Summer Term

Summer Term

UNSW offers an extensive range of courses in Summer Term to help you fast track your study.

Most courses offered in the Summer Term are offered in an intensive mode.

Courses available

Summer courses by Faculty in 2020:


How to enrol

See this Annual Enrolment page for more information.

Your enrolment is your responsibility:

  • You must enrol in your course before the enrolment deadline. Enrolling after the deadline will attract a late enrolment fee and may have other implications for your enrolment.
  • If you want to withdraw from a course (drop), the drop deadline is the last day you can withdraw without academic penalty, and the census date is the last day you can withdraw without financial liability for the course. There are also other deadlines to consider before you drop.

Teaching dates

There is one teaching period in Summer Term:

  • U1: 5 weeks over January and February

UNSW is closed during the Christmas and New Year period.

For specific dates, see the Academic Calendar.

International students and visa requirements

International students may enrol in the Summer Term. The Summer Term is not recognised as a compulsory study period, and international students are not required to maintain a full-time enrolment during this time.

See also Visa Requirements.

Academic standing

Academic standing indicates current progress toward completion of a program.

Results obtained in the Summer Term will be counted towards Term 1 academic standing.

See also Academic Standing.


Students who complete their studies in Summer Term will be assigned to a Graduation Ceremony at the end of Term 1.

Equitable Learning Support

If you are considering enrolling or have enrolled in Summer Term courses, it is very important that you let your Equitable Learning Advisor know.

See Summer Term Equitable Learning Support for more information.