Start studying in Term 2

We know life holds a lot of different responsibilities. Your job or business, friends, family, and health are all important. Study is too, but we understand that life happens around study. Our new flexible academic calendar makes it easier to manage life’s responsibilities.

The new calendar (we call it UNSW 3+) means you can begin studying at three different times a year. You can graduate faster by increasing your study load (we call it ‘overloading’). Alternatively, you can start your career straight away by reducing your study load (‘underloading’) and doing more internships.

We understand that COVID-19 has created significant challenges and delays to arriving in Australia, and at campus. Find the latest COVID-19 information for all students at UNSW.

There are still benefits for starting in Term 2, including scholarships and study exchanges timed to align with European and American university schedules. Keep reading to find out more.

Flexible study

Take control of your education and plan your program to suit you. With the UNSW 3+ academic calendar you can:

  • Study around work or other commitments by overloading or underloading courses
  • Study part-time and complete six courses a year (a semester calendar only allows four)
  • Take more time for families, holidays, or professional development - like internships with Career Accelerator

The UNSW 3+ academic calendar enabled Arthur Chao, Westpac Banking, Insurance and Financial Services Future Leader Award winner, to take six internships within four years of study. He took a term off to complete an internship in Hong Kong and was also at ASIC during the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.


“At ASIC I worked on a market strategic overview of insider trading levels. It was a fantastic experience and a great time to be there with everything going on with the royal commission. Ultimately, the capital markets space – the institutional banking side – is where I want to be.”

Arthur Chao
Bachelor of Commerce / Arts student

Read more about Arthur Chao and the AFR Top100 Future Leaders.


Professional development

The best way to open up career opportunities after graduation is to build professional experience and networks while you study. UNSW Business School students have exclusive access to Career Accelerator, a suite of professional development opportunities. The opportunities include: 

  • Essential career-starting soft skills and networking events with industry leaders 
  • Personal mentors and internships at excellent organisations ranging from start-ups to multi-nationals
  • On-site project work for social entrepreneurship and other types of companies in Asia 

"I would highly recommend to new students the Career Accelerator opportunities available exclusively to business school students. I've recently completed the global trade program - working as a consultant in different positions within a real-life company, and you get to put your knowledge learnt in class into practice."

Georgina Mi
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance)

Find out how to kick-start your career with Career Accelerator.


UNSW Scholarships

Scholarship funding provides you with academic or personal financial support. Scholarships are open to school-leavers and postgraduate students, from Australia and from overseas. 

For more information, visit UNSW Business School Scholarships.


“This scholarship has assisted me financially and has allowed me to achieve so much.
The prestige of this scholarship has also helped me secure a job within my first month in Sydney.”

Saurabh Kaur
Master of Commerce (Economics, Finance and International Business)

Read more about Saurabh, Future of Change scholarship recipient, and his scholarship application tips.


Study Abroad

A benefit of the UNSW 3+ academic calendar and starting in Term 2 is greater opportunity to study overseas. UNSW3+ aligns with universities in Europe, America… well, most universities in the Northern Hemisphere. You can choose from more than 300 partner universities across the globe! Visit UNSW Study Abroad and Exchange for more information. 


“I’m so glad I did it. It was literally the best time of my life. I’m kinda worried my life has peaked now, nothing will ever live up to it.”

Sarah Anderson
Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Media (PR & Advertising)

Read more about Sarah and her study abroad experience.



O-Week Events

Don’t worry about missing O-Week – we hold one for new students each term. O-Week is the best way to find out about important things like courses and the ways we support your studies and career development… and it’s buzzing with giveaways from industry sponsors, interesting clubs and societies to join, and fun activities to meet new friends.

If you can’t attend O-Week on campus, we can still get you started from day one with a digital welcome pack that includes all vital information.


“At O-Week, I was assured I had made the right decision to study at UNSW Business School. I could quickly see everything I would study and experience over the next few years, and recognised the satisfaction I would gain.”

Khatereh Shiran
Master of Commerce (Marketing)

Settle in to study with this informative orientation to the Business School.



Interested in studying at UNSW Business School in Term 2? You can explore all Term 2 programs and timetables. Please note, class registration will open on Monday 20 April, two weeks later than originally planned.