Access Sydney - Alternative Pathways

We encourage you to consider all the options for entry to the University of Sydney, because getting the ‘right’ ATAR is not the only way you can get a place to study here. Through Access Sydney we offer a number of alternative entry pathways for year 12 and non-year 12 students. You may be eligible to apply for more than one scheme.


Which scheme can you apply for?

Click on the Year 12 students or Non-Year 12 students banners below to view the Access Sydney schemes available to you.

Year 12 Students Non-Year 12 Students

Year 12 Students

You are a Year 12 student if you are completing high school this year or have taken a gap year and not attempted any tertiary studies (Diploma level or above).


Flexible Entry Scheme

For Year 12 students, whose ATAR falls within 5 points of the published cut-off and have done well in relevant subjects.

Broadway
Scheme

For students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantages such as financial or medical difficulties, or attending a government-identified school.

Early Offer Year 12 Scheme (E12)

For Year 12 students experiencing financial disadvantages or attending a government-identified school, whose Principal is willing to recommend them.

Cadigal Alternative Entry Program

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from all types of academic backgrounds.

Rural Entry
Schemes

For students from rural backgrounds, interested in studying in the faculties of Pharmacy or Veterinary Science.

Elite Athletes and Performers Scheme

For students who are elite athletes or performers whose commitments to these areas have significantly affected their results.

Non-Year 12 Students

You are a Non-Year 12 student if you have not completed high school this year or taken a gap year.


Mature-age Entry Scheme

For students who are 21 years and older, have an ATAR (or equivalent) below 70 (or no ATAR or equivalent), and haven't attempted any tertiary study.

Cadigal Alternative Entry Program

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from all types of academic backgrounds.

Transferring


If you didn't get into your preferred course consider completing one year of full time study and then apply to transfer.

Graduate entry


Many courses such as Law and Medicine are offered at graduate level, to apply for when you complete your bachelor's degree.

Special Consideration

For students with a record of tertiary study who have experienced some form of disadvantage during their studies.

Elite Athletes and Performers Scheme

For students who are elite athletes or performers whose commitments to these areas have significantly affected their results.

More information

For further advice, please contact our Helpline on 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) or email via online enquiry.