Choose an E12 course
Receive a conditional offer before the HSC exams even finish and benefit from a $5950 scholarship in your first year.
The Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme will help ease the financial pressure of studying in your first year and gives you plenty of support with enrolment, orientation as well as other areas of student life.
If you apply successfully to E12, we will hold a place at the University of Sydney for you. You'll have a confirmed place when results are released providing you meet some conditions, such as the E12 ATAR (lower than the guaranteed ATAR) and HSC subject requirements for your preferred course.
There are over 90 courses (pdf, 60KB) you can apply for through E12, giving you lots of options. They include business, engineering, health sciences, nursing, arts, science, law, agriculture, education, design computing, architecture and the creative arts.
We believe that your community involvement and activities outside of school tell us just as much about you as your exam results, so please share this in your E12 application. Your application for E12 is your opportunity to tell us more about yourself and what motivates you.
|April - May|
|1. Choose an E12 course
Find the E12-eligible course that is right for you.
2. Check your eligibility
|June - July|
3. Prepare your E12 application
|August - September|
4. Submit your application online
|November - December|
5. Sit your HSC exams and wait for your results
Disclaimer: The months indicated are a guide only and steps may occur outside the months shown.
During the E12 application process, we will ask you to give your consent to allow us to contact your school principal or other relevant staff.
This is because we may need to speak to them to discuss or confirm details in your application. We also need to let them know if your application has been successful.
Please note that if you do not give this consent, we will not be able to process your application.
To be eligible for E12, students will need to be assessed by UAC via the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) as:
Please note, the SEIFA map provides an indicative measure of socio-economic disadvantage and students will receive notification from UAC that an Eduational Access Schemes application has been automatically generated if they meet this EAS eligibility criteria.
You also need to be:
If you are not residing in an area identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as being in the lowest 30 percent of socio-economic disadvantage in Australia, then your offer will depend upon your acceptance into the UAC Educational Access Scheme for financial disadvantage. You need to apply for this separately.
The University's mathematics prerequisite applies to some University courses. Students applying through admission pathways should check the eligibility requirements for the course they are interested in.
a. The E12 Scholarship is provided to successful domestic undergraduate applicants to the E12 admission pathway at the commencement of their first year of study.
a. The applicants must enrol in the University of Sydney course of study identified in the conditional offer letter provided to them under the E12 admissions pathway.
b. The applicant must commence their studies in the year of offer or defer for up to one year (provided the Scholarships Office has been notified prior semester one census date).
a. The Scholarship is awarded automatically on meeting the eligibility requirements for the E12 admission pathway. There are no additional selection criteria.
a. The Scholarship is valued at $5,950 and is tenable for one year of the recipient’s first year of undergraduate degree.
b. The Scholarship will be made in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.
c. The Scholarship recipient will be provided a University of Sydney Union ACCESS Rewards Membership for the duration of the E12 Scholarship.
d. The Scholarship may be transferable to a different course within the same Faculty with express written approval from the Admission Pathways Team. Applicant must apply for the transfer of course via firstname.lastname@example.org.
e. The scholarship cannot be transferred to courses from different Faculties, Schools or Universities.
f. Commencement of the Scholarship can be deferred for up to one year. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Scholarships Office.
g. Recipients may hold the Scholarship on a part time basis due to extenuating circumstances (such as a medical condition) which limits the recipient’s capacity to undertake full time study. An application for a part-time scholarship must be submitted to the Scholarships Office. Where a part time scholarship is approved, payment will be 50% of the normal semester payment and the Scholarship will be extended by one semester for each semester that the recipient is approved to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis and meets the ongoing eligibility requirements as stated in Clause 5.
h. The Scholarship may be suspended under extenuating circumstances. Approval for suspension is on a case-by-case basis upon application to the Scholarships Office.
i. No other amount is payable.
a. Continued enrolment in the University of Sydney course of study identified in the conditional offer letter provided to you under the E12 admissions pathway, or another course approved by the Admission Pathways Team as stated in section 4d in this document.
b. The Scholarship will be paid in two instalments. To receive the second and final instalment of the Scholarship, the recipient must achieve a minimum Semester Average Mark of 50. The Scholarship cannot be extended or renewed.
c. Students approved for part-time Scholarship in accordance with Clause 4g, must achieve a minimum Semester Average Mark of 50 in order to the receive subsequent instalment for the approved part-time duration of their scholarship.
a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:
I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
II. enrol in another course within the same faculty without written approval as per clause 4d,
III. commences study at another Higher Education provider prior commencing this scholarship,
IV. commences part-time study without prior approval,
V. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance as stated in Clause 5,
VI. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,
VII. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VIII. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.
b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.
c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.
Successful applicants will receive a conditional E12 offer in mid-November.
Some courses have additional admission criteria where you may be asked to attend an interview with the faculty that teaches your E12 course, audition or submit a portfolio.
Once you have received your ATAR, met the conditions listed on your conditional E12 offer, as well as any other additional admission criteria and placed your E12 course as your first eligible preference by close of preferences for December Round 2 consideration, you will receive a UAC offer from us.
You will need to enrol online via Sydney Student. Find out more on how to enrol.
Please note that you may be able to defer your E12 offer and scholarship for one year upon request.
2. Collect your E12 scholarship package
Once you're enrolled you can collect your E12 scholarship package. Read the E12 Scholarship Package Information flyer (pdf, 46KB) for more details.
The colleges at the University of Sydney have made it easier for E12 students to apply. Some of the colleges have waived application fees for E12 candidates whilst others have specific and generous scholarships for successful E12 students. All of the University of Sydney colleges have scholarships and financial support programs in place for eligible students and are willing to work flexibly with applicants.
Application deadlines vary between colleges, but most close in early December. It is best to apply for colleges at the same time as you are applying for uni through UAC (September).
It is very important that you advise the colleges in your application (or via a separate email) that you are an E12 student, to be considered for any concessions or specialised scholarships.
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The E12 Scheme identifies NSW Year 12 high school students who have the potential to succeed at the University of Sydney and provides an admission pathway for their next step to lifelong learning.
We invite you to encourage students who are eligible for E12, show potential to succeed, and would thrive on the opportunities offered by a University of Sydney education.
Choose an E12 course
Check your eligibility
Draft your answers to these three application questions