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Choose a Diploma for your International Year One

Paving the way to a world top 20 University

A UNSW College Diploma can take you straight into second year of your chosen bachelor's degree at UNSW Sydney.

In just one year, you'll upgrade your skills, knowledge, and confidence.  

Our 12-month Diploma program is ideal for international students who need extra support, including those who just missed out on direct entry into their preferred bachelor’s degree, or hold qualifications that aren’t recognised by UNSW Sydney. 

High School Year 12 progresses to UNSW College Diploma Program progresses to Second Year at UNSW Sydney


What's in the guide?

Our Diploma Guide has all the information you need to know.

Select your interests

Offered across 6 study areas, choose from Architecture, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Media and Communication or Science. There’s a pathway for you.

Information for parents and caregivers

Studying abroad is an exciting step. We’ve compiled FAQs from parents in one handy page to answer your family’s questions.

Learn more about student support

We are here to help you get the most from your UNSW College experience. Choose what you’d like to learn more about including student support, campus facilities and Sydney life.

Interested in learning more?

Why study with UNSW College?

Wholly owned by UNSW, UNSW College has been providing international students alternative pathways to UNSW for over 50 years.

Your path to a global top 20 university

Successfully complete a Diploma Program and progress directly to Second Year of a bachelor's degree program at UNSW Sydney

Support as you learn

The Diploma Program is designed for international students like you, so you can develop English language and academic skills to take the next step with confidence.

Directly connected to UNSW

The program is accredited by UNSW Sydney and provides full access to UNSW’s world class libraries, clubs and societies.

The diploma program was tailored to be like regular first year in a bachelor’s degree, which made it easier to transition into second year. The program helped prepare me for the rest of the journey.
Yousif Midhat Khalid Diploma in Computer Science student from Iraq
Yousif Midhat Khalid
Diploma student

Find out more in the guide

Explore other pathways

Discover Pre-Masters

Looking for pathways to postgraduate studies instead? Our Pre-Masters Program might be for you.

Discover Foundation Studies

Looking for a little more support before your undergraduate studies? Our Foundation Studies programs might be for you.

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