Application procedure

Male student contemplating

You can apply to study at the University of Sydney for a starting date in either March or July.

Semester One begins in March and all degree courses are available for this intake.

Semester Two begins in July but only a few courses are offered with limited places for this intake. Please check UAC website for courses available.

To apply for all University of Sydney undergraduate degrees you need to submit your application online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). UAC collects applications and assesses them on behalf of universities in NSW and ACT.

You can choose up to nine courses in order of preference. Once you have entered your details, uploaded all requested documents and UAC has received your results (for example Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), Overall Position (OP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or university or TAFE results), UAC will provide these information to the University, which then makes the decision on whether or not to offer you a place.

For more information on the application procedure, visit the UAC website or get a copy of the UAC Guide, which is distributed through newsagents in NSW and ACT from early August onwards. Copies of the UAC Guide are distributed to NSW and ACT Year 12 students through their school.

For a small number of undergraduate diploma courses, you need to apply directly to the University. These courses are not listed in the UAC Guide.

Applications for Semester Two 2015

Your chosen course preferences will be considered during 'offer rounds'. You will only receive one offer per offer round, to your highest preference for which you are eligible and meet the ranking cut-off, as well as any additional selection criteria listed in the UAC Guide.

Applications for Semester Two open in April and the University of Sydney will participate in the second June and second July rounds (offers will be released on Wednesday 24 June and Wednesday 15 July 2015). Please check UAC website for key dates.

Applications for Semester One 2016

Applications for Semester One 2016 open on 5 August, and the closing date for on-time applications will be in late September.

Details on the offer rounds and closing dates will be available in early August on the UAC website.