Direct to Second Year
Who is this program for?
The Diploma in Science is delivered by UNSW Global, the pathway provider which is fully owned by UNSW Sydney. As a Diploma in Science student you will be studying equivalent courses to first year undergraduates which are accredited by UNSW Sydney, but delivered in a program tailored to international students. You will be able to enjoy access to the same facilities and resources as first year undergraduate students.
After successfully completing eight courses specific to your chosen degree specialisation you will be awarded a Diploma in Science. This will allow you to receive full credit for the first year of your Bachelor of Science program at UNSW Sydney and enter directly into second year of the degree program.
The Diploma in Science (CRICOS Course code 095862A) is a 12 month program that will provide students with the opportunity to pursue a degree in Science. Students will need to complete a set of 8 courses within 24 months to achieve their Diploma and receive credit (advanced standing) for first year of a Bachelor of Science at UNSW Sydney.^ The selection of courses students choose, determines the specialisation they will be able to pursue in second year for their Bachelor of Science.
Second Year Science degree at UNSW Sydney on successful completion of Diploma
Term 1: 12 weeks
Term 2: 12 weeks
Term 3: 12 weeks
Up to 25 hours per week
8 courses (based on specialisation)
"My country's curriculum is not included in UNSW's accepted curriculums. By studying at UNSW Global, I received a chance to continue my studies at UNSW directly after finishing my Diploma Program in UNSW Global, which is equivalent to first-year undergraduate studies of my intended degree."
Claudia Velda Widjaja, Indonesia
Dates and fees
|Enrolment||Finish||Start UNSW Degree||Price (AUD)|
|11 May 2020||30 April 2021||Term 2 - May 2021||$38,400*|
|31 Aug 2020||20 Aug 2021||Term 3 - September 2021||$38,400*|
|18 Jan 2021||10 Dec 2021||Term 1 - February 2022||$38,400*|
|10 May 2021||29 Apr 2022||Term 2 - June 2022||$38,400*|
|30 Aug 2021||19 Aug 2022||Term 3 - September 2022||$38,400*|
* Price is indicative only
Please see non tuition fees here.
For a breakdown of 2020 diploma tuition fees by course click here.
Please see Academic calendar for this program here.
Diploma entry requirements
View the full table of academic and English Diploma entry requirements.
Our courses are equivalent to those taught in the first year of an undergraduate degree at UNSW Sydney. The difference is that you get additional support in honing your English and academic skills.
Choose a degree specialisation to see the courses you will study
“Our diploma courses are based on UNSW Sydney first year undergraduate courses so that students have the skills and knowledge necessary for success in their degree studies.”
Dr. Suzann Malaney
Find out how to apply or complete your application.
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Feed your curiosity with answers to FAQs and a glossary for diplomas.
- Australian permanent residents, Australian citizens and New Zealand citizens are not eligible to enrol in Diploma programs at this time. If a student becomes an Australian permanent resident, Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen after they enrol, they must continue to pay international student fees for the duration of their Diploma program and will be subject to additional competitive processes for entry into a UNSW Sydney program.
- Note: Census date for Diploma Programs to be advised.