Information for principals

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Applications for 2015 intake via E12 are now closed.

Thank you for supporting the University of Sydney E12 scheme. Applicants will be informed if they have been successful in receiving a conditional offer via the E12 scheme in October, prior to the commencement of written HSC examinations.

Frequently Asked Questions


The E12 scheme identifies NSW Year 12 high school students who have the potential to succeed at the University of Sydney and provides an alternative pathway for their next step to lifelong learning.

Through E12 you can nominate a maximum of 20 students to receive an E12 early conditional offer for one of 35 courses. E12 students will receive financial, practical and mentoring support during their first year at the University of Sydney. To see the list of courses on offer, see Study areas.

E12 Applications

We have created resources to answer your questions about E12 and to assist you to complete the principal's supporting application form with step-by-step instructions. Please visit the following links for reference:

  • read our eligibility criteria to check whether your students are eligible to apply.
  • for information on how E12 works and a step-by-step guide on nominating students, visit our how does E12 work page.
  • for hints and tips for students undergoing the application process, visit our how to apply page.

Meet our E12 students

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Meet some of our previous E12 students as they talk about their journey to uni and how E12 has helped them achieve their goals.
Meet our E12 students

Do you have questions?

If you would like to talk to someone about E12, please call our Contact Centre on 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) or email via online enquiry.



E12 is funded by donations to the University of Sydney and the Commonwealth Government Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program.