Guide to degree programs and courses offered at UNSW
UNSW offers an extensive range of courses in Summer Term to help you fast track your study or add flexibility. Summer Term is usually held over December and January, although some courses may start in late November and finish in early February.
Most courses offered in Summer Term are the same as those offered in Semesters 1 and 2, but in an intensive mode. This is typically a 6 to 8 week period for core and elective courses and as little as 1 or 2 weeks in super-intensive mode for some general education courses.
Enrol as soon as you can, as some courses are very popular and places fill quickly. See a full list of enrolment dates and deadlines.
If you need help enrolling or accessing myUNSW, see these Step-by-Step Guides.
There are 3 teaching periods in Summer Term:
UNSW is closed during the Christmas and New Year period.
For specific dates, see the Academic Calendar.
See details at Summer Semester Fees
International students may enrol in Summer Term. Summer Term is not recognised as a compulsory study semester, and international students are not required to maintain a full-time enrolment during this time.
International students are encouraged to study in Summer Term to lessen the study load during the main compulsory sessions of the year (semesters 1 and 2).
See also Visa Requirements.
Students who complete their studies in Summer Term will be assigned to a Graduation Ceremony the following June.
Students enrolled in a Research program (PhD, Masters by Research or MPhil) don't normally enrol in Summer Term.
If you are considering enrolling or have enrolled in Summer Semester courses, it is very important that you let your Educational Liaison Coordinator know.
See Summer Term Disability Support for more information.
Summer Term is particularly useful to:
Contact Student Central with any questions.