangements in place for your welfare while studying and living in Australia, because it forms part of the visa requirements for under 18 International Students. Your visa won’t be approved without meeting the requirements. Students who are in Australia at the time of application must provide Guardianship Approval Confirmation from DHA.
If you join the Under 18 Care Program, you’ll have access to additional specialised support from our team of Student Advisers. You are offered lots of support and must follow set of specific rules to ensure your safety and to maximise your study experience.
Contact our Admissions Team to apply
We understand that sending your child, in particular when they are under 18, to study internationally, while very exciting, can also be stressful. This is why we have a dedicated Student Support team to provide care and support for students and their families.
If your child is Under 18, we hold information sessions and webinars with our Student Support team and Academic Heads for parents. These sessions help you understand visa and enrolment requirements, university processes and expectations, learning processes and offer support if your child is studying online. This is the perfect time to ask lots of questions.
Student Advisers will communicate with parents about academic progress, health and welfare. You can contact them via the email below at any time. They also work closely with various teams and services to make sure your child feels supported and safe throughout your UNSW journey.
All under 18 students are required to complete a Care and Appropriate Welfare form (CAAW) on application to UNSW College. On this form you will tell us where you are planning to live and when you plan to arrive in Australia. Here are the steps to apply:
Under 18 indicative Student Fees:
CAAW Administration fee: $A150
Under 18 Students weekly welfare monitoring fee: $A49 per week
If you need assistance with your application, contact our Admissions team.
We have teams of dedicated staff who are here to make your UNSW College experience the best it can possibly be, whatever you need help with.
Download the Under 18 Student and visa requirements & care arrangements document for more information on: