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Australian Defence Force Academy

Undergraduate Degree

University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of Australia’s most respected universities, with an international reputation for outstanding academic programs and world class research outcomes. UNSW Canberra, our Canberra campus, is comprised of four academic schools, offering undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in a wide range of disciplines.

Officer cadets and midshipmen at ADFA are also undergraduate students of UNSW. When they graduate from UNSW Canberra at the completion of their three or four year undergraduate program, they do so with a fully recognised degree from UNSW - the same as the degree received by graduates of UNSW’s campus in Sydney.

In addition, UNSW Canberra lecturers and tutors are some of Australia’s best qualified in their respective fields. ADFA also offers one of the best student/teacher ratios in the country and access to outstanding resources and facilities on campus. As such, students can be assured that their UNSW degree is of the highest standing.

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For any queries regarding academic admission or eligibility, please contact Student Administrative Services on (02) 6268 6000 or email

UNSW Canberra also offers a range of postgraduate study opportunities.

Cadets in lecture

Cadet at work

Female Navy cadet