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University of New England (UNE) offers over 200 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and research level, and is situated in Armidale, New South Wales in Australia. It holds three different faculties – the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education, the Faculty of Medicine and Health, and the Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law. Students can also study a course online, giving them the flexibility to fit their learning around other work and family commitments.

The University has impressive learning and leisure facilities, including beautiful lawns and gardens, a student bar, coffee shop and brasserie. There is also a well-stocked library with books, journals and online resources, and a state-of-the-art sports centre complete with a gym, a climbing wall and athletics oval.

Students at UNE have the opportunity to get involved in a range of community-related activities, such as volunteering with local charities and contributing their time and skills to the local area. Throughout the year there are also plenty of social events taking place on campus, including dinners, themed parties and an annual College Ball held across all of its 7 colleges. Those wanting to get involved in a club or society have plenty to choose from, including theatre, public speaking and sports teams.

A dedicated careers team focus on helping students with everything from applying for a job to finding an internship. Group workshops are also arranged throughout the year, and students can book to see an advisor to get some one-on-one help and support. Other support services on offer at the institution include a special needs office, a confidential counselling service and additional academic skills support.

What’s new

What’s new

UNE Sydney

Students can become part of a brand-new UNE experience and study on-campus in Sydney. Exclusively for international students, the Bachelor of Business (Major in Analytics and Informatics) begins in March 2019, and students will develop skills in creative thinking and critical analysis, communication and business decision making. Set in the heart of Parramatta, UNE Sydney offers all the benefits of an urban university with access to the most modern learning facilities.

Earle Page College (EPC) Offer

Students can gain access to all the benefits of being an on-campus student at UNE Armidale for only AUD170 per week. They can live at Earle Page College in a furnished single-occupant room with flexible contracts, meals and access to all student facilities. On top of this, the deal includes free:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry services – washing machines and dryers
  • Room furniture including bed, bar fridge, desk, chair, and wardrobe
  • Heating
  • Secure bike shed
  • Music rooms
  • Study & social spaces
  • Communal garden
  • Plenty of private study and social spaces
  • Courtyard BBQ

Teaching quality

Teaching quality

UNE maintains a high-standard for teaching quality utilising its small student-to-teacher ratio to give students excellent access to award-winning teachers. In the International Student Barometer 2017, UNE was ranked 1st in learning in Australia.

With particular strengths in agriculture, business and nursing, UNE offers unique access to Australia’s best educators.

UNE is a community with its own particular names, ranks and titles. The people who teach at the University are also actively involved in research. In many cases, the people who teach will be world experts in their field. University staff are identified by a title which indicates their standing in the University community.

Recently, UNE Chemistry Senior Lecturer, Dr Erica Smith, was named the Royal Australian Chemistry Institute’s Educator of the Year. Have a look

Department structure

Department structure

Study options are offered across…

Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education

The Faculty supports an outstanding learning and student experience through provision of a range of courses, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and prepares graduates to achieve their potential in a complex and changing global environment. It comprises:

  • School of Arts
  • School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities

Faculty of Medicine and Health

  • School of Health
  • School of Rural Medicine

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

The Faculty is an innovative collaboration of scientists, researchers, and academics designed to deliver cutting-edge education and real-world learning. It has over 700 staff and postgraduate students with international reach and active industry collaborations and partners across Asia and Africa. It comprises:

  • School of Science and Technology
  • School of Environmental and Rural Science
  • UNE Business School
  • School of Law

Online education

As a provider of online education, not all programs are available to international students on campus in Armidale or Sydney. Only international students who are studying from overseas or are studying in Australia on a visa other than a Student Visa are permitted to enrol at UNE in the online education mode.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

At least one of the following criteria must be met by international students:

  1. English is the applicant's first language or
  2. Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed, resulting in an AQF award or an award recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) or
  3. A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent or
  4. An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5 or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50 or
  5. Satisfactory completion of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme at the University of New England English Language Centre, or an equivalent EAP programme at an Australian university NEAS- accredited English Language Centre or at a non-university NEAS-accredited English Language Provider recognised by the Academic Board Teaching and Learning Committee or
  6. Satisfactory completion on a prior or concurrent basis of an English communication skills programme appropriate for specific programmes approved by the Pro Vice-Chancellor

English Language Centre (ELC)

ELC programs will help students prepare for further study at UNE and give them the skills and knowledge they will need to understand on how to be successful at their new university.

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

UNE International Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA)

The UNE International Postgraduate Research Award (UNE IPRA) scholarship is offered to top quality international candidates who wish to enrol in a research degree at UNE.

The UNE IPRA provides a stipend of AUD 27,082 per annum, course tuition fees and single Standard Overseas Health Insurance

The Awards are for a maximum duration of two years for a research master’s degree or three years for a doctoral degree.

Applications are assessed on academic merit and research potential.

UNE PhD.I Research Award Scholarship

The UNE PhD. Innovation Research Award (UNE PIRA) Scholarship is offered to top quality international candidates who wish to enrol in the Doctor of Philosophy (Innovation) (PhD.I) research degree at UNE.

The UNE PIRA provides a stipend of AUD 27,082 per annum, course tuition fees and single Standard Overseas Health Insurance.

The Awards are for a maximum duration of 4 years. The first and last year are to be undertaken at UNE, with the second and third year being completed in the candidate’s home country.

Applications are assessed on academic merit and research potential.

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Some of UNE’s on-campus facilities include…

  • Sport UNE — This offers students a great range of on-campus sporting facilities, including rock climbing, soccer, yoga, archery, hockey and basketball.
  • Café Life — Located in the centre of the campus, the Café is a great place for lunch, snacks or an espresso coffee during the day.
  • The Booloominbah Collection — The Brasserie and Courtyard Café are located in the historic Booloominbah homestead. Students can relax with coffee and cake or enjoy excellent food for breakfast or lunch throughout the year at Booloominbah.
  • Campus Essentials — A retail shop, newsagent and post-office rolled into one, Campus Essentials has everything needed for life at UNE.
  • Sleek Hair Studio — UNE 's very own hair salon - with great deals for students on haircuts, massages and beauty treatments and products.
  • United Campus Bookshop — This is home to stocks of all current student textbooks.
  • Medical Centre — International students are able to access this facility and use their Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for a number of different health services.
  • Access to Money — The Armidale campus has an ATM and eftpos facilities.

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