UAC processes applications for admission to most undergraduate courses at participating institutions (mainly located in NSW and the ACT).
- process applications for admission to many postgraduate courses
- calculate and provide the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) to NSW HSC students
- process applications for Educational Access Schemes (EAS)
- process applications for some Equity Scholarships (ES)
- process applications for some Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS).
12 April – Applications open for undergraduate admissions, SRS, EAS and Equity Scholarships
19 September – SRS applications close for 2022
7 November – December Round 1 applications close
10 November – December Round 2 applications close
22 November – EAS closing date for December Round 2
24 November – January Round 1 applications close
8 December – December Round 1 offers released
9 December – Equity Scholarships closing date for December Round 2
22 December – December Round 2 offers released
22 December – EAS closing date for January Round 1
30 December – Equity Scholarships closing date for January Round 1
12 January 2023 – January Round 1 offers released
Register with your YEAR 12 STUDENT NUMBER and UAC PIN on the UAC website.
NSW & ACT students – Your UAC PIN will be emailed to the address you registered with NESA.
Interstate students – Your UAC PIN is the first four digits of your date of birth (so if your birthday is 3 October, your PIN is 0310).
List up to FIVE preferences – to maximise your chances of getting an offer list all five preferences.
Remember – you can change these later.
Accept the applicant declaration, submit your application and pay the processing fee.
Undergraduate (domestic and international applicants)
Note: all fees are subject to change after 30 June 2022.
Early Bird Applications: $70
Standard Applications: $200
ATAR Advice Notice
2021 ATAR Advice Notice (digital): Free until 28 March 2022
Printed or replacement notice (with free digital): $60
Admission to most tertiary courses is based on your selection rank. If you are eligible for an ATAR, your selection rank will be your ATAR + adjustment factors.
Some courses also have additional selection criteria such as a personal statement, questionnaire, portfolio, audition, interview or test, which are considered either instead of, or together with, your academic qualifications.
Each institution sets its own admission requirements and most offer pathway options to applicants who don’t meet these general requirements.
How to apply
If you know the courses you’re applying for, the application will only take you about 20 minutes. Here’s a checklist of what you need to have ready to apply:
- your Year 12 student number (you’ll also be asked to enter a PIN, which is your date of birth – you can change it after you’ve applied)
- your UCAT candidate number, if relevant
- your chosen courses (up to five if you’re a domestic applicant for undergraduate study) and their course codes, which can be found on the course search on UAC’s website, in the My UAC app and in the dropdown menu in the application itself
- a credit card (MasterCard or Visa) to pay the processing fee. You can also pay by BPay.
We recommend you apply before the early-bird closing date (the last business day in September). If you apply after this date you will pay a higher processing charge. Once you’ve applied you can change your course preferences as many times as you like at no charge.
Some courses have earlier application closing dates than the UAC closing dates or additional selection criteria, such as an interview or portfolio. Check these details in the course descriptions via the course search.
Educational Access Schemes
Educational Access Schemes (EAS) aim to help students, whose education has been negatively affected during Year 11 and/or Year 12 (or equivalent), receive an offer to university.
Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) are one way institutions make early offers of undergraduate admission to Year 12 students. They do this by using criteria other than (or in addition to) the ATAR.
Equity Scholarships are awarded to students from low socio-economic backgrounds, particularly those who receive Centrelink income support payments such as ABSTUDY, Austudy, Youth Allowance, Newstart Allowance, Disability Support Pension, Parenting Payment (Single) or the Carer Payment.
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What are my UAC application number and PIN?
You’ll need your UAC application number and PIN to log in to your application and to check your offer. If you’re a 2021 NSW HSC or ACT Year 12 applicant you’ll also need your UAC PIN to start your application and check your ATAR.
When you complete the personal details section of your application, you’ll be emailed your nine digit UAC application number and four-digit PIN. Your Confirmation of Application, which you can download once your application is complete, will also include your UAC application number.
If you’re a 2022 NSW HSC or ACT Year 12 applicant, your PIN should be emailed to you in April 2022. For all other applicants, your UAC PIN is the first four digits of your date of birth. For example, if your birthday is 3 October, your UAC PIN is 0310; if your birthday is 17 May, your UAC PIN is 1705.
How will I know if I receive an offer?
If you receive an offer we’ll send you an email. Most institutions require you to accept your offer online; however, each institution has particular instructions for accepting offers. Check the institution’s website and follow the instructions carefully.
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