The University of New South Wales is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. The university takes pride in the broad range and high quality of its teaching programs, which gain strength and currency from the university's research activities and its international nature. UNSW has a proud history of regional and global engagement. The University attracts leading academics and researchers from around the world, and actively encourages student mobility through international collaborations and partnerships with leading institutions in Asia, Europe and North America.

Established in 1949, UNSW has expanded rapidly and now has close to 46,000 students, including more than 11,500 international students from over 130 different countries. The University offers more than 300 undergraduate and 600 postgraduate programs and has developed an extensive network of alumni chapters throughout Asia. 
UNSW is renowned for the quality of its graduates and its commitment to new and creative approaches to education and research. Its motto -- Scientia Manu et Mente ("Knowledge by Hand and Mind") -- encapsulates the University's philosophy of balancing the practical and the scholarly. UNSW is respected by industry, government and the corporate sector for the calibre of its applied research addressing contemporary issues and for the quality of the graduates it produces. These attributes were recently recognized when UNSW was awarded the most five-star ratings (eleven) in the 2009 edition of the Good Universities Guide, in key performance indicators such as teaching quality, research intensivity, research grants, graduate starting salaries, international enrollments, staff qualifications and positive graduate outcomes.
The Faculty of Law is a leader among Australian universities for the quality of learning and teaching law. With excellent students, a Faculty with a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching and research, a new law building, and a teaching model that places students at the centre of all it does, the Faculty of Law at UNSW is a pacesetter for progressive legal education in Australia.

UNSW is involved in almost a hundred research, teaching programs and community centres: these include multidisciplinary teams established to capture synergies across traditional school, faculty or institution boundaries. Faculty centres include the Australian Human Rights Centre, the Australasian Legal Institute, the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, the Centre for Continuing Legal Education, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law, the Crime and Justice Research Network, the Diplomacy Training Program, the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, the Indigenous Law Centre, the Initiative on Climate Change Law and Policy, the Initiative for Health and Human Rights, the International Law and Policy Group, the Kingford Legal Centre, the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre, the National Pro Bono Resource Centre, the Private Law Policy and Research Group and the Social Justice Project.

Sessional Dates

  • UNSW offers a "Tailored Term 3": one intensive course in late August, and 3 courses from September - December. Orientation starts mid-to-late August.
    Of all of our Australian/New Zealand partners, UNSW will have the term option that starts the latest in the summer.
  • Second Semester: Late July to Late November

Full-time Course Load

For one semester, 24 units of UNSW credit are equivalent to 15 upper-year Queen's Law credits.