About offers

Domestic student
The University of Sydney makes the majority of offers in three of the UAC offer rounds – main, late and final (the University also makes offers to some applicants for nursing and visual arts courses and for successful E12 applicants in the early January round).

After UAC has received your qualification details or results (for example Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), International Baccalaureate (IB), Overall Position (OP) or university results, you will receive up to one offer in each round for your highest preference where you meet the entry requirements.

For example, if you get the ATAR needed for your first preference, you will get an offer for that one. If you didn’t get the ATAR needed for your first preference, but did meet the ATAR for your second preference, you will get an offer for that one.

Please note that if you do not meet the ATAR needed for any of your preferences, you will not receive an offer.

International student
For international students who have received a Firm Offer from the University of Sydney, find out how to accept your offer and enrol.

Being considered in the late and final rounds

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You will not necessarily be considered for the late and final rounds. Why?

If you receive your first preference in the main round, your application is considered complete and you will not be considered for the late and final rounds unless you change your preferences.

If you receive your second, third, fourth (or beyond) preference, you will be considered for all courses above your offered course in subsequent rounds.

For example: if you received a main round offer for the Bachelor of Arts at Sydney and it was your third preference, you will be re-considered for your first and second preferences in the late round but no preferences beyond that.

No matter what offer you received in the main round, you can reorder your preferences for the late and final rounds.

When changing your preferences, remember that you will be considered only for a course that is above the course you received an offer for in a previous offer round.