Science Pathway & Preparations Programs

If you're keen to study at UNSW but have experienced difficult circumstances during your HSC which impacted your study, we have two programs that might suit you – UNSW Preparation Program and University Preparation Program. 

Our programs are about learning core academic skills in smaller classes. You’ll be part of UNSW’s vibrant student community and all it has to offer. With access to sport, clubs and societies, you'll find your place in the university community.  

UNSW Preparation Program (UNSW Prep) is a smart way to get your study plans back on track. It’s specifically designed for school leavers aged between 17 and 19 years. It ensures that you’re given tailored training to prepare you for future studies in the discipline. On successful completion, you may be eligible for entry into a UNSW degree program. 

University Preparation Program (UPP) has been created to enhance your academic skills before you start a degree. It offers a pathway to university study for people who are 20 years or older. Among the many different skills, you’ll learn about giving presentations, critical thinking, researching, and sitting exams.