On this page, you can find information about student loans available for UNSW students.
UNSW Sydney supports students experiencing financial difficulties to persist in their studies through the student loans system.
All loans are repayable and interest free. Students currently enrolled in coursework and higher degree research programs, and UNSW enabling programs, are able to apply for a student loan. Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply.
Students must satisfy specific application and approval criteria, and sign a legally binding contract that outlines the repayment arrangement.
For further information, read the Student Loans Procedure (pdf) or to apply for a loan, follow the link that is relevant to you below:
If you are a postgraduate research student in need of a loan for:
- materials or equipment (including laptop/computer) not covered by the Facilities and Resources to Support Higher degree Research Candidate Guidelines, you may be eligible for a HDR Student Loan. For more information, see:
- emergency assistance or for personal, unforeseen, health or other discretionary needs, see Student Loans Provided by Student Support and Success.
Emergency assistance loans
Emergency assistance loans are available for UNSW Canberra students through UNSW Canberra Student Administrative Services.
Long term loans
Long term loans are available for UNSW Canberra students, see Student loans provided by Student Support and Success.
All other UNSW students enrolled in UNSW coursework program, and/or UNSW enabling programs (UNSW Preparation Program, UNSW Prep Program; see Student loans provided by Student Support and Success.