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Located in the national capital, The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra is a centre for higher education for the Australian Defence Force.

Within the Academy, The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has established a college, known as UNSW@ADFA  (formerly University College), responsible for conducting academic programs and research. UNSW@ADFA

offers undergraduate programs leading to UNSW bachelor degrees in Arts, Business, Engineering, Science, and Technology. Additionally we offer opportunities for graduate study and research leading to higher degrees, diplomas and certificates.

The main campus of The University of New South Wales is situated in Kensington, an inner south-eastern suburb of Sydney. In addition to the campus at the Australian Defence Force Academy, there is a campus at Paddington and a number of research stations in other parts of New South Wales. It is one of the largest of the Australian universities, having a student population of more than 35,000 and a full-time staff of some 5000, of whom more than 2000 are teaching and research staff.

At UNSW@ADFA  our undergraduate students are mid shipmen of the Royal Australian Navy and officer cadets of the Australian Regular Army and Royal Australian Air Force, who are in residence at the Academy, and other members of the Australian Defence Force. In addition to their academic studies, officer cadets and mid shipmen undertake programs of military training at the Academy and at Service Training Establishments. Registration for higher degrees is available to both military and civilian applicants.

Entry to undergraduate programs at the Academy as a midshipmen or officer cadet is by selection. Applications are invited from young women and men who are seeking careers as officers in the Australian Defence Force, who have appropriate educational qualifications and meet certain physical and personal standards.

Applications for postgraduate coursework and research are accepted from civilians as well as serving Defence personnel. Further information is available from the UNSW@ADFA

Student Gateway.

The total number of students enrolled at UNSW@ADFA for 2007 is 2091, of whom 984 were undergraduates and 1007 postgraduates.

A short History of UNSW@ADFA

Official contact details:

Telephone: +61 2 6268 8111

Street address: Northcott Drive, Canberra ACT 2600 Australia

General correspondence to The University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy should be addressed to:

The Rector


Australian Defence Force Academy

Canberra ACT 2600 Australia

Correspondence on academic matters at UNSW@ADFA should be addressed to:

Manager, Student Administrative Services UNSW@ADFA

Australian Defence Force Academy

Canberra ACT 2600 Australia

Telephone: +61 2 6268 6000

Facsimile: +61 2 6268 8666


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Australian Defence Force Academy

Canberra ACT 2600


Tel: +61 2 6268 6000

Fax: +61 2 6268 8666



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