Rural Entry Schemes

Female student in a rural setting

The University offers special entry schemes for applicants from rural backgrounds, linked to the faculties of Pharmacy and Veterinary Science. These schemes are designed to improve access into the University’s courses for Year 12 students from country areas.

Applicants who are approved under these schemes may qualify for admission with an ATAR that is close to, but below, the normal entry standard for their course of choice. The maximum concession under these schemes is five points.

These rural-entry schemes have different application processes, and requirements for approval also vary.

Application process

To apply for admission via a rural-entry scheme, you need to submit your main application through UAC and also submit an application form to the faculty that offers your preferred course.

More information

Please contact the faculty offering the scheme in which you are interested. Contact details are available on each faculty’s website, which you can access using the links above.