About IAS

IAS is alternative entry pathway administered by Nura Gili in conjunction with the UNSW Admissions Office. Assessment for entry is coordinated by Nura Gili in conjunction with Faculties and Schools across the University.

IAS is only open for degree programs outside of our Indigenous Pre-programs.

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T1 2024 applications are now open. 

If you are interested in Business, Education, Law, Medicine, Social Work, or Science & Engineering apply to UNSW Indigenous Pre-programs

For all other degree programs, apply to Indigenous Admissions Scheme below.

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can apply to UNSW through the UNSW Indigenous Admission Scheme, and it is available for undergraduate courses at UNSW.

You can apply if you have not completed school or achieved a requisite ATAR score for entry into your preferred course of study. This admission scheme is designed to assess your capacity to study at a tertiary level in your preferred area of study.

IAS is only open for degree programs that are not included in the Indigenous Pre-programs. If you want to study in the areas of Business, Education, Law, Medicine, Social Work, or Science & Engineering – see our Indigenous Pre-programs.

  1. Lodge an application with the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Your UAC application number is required for the next step. Visit the UAC website for further details. You can see how to apply to UAC in the videos below.
  2. Complete the UNSW Indigenous Admissions Scheme Application Form and submit 
  3. Supplying evidence of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent with your application. Please refer to Nura Gili’s Confirmation of Aboriginality policy for further information
  4. Your application will be assessed and if successful you will be asked to attend an interview with Nura Gili and Faculty staff at the UNSW Kensington campus in Sydney.

You are encouraged to contact Centrelink to determine if you are eligible for assistance to attend your interview. See Centrelink for further details. If you have any concerns about this process, please contact Nura Gili.

Please note, your application cannot be considered unless all requested documentation is attached to your application.

Contact us if you need assistance with course selection or more information.

We highly recommend you read and are familiar with the UNSW Indigenous Strategy.

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UNSW’s Indigenous Pre-programs offer a holistic pre-entry university experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Our programs are both an alternative entry pathway to UNSW and a degree-specific preparatory program.