University of New South Wales

Rank 2
Location Kensington
Established 1949
Famous For Engineering, Law, Psychology


University of New South Wales is a world-class research-intensive university located in Sydney, Australia. Established in 1949, UNSW is one of Australia's leading universities and consistently ranks in the top 50 universities worldwide.

UNSW offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across its faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Built Environment, Business, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). The university strongly emphasises providing interdisciplinary study options and has a number of dual-degree programs and research centres focused on issues such as climate change, public health, and social justice.

Services for International Students

The university has a vibrant and diverse community, with over 60,000 students from more than 130 countries. It provides student support services to help them succeed both academically and personally. These include academic support services, career services, disability services and mental health and well-being services.


  • 84th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
  • 19th in the QS World University Rankings 2024
  • 37th in the Best Global Universities category by US News Rankings
  • 126-150th in Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2022


The university provides a variety of on-campus housing options to students. These include residence halls and apartments, with single or shared accommodation options. They have all the basic amenities and feature kitchens and community living spaces. Off-campus housing is also available for students at various locations, and International students can also opt for homestays. 

About Location

The University of New South Wales has several campuses, but the main campus is located in the suburb of Kensington, which is about 7 kilometres to the southeast of Sydney Central Business District (CBD). The main campus is easily accessible by public transport, with several bus routes and a light rail stop nearby. Kensington and its neighbouring suburbs offer a range of activities and attractions for students to explore in their free time. 

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