Australian students apply through the University Admissions Centre (UAC). International students undertaking Australian Year 12 examinations should also lodge an application for admission through UAC.

All other international students should lodge an application directly with UNSW, preferably using the University's Apply Online service. Alternatively, please contact UNSW International on +61 2 9385 6996 or for an application form.

However, please note that there are significant cost savings using the Apply Online service.

Selection for undergraduate programs at UNSW is based on academic merit by assessment of completion of matriculation through secondary studies (such as the NSW HSC or equivalent) or special programs offered by UNSW (such as Foundation Studies or the University Preparation program )

Students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree at another university and who want to apply to UNSW for the Honours year only, should apply directly to UNSW. They cannot apply online, and should contact the Faculty of Science for an application form.

Further information about applying to UNSW as an undergraduate student is available from the Student Recruitment Office or from the Physics Friend.

All postgraduate applicants are encouraged to apply directly to the university, through the student portal.

The Graduate Research School is responsible for all postgraduate research students at UNSW, and their website has information for future students including how to apply, and fees and costs.

Further information about applying for graduate studies in the School of Physics is available from the Postgraduate Director.