To be eligible to apply for the E12 scheme you need to:
be a current NSW Year 12 high school student who will be ready to enrol at university in Semester 1, 2013, and
meet the E12 ATAR and the selection criteria of your selected course, and
have the support of your principal, and
meet at least one of the following criteria: (A) be attending a government-identified low socioeconomic high school that is eligible for E12. To see if your school is eligible download list of E12 eligible schools (PDF 60KB), and/or (B) experiencing financial hardship at the time you apply, as evidenced by you being in receipt of a means-tested Centrelink benefit, for example: Youth Allowance, Abstudy or Disability Support Pension. Please note, you will not be eligible on the basis of Family Tax Benefit alone (whether Part A, Part B or a combination of these). You will also need to complete an Educational Access Scheme (EAS) application with UAC. It is a good idea to look at this form in advance, and check what information you need to provide.
Information about Identified Schools
These schools are identified by the state and federal government as disadvantaged schools, not by the University of Sydney or UAC. The programs include the National Partnership (low SES communities), NSW Priority Schools, and the NSW Country Area Program.
Other special entry schemes
To find out about other special entry schemes we offer, visit the Access Sydney page. You can also contact our Helpline on 1300 362 006 or email
Science student Ashé talks about her personal experience, and how scholarships and special entry schemes like the Early Offer Year 12 scheme (E12) can help you with the transition from high school to university. Talk to Ashé