Flexible Entry Scheme

At Sydney we want to attract the most promising students, whatever your background. Our Flexible Entry Scheme looks at the whole you, not just your ATAR.

If you are completing Year 12 or equivalent and are taking subjects relevant to your degree of interest, you may be eligible for our Flexible Entry Scheme. This scheme gives you the chance to receive an offer for a course if you achieve an ATAR that falls within five points of the published ATAR. Offers are subject to availability of places.

There are two ways in which we assess your suitability for entry to our courses. We then make an adjustment of up to five ATAR points for your chosen course*.

  1. You are automatically assessed based on your performance in the HSC or equivalent subjects relevant to your chosen course.
  2. Beyond your academic achievements, leadership qualities will also be taken into consideration. You need to submit an online application outlining your leadership accomplishments at school or in the wider community. To support the application you can also supply documentary evidence of awards or other recognition you have received. Please note that flexible entry is not available for mid-year applications.

Applications submitted after 6 January 2017

Applications submitted after January 6 will only be taken into consideration for UAC offer rounds subsequent to the Main Round. Offers may not be made in these subsequent rounds.

Update 17 January 2017: We will not be considering flexible entry for late rounds.

See key dates for offer rounds on the UAC website.

Apply Now

To apply for flexible entry complete the online application form

Note: Flexible Entry is only available to domestic applicants. Domestic applicants are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens, or permanent residents of Australia (including those holding an Australian permanent humanitarian visa).

Flexible Entry does not apply to the combined degrees with commerce, law, medical science or design in architecture.

If you have any enquiries about our Flexible Entry Scheme, contact our Student advisors:
Call Us: 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864)
Visit Us: Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus
Make an enquiry: via the online enquiry form

Alternative Entry Pathways

We offer a number of other alternative entry pathways and you may be eligible for more than one scheme. For more information visit: sydney.edu.au/access

*subject to course capacity