International & Exchange Students

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Welcome to Australia, to Sydney and to UNSW Student Life with Arc!

Use Arc as your gateway to UNSW, Sydney and Australia. 

Here is your UNSW student life bucketlist so that you can have uni your way!


SpArc makes uni life brighter. Once you join Arc as a member, you’ll have access to SpArc and more than 300 clubs, volunteering, and new ways to create and collaborate.  

If you're new to Arc in 2019, head to an Arc Membership tent during O-Week or Arc Reception to activate your 2019 membership. If you were an Arc member in 2018, we’re automatically moving your info over (including Club memberships) once we’re ready to launch, so you’ll be automatically ready to activate your 2019 membership.

All students can activate, pick up their membership pack and start picking up perks from MON 4 FEB with their student ID. Make sure to check our new terms & conditions. If you're a returning member, club executives of clubs you’ve previously joined will have access to your name and email after TUE 29 JAN – click here to withdraw from these Clubs.

Uh oh! Found an issue? Bear with us as we sort out bugs – email us with any issues at sparc@arc.unsw.edu.au

Find your favourite clubs

Clubs & Societies are fun for everyone. There are societies for every faculty of study, and hobby clubs of everything you can possibly imagine. They're an easy way to meet people who share your interests. Plus, if you join enough Clubs & Societies at UNSW

See Sydney & socialise

Arc Goes To... is provides free and heavily discounted trips and tours to famous sites around Sydney and beyond. Arc also runs a weekly Culture Cafe for casual conversation and English practicing - all are welcome!

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Head to Roundhouse

Roundhouse is home of student life at UNSW. Known for its epic session parties, fun events and relaxed atmosphere, it's the place to be for everyone in the UNSW community. Arc members also get discounted entry to parties!

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Play Sport

Participate in a sport you know from home like soccer or basketball, or try something new and very Aussie like netball or AFL. Find a sports club that suits your skills or participate in our social sport competitions. Also see She Can which is a special b

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Get involved in volunteering

See how you can make a meaningful difference, meet new people and increase your skillset through volunteering. There are opportunities on campus, interstate and internationally.

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Get help when you need it

Sometimes stress, academic or legal issues can get the better of us. That's when wellness and legal come in with resources and practical tips for staying afloat when you feel like you're sinking.

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Stay in the loop

Like the Arc Facebook page to get updates on all the latest fun things happening on campus.

Upcoming Events

Royal National Park

WK2Sat 02 Mar – Sat 02 Feb

Not quite a student...?

Students who are part of UNSW Foundation Studies or a UNSW Institute of Languages can become an associate member and keep taking advantage of our member benefits. Associate membership is also available to Alumnni, UNSW Staff, and well, anyone!

Arc Membership Manager

P:02 9385 9822

E:membership@arc.unsw.edu.au