Admission to University
Enrolling at University
- Re-enrolling students
- Commencing students
- Proxy Enrolment
- Demographic Information
- Changing / Transferring to a Different Degree
- Variations of Enrolment
If you have a disability you may be eligible to access services offered by the University of Sydney, through Disability Services.
We recommend you contact a Disability Services Officer prior to your application for admission to discuss the services and support offered and to ensure your needs will be met through the assistance available at the University of Sydney.
Please refer to the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for information about applying to undergraduate courses at the University of Sydney.
The UAC form contains a question about disability. We encourage you to complete this question. UAC will send you a follow-up questionnaire about your anticipated support needs at university. Your replies to this questionnaire are forwarded to Disability Services of the universities which offer you a place. Your responses are confidential and are not sent to the Admissions Office. By completing this question you enable Disability Services to contact you and begin to organise any services you may need before you enrol.
The UAC Educational Access Schemes (EAS) booklet contains details of all the Education Access Schemes available in NSW. At the University of Sydney the EAS is called the Broadway Scheme. If you are applying for the Broadway Scheme you will need to complete the EAS application (in addition to your UAC application) and make sure you submit it by the due date.
Each year the University offers a number of scholarships to new school-leaver applicants who demonstrate academic ability as well as meeting the essential criteria.
For more information on the Access Scholarships and other University of Sydney Scholarships go to the Scholarships page.
For more information on the types of Financial Assistance available, go to the Financial Assistance Office website.
Only re-enrolling students who do not successfully complete pre-enrolment will be required to attend in person to have their courses approved.
Enrolment for most new students takes place on the Camperdown Campus. You will be advised of the exact location of enrolment with your UAC offer. Please contact Disability Services if you require an accessible venue for enrolment. If you need assistance please contact Disability Services as soon as you have received your offer so we can make arrangements to assist you on your enrolment day.
Students who have a mobility or vision impairment often find that enrolment procedures will be easier if a friend or family member accompanies them. We recommend that you plan to have at least the full day on campus to complete your enrolment.
Proxy enrolment is available if, for any reason, you are unable to attend the University on enrolment day. Details on Proxy Enrolment are available from the website Student Centre Proxy Enrolment.
The University is required to provide demographic information to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) about the access, participation, retention and success of all students.
This data is not linked to individual student ID numbers but is based on information provided by all students at enrolment.
Included in this demographic information is data about the access, participation, retention and success of students with a disability.
It is important that the information provided to DEEWR accurately reflects the numbers of students with a disability attending the University of Sydney.
This data is used by DEEWR to determine the funding provided to University to support students with a disability.
Re-enrolling students who wish to change their degree will most likely need to re-apply for the new degree through UAC. Students should firstly review the detailed information about changing degrees on the Student Centre website before doing this.
Students with disabilities who feel their application requires additional consideration on the basis of their disability, should also review the information regarding Special Admission Schemes and Equity Programs available on the Admissions website.
Enrolment variations must be made at your Faculty (not Department) Office. There are time limitations about when you can withdraw from subjects to have no record of enrolment, a W (Withdrawn) or a DNF (Discontinue Not To Count as Fail) on your academic record. You should familiarise yourself with your Faculty's individual requirements in order not to jeopardise your academic results. Faculty handbooks are available on the web or from your Faculty office.
Some students in exceptional circumstances can be granted permission to discontinue a subject after the HECS cut-off date check with your Faculty Office or the Counselling Service, Health Service or Disability Services for the procedures you need to follow. If you are withdrawing after the HECS cut-off date due to increasing disability, you may be eligible to claim Re-crediting of these HECS fees from DEST. You can pick up a form from Disability Services or from the HECS and Fees website.