Application procedure

Male student contemplating

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

March marks the beginning of Semester One and all degree courses are available.

July marks the beginning of Semester Two and only a few courses offer limited places.

To apply for all University of Sydney undergraduate degrees you need to submit your application online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)

UAC produces application material for students who want to apply to study at university. The centre collects applications and then assesses them on behalf of universities in NSW and ACT.

Once you have chosen your preferences 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 provides this 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 for the March intake you can 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. You can also get a copy of the guide from newsagents throughout NSW and ACT in August or you can buy a copy from UAC.

For the July intake, UAC creates a mid-year supplement that describes the application process and lists the courses offered. This is available from the University of Sydney Admissions Office and UAC at the end of April each year.

For a small number of undergraduate courses you need to apply directly to the University. These courses are not listed in the UAC Guide. This group includes the graduate dental and medical programs, the Bachelor of Nursing (post-registration) and undergraduate diploma courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Applications for Semester One 2015

On-time UAC applications are due in September 2014 and you can include up to nine preferences. You will only receive one offer in any round (for your highest eligible preference). Most scholarships and special entry applications are also due by this date.

After you submit your application you can change your preferences as many times as you like until UAC’s main round closes in early January 2015, though please note that some of our courses have early closing dates. However, there are other offer rounds for intakes later in the year.