Discover your flexible learning options as we return to in-person learning.
We’re excited to be able to offer the fully immersive university pathway experience once again, by welcoming students back on campus to live and study in Sydney. We also have flexible options available for students who are still impacted by COVID-19.
The Chinese Ministry of Education has changed their policy on remote study. Information for Chinese students here.
Students like you bring such vibrancy to the UNSW College campus, with rich culture, insight and enthusiasm that benefits the wider Sydney community.
Face-to-face classes have now resumed and the energy on campus has been revitalising for the members of our global community, who have been learning and teaching online over the past year. We are excited to see more international students returning to face-to-face learning from March 2023 and are looking forward to welcoming all students back by 30 June 2023, as per Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) requirements.
All new students are encouraged to plan to commence their studies in person in Australia. Please obtain your visa, book your flights, and arrange your accommodation in Sydney as early as possible to avoid delays and disappointment.
If you are a new student and are unable to travel to Sydney to start your classes, fill out this form, and you will be timetabled into hybrid classes wherever possible.
|Cohort name||Program start date||Recommended In-person start dates||Hybrid available (mix of in-person & online students together in same class)
|Diploma B (Term 2)
(For new & continuing students)
|8 May 2023
||5 May 2023
|Yes - until 30 June||No|
|Foundation A Standard||27 March 2023
||22 March 2023
|Yes – until 30 June
||Labs & some lectures only|
|Foundation B Standard Extended||13 March 2023
||8 March 2023 (Orientation Day)||Yes||Hybrid only|
|Foundation B Standard Plus||22 May 2023||17/05/2023
|Yes||Labs & some lectures only
||3 April 2023
||29 March 2023
|Yes||Labs & some lectures only|
|Foundation C Extended
||19 June 2023||14 June 2023
To ensure you have the correct information, we suggest you stay up to date with the latest official Government announcements.
For further information and updates, visit Study NSW.
To request to change your study mode from Online to In-person, please email:
We recommend that you book flights when you:
are fully enrolled with UNSW College
have received an Australian student visa
are prepared to meet the requirements for travel to Australia
Whilst we continue the transition to 100% face-to-face, on-campus learning, we will also continue to offer online learning and support to any international students who cannot travel to Sydney in the coming months. Those students will continue to have a dedicated online timetable and will be expected to meet our 90% + overall attendance requirement. Lectures, classes, tutorials, labs, exams and assessments will continue to be offered online and will be recorded where appropriate.