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How to become a Dalyell Scholar

Admission by invitation or UAC preference

To study as a Dalyell Scholar, admission is by invitation or UAC preference, depending on the course. If you are admitted through a certain admission pathways scheme, different admission criteria applies.*

You will be invited to become a Dalyell Scholar if you apply for, and are made an offer to, one of the degrees listed and have achieved an ATAR or equivalent of 98+.*

Architecture, design and planning

Arts and social sciences


Education and social work

Engineering and computer science


Medicine and health


*90+ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students admitted through Gadigal Program, 95+ for students admitted through the Early Offer Year 12 Scheme (E12), 95+ for students admitted through Future Leaders Scheme and Broadway Scheme (excluding double degree medicine and dentistry)

To study as Dalyell Scholar in the following courses, you will need to apply via UAC preference:

Within these degrees, you will select your preferred majors, minors and/or streams in addition to completing the Dalyell Scholars stream. For example, in the B Engineering Honours (Dalyell Scholars) you'll choose your particular engineering stream (e.g. Mechanical) at the point of enrolment.

**The Mathematical Sciences program is available in this course.

You can enter the Dalyell Scholars stream via certain admission pathways on the basis of achieving the ATAR (or equivalent) listed for the following schemes: