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Dear contact.firstname,

Welcome to UNSW Sydney! 

Whether you have made the transition straight from High School, the workplace or joined us through another pathway, we are delighted that you chose to join our community. 

This is a progressive and innovative time at UNSW as we begin the transition to our new academic calendar, UNSW3+, in 2019. Our new flexible calendar is designed to increase opportunities for exchange and internships, providing you with a richer university experience. 

The University will be in touch over the next few months to guide you through the transition and inform you about our new way to enrol in your 2019 Term 1, 2 and 3 courses from October this year.

As you embark on this new and exhilarating time in your life, I encourage you to explore all that UNSW has to offer and to use that as a platform for your intellectual and personal growth.

Congratulations again on becoming part of our community!

Warm regards

Professor Merlin Crossley
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic

Information about the 2019 UNSW3+ academic calendar

The new academic calendar is designed to improve the student experience and provide additional opportunities for our students. It also offers more flexibility and the ability to spread study loads across the year. 

From 2019:

  • There will be 3 x 10 teaching week terms, plus an optional intensive Summer term
  • Eight courses will remain the normal full-time study load
  • Nine courses per year (three per term) is an option that some students may choose
  • The flexibility of the study load means students can free up one term for additional opportunities, such as internships, volunteering, or an overseas experience
  • For domestic students, the minimum study load required to be a full-time student (and retain the associated benefits) will be six courses spread with at least one course in each of the three terms

To help with degree planning, students can access 2019 course information and offerings at For general UNSW3+ information, please head to