Progress your studies online with UNSW Global
Don’t put your academic goals on hold. Make the most of your time and progress your studies with UNSW Global online, your pathway to a top 50 university in Australia.
By completing one of our world-class Diploma, Foundation Studies or English Language courses online, you will be prepared to advance to a UNSW degree, and develop the study skills you need to start on campus at UNSW Sydney.
Benefits of online learning
Start online and finish on campus
Start your course now online and once things settle down you could be studying on campus with your peers in no time, you can view the UNSW Campus virtual 360 tour here to see what to expect when you come to campus.
Try before you decide
We understand online learning is new to a lot of people. You might be concerned about connectivity or time difference issues. You can enrol and start your online program to find out if it's right for you. We are giving English Language and Foundation Studies Program students one week to decide and Diploma Program students 21 days to decide! If it’s not your preferred study mode, you can defer your start date without any financial penalty.
A personalised learning experience most virtual tutorials have two teachers - one presenting and one answering your written questions, so students can interact in the way they feel most comfortable.
Student engagement and support
We have a wide range of fun online activities and challenges including movie clubs, book clubs and conversation clubs as well as cooking challenges, so you feel involved even though you will be studying from a distance. Our Student Support team is also here for you should you have any welfare issues that you would like to discuss. Our Student Services team can assist you with any administration questions you may have such as paying your fees or enrolling in your course.
Same learning outcomes
All course materials are adapted for online learning, so you gain the same knowledge, skills and credentials as you would face-to-face.
Stay on track
With frequent assessments to check your progress and provide regular feedback, we keep you on track throughout the course. Plus there’s access to additional online tutoring and consultation sessions.
What is online learning like?
Just like on-campus all our programs online have a live orientation session to help you get set up and ready for online learning.
Most virtual tutorials have two teachers - one presenting and one answering your written questions, so you can interact in a way that you feel most comfortable with and make friends along the way. All our class sizes are smaller than what you would experience at university so you can ease into the university experience with a mixture of live and pre-recorded tutorials.
Our online platform makes sure your experience is as close to face-to-face learning as possible. Complete online assessments and tests to get a GPA to take the next step with your studies.
We also have a ‘China Students Access Network’ (CSAN) for our mainland Chinese students this is a virtual highway that offers a more reliable, secure and consistent internet connection which improves the overall learning experience.
Online Foundation Studies Student
To find out more about online learning and what the online learning experience with us is like watch the video.
Foundation Studies Programs
- Prepare for life at university in Australia
- Build your proficiency in English and academic subjects
- Create your pathway to a successful career through a UNSW bachelor's degree
- Fast-track to Second Year of your UNSW bachelor's degree
- Receive two qualifications: a Diploma and a Degree
- Study Business, Computer Science, Science or Engineering
English Language Courses
- Prepare for academic excellence
- Get a head start on your global career
- Build your English skills for entry into Diploma and Foundation Studies Programs, and UNSW bachelor's and master's degrees