Gap year students

Some students choose to take a one year gap between high school and university to travel, work or explore other interests. Taking a gap year doesn't mean you are ineligible for a scholarship, but you will have to plan ahead to make sure you don't miss out.

Thinking of a gap year?

If you are thinking about taking a gap year make sure you don’t miss out on applying for a University of Sydney Scholarship. You must apply for these scholarships while you are still at school. If you are offered a University of Sydney Scholarship you may defer it for up to two years, but no applications will be accepted from students currently on a gap year.

Currently in a gap year

If you have already taken a gap year and missed out on the scholarships for school leavers, there are still some scholarships available. We recommend that you:

  • Check your faculty website to see if there are any faculty specific scholarships for gap-year students.
  • See if you are eligible for a University of Sydney Access Scholarship. This scholarship is for students who have achieved excellent results at high school and who have overcome a demonstrated disadvantage, whether it be financial hardship or a documented disability.
    Also have a look at the other Equity scholarships available.


Do not hesitate to should you require further information.