Students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage may apply to the Broadway Scheme, which falls under the banner of the University of Sydney's Educational Access Scheme (EAS) coordinated by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
The scheme is mainly intended for current-year Australian Year 12 students who expect to receive an ATAR (or equivalent). Over 600 Broadway Scheme places are awarded to eligible applicants each year.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for consideration, you will need to demonstrate that your educational performance during Year 11 and/or Year 12 (or equivalent) was seriously affected by circumstances beyond your control.
The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) considers the following categories of disadvantage:
- Disrupted schooling
- Financial hardship
- Home or school environment
- English language difficulty
- Personal illness/disability
- Refugee status
For further details regarding eligibility and to download your application form, please check the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) section of the UAC website.
Alternatively, students who complete their schooling at one of the government-identified high schools are granted automatic eligibility for the Broadway Scheme.
These schools are identified by the state and federal government as disadvantaged schools, not by the University of Sydney or UAC. The programs include the National Partnership (low SES communities), NSW Priority Schools, and the NSW Country Area Program.
Applying to the Broadway Scheme
NSW Year 12 students
By mid-August your school will receive copies of the UAC guide, along with EAS booklets containing the EAS application forms. Check with your school’s Career Adviser.
On-time applications close at UAC on 30 September. Late applications can be submitted to UAC up to 4 January.
Please note: students who are granted automatic eligibility by attending a government-identified disadvantaged school still need to submit an EAS application to UAC.
Interstate Year 12 students
Your school will receive a sample EAS booklet for information. From mid-August onwards you can either download the EAS booklet from UAC’s website or contact UAC and request a free EAS booklet be mailed to you.
From mid-August onwards you can either download the EAS booklet from the UAC website or contact UAC and request a free EAS booklet be mailed to you. Alternatively you can collect an EAS booklet from the Student Centres of participating UAC universities from mid-August.
For more detailed information about the Broadway Scheme, visit the Student Administration website.