How to defer (take a gap year)

If you are a current Year 12 applicant

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Deferment is available to UAC applicants who have received an offer for a place at the University of Sydney and have completed the NSW HSC (or equivalent interstate or overseas exam) in 2014. Application for deferral is made during the process of accepting your offer via Sydney Student. Once the application is submitted you will receive notification of the outcome via email within five working days. If you application for deferral is granted you will receive a new offer for your place in August prior to Semester 1, 2016. If your application for deferral is rejected you can still secure your current offer following the instructions on your rejection letter.

If you completed Year 12 before 2014

If you are not a current school-leaver, you can only apply for deferment if you can demonstrate that there has been an extreme and/or unpredictable change to your circumstances since you made your UAC application. You must explain your change of circumstances in full via an email to the . You will be notified of the outcome of your request within 5 working days.

For more information on deferment see the Deferment FAQ page.