Before reading on, look closely at the criteria below to see if you can apply for the E12 scheme.
To be eligible to apply:
In addition, you need to be either:
The schools listed below are identified by the state and federal governments as ‘low socioeconomic’ and are receiving funding from programs including the National Partnership (low SES communities), NSW Priority Schools, and the NSW Country Area Program. The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) compiles this list based on a government supplied formula; the University of Sydney does not choose which schools are on the supplied lists.
The E12 Identified Schools List 2015 (PDF 136KB) is subject to change. If your school is receiving government funding from these programs and not listed please contact our Helpline: 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864).
To find out what HSC subjects your IB subjects are comparable to, please refer to UAC's Subject Comparison Table.
Individual Financial Hardship status is determined by lodging an EAS application. There are a number of categories in EAS that capture financial hardship status. In addition to Financial Hardship, you may have experienced other kinds of educational disadvantage and may choose to document these in your EAS application. For example, Refugee Status, Home environment and responsibilities, and disrupted schooling. For further information refer to the UAC website.
E12 is funded by donations to the University of Sydney and the Commonwealth Government Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program.