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E12 Early Offer and Scholarship Scheme

The E12 Early Offer and Scholarship Scheme is no longer offered to incoming students.

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E12 Entry and Scholarship Scheme FAQs

E12 is an early offer and scholarship scheme that was previously available to high school leavers who met the eligibility requirements below.

The scheme was an opportunity for future students to demonstrate what makes them unique and what their individual contribution will bring to the University of Sydney.

In 2023, applicants were assessed on their eligibility for E12 by UAC via their Educational Access Scheme (EAS) as one or more of the following:

  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • Residing in area of socio-economic disadvantage
  • Attended a rural or regional school

You also needed to be:

  • undertaking the HSC or International Baccalaureate (IB) at a NSW high school
  • supported by your school principal (ratings are to be submitted in the SRS system as part of your application)
  • a domestic undergraduate student (international students are not eligible to apply)
  • meet any other additional admission criteria.

Please note: This scheme is no longer available. 

In 2023, E12 benefits included:

  • An Early Conditional Offer to the University
  • Formal UAC offer in the main offer round by meeting a reduced E12 ATAR
  • A scholarship valued at $5950
  • The Vice Chancellor’s Global Mobility Award, valued at up to $5000 for eligible exchange programs 
  • Automatic consideration for a range of faculty equity scholarships
  • Eligibility to apply for additional accommodation scholarships
  • Support through your transition from school to university through our Prep for Sydney Uni Program
  • University of Sydney Union Rewards membership for your first year
  • Access to the E12 alumni and industry mentoring program in your final year of university

If you wish to defer your E12 offer and scholarship, please refer to the E12 Scholarships terms and conditions, and follow the instructions to seek prior approval. Please note that not all courses can be deferred.

The E12 Scholarship is paid in two equal instalments in your first year of study. Scholarship holders can expect to receive their payments around 30 days after the census date for each semester. If you have any issues receiving your scholarship, please check for any in-tray messages in Sydney Student portal. 

Additional information

1.     Background

a.     The E12 Scholarship is provided to successful domestic undergraduate applicants to the E12 admission scheme at the commencement of their first year of study. 

2.     Eligibility

a.     The applicant must be a recent school leaver, i.e., completed year 12 or equivalent in preceding year, and

b.     Apply for admission at UAC and have University of Sydney as one of their preferences.

3.     Selection Criteria

a.     The Scholarship is awarded automatically on meeting the eligibility requirements and early offer conditions for the E12 admission scheme.

4.     Value

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 (USU) Rewards Membership for the duration of the E12 Scholarship.

d.     The E12 Scholarship cannot be transferred to courses at different Universities.

e.     Commencement of the Scholarship can be deferred for up to one year subject to approval of course deferment. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Scholarships Office. If deferment of course is not allowed, then the scholarship deferment is not possible.

f.      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. 

g.     The Scholarship may be suspended under extenuating circumstances. Approval for suspension is on a case-by-case basis upon application to the Scholarships Office.

h.     No other amount is payable.

5.     Ongoing eligibility

a.     Continued full time enrolment, or part time with prior approval, in a University of Sydney course of study.

b.     The Scholarship recipient must achieve a minimum Semester Average Mark of 50. Regardless of study load.

6.     Termination

a.     The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

               I.         withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

              II.         accepts the MySydney Scholarship

             III.         commences study at another Higher Education provider prior commencing this scholarship,

            IV.         commences part-time study without prior approval,

              V.         does not maintain ongoing eligibility as per 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.