Study With Us

UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) has an international reputation for providing exceptional education and leading research.

By joining us you can: 

  • broaden your general knowledge
  • embark on or enhance your military career
  • pursue postgraduate research
  • upskill with undergraduate or postgraduate course work.

Our unique range of study and research options will propel you into an exciting and fulfilling future.

Start your career journey at the undergraduate level with one of our world-class degrees. You’ll gain the theoretical understanding and practical experience needed to launch your career in a wide range of industries.  

We provide the best teacher-to-student ratio in Australia and access to unique partnerships with Defence and defence industries.

Explore our study options and discover the degree that’s right for you.

Expand your knowledge and expertise with one of our postgraduate coursework degrees. 

We offer a range of flexible, online programs that can be completed in as little as one year. 

We’re at the forefront of many new developments and offer superior programs and research opportunities.  

Earn a highly respected and internationally recognised qualification and work with leading academics and researchers in your chosen field. 

Our flexible short courses are the perfect way to upskill or revamp your knowledge. 

We know you’re juggling other commitments, so we offer flexible study options to help you take the next step in your career. 

Research For Impact

UNSW Canberra at ADFA houses more than 200 researchers who are recognised for their research excellence and impact.

We are renowned for our defence-related research, alongside many other research areas such as bushfire prediction modelling, public sector management, and Australian literature.

We work in partnership with local small businesses, major defence companies, state and federal government agencies and other institutions.

We actively share our diverse research across local, national and international communities. We foster mutually beneficial relationships with the Australian Defence Force as well as a broad range of organisations. 

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Our Relationship with Defence

UNSW Canberra at ADFA has been preparing future global leaders since 1967 as the official education provider for the Australian Defence Force.

We specialise in high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate courses in all areas relating to military, strategic and defence studies. We also support the ADF Joint Professional Military Education program.

Our defence partnerships are crucial to protecting the security and safety of Australia and our allies.

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