How to apply

Application Dates

Applications are still open to start in GD Psych Session 6, 2019 (will run from 14 October - 22 November 2019)!

Please apply by the deadline on 22 September 2019 (please submit an online application for ‘Term 3 2019’).

Applications are also open for 2020 – see below table for the application deadline of each session.

GD Psych SessionSession DatesApplication DeadlineUNSW Term
110 Jan - 21 Feb 202015 Dec 2019Summer Term 2020
25 Mar - 17 Apr 2020 10 Feb 2020Term 1 2020
31 May - 12 Jun 202013 Apr 2020
429 Jun - 7 Aug 202008 Jun 2020Term 2 2020
521 Aug - 2 Oct 202003 Aug 2020
619 Oct - 27 Nov 202028 Sep 2020Term 3 2020


Ready to apply? Here is the simple step-by-step guide 

  1.  Apply Online via the UNSW Online Application website:
    • Program Code: 5331
    • Starting Term: decide in which GD Psych Session you want to start and submit an application for the UNSW Term to which it is mapped (see table above).
    • To be considered for credit transfer, please answer ‘yes’ for question whether you are seeking credit in your online application and upload the official transcripts as well as the official course outlines of the completed courses that you believe are equivalent.

There is a non-refundable online application fee of AUD$125.

  1. Upload supporting documents:
    • Evidence of all previous tertiary study (official academic transcripts and proof of degree completion)
    • Proof of citizenship/permanent residency with a photo ID
    • Proof of English Language proficiency
    • Proof of name change, if applicable, e.g. marriage certificate
    • Official course outlines of completed courses (if you are seeking credit transfer)

Supporting documentation can be submitted together with your online application or uploaded to your application later, once you have been given a UNSW student ID number.

Remember that you need to have all the relevant supporting documents uploaded for your application to be assessed.

  1. Multiple GD Psych sessions are sometimes mapped to the same UNSW Term. You will need to email gdpsychology@unsw.edu.au to clarify in which session you intend to start.

For example: if both GD Psych Session 1 and 2 are mapped to UNSW Term 1, you will need to submit your online application for Term 1, then email gdpsychology@unsw.edu.au quoting your UNSW student ID and indicate your intention to commence in GD Psych Session 1 or 2. In the absence of other information, you will automatically be considered as commencing in the first GD Psych session of the mapped term.

  1. You will receive an application acknowledgement email with your UNSW student ID within 1-2 working days after application is submitted. The outcome of your application will then be emailed to you within 5-10 working days.

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology program (5331) is delivered using non-standard teaching dates and course durations to allow for a more flexible program structure. The program’s key dates and some policies may be different to those applicable to students enrolled in standard UNSW programs using the standard academic calendar.

Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Psychology should refer to the information on this website, the 5331 Guide book, and the online handbook.

Please contact gdpsychology@unsw.edu.au for any enquiries relating to this program.

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