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UNSW Transition Program Online

Neha Devadas - UNSW Student possing for TPO photoshoot

UNSW Transition Program Online is a purpose-built online university preparation program for international students, delivered in partnership with OpenLearning.

From wherever you are in the world, it will help you prepare for study at UNSW Sydney or one of our partner universities in Australia, New Zealand or the UK in only four months.

Where would you like to study?

When you complete the Transition Program Online, you will have the option to choose where you would like to study your degree:

*Students must meet the GPA and entry requirements of the partner institution to progress. Contact the partner directly for more information.

Why study Transition Program Online?

  • Gain entry to universities around the world

    You can choose to progress to UNSW Sydney, a world top 50 university, or one of our partner universities in the UK or New Zealand.

  • Stay supported and connected

    Learn from experienced, engaging teachers. Benefit from small group daily check-in sessions, regular portfolio reviews and a dedicated study coach to support and guide your learning.

  • Engage in social, project-based learning

    Enjoy a mix of interactive, real-time classes, independent learning resources and small group activities. You’ll learn to lead discussions, work together as a team, and make friends from around the wo

Janine Hernando TPO student from the Philippines. In 2022 Janine began Bachelor of Commerce and Law at UNSW Sydney
“The UNSW Transition Program has taught me a great many things ‑ one of them is how to be a self-reflective and independent learner. I’ve learned not only to engage with my peers, but with the course itself as well. "

Janine Hernando


Program details

Our programs align with common university intakes so you can progress directly to your degree. Enrol in our next intake and prepare for success at university, from anywhere in the world.


  • Program Type


  • Duration

    4 months

  • Streams

    Commerce - Actuarial Studies - Physical Science - Design and Architecture - Life Sciences

  • Progression

    Bachelor's degree

  • Intakes

    Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug, Nov

  • Delivery mode

    100% online, delivered on OpenLearning platform

Opportunities with UNSW Global

UNSW is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities, consistently ranked in the global top 50.

As Australia's pioneer in foundation studies and university pathway programs, UNSW Global has supported over 30,000 students from around the world with life-changing learning opportunities over the past 50 years.

Discover a new way of learning with OpenLearning

OpenLearning is on a mission to revolutionise online learning as a social and engaging experience.

As a world leader in transformative learning experiences, its online learning platform puts community connections and student engagement first. Results show that meaningful learning happens when people are inspired, excited, challenged and motivated by what they're learning.

Deep and effective learning happens when students are active - creating, discussing and reflecting - rather than simply memorising and repeating. And more engaged students mean better learning outcomes.

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.

UNSW Global Pty Limited (ABN 62 086 418 582) is a not-for-profit provider of education services and a wholly owned subsidiary of UNSW Sydney. UNSW Global delivers English language programs under its CRICOS Provider Code 01020K | UNSW Global delivers Diploma and Foundation Studies programs under UNSW Sydney’s CRICOS Provider Code 00098G. See UNSW Global CRICOS Course Codes at www.unswglobal.unsw.edu.au/esos | Copyright © 2021 UNSW Global