Internal Program Transfer (IPT)
Current undergraduate students can apply via myUNSW to transfer between UNSW undergraduate programs. In most cases you do not have to apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Internal Program Transfer is generally available for both Semesters 1 and 2 - check the Faculty links above for program availability. The service is free and simple to use.
A range of internal transfer options is available, including:
- Transfer from one program to another (e.g. BE to BSc);
- Transfer within the same Faculty (e.g. BE in Computer Engineering to BE in Chemical Engineering);
- Transfer between single degree and dual degree programs.
Am I eligible?
You must be:
- An Undergraduate student
- Currently enrolled or on official program leave from UNSW (excludes discontinued, excluded, suspended or lapsed enrolments)
- A Domestic (Commonwealth Supported place only) or International student. Sponsored students, please see your section below
- Over 18 years old. If you are under 18 you must contact Student Central to complete your application
NOTE: If you are in your final Semester of study please do not apply online for program transfer. Instead, please contact the relevant Program Authority directly.
Eligibility requirements criteria:
- Weighted Average Mark (WAM) in current program or overall studies at UNSW;
- Units of Credit (UOC) completed and/or enrolled in;
- ‘Good’ Academic Standing;
- No fee blocks (e.g. outstanding tuition fees);
- Places available in program.
- One program application per semester is permitted and not all programs will be available for transfer in each semester;
- You must apply within the advertised application period - no late applications will be considered;
- Applications are considered on the basis of information available at the time applications are assessed. There is no provision for considering late results or delaying decisions.
NOTE: The eligibility criteria may vary for programs across UNSW and while many coursework programs are available for internal program transfer, programs that may have other selection processes or criteria, e.g. MBBS (undergraduate Medicine), will not be available.
Sponsored students can only transfer between programs if they have sponsor approval.
- If you are an AusAID student, please make an appointment with the Australian Awards Scholarships Contact Officer via the Online Booking System on www.internationalstudent.unsw.edu.au/index.html, or email AusaidStudent@unsw.edu.au.
- All other International sponsored students intending to transfer need to submit a new International Sponsored Student Agreement Form (pdf) and a new Financial Guarantee Letter before the census date of the first semester of your new program.
If you do not gain sponsor approval for the program transfer or are unable to submit the appropriate forms on time, you may be liable for your tuition fee costs.
For more information about availability and eligibility criteria, please contact the relevant Program Office.
When and how do I apply?
Most but not all IPTs are available for both Semesters 1 and 2. Application opening and closing dates are posted on myUNSW News & Announcements when available, and published in the Enrolment calendar of Key Dates and in the service itself.
To create an application log in to myUNSW and go to My Student Profile tab > My Student Services channel > Internal Program Transfer > Create and Maintain Application
How do I know if my application has been successful and how do I accept my offer?
Your application for an Internal Program Transfer is assessed after the application period has closed, and the outcome of your application will then be emailed to your UNSW student email account.
If you have been successful you will be advised in the email to log onto your myUNSW account to accept your program transfer offer through the My Applications tab.
The email will also detail the period available for you to accept your offer – please note that the acceptance period is limited and you cannot accept your offer outside of this period.
Acceptance opening and closing dates are also published in the calendar of Key Dates.