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The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation. International students who attend UNE consistently cite the high level of interaction with teaching and academic staff, together with the passion of researchers at the University as a large part of the reason they rate their time at UNE so highly. UNE is proud of its heritage and status as one of Australia's oldest universities and is committed to maintaining the tradition of distinction for which it is renowned.
UNE's Five Star Rating
The University of New England has maintained its unparalleled reputation for excellence by again achieving a five-star (maximum) rating for 'Graduate Satisfaction' in the 2015 Good Universities Guide. Graduates also awarded UNE academic staff five stars for their teaching skills. A five-star rating in these categories means that UNE students rated their university experience better than students from 80% of other universities.
The University is in the city of Armidale, in the heart of the picturesque New England Tableland region of the State of New South Wales. The New England region is famous for its magnificent gorges, waterfalls and rivers, history and vibrant culture, and for the contrasting beauty of four distinct seasons. Armidale is a regional Australian community that is proud of its multicultural society, with students from over 75 nations studying at UNE. The engagement of international students with the wider community is an important aspect of life at UNE, and something we know international students appreciate and applaud. For more information visit the 'What's on Around Armidale' page.
Teaching and Learning
UNE's high quality academic experience is its commitment to teaching and learning. With one of the lowest staff-to-student ratios among Australian universities, UNE provides opportunities for students to interact more easily with classmates and academic staff promoting discussion and effective learning. Having such close interaction develops students' deeper understanding of their areas of study, while building strong peer support attitudes. Smaller class sizes also mean that students are not just numbers at UNE – many international students really appreciate that lecturers and academic staff know their names!
In addition to UNE's on-campus degrees, an extensive range of programs are also offered via distance education. UNE has an outstanding reputation for its commitment to distance education, and for setting standards for academic learning across the world. UNE is Australia's longest continuous provider of distance education and with more than 15,000 off-campus students, is still one of Australia's major providers of distance education. Increasingly, the flexibility offered by external study is proving a significant attraction to those pursuing a tertiary education, as this mode of study allows students to arrange their study around work, family and other commitments.
Browse a complete list of UNE courses (both full-time on-campus and distance programs).
English Language Centre (ELC)
The English Language Centre (ELC) at UNE provides a range of English language courses to students as well as a direct pathway to tertiary study at UNE through its English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. The ELC is an integrated part of the University of New England and is a fully accredited, modern language centre. Students can begin at any English competency level, as the centre offers classes for students ranging from those who are just beginning to learn English to students who are preparing for entrance into the highest levels of university study. Courses offered at the ELC include English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and General English (GE).
For more information, you can go to the ELC website.
How to Apply
International students can apply online or download the International Student Admission Application Form.
Alternatively, students can use one of UNE's approved Education Agents in their country to assist with the application process.
We look forward to welcoming you to the University of New England in Armidale, Australia!