UNSW Transition Program Online
Develop the practical skills and confidence you need to thrive at university in just four months with the UNSW Transition Program Online. This is a pre-university preparation program and pathway to a degree at UNSW Sydney - or one of our partner universities in the UK, New Zealand or Australia. Prepare for the next step in your global education journey from wherever you are*, with university-approved content and dedicated support that makes you a stronger student.
Online learning, reimagined
A supportive community
A connected experience
The choice is yours - Prepare for a degree in Australia, NZ or the UK
With a choice of streams – Commerce, Actuarial Studies, Design and Architecture, Life Science, and Physical Science – you are preparing for future success at university. With the opportunity to study at a world top 50 university at UNSW Sydney, or one of our partner universities in the UK, NZ or Australia the possibilities are endless. Learn more about our partner universities.
See where the Transition Program Online fits into your journey toward a UNSW degree.
Who is this program for?
Transition Program Online is for students who narrowly missed the academic requirements for direct entry into their chosen bachelor’s degree. Being online, it’s perfect for those who aren’t ready to leave home yet or need to gain confidence before starting university – you will progress toward university, with entry guaranteed once you pass the program.
- Study in your own time zone
- Dedicated study coaching in small groups
- Progress to a wide range of degrees UNSW Sydney or our global partner universities in four months
- Make friends before you start university
- Study university recognised academic content
- Project based learning
If you want to be a part of an active community of learners and study university recognised content, this course could be for you. With guidance from your dedicated coach, develop an independent learning style and so much more with Transition Program Online.
Dates and fees
First Year at UNSW
|29 Nov 2021||18 Mar 2022||Term 2 – 30 May 2022||View Calendar|
|14 Feb 2022||3 Jun 2022||Term 3 – 12 Sep 2022||View Calendar|
|21 Mar 2022||8 Jul 2022||Term 3 – 12 Sep 2022||View Calendar|
|11 Jul 2022||28 Oct 2022||Term 1 – 13 Feb 2023||View Calendar|
|15 Aug 2022||2 Dec 2022||Term 1 – 13 Feb 2023||View Calendar|
|14 Nov 2022||10 Mar 2023||Term 2 – 29 May 2023||View Calendar|
2021 tuition fees: AUD $15,960
Choosing your stream:
Transition Program Online is offered in Commerce, Actuarial Studies, Physical Science, Life Science or Design and Architecture streams. To help you choose the best stream and subjects for your Transition Program Online, and match them to your UNSW degree, visit UNSW Degree Choices.
Start your university journey without leaving home
Progress to university in four months
By completing Transition Program Online and meeting the entry requirements, you can start your degree at UNSW Sydney, a world top 50 university, or one of our partner universities in the UK, New Zealand or Australia. The choice is yours.
Discover where your studies can take you.
Personalised support for success
How you will study
Learn the academic and English language skills for success at a world-class university. The UNSW Transition Program Online is a highly collaborative and social experience that nurtures genuine connections while providing dedicated support.
You will engage in student-led discussions, group project work and regular check-ins to build confidence and independence in your learning.
Watch your online portfolio grow automatically as you learn. Participate in independent activities to develop the skills required for future learning at university. You’re assessed on the strength of all your work and activities throughout the course – not just one exam.
Open Learning Global Pty Ltd (trading as OpenLearning) proudly delivers the UNSW Transition Program Online under licence from UNSW and UNSW Global Pty Limited. The UNSW and UNSW Global trademarks are owned by UNSW and are used by OpenLearning under limited licence.
Only non-student visa holders are eligible for the program. International students studying the UNSW Transition Program Online are not eligible for student visas. International students can apply for a student visa once they progress to their next qualification in their chosen study destination.
*To study this course, you must have a reliable internet connection and computer with video streaming capabilities.