A unique opportunity to become eligible for an early offer to a Foundation Studies Commerce or Science stream program and a packaged offer to UNSW Sydney while still finishing high school.*

UNSW Global is inviting year 11 and 12 students to participate in the Scientia Test in their region.

We have developed a unique test which identifies high school students who are strong in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and who show aptitude to be successful at university
– the Scientia Test.

The Scientia Test allows you to plan your future by enabling successful students to receive an early offer of study into a UNSW Foundation Studies program, Commerce or Science stream – a direct pathway into a UNSW Sydney degree.

The Scientia Test is a written, skills-based test which allows students and parents to assess true academic capability rather than just knowledge retention – no extra preparation required. It is also aligned to STEM courses worldwide.

Scientia Test benefits

  • An opportunity to get an early offer to a Foundation Studies program. Subject to meeting English requirements
  • Receive an offer to a university pathway independent of school results
  • No extra preparation required
  • Finalise your schooling without pressure
  • Aligned to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) courses worldwide
  • Opportunity to plan 12 months ahead of everyone else.

The Scientia Test is one path to a UNSW Sydney degree.

All students have the opportunity to apply for a Foundation Studies program with their school results.

Registrations Process

To register, you’ll need to:

  • provide your contact details
  • select your preferred degree of study
  • include evidence of your current high school results, if available.

Results and Notifications

  • Successful students will be notified of their offer by email.
  • Successful students will be invited to submit an application to a Foundation Studies program.

FREE to all applicants for a limited time only.

All students have the opportunity to apply for a Foundations Studies program with their school results.


To be eligible students need to

  • be studying Year 11 or Year 12 or equivalent

On the Day

You’ll need to bring your acceptance email as well as a valid form of identification with photo ID.

You must present this information upon arrival.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the official test start time.

The test is approximately 2 hours

You’ll need to bring the following items:

  • a scientific calculator
  • a 2B pencil
  • an eraser
  • a pencil sharpener

Sample Questions

About the test
Designed to assess your ability to reason, interpret and solve problems in mathematics and science.

Test participants answer questions based on their understanding of mathematical and scientific concepts.

The test is designed to challenge students’ ability to make logical deductions, evaluate information, solve unfamiliar problems and apply mathematical formulas.

Take the Scientia Test challenge.
Try these sample questions.


The Scientia Test allows successful students to receive an offer to a UNSW Foundation Studies program – a pathway into UNSW bachelor degrees. Offers to UNSW Foundation Studies may be made solely based on their Scientia Test results, subject to achieving minimum English requirements. To be eligible for the Scientia Test, applicants must be studying Year 11 or Year 12 or equivalent and provide evidence of their current academic results.