University of New England

About the University of New England

In addition to a range of entry pathways, including a popular early entry program for school leavers, many UNE students without entry qualifications take advantage of the Pathways Enabling Course, which provides entry to most of our degrees. The course has no tuition fees for domestic students and can be studied online from home.

UNE has been the leading innovator of flexible study for over 60 years because we’re committed to helping our students balance their study with other commitments.

UNE student cohort profile.

Acceptance and enrolment

Undergraduate applicants


If you receive an offer of a place at UNE, it will include information about how to accept and enrol. 


To apply for credit for studies you have undertaken at another tertiary institution, apply for advanced standing and attach a certified academic transcript and unit outlines. You must quote your UAC application number and the course for which you are applying.


If you are offered a place, you may be allowed to defer your enrolment for up to two years. B Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program has only a limited number of deferments for one year (conditions apply). To apply for a deferment, you must write to the Admissions Officer by the date specified for accepting the offer.

Campus information


The UNE campus is situated on 74 hectares of heritage parklands, overlooking the beautiful city of Armidale in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales. UNE offers a complete on-campus experience, with a vibrant, supportive community, small classes and access to your lecturers. Armidale is an inspiring centre in which to study. It lies in the heart of the beautiful New England Region, located halfway between Sydney and Brisbane on the New England Highway and just a two hour drive from the NSW North Coast.

To find out more, visit the UNE website

Student services

UNE has a range of student support services. These include counselling, chaplaincy, academic assistance and learning support, and employment and career advice. Campus facilities include a medical centre, computing centre, sporting and recreation facilities, and a childcare centre.

The University supports a variety of student organisations, clubs and societies for students to become involved in campus life.

To find out more, visit the UNE website.


For students with disabilities and special needs UNE has dedicated support services.

To find out more about services for students at UNE, visit the UNE website


The UNE residential system gives you the benefit of academic, social and personal support networks and a rich tradition of vibrant inter-college competitions in sporting and cultural activities. Living on campus means you are in the ideal position to enjoy the living and learning experience to the fullest. Both socially and academically you are right at the heart of the action. You’ll also be living right next door to SportUNE and the great facilities it has to offer.

There are seven colleges, including six traditional college residences, a village of self-contained units and 211 modern studio apartments. Living on campus at UNE provides greater value for money when compared with other accommodation options, giving you the flexibility to choose a college that suits your budget, along with exclusive academic and personal support to ensure your success.

We recommend residential college accommodation be arranged before the start of the academic year. For more information on accommodation, visit the UNE website

To find out more about UNE student and campus services, visit the UNE life website.

Fees and charges

Undergraduate applicants

All UNE students must pay student contributions for a Commonwealth-supported place (CSP). When you study in a CSP course, you only have to pay part of the cost of your course (a student contribution) and the Australian Government pays the remainder of the cost. 

To find out more about course fees, visit the UNE website


All students enrolled at UNE are required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). This fee is calculated on a per 6 credit point basis. The 2019 rate was $37.75 per 6 credit points with an annual full-time maximum charge of $302. The fee will be used to help cover the cost of student services including food, sports and recreation, childcare, counselling, legal, health, housing and employment as well as independent student representation structures. 

To find out more about the SSAF, visit the UNE website