Postgraduate Program Transfer

This page tells you about applying for program transfer from one approved UNSW Postgraduate Coursework program to another.

Eligibility

  1. You must have undertaken a minimum of one semester/term of study in your current program.
  2. You must be in GOOD academic standing.


International students please note:

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 student visa holders

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.


How to apply

Information for:

Full fee paying student transfer to a program offering commonwealth supported places

If you currently are a full fee paying student and you want to transfer to a program that offers commonwealth supported places, then you must submit an application via Apply Online or UAC (whichever is applicable).

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Commonwealth supported place transfer to a program in a different school

If you currently hold a commonwealth supported place in your current program and want to transfer to a program in a different School (either within the same Faculty or in a different Faculty), then you must submit an application via Apply Online or UAC (whichever is applicable).

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Commonwealth supported place transfer to a related program in the same specialisation

If you currently hold a commonwealth supported place in your current program and wish to transfer to a related program, i.e. a Graduate Diploma/Masters within the same specialisation, and the program you wish to transfer to, offers commonwealth supported places as listed on this Postgraduate CSP page, then you should complete the online Postgraduate Program Transfer Form.

Make sure you provide all the required information before submitting your application.

Your application will be directed to the Program Authority for assessment.

Commonwealth supported place transfer to another commonwealth supported place program in the same school

If you currently hold a commonwealth supported place in your current program of study and wish to transfer to a program within the same School in your Faculty and the program you wish to transfer to offers commonwealth supported places, as listed on this Postgraduate CSP page, then you should complete the online Postgraduate Program Transfer Form.

Make sure you provide all the required information before submitting your application.

Your application will be directed to the Program Authority for assessment.

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