Indigenous Winter School

Winter School is NOT running in 2020 due to COVID-19. Information for 2021 Winter School will be published later this year.

Designed for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who are currently in Year 10, 11 and 12, our renowned Winter School program has been running since 2002 and has provided over 1000 Indigenous Australian high school students an opportunity to experience university. Throughout the week-long residential program, participants will be introduced to tertiary studies in the discipline area of their choice, while also experiencing university life with the other 99 Indigenous students. They will be guided by people who are committed to nurturing their leadership, growth and development with a comprehensive, fun and engaging program of activities. Participants will be mentored by Indigenous students currently studying at UNSW, along with graduates, academics and experts from industry, as well as having the opportunity to meet staff from the university who can help them identify their areas of interest, clarify their subject choices and provide further information on gaining entry into their degree. 

The whole program is at no cost to the student.

The subject areas offered for this year are:

  • Built Environment (Architecture, Construction and Design)
  • Business
  • Creative Arts & Media
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Visual Art

For more information please contact Nura Gili on (02) 9385 3805 or email