Undergrad Internal Program Transfer

Undergrad Internal Program Transfer

Internal Program Transfer (IPT) is available to current undergraduate students. IPT enables you to move from one program to another within UNSW, without having to apply again through UAC. IPT is a free service for UNSW undergraduate students.

IPT enables you to transfer:

  • from one program to another
    (e.g. from a BE to a BSc), or
  • between single degree and double degree programs.

Please note: Students who wish to change streams within the same program, should use the Stream Declaration service in myUNSW.


The eligibility criteria varies for programs across UNSW. While many coursework programs are available for IPT, some programs that have other selection processes or criteria, such as undergraduate Medicine, won't be available.

To use the IPT service, you must be:

  • an undergraduate student.
  • currently enrolled or on official program leave from UNSW. This excludes discontinued, excluded, suspended or lapsed enrolments.
  • a commonwealth-supported domestic student or an international student.
  • not in your final term of study. If you're in your final term, contact the relevant Program Authority directly.
  • over 18 years old. If you are under 18, contact The Nucleus: Student Hub to complete your application.

Your eligibility depends on:

Conditions and requirements

  • One program application per term is permitted,
  • Not all programs will be available for transfer in each term.
  • You must apply within the advertised application period. No late applications will be considered.
  • As there is a specified period in which applications are assessed and a decision made, that decision cannot be delayed – i.e. it cannot be made after the assessment period has closed. Similarly, there is no provision for considering late results.
  • You must satisfy the academic rules of the program you wish to transfer to. See Program availability for specific academic requirements

When and how to apply

Generally, you can apply in all 3 terms, but some programs are not able to accept internal program transfers in every term. See Program availability for more information.

During the application period you can Apply for IPT via myUNSW. However, if you are under 18 years of age, you must contact The Nucleus: Student Hub to complete your application.

The application periods are:

Monday 22 Mar 2021Friday 16 Apr 2021

IPT application period for Term 2, 2021 intake

Monday 28 Jun 2021Friday 30 Jul 2021

IPT application period for Term 3, 2021 intake

How and when can I accept my offer?

Your IPT application is assessed after the application period has closed.

The outcome of your application will be emailed to your UNSW Email account.

If your application has been successful, the email will advise you to go to the myUNSW My Applications tab to accept your program transfer offer.

Please note: You cannot accept your offer outside the acceptance periods:

Thursday 27 May 2021Sunday 30 May 2021

IPT acceptance period for Term 2, 2021 intake

Wednesday 8 Sep 2021Sunday 12 Sep 2021

IPT acceptance period for Term 3, 2021 intake

Important information for international students

Important advice for international student visa holders

  • If your program transfer request is successful, you will require a new Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) which will be issued to you by the International Student Experience Unit. The new CoE will be sent to your student email account.
  • You may not be eligible for full transfer credit from your existing program. If this occurs,your total length of study may be extended. Check the date on you new CoE. 
  • If your new CoE is longer, check your student visa expiry date on VEVOIf you need a new student visa, apply to the Department of Home Affairs.  
  • ADFA Students only: Students studying under a Defence Cooperation Scholarship need permission from Defence and IDP before changing programs.


Important note for sponsored international students

Sponsored international students can only apply for internal program transfer (IPT) at UNSW if they have sponsor approval. If you don't gain sponsor approval for the program transfer, or if you can't submit the appropriate forms on time, you may be liable for your tuition fee costs.

Program availability

Use the links below to access programs available for IPT, application/eligibility requirements, and term availability.

Contacts for more information

For more information please contact the relevant Program Authority.