Study with UNE and see why we get the maximum five-star rating from graduates for Overall Satisfaction and Teaching Quality in The Good Universities Guide year after year.*
At UNE you get more than a degree, you get a complete university experience: a vibrant, supportive community, small classes, and easy access to your expert lecturers. This means that you get every opportunity to reach your potential and get the very best start (plus some great memories along the way).
Established in the 1920s by the University of Sydney, UNE is the oldest university in Australia outside of a capital city, and has a well-earned reputation as one of Australia’s great teaching, training and research universities.
Set on a spectacular 74 hectares and featuring the original homestead at the heart of the campus, UNE combines heritage with modern academic, sporting, recreational and accommodation facilities. UNE has a campus in Armidale and study centres in Parramatta, Taree and Tamworth, as well as several other locations throughout regional NSW.
UNE remains one of the few universities to provide the complete on-campus experience, combining affordability, student support and community, as well as extensive sporting facilities. UNE’s residential accommodation consists of eight colleges, including six traditional college residences, a village of self-contained units and 211 modern studio apartments. Each college has its own distinct character and all of them welcome students into friendly, inclusive and supportive communities.
Living on campus in UNE’s residential accommodation means that you will be conveniently located in the heart of UNE, close to classes, libraries, cafés, shops and SportUNE, and only minutes from the Armidale CBD.
At UNE we know it takes more than being online to be a great online university. It takes time, and a lifetime’s experience. We pioneered distance education for working adults back in the 1950s. And we’ve been perfecting it ever since. Our mission is to help ordinary people 'future-proof' themselves in response to the rapidly changing world in which we live.
We now have more than 18,000 online students studying over 170 online courses. We provide 24/7 tutor support and even our exams are online. We have three teaching periods (trimesters), commencing in March, June and October: giving students greater choice about when and how much they study each year.
Pathways to Study
If it’s been a while since you last studied or if you don’t have entry qualifications, UNE offers a range of pathways to help get you on your way, including the Pathways Enabling Course, Science Pathways and TRACKS Tertiary Preparation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The Pathways Enabling Course is studied fully online, has no tuition fees and will give you entry and credit to most undergraduate degrees at UNE.
*The Good Universities Guide Ratings for 2007-2020.