How to apply for Special Admission Entry into the Sydney LLB
Special admission entry is available to applicants who want to explain a record of exclusion or failure or for those who feel their results do not reflect their abilities due to circumstances beyond their control, such as prolonged illness or who had commitments which interferred with their studies.
Combined Law – The Broadway Scheme
Relevant applicants for Combined Law should apply for a place in the University of Sydney’s Broadway Scheme. This is designed for students who are completing a senior secondary qualification, such as the NSW HSC and who have suffered serious educational disadvantage(s) during their studies.
Certain other types of applicants apart from current Year 12 students can also apply under the Broadway Scheme. This primarily includes applicants who completed their Year 12 qualification before the current year. Applicants should contact the Special Admissions Office for further information, ph: +61 2 8627 8207
Successful applicants may receive a concession of up to five points from the normal ATAR cut-offs for the University’s courses. This may vary from year to year. The ATAR cut-off in 2013 was 98.2.
Applicants for the Broadway Scheme must apply directly to the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) using the Educational Access Schemes (EAS) application form, in addition to making the standard application for admission.
Elite Athletes & Performers Scheme
The Elite Athletes and Performers Scheme is for applicants who are able to demonstrate that they are elite athletes or performers, and have had training, competitive and/or practice commitments which have interfered with their studies.
This scheme is available to applicants who are able to present an acceptable academic qualification, such as the NSW HSC or a tertiary qualification, with results that are close to the standard normally required for admission into their course of choice. The majority of the undergraduate courses offered through UAC are available through this scheme.
Please contact the Admissions Office if you have questions about applying for consideration under this special entry scheme. If you wish to be considered, you must complete the application form and provide documentary evidence of any claims you have about your competitive commitments and achievements.
Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02)
University of Sydney NSW 2006
Phone: + 61 2 8627 8210 or
+61 2 8627 8209
Application forms are available to download via the University of Sydney website.
Applications received before 31 October 2013 can be in contention for offers in the Main Round.
The ATAR cut-off in 2013 was 97.05.
The Cadigal Scheme
The Cadigal Scheme provides admission for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. HSC students applying through Cadigal need to submit a special application form by the end of November. Academic preparation and motivation to study are important criteria. The ATAR required to gain entry to the University's courses by students in this program is lower than normally required. Support is available throughout the student's degree including flexibililty with study load. Scholarships and accomodation support are also available. For more information, please visit the Koori Centre website.