Why Study Science at UNSW?

UNSW Science students have access to the very best teachers and researchers, modern facilities and a vibrant campus.

Armed with an excellent education and campus experience, our graduates step into the future with the knowledge and confidence to make a real difference. 


Our prestige

It’s not easy to get in, but it’s worth it!

UNSW degrees have some of the highest entry requirements in NSW, which means our students are the best and brightest. Your classes will be full of students just as committed as you to getting an exceptional education. Plus, our reputation has earned us membership to a number of international networks and means we are able to attract the very best (award-winning) staff from around the world.


Our size

Sometimes bigger really is better

With a population of around 50,000 students, at UNSW you’ll be part of a truly dynamic, culturally diverse and internationally focused learning environment. Our size also means that we are able to offer a wide range of degrees and courses– whatever your favourite area of science, chances are you can study it at UNSW.


Our age

Modern facilities and state of the art equipment

We’ve only been around since 1949, so you won’t be studying in a traditional old university at UNSW. Due to our focus on science and technology, UNSW invests heavily in the most state-of-the-art buildings, facilities and resources to ensure our students receive the very best university experience.


Our industry connections

We deliver what industry needs

Through science, our understanding of the world is constantly evolving, which is why we’re continually developing our links with the scientific and business communities. This is the best way to ensure that our research is cutting-edge and our teaching truly prepares our graduates for the modern world of science. These connections also enable us to offer a wide range of scholarships, including the Science Industry Awards.


Your outstanding career prospects

Employers love our graduates

University life is great, but it's also important that you can land the job you want when you graduate. In the Good Universities Guide we obtained a five star rating for graduate employment, starting salaries and positive graduate outcomes. This is proof that our students are highly sought after in government, industry and the not-for-profit sectors.


Your ticket to the world

Through new friends and international partnerships

With over 13,000 international students from 120 countries, you’ll make friends with people from all around the world. Plus, if you want to travel yourself, we have one of Australia’s largest international exchange programs, giving you the opportunity to study at more than 200 prestigious universities around the world.


Campus Life is Legendary!

UNSW understands that university life is much more than just what happens in the classroom. With over 250 clubs and societies, there is a place for everyone. UNSW is a supportive, vibrant community where you’ll always bump into someone you know and there’s always something going on around campus. Plus, with over 2000 beds on campus, living in our student residences is the best way to make the jump into uni and make friends for life.