New Academic Calendar - UNSW3+

UNSW is moving to a new academic calendar model from 2019.

The new calendar consists of three normal terms each with ten weeks teaching, and an optional five-week summer term. The new academic calendar is called UNSW3+. We are working closely with students, staff and industry over the next two years to ensure every student is prepared for this exciting and progressive change.

See below for what you need to know to prepare yourself for the 2019 transition or read this recent UNSW3+: New academic calendar email from Professor Merlin Crossley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education.

Here is a visual representation of the new calendar which consists of 3 normal terms each with 10 weeks teaching, and an optional 5 week summer term


To provide graduates with the attributes necessary for success in the 21st century.

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The ability for students to vary study load over 3 x 10 week terms.

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To provide an 'experiences' term for internships, extra-curricular activities or global opportunities.

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To provide better alignment for exchange and inbound international students.

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Uni Breaks

To provide more opportunities throughout the year, with an optional 5-week Summer Term.

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Fees, Visas & Benefits

It will not be more difficult to access Centrelink and fees will not increase because of the new calendar.

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To provide you with answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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Contact Us

We want to hear from you.

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