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UNSW Global Special Considerations


At UNSW Global we are doing all we can to help students affected by the Australian Government’s travel restrictions. Below is some information about the special considerations we are offering to support our students’ studies.

For information about the current situation, what to do if you are feeling unwell or updates about UNSW’s undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, see UNSW’s Frequently Asked Questions


How have the recent measures affected UNSW Global?

UNSW Global offers Foundation Studies, Diploma and English programs which are a direct pathway to UNSW undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

We have been in contact with our students and we understand that some students due to travel from mainland China have been affected by the recent measures put in place by the Australian Government.

Some UNSW Global programs started as planned on 10 February. Classes are running as normal, but for students who have been affected, we have been contacting them directly by phone and email to offer them support and discuss their study plans.


What options are available for students due to start this week?

Affected students are being given the option to defer their program to the next intake without any financial penalty.

  • 10 Week University English Entry Course and Essential English will start 16 March
  • 15 Week University English Entry Course will start 20 April
  • Essential Academic English will start 25 May

While this may affect students longer term study plans, the UNSW trimester calendar means that we have more options to ensure minimal disruption.


What other options are available?

Students enrolled in the 15 week University English Entry Course and Essential Academic English, have the option to commence their course online for the first two weeks. This program started yesterday but there is still time to enrol, there will be contact information at the end of this video for more information.


Can you tell me more about the options available online?

The online courses are designed to provide quality preparation which will enable students to continue with their studies without delay or disadvantage. Detailed explanations regarding assessment and other course components are part of the course induction. Eligible students who have indicated that they would like to commence their program online have been provided with detailed information by email.

Once the students arrive on-campus we will put support measures in place, for example additional face-to-face hours, to ensure that they are on track for success.

After two weeks, UNSW Global will review the travel bans and decide whether to extend the course or transfer students’ enrolment to the next available intake, without financial penalty.


What happens if the travel restrictions are extended?

If the Australian Government continues with the current travel ban after the initial 2 weeks, and you cannot attend classes by 24 February, the course will be reviewed. The online course may be extended or your course will be deferred without financial disadvantage to the next intake. UNSW Global will continue to update you on a regular basis.

What about the Foundation Studies and Diploma programs which are due to start in March?
For Foundation Studies and Diploma programs which are due to commence in late March, we expect that classes will go ahead as scheduled. Should travel restrictions be extended, we will communicate with students about their options.


Where can UNSW Global students find out more information?

We have been communicating with students, with a priority on the students who are commencing classes this week. For more information, I would suggest that students regularly check their email accounts for updates, as well as our WeChat account and UNSW Global website. For personalised information, students can email [email protected]


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