University of New England (UNE)

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Why choose study in Australia

Home for the best universities in the world
Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.

The numbers above show that Australian education has the quantity and variety, but it is also worth noting that the country leads in quality. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world can be found in Australia. Their university system also ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. With these, Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education.

Some of the most popular fields to study are the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, social sciences and medical fields. Australian study programmes cover almost every possible subject students might need.

Australian degree is a globally recognized degree
When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.

Be at the forefront of Technology and Innovations
Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources. Australia has quality of scientific research programs available for international students.

Pay reasonable tuition fees
Australian education programs represent great value for money. Fees for vocational courses in Australia start from $AUD7000 and can reach around $AUD30,000 per year. An undergraduate program can cost you from $AUD15,000 to $AUD33,000 per year and postgraduate tuition fees range from $AUD20,000 to $AUD37,000 annually. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses start at around $AUD4000 while fees for foundation studies start from $AUD15,000 per year. Planning to take up an English language course? These courses start from only $AUD300 per week depending on the course length.

Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year's tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.

Start a successful career while studying
Australian cities have excellent job prospects and a multicultural community of students who are supported through student services programs. Australian graduates have excellent job prospects from their internationally-trusted universities. Working during your studies is also encouraged – international students on student visas are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week to boost their living expenses. Work experience and internships are all ways in which you can gain Australian work experience in your field of study and be competitive in the international job market after graduation

University Overview

Department structure

Study options are offered across…
Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education
The Faculty supports an outstanding learning and student experience through provision of a range of courses, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and prepares graduates to achieve their potential in a complex and changing global environment. It comprises:
School of Arts
School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences
School of Education
School of Humanities
Faculty of Medicine and Health
School of Health
School of Rural Medicine
Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law
The Faculty is an innovative collaboration of scientists, researchers, and academics designed to deliver cutting-edge education and real-world learning. It has over 700 staff and postgraduate students with international reach and active industry collaborations and partners across Asia and Africa. It comprises:
School of Science and Technology
School of Environmental and Rural Science
UNE Business School
School of Law
Online education
As a provider of online education, not all programs are available to international students on campus in Armidale or Sydney. Only international students who are studying from overseas or are studying in Australia on a visa other than a Student Visa are permitted to enrol at UNE in the online education mode.

Entry requirements

At least one of the following criteria must be met by international students:
English is the applicant's first language; or
Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed, resulting in an AQF award or an award recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR); or
A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent; or
An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50; or
Satisfactory completion of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme at the University of New England English Language Centre, or an equivalent EAP programme at an Australian university NEAS- accredited English Language Centre; or at a non-university NEAS-accredited English Language Provider recognised by the Academic Board Teaching and Learning Committee; or
Satisfactory completion on a prior or concurrent basis of an English communication skills programme appropriate for specific programmes approved by the Pro Vice-Chancellor
English Language Centre (ELC)
ELC programs will help students prepare for further study at UNE and give them the skills and knowledge they will need to understand on how to be successful at their new university.


Some of UNE is on-campus facilities include…
Sport UNE — This offers students a great range of on-campus sporting facilities, including rock climbing, soccer, yoga, archery, hockey and basketball.
Cafe Life — Located in the centre of the campus, the Cafe is a great place for lunch, snacks or an espresso coffee during the day.
The Booloominbah Collection — The Brasserie and Courtyard Cafe are located in the historic Booloominbah homestead. Students can relax with coffee and cake or enjoy excellent food for breakfast or lunch throughout the year at Booloominbah.
Campus Essentials — A retail shop, newsagent and post-office rolled into one, Campus Essentials has everything needed for life at UNE.
Sleek Hair Studio — UNE 's very own hair salon - with great deals for students on haircuts, massages and beauty treatments and products.
United Campus Bookshop — This is home to stocks of all current student textbooks.
Medical Centre — International students are able to access this facility and use their Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for a number of different health services.
Access to Money — The Armidale campus has an ATM and eftpos facilities.
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University of New England (UNE) offers over 200 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and research level, and is situated in Armidale, New South Wales in Australia. It holds three different faculties - the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education, the Faculty of Medicine and Health, and the Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law. Students can also study a course online, giving them the flexibility to fit their learning around other work and family commitments.
The University has impressive learning and leisure facilities, including beautiful lawns and gardens, a student bar, coffee shop and brasserie. There is also a well-stocked library with books, journals and online resources, and a state-of-the-art sports centre complete with a gym, a climbing wall and athletics oval.
Students at UNE have the opportunity to get involved in a range of community-related activities, such as volunteering with local charities and contributing their time and skills to the local area. Throughout the year there are also plenty of social events taking place on campus, including dinners, themed parties and an annual College Ball held across all of its 7 colleges. Those wanting to get involved in a club or society have plenty to choose from, including theatre, public speaking and sports teams.
A dedicated careers team focus on helping students with everything from applying for a job to finding an internship. Group workshops are also arranged throughout the year, and students can book to see an advisor to get some one-on-one help and support. Other support services on offer at the institution include a special needs office, a confidential counselling service and additional academic skills support.

Scholarships & funding

UNE International Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA)
The UNE International Postgraduate Research Award (UNE IPRA) scholarship is offered to top quality international candidates who wish to enrol in a research degree at UNE.
The UNE IPRA provides a stipend of AUD 27,082 per annum, course tuition fees and single Standard Overseas Health Insurance
The Awards are for a maximum duration of two years for a research master is degree or three years for a doctoral degree.
Applications are assessed on academic merit and research potential.
UNE PhD.I Research Award Scholarship
The UNE PhD. Innovation Research Award (UNE PIRA) Scholarship is offered to top quality international candidates who wish to enrol in the Doctor of Philosophy (Innovation) (PhD.I) research degree at UNE.
The UNE PIRA provides a stipend of AUD 27,082 per annum, course tuition fees and single Standard Overseas Health Insurance.
The Awards are for a maximum duration of 4 years. The first and last year are to be undertaken at UNE, with the second and third year being completed in the candidate is home country.
Applications are assessed on academic merit and research potential.
More scholarship details…

Teaching quality

UNE maintains a high-standard for teaching quality; utilising its small student-to-teacher ratio to give students excellent access to award-winning teachers. In the International Student Barometer 2017, UNE was ranked 1st in learning in Australia.
With particular strengths in agriculture, business and nursing, UNE offers unique access to Australia is best educators.
UNE is a community with its own particular names, ranks and titles. The people who teach at the University are also actively involved in research. In many cases, the people who teach will be world experts in their field. University staff are identified by a title which indicates their standing in the University community.
Recently, UNE Chemistry Senior Lecturer, Dr Erica Smith, was named the Royal Australian Chemistry Institute is Educator of the Year. Have a look…

What is new

UNE Sydney
Students can become part of a brand-new UNE experience and study on-campus in Sydney. Exclusively for international students, the Bachelor of Business (Major in Analytics and Informatics) begins in March 2019, and students will develop skills in creative thinking and critical analysis, communication and business decision making. Set in the heart of Parramatta, UNE Sydney offers all the benefits of an urban university with access to the most modern learning facilities.
Earle Page College (EPC) Offer
Students can gain access to all the benefits of being an on-campus student at UNE Armidale for only AUD170 per week. They can live at Earle Page College in a furnished single-occupant room with flexible contracts, meals and access to all student facilities. On top of this, the deal includes free:
Laundry services - washing machines and dryers
Room furniture including bed, bar fridge, desk, chair, and wardrobe
Secure bike shed
Music rooms
Study & social spaces
Communal garden
Plenty of private study and social spaces
Courtyard BBQ

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 - Rank: 701st

Diversity Index - Rank: 79

Feel At Home Index - Rank: 4.2%

ISB 2017 Ranking - Rank: 1st

Overall Cost of Living


Campus Accomodation




Post Graduate


Overall Cost of Living Value

A$ 20.290

Campus Accomodation Value

A$ 8.840

Undergraduate Value

A$ 27.010

Postgraduate Value

A$ 27.420

Minimum IELTS Score

Post Graduate : 6

Undergraduate : 6


Post Graduate : 79

Undergraduate : 79

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Please contact the provider

To be eligible for an IPRS Scholarship, applicants must: be an international student commencing full time internal enrolment in a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at this University; if applicants commenced their HDR in the previous year, but due to the timing of their application and subsequent enrolment were unable to be considered for an IPRS, they may apply and be considered for an IPRS during the current round of IPRS applications; be a student undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as within the areas of its areas of research concentration; not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree, or, if undertaking a Research Master's degree, not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Masters degree; not have held an AusAID scholarship within two years prior to commencing the IPRS; not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Australian Government makes a substantial contribution; not previously have received an IPRS, unless the previous IPRS was for a Master by Research degree that applicants have completed and they are now applying for a doctorate research degree or unless it was terminated within six months of enrolment.

All international

Applications may be submitted online via the AskUNE website or by mail with the following documents Birth certificate, certificate of citizenship or passport; official document that indicates a legal change of name; evidence of Australian permanent residency; transcripts for every tertiary program of study undertaken along with an explanation of the grading system information; certified proof of their commencement date and evidence of any intermission or changes of candidature status if they want to transfer an APA Scholarship from another institution, or have been enrolled in such a program at another institution within the last three years; research proposal; academic referee reports; evidence of support from their prospective supervisor; evidence of English language proficiency; full bibliographic details of up to six publications; evidence of up to six creative works to: Research Services Directorate, TC Lamble Administration Building, University of New England, Armidale NSW 2351 Australia.

Expected September 2018

UNE PhD Completion Scholarship

Maximum value of the award is AUD $8,010 (maximum four month scholarship period).

UNE does not offer extensions to APA Scholarships. Instead the University funds UNE PhD Completion Scholarships for all PhD students, not just APA recipients. This scholarship is funded by the University of New England to encourage timely PhD completions. UNE PhD Completion Scholarships are not a PhD candidature extension scholarship, but are linked to and support a specific outcome, the submission of the PhD thesis. The scholarships will only be awarded to those PhD students who can clearly demonstrate that their thesis will be submitted within the scholarship period. Eligibility: a UNE PhD Completion Scholarship will normally be available to PhD students entering their fourth year of PhD candidature (full-time equivalent); a student must be in the writing-up stage and have completed their data collection or equivalent; a student must be able to complete their thesis within the nominated period. The maximum completion scholarship period is four months; and a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis during the scholarship period and must work full-time on the thesis. In order to be considered for a completion scholarship, applicants must be strongly supported by their supervisor/s and their Head of School. Students who have already held a previous scholarship, other than a completion scholarship, will be eligible to apply if they have not already received an extension as part of the previous scholarship. Those who are currently receiving a scholarship or have already received a scholarship extension will be ineligible to apply for a UNE PhD Completion Scholarship. The award would be paid in three equal instalments of AUD $2,670 (if appropriate, tuition fees of international applicants will also be covered).

All international, Australia

All applications to undertake postgraduate research are made directly through UNE's Research Services.

Expected October 2018

UNERA International Fee and Stipend Scholarships

Please contact the provider

To be eligible for UNERA International Fee and Stipend Scholarship, applicants must: be an international student commencing full time internal enrolment in a three-year doctoral program at UNE; be a student undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as within its designated five thematic research priorities; not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree; not be receiving other scholarships for which course tuition or a living allowance is being provided.

All international

Applications may be submitted online, by mail or by fax. Scholarship enquiries should be directed to Research Services.

Overall Review

Overall Experience : 5 / 5

Admission Process : 5 / 5

Scholarships : 5 / 5

Life Experience : 5 / 5

Job Prospects : 5 / 5