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Young entrepreneurs & leaders program


As Australia’s leading entrepreneurial university, in one of the world’s most iconic cities, UNSW has the biggest student start-up program in Australia.

Our students are graduating into a challenging and complex world where work is being radically reshaped by technology and innovation and where pressing problems confronting the world demand solutions are solved.

We are answering these challenges by delivering Australia’s most comprehensive university-based entrepreneurship initiatives.

Our unique 10-day Young Entrepreneurs & Leaders Program is designed for ambitious young international students (aged 16-18) to get a head start in developing crucial global entrepreneurial and leadership solutions, while experiencing firsthand both the teaching approach at UNSW and the culture of Sydney.

The program is designed to instill participants with key entrepreneurial skills, including innovation, creativity, and persuasiveness, for success in a 21st Century business environment. In doing so it offers a clear learning path to set foundations for real personal progress in the leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow and to ensure that UNSW’s students continue to transform the world.

Learning Outcomes

  • Engage in an entrepreneurial project, from concept to funding pitch, with the goal of enhancing society at a local, national and/or global level.

  • Be mentored by expert entrepreneurs and academic staff, experiencing this ever changing global field from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

  • Acquire a range of transferrable skills including a focus on lean and smart design thinking, theory and application in contemporary business practices; technology enhanced teamwork and collaboration; public speaking, and more.

  • Complete a reflective diary to understand personal and professional development throughout the program.

Program and Application cut off dates


Please note: Students must be aged 16 or above with a minimum IELTS score of 5.0.

All applications for programs close 3 months prior to program commencement.

Program fee

Program fee per student AUD $3000.

Program fee includes:

  • Application fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Airport transfers
  • Scheduled activities
  • Meals
  • Certificates
  • OPAL card

Program fee excludes:

  • Airfares 
  • Visa costs 
  • Personal health and travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional OPAL or meal card charges

Need more information?

To contact our programs coordinator and request a customised proposal, please contact us at:

Study Tours and Customised Programs 

Tel: +61 2 9385 7301


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