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UNSW Global Pty Ltd Foundation Year

Australia
Overview

Overview

Unlocking students' full potential, UNSW Global is a leading Australian international education provider.

A not-for-profit organisation, wholly owned enterprise of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, UNSW Global offers a variety of expertly developed programmes to support students on their path to university.

UNSW is ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide (QS World University Ranking, 2020), and 24th in the world for employer reputation (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020). UNSW has produced a number of Australian start-up founders and is a leader in innovative teaching and research.

UNSW Global is a leader in pathway programs being the first provider of foundation studies programs in Australia. The courses offered at UNSW Global provide students with the academic and study skills needed for university, whilst enhancing students' English proficiency.

With three types of foundation study programs to choose from, students attending UNSW Global benefit from studying in one of the world's most liveable cities. Sydney is rated as the 9th best student city in the world and those who attend UNSW Global can enjoy year-round amazing weather, with 236 days of sun in a multicultural and vibrant city.

UNSW Sydney is ranked as the 22nd most international university's in the world (Times Higher Education, 2019), and offers 23 subjects ranked in the top 50 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020). Rated as the 5th safest city in the world, Sydney has more global firms than any other Australian city, making it an incredible location for networking opportunities, enabling students to stand out in the global job market.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

UNSW Sydney was the first in the world to win the maximum QS Five Star plus rating for its teaching, facilities, research, employability, and innovation categories, according to QS Stars University Ratings 2020.

It is rated number one for research in Australia, and has proven to have had a highly positive impact on industry helping to solve social, economic, and environmental issues (Excellence in Research in Australia Report & National Engagement and Impact Assessment 2018/19).

Throughout their studies, students will be mentored by renowned educators and researchers committed to shaping a generation of individuals who are environmentally conscious, forward thinking, and socially engaged.

The combination of the institution's expertise with student ambition helps students create a bright future and make a real difference to the world.

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Diploma programs

Diploma programs

A UNSW diploma in business, computer science, engineering or science provides students with a fast track to success.

The programs are designed to provide international students with an alternative path for direct entry in to a UNSW degree. Successful completion of the 12-month program will allow students to progress into the second year of a bachelor's degree in business (commerce or economics), computer science, engineering or science at UNSW Sydney.

UNSW Global diploma students will:

  • Graduate within the same time period as UNSW students
  • Enjoy personalised attention with small tutorial classes and benefit from additional tutoring and consultation free of cost.
  • Have access to UNSW facilities and resources as UNSW students do
  • Earn two qualifications on completion of study, namely a diploma and bachelor's degree

Scholarships of up to AUD 7,500 are awarded to high achieving diploma students.

Note: Diploma in Business students must achieve an average of 60% across all diploma academic courses to be guaranteed entry into Second Year at UNSW. Students studying a Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering or Science must achieve a pass across all diploma courses to be guaranteed entry into Second Year at UNSW.

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Foundation studies

Foundation studies

UNSW foundation studies was Australia's first foundation program and helps provide students with pathways to all bachelor's degrees at UNSW.

The duration of the program ranges from four to 15 months based on a student's English language and academic background. Through foundation studies programs, students will enjoy a smooth transition into UNSW and be able to meet all required academic demands for their chosen degree.

Foundation programs are taught to international students by experienced teachers in a diverse, engaging and supportive study environment. Students will also be supported throughout their study at UNSW Global through learning support resources, extra consultations, a study club and more.

More than 30,000 students have completed the program and have progressed on to university study and employment.

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English language courses

English language courses

UNSW Global's English pathway courses are developed to help international students improve their English language skills and meet UNSW English language entry requirements. They also help students prepare for success at university level study and in their career.

These courses are delivered by the first university languages centre of Australia. More than 4,000 students progress through these English language courses every year.

Classes are delivered for students at the UNSW campuses providing them access to the university's social surroundings and facilities.

International students who haven't met the English language entry requirements can choose from study options including the Essential Academic English (EAE), Foundation English Entry Courses (FEEC), Essential English (EE), Career English (CE) and University English Entry Courses (UEEC).

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Admissions

Admissions

How to Apply

Step 1

Students must choose their UNSW Sydney degree program.

Step 2

Students who don't meet entry requirements for a degree can opt for a pathway program.

Step 3

Students must produce required certified documents for academic qualifications evidence of English language proficiency and passport, visa or birth certificate copies.

Step 4

Students can apply through email or online.

Step 5

Once the application is approved, students will receive a letter of offer. They must then accept the offer and pay the required deposit and fees for gaining admission.

Step 6

Students will receive an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from the UNSW admissions team.

Scholarships

  • UNSW Pathway Scholarship: UNSW Global awards up to AUD 7,500 to high-achieving international students towards their diploma or foundation programme tuition.
  • UNSW Global Academic Award: Students are awarded up to AUD 10,000 on completion of a UNSW Global foundation studies program to help progress to a UNSW bachelor's degree.

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Location

Location

Sydney is the world's third most liveable city (Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index 2019) and the world's 9th best student city (QS Best Student Cities 2019).

With year-round great weather, more than 100 beaches, tourist attractions like the Sydney Opera House, and a stunning harbour, it's easy to understand why people love the city of Sydney.

This global city is also an economic and financial powerhouse. It offers students numerous career and business opportunities, with it being home to more global firms than any city in Australia. It offers valuable networking opportunities and helps students stand out in the international job market.

Sydney is a multicultural home for many international students from across the world. In Sydney, there are more than 250 languages spoken.

There's always something for international students to do in Sydney and UNSW is in the heart of it all ideally situated close to the beaches and the CBD and easily accessible by public transport.

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A leader in global education and training for over 50 years, UNSW Global is a not-for-profit, wholly owned enterprise of UNSW Sydney (University of New South Wales). It unlocks student potential and transform lives through its expert developed tools and programs.

UNSW Global provides programs and courses which enable students to enter UNSW Sydney, one of the world?s leading universities. These include Diploma Programs that lead successful students directly to the second year of their chosen degree program, Australia?s longest running and mostly widely recognised Foundation Studies Program and a range of English Language courses designed to prepare students for academic and career success. In addition, UNSW Global offers a range of Modern language courses as well as customised and study tour programs. It also offers a range of English language tests, including IELTS, Pearson Test of English - Academic and TOEFL for both students and non-students.

Studying and/or living on campus, students will never run out of activities and events to get involved in. From top-notch learning facilities to global cuisine, it has got everything that student?s needs.

UNSW Global is located in the leafy eastern suburbs, close to the city and home to famous beaches, cafes and restaurants. In fact, many of Sydney?s attractions are within walking distance of your campus.
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