What is University English Entry Course (UEEC)?

Be among the 90% of UEEC students who progress to UNSW with the confidence and ability to study at university.

Have you received a conditional offer from UNSW Sydney, but do not meet the UNSW English entry requirements? Our University English Entry Course (UEEC) will help you improve your English skills before starting your diploma program or an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at UNSW Sydney. In 20 weeks or less, this advanced course will equip you with the English skills you need to start your learning journey as an international student. If you pass the UEEC, you do not need to sit any other English tests.

With 15- and 20-week courses available, you have the flexibility to study in a way that suits you best.




10, 15 or 20 weeks

Weekly class time

20 hours


A Diploma or UNSW Degree

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Who is this program for?

Our University English Entry Course (UEEC) caters to international students, offering tailored classes to enhance your language skills. If you've received a conditional offer from UNSW Sydney but did not meet the English entry requirements, our University English Entry Course (UEEC) will provide the support you need to achieve your English goals. You'll improve your writing, speaking and digital literacy skills and develop independent learning abilities while receiving individual feedback.

Once you complete the University English Entry Course (UEEC), you'll progress straight into your diploma program or UNSW degree.

Why study with UNSW College? 

Flexible study options

Choose from a 15- or 20-week program with multiple intake dates for each duration and pathway, you can find an option that fits your schedule.

Specially designed for UNSW

The UEEC is specially built to prepare you to succeed in the diploma program or UNSW degree of your choice. You’ll learn content based on UNSW lectures and readings, giving you a preview of what’s to come after you finish your course.

Package under one visa

You can package your UEEC and UNSW degree under one visa, which means fewer steps before you start your learning journey.

Your future at UNSW

The UEEC provides a great foundation to launch your learning career at UNSW. UNSW Sydney is a top-20 university with the best resources available to help you build a great career and a bright future.

Once you successfully complete your University English Entry Course, you will progress to a UNSW Diploma Program, or to UNSW Sydney to complete the bachelor’s degree or master’s degree of your choice.

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The UEEC builds English skills that will help you succeed in real-world student settings. Upon successful completion of the University English course, you’ll have the practical tools you need to get the most out of every lecture, assignment and assessment.

These skills include:

  • Giving academic presentations
  • Contributing effectively and confidently to group discussions
  • Reading university-level text
  • Developing independent learning strategies
  • Using established academic rules and principles
  • Understanding lectures, discussions and media reports

During the course you’ll listen to real lectures, discussions and media reports; practise giving academic presentations; read university-level texts; write essays, case study analyses and reports, and learn about independent learning strategies that fit you and your learning pathway.

You’ll learn from experienced UNSW teachers who will help prepare you for the academic journey ahead. Their knowledge of course material and university course structure will help prepare you for your future at UNSW.

Entry requirements

The University English Program is designed for international students who have received a conditional offer from UNSW Sydney. The duration of the UEEC that works best for you is determined by your current English and academic levels.

You will be placed in an appropriate class based on a test score under the following conditions:

  1. IELTS, TOEFL and PTE tests must have been taken within 24 months of the enrolment date.
  2. If you have variations in test subscores, you may be assessed individually for placement and may require additional weeks of study.
  3. UNSW College reserves the right to require you to undertake our placement test to confirm appropriate course placement.
  4. UNSW College reserves the right to make changes to this course placement guide without notice.
  5. Progression into the next Academic English Program depends on your achievement in course assessments. You may progress more quickly or slowly than the indication in weeks provided in this table.
  6. UNSW College also accepts Cambridge Advanced English (CAE).

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Academic calendars

The academic calendar consists of important dates throughout your study period such as Orientation, census dates, study weeks, exam weeks and breaks for your program or course of study.

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Depending on your level of English, you may need to study an Academic English Program. This may consist of between 10 and 30 weeks of additional English language tuition in our University English Entry Course and Essential Academic English Course.

Orientation dates for Academic English Programs are on the first day of classes. You will receive information about Orientation a few weeks prior to your start date. Census dates for Academic English Programs are 1 week after the first day of classes.

University English Entry Course fees

2024 tuition fees

A$630 per week

2025 tuition fees

A$645 per week

Weeks 2024 tuition fees 2025 tuition fees
10 weeks A$6,300 A$6,450
15 weeks A$9,450 A$9,675
20 weeks A$12,600 A$12,900

Note: The tuition fee that you will pay depends on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course. Fees are reviewed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed, so it’s important to remember that indicative tuition fees shown above are not guaranteed. Any update to fees is effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

Ready to apply?

Join our diverse community of learners and achieve success with UNSW College's top English language courses for international students. At UNSW College, every application we receive is carefully considered. When you are ready to join us, click the button below - or visit how to apply for a step-by-step guide.

Why study with UNSW College?

More than 50 years experience

As the first university language centre in Australia, we have more than 50 years experience in teaching English and preparing students for university.

Support as you learn

Our English language programs are designed for international students like you, so you can develop the study skills to take the next step with confidence.

The foundations of your university journey

Experience life on campus, engage in university style learning and make friends from around the world as you start to prepare for university.

Yin Ziqi UEEC student from China
"By doing this English Language Course I have learnt the skills needed for success in my future studies, such as writing English essays, emails, letters and preparing presentations."

Yin Ziqi, China

Academic English student

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