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University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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School ID: SU610032
Rank: 71
* The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
Applied number: 4

UNSW ranks 43rd in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, 71st in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 94th in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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Welcome to UNSW Sydney (the University of New South Wales), one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. At UNSW, we take pride in the broad range and high quality of our teaching programs. Our teaching gains strength and currency from our research activities, strong industry links and our international nature; UNSW has strong regional and global engagement. 

In developing new ideas and promoting lasting knowledge we are creating an academic environment where outstanding students and scholars from around the world can be inspired to excel in their programs of study and research. Partnerships with both local and global communities allow UNSW to share knowledge, debate and research outcomes. UNSW’s public events include concert performances, open days and public forums on issues such as the environment, healthcare and global politics. We encourage you to explore the UNSW website so you can find out more about what we do. 

Why University of New South Wales

Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom at UNSW

UNSW is committed to protection of academic freedom and freedom of speech (also described as intellectual freedom and freedom of inquiry) as essential to the proper conduct of teaching, research and scholarship within the University. This commitment is evident in the UNSW Act, the establishing document of the University, the UNSW Code of Conduct, the Student Code of Conduct and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, the proposed new Academic Enterprise Agreement, and an agreement, The Hefei Statement on the Ten Characteristics of Contemporary Research Universities, which UNSW has endorsed, as a member of the Group of Eight.

  • UNSW ranks 43rd in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, 71st in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 94th in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
  • UNSW is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight - a coalition of Australia's leading research intensive universities.
  • We have more top ratings in broad fields of research (Excellence in Research for Australia 2018) and more impact cases rated high (2018 EI Assessment) than any other Australian university.
  • UNSW has a research community of more than 8000.
  • UNSW is equal first on the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) subject rankings, appearing in 52 out of 54 research disciplines.
  • UNSW ranked 38th in the world for academic reputation in the QS World University Rankings 2020.
  • Since 2015, we have invested $350 million in research infrastructure.
  • UNSW was awarded the maximum QS Five Star Plus rating in 2019 for teaching, research, employability, facilities, internationalisation, inclusiveness, specialist subject and innovation.
  • AGSM is in the top 75 global MBA programs in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2019.
  • UNSW is the #1 institution attended by Australian startup founders.
  • UNSW has educated 4 of the top 5 young rich listers in Australia (AFR Young Rich List 2019). 
  • UNSW ranks 27th in the world in the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year AUD$ 37,440
Cost of Living/Year AUD$ 18,500
Application Fee AUD$ 0
Estimated Total/Year AUD$ 55,940

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  • Art and Design
  • Built Environment
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