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University of New England

University of New England

University of New England


UNE is one of Australia’s oldest universities with a 85 year reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. The University of New England (UNE) was the first Australian university established outside a capital city. With a history extending back to the 1920’s UNE has a well-earned reputation as one of Australia’s best teaching, training and research universities. Many graduates of UNE have gone on to hold senior positions around Australia - and overseas - in business, government, education, research and community development. UNE has over 22,000 enrolled students with the majority studying their course online. There are over 4,500 students that study on the University’s traditional Armidale campus, including over 1,200 international students from over 70 different countries. Choose to study in Armidale, Sydney, Adelaide, or online.

At the University of New England, we work hard to give you the best possible learning and research environment.

If you decide to live on or near our main campus in Armidale, a regional city on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, you will find your second home. If you want to live in a major Australian city, our Sydney campus is an ideal choice.

Like many international students, you might decide not to study on campus at all. UNE offers many flexible and online learning options.

No matter how you prefer to study, our academic and professional community will be on-hand to provide advice and support.

Come to UNE to improve your English, make lifelong friends and build a professional network. UNE is also an excellent choice if you are looking for a research centre with more than 700 PhD candidates. Our researchers are pursuing world-class fundamental and applied research in their fields.

While UNE offers a range of courses and study options, you will leave here with so much more than a degree. We will help you master the skills you need to make a real difference in the world.

One of Australia’s most respected universities

UNE is one of Australia’s oldest universities, with a reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research.

We have over 22,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate coursework, as well as Higher Degree Research programs across fields of study such as:

  • Arts and humanities
  • Education
  • Health and Nursing
  • Business and Law
  • Environmental and Rural Science
  • Science and Technology

An affordable, truly Australian lifestyle

UNE's primary campus is nestled into the city of Armidale, in the heart of the picturesque New England Tableland region of New South Wales.

The New England region is famous for its magnificent gorges, waterfalls and rivers. Our area has a rich history and vibrant culture and is loved for the contrasting beauty of the four distinct seasons.

The Armidale community is proud of its diverse, multicultural society. We have students from over 70 nations studying here. The engagement of international students with the broader community is an important aspect of life at UNE. We know our students enjoy the warm welcome they receive when they arrive. They also appreciate the lower cost of living here compared to capital cities.

Read more about life in Armidale.

UNE has a second campus located in Parramatta, Sydney that offers International students a vibrant city experience. UNE Sydney has a range of courses designed to help students meet the future needs of business, computer science, and the healthcare sectors globally.

Students who choose to study at UNE Sydney will have opportunities to network and explore career paths with Australia’s largest and leading companies, along with easy access to countless restaurants, bars and clubs, retail outlets, the scenic outdoors, and accessible public transport to keep them busy outside of their studies.

Read more about life in Sydney.

Close interaction with teaching staff

With one of the lowest staff-to-student ratios among Australian universities, we give you the chance to interact more easily with your classmates and academic staff.

When you have this close contact with your teachers and peers, you can have in-depth discussions and ask questions more freely.

Smaller class sizes also mean that you are not just a number at UNE. One of the things international students like most about our university is that lecturers and academic staff know their names.

Flexible and distance study options

In addition to UNE's on-campus degrees, we also offer an extensive range of programs via the online mode.

We have an outstanding reputation for our commitment to distance education, and for setting standards for academic learning across the world.

UNE is Australia's longest continuous provider of online education. We have more than 17,000 online students. The flexibility offered by this mode of study allows you to arrange your study around work, family and other commitments.

Browse UNE courses (full-time, on-campus and online programs).

A modern English language centre

The English Language Centre (ELC) at UNE provides a range of English language courses as well as a direct pathway to tertiary study.

The ELC is a fully accredited, modern language centre. Whether you are just beginning to learn English, or you are preparing for entrance into the highest levels of university study, there’s an English language study option for you here.

Read more about our English language programs.

Support when you need it

When you start looking for a university, you have lots of questions. You might be wondering if you are eligible to study here or want to know more about visas and fees.

Maybe you need to find a supervisor to support your Higher Degree research proposal.

There’s plenty of information online, but sometimes you want to speak to someone from the university. Find a full list of UNE International team contacts here.

If you are ready to apply, you will find the online application process is easy. We also have a list of approved education agents in your country who can help you.

We wish you a happy and rewarding time at UNE and look forward to seeing you soon. View our Welcome to UNE brochure for a quick look around before you arrive.


  1. Visit the UNE Admissions website: Start by visiting the official website of the University of New England's Admissions Office. There, you will find detailed information about the application process, admission requirements, and important deadlines.
  2. Choose your program: Explore the undergraduate or graduate programs offered by UNE and determine which program you are interested in applying to. Make sure you meet the specific requirements for your chosen program.
  3. Review admission requirements: Familiarize yourself with the admission requirements for your desired program. These requirements may include academic transcripts, standardized test scores (such as the SAT or ACT), letters of recommendation, a personal statement or essay, and any additional program-specific requirements.
  4. Submit an application: Complete and submit the online application form through UNE's Admissions portal. Provide accurate and up-to-date information, ensuring that you meet all the application deadlines.
  5. Send supporting documents: Arrange for your official high school or college transcripts, test scores, and any other required documents to be sent directly to the UNE Admissions Office. Follow the instructions provided on the UNE website regarding submission methods.
  6. Pay the application fee: UNE typically requires an application fee, which can be paid online through the application portal. Be sure to check the current fee amount and payment options on the UNE Admissions website.
  7. Track your application: After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to log in to your applicant portal. Use this portal to track the status of your application, submit any additional documents if required, and receive updates regarding your admission decision.
  8. Await the admission decision: The UNE Admissions Office will review your application, taking into account various factors such as academic performance, test scores, essays, and letters of recommendation. Once a decision has been made, you will be notified by email or through your applicant portal.

Scholarships and Funding

Scholarships and other financial support

Scholarships can help you with the costs of studying in Australia. Undergraduate and postgraduate students can apply for Australian Government scholarships. If you are studying for a postgraduate research degree, UNE offers research scholarships as well.

Australian Government Scholarships

Australian Scholarships is an Australian Government initiative to build partnerships and increase mutual understanding, knowledge, and innovation in the Asia Pacific region.

Australian Government Scholarships include all of the existing scholarship programs managed by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).

More information on Australian Scholarships can be found online at the Australian Government website.

Bursaries for International Students

The UNE International Bursary covers a reduction in the published annual tuition fees for international students. UNE International Bursaries are available for full-time international students commencing coursework studies at UNE in 2023.
We currently are offering a 20% Bursary for the 2024 intake.

View detailed Bursary information by visiting the University website.

Postgraduate Research Scholarships

UNE offers a number of substantial research scholarships to postgraduate students studying research-based degrees including discipline-specific research, targeted research projects, and others that have broader eligibility criteria.

UNE International Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA)

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

  • Up to 20 UNE IPRA’s are available to outstanding applicants who wish to enroll in a postgraduate research degree at UNE
  • The UNE IPRA provides a stipend per annum, course tuition fees, and single Standard Overseas Health Insurance
  • The Awards are for a maximum duration of two years for a Research Masters degree or three years for a Doctoral degree
  • Applications are assessed on academic merit and research potential


UNE is the highest rated Australian university for student satisfaction.

Canstar Blue awarded UNE ‘Most Satisfied Students’ in the National Universities, Online Universities and NSW Universities categories in 2022. We are also the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for Overall Experience 17 years in a row by the Good Universities Guide.

Whether it’s our commitment to teaching quality, the excellent employment outcomes of our graduates, or our reputation for providing exceptional online education, UNE is consistently recognised as a great Australian university.

As Australia’s longest continual provider of distance education, the majority of our 140+ courses are available for study online. It makes sense to trust a university that has an extensive history of helping adults like you become future fit while they study at home.

Partner with a university that knows how to help you respond to a rapidly changing world.


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