Pathways to university

Cadigal Alternative Entry Program

The Cadigal Alternative Entry Program assists you with university entry and offers academic and social support from admission through to graduation. We offer this program to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school leavers or mature age applicants who are older than 21 years.

For high school students, we look at your ATAR, as well as individual scores in your HSC, school and community references, work experience and sporting achievements etc. You don't need to have an interview.

For mature age students, we look at a number of selection criteria including educational background, life and/or employment experiences and your motivation and interest for doing the course. If you apply as a mature age student, you need to attend an assessment and interview.

Find out more about the step-by-step application process, important dates and further information.

Away from base study

The University of Sydney offers some undergraduate and postgraduate courses in block mode.

Find out more about flexible study options.

Once you're at University

Yooroang Garang

Yoorang Garang is the centre of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support at Cumberland Campus. The unit provides support programs such as the Special Admission (Cadigal) Program and the Aboriginal Health Sciences Science Support Program. We also provide a range of facilities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at the Faculty of Health Sciences to support their study on campus.

Yoorang Garang is committed to the empowerment and self-determination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through education, by increasing opportunities for them to participate in the University as students, educators, administrators and researchers by providing support mechanisms to ensure successful outcomes at every level.

Koori Centre

The Koori Centre provides programs, services and facilities to encourage and support the involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in all aspects of tertiary education at the University of Sydney.

The Centre provides tutorial assistance, access to computers, an Aboriginal Research Library, study space, an orientation program at the beginning of the year and assistance in study and learning skills.

The promotion of understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is provided by the Centre by offering academically challenging and professional relevant units in Indigenous Australian Studies.

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