Key Dates

Applications must be submitted by the application deadline for the intended study period (Term), to ensure the acceptance and enrolment processes are completed by the Term Start Dates. Please use the toggles below to find out more about key dates for admission and scholarships. 

All mandatory supporting documents are required by the application deadline, including satisfactory evidence of having met the UNSW English language requirements. For more information on the admission requirements, please visit Submit an Application.

 

International Applicants

UNSW has three scholarship application rounds per year. Applicants need to allow adequate time between the receipt of their offer and Term Start Date for pre-departure preparations such as the acceptance process, visa processing, travel, and enrolment.

Applicants who have funding from an alternative source (not UNSW scholarship) must submit their application (and all required documentation) at least eight (8) weeks before an offer of admission is required, due to the assessment processing timeframe. 

Applicants who are applying for a scholarship through UNSW should submit their application (and all required documentation) by the following deadlines:

 

2020 November release

You should apply for a scholarship during this round if you wish to start your studies in 2021

Closed on 18 September 2020

Offers released from 26 November 2020

2021 March release

You should apply for a scholarship during this round if you wish to start your studies in 2021 from Term 2 onwards

 

*further information regarding this scholarship round, including deadlines, will be updated as soon as possible

Now Open*

Offers will be released no later than the Term Start Date. Unaccepted offers expire 1 month after release, or 1 week after Term Start Date (whichever is earlier). 

 

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Domestic Applicants

If you are not eligible or are not applying for a scholarship stipend, you must submit your application (and all required documentation) at least eight (8) weeks before an offer of admission is required, due to time required for assessment. Applications received after this date may be assessed for a later Term.

Applications will close 2 weeks prior to the Term Start Date. 

If you are applying for admission to UNSW Art and Design please contact the Faculty for their application deadlines.

Applicants who are applying for a scholarship stipend through UNSW must submit their application (and all required documentation) by the following deadlines:

2020 November release

You should apply for a scholarship during this round if you wish to start your studies in 2021

Closed on 18 September 2020

Offers released from 26 November 2020

2021 March release

You should apply for a scholarship during this round if you wish to start your studies in 2021 from Term 2 onwards

 

*further information regarding this scholarship round, including deadlines, will be updated as soon as possible

 

Now Open*

Offers will be released no later that Term Start Date. Unaccepted offers expire 1 month after release, or 1 week after Term Start Date (whichever is earlier).

 

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Enrolment Dates

The UNSW HDR Academic Calendar provides a level of flexibility for HDR candidates that reflects the ongoing nature of a research candidature. 

The HDR Academic Calendar consists of four terms (Term 1, Term 2, Term 3 and Summer Term) of approximately three months each. New candidates are expected to enrol by the Term Start Date.

For information on the new HDR Academic Calendar including key dates for 2020, please visit New HDR Academic Calendar

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