MySydney Entry and Scholarship Scheme

Get more for your ATAR and an $8,500 annual scholarship
Discover a future of possibilities with MySydney. Reach your dream degree and receive ongoing financial and other support while you study.

We believe education is open to all, and we are invested in opportunities to allow all students to realise their potential.

MySydney offers every eligible student* entry on a reduced ATAR, an $8,500 per annum scholarship for the duration of their undergraduate degree and a range of additional support. No separate application is required.

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Benefits

  • Admission to an undergraduate degree based on a reduced ATAR
  • A $8,500 per annum scholarship for the duration of an undergraduate degree (including combined undergraduate degrees)
  • Support transitioning from school to university through our Prep for USYD Program, and access to University mentoring programs
  • The Vice Chancellor’s Global Mobility Award, valued at up to $5,000 for eligible exchange programs 
  • Complimentary University of Sydney Union (USU) Rewards Membership for the duration of the MySydney Scholarship

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must be:

  • a domestic student residing in an area listed in the bottom 25 percent according to Australian Bureau of Statistics Socio-Economic Index for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Education and Occupation (IEO) data based on the residential address you enter in your UAC undergraduate application*
  • applying as a new University of Sydney student for an undergraduate degree in Semester 1 or 2.

High school students and non-school leavers will both be eligible under the scheme.

*If you receive a notification from UAC that the residential address you entered in your UAC undergraduate application is identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as being in the lowest 25% of socio-economic disadvantage, this does not mean you meet the eligibility for MySydney. You must receive confirmation of your eligibility directly from the University of Sydney. 

How to apply 

You do not need to apply for MySydney. 

To find out if you're eligible for MySydney, place a University of Sydney course in your UAC preference list by the deadlines outlined below. Eligible students will receive eligibility advice by email the following week from the University of Sydney.

Preference deadline Date you'll receive eligibility advice

Thu, 1 June 2023 

Fri, 9 June 2023

Fri, 7 July 2023 

Mon, 17 July 2023

Thu, 3 August 2023 

Fri, 11 Aug 2023

Thu, 31 August 2023

Fri, 8 Sep 2023

Fri, 29 September 2023

Mon, 9 Oct 2023

Fri, 3 November 2023

Mon, 13 Nov 2023

Thu, 30 November 2023

Fri, 8 Dec 2023

Fri, 15 December 2023

Fri, 22 Dec 2023

Thu, 4 January 2024

Fri, 12 Jan 2024

Wed, 17 January 2024

Thurs, 25 Jan 2024

Thu, 1 February 2024

Fri, 9 Feb 2024

Fri, 9 February 2024

Fri, 16 Feb 2024

If you’re eligible, place your chosen MySydney course as your highest eligible UAC preference. If you meet the MySydney ATAR, and other admission requirements, you will be made an unconditional offer to study and receive the MySydney Scholarship.

See also: MySydney Scholarship Terms and Conditions

MySydney course ATARs

Explore the courses available in 2024 through the MySydney Scheme.

No additional adjustment factors from any other scheme may be applied to the MySydney ATAR.

Please note: courses may become full after the UAC December Round 2.

Course Guaranteed selection rank MySydney ATAR
B Architecture and Environments 85 80
B Design (Interaction Design) 80 75
B Design (Interaction Design)/B Advanced Studies 80 75
B Design in Architecture 95 90
B Design in Architecture (Honours)/M Architecture 97 92

Applicants for the above courses are also invited to apply for the portfolio admissions pathway.

Course Guaranteed selection rank MySydney ATAR
B Arts 80 70
B Arts/B Advanced Studies 80 70
B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars) 98 95
B Arts/B Advanced Studies (International and Global Studies) 90 80
B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Languages) 90 80
B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) 95 85
B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Politics and International Relations) 92 82
B Visual Arts*~^ 70 60
B Visual Arts/B Advanced Studies*^ 70 60

*Additional admission criteria apply, check the course details.

^Indicative only and not guaranteed in 2024. Unconditional offers will only be made from UAC December Round 2.

~Applicants are also invited to apply through the Creative Arts Special Admission Scheme.

Course Guaranteed selection rank MySydney ATAR
B Commerce# 95 85
B Commerce/B Advanced Studies# 95 85
B Commerce/B Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars)# 98 95

#Mathematics prerequisite applies

Course Guaranteed selection rank MySydney ATAR
B Economics# 91 80
B Economics/B Advanced Studies# 91 80

#Mathematics prerequisite applies

Course Guaranteed selection rank MySydney ATAR
B Education (Early Childhood) 77 65
B Education (Health and Physical Education)* 80 70
B Education (Primary)* 85 75
B Education (Secondary)* 80 70
B Education/B Advanced Studies (Secondary)* 80 70
B Social Work 80 70
B Arts/B Social Work 80 70

*Additional admission criteria apply, check the course details.

Course Guaranteed selection rank MySydney ATAR
B Advanced Computing# 90 80
B Advanced Computing/B Commerce# 95 85
B Advanced Computing/B Science# 90 80
B Advanced Computing/B Science (Health)# 90 80
B Advanced Computing/B Science (Medical Science)# 90 85
B Engineering Honours (Dalyell Scholars)# 98 95
B Engineering Honours (Aeronautical)# 90 80
B Engineering Honours (Biomedical)# 90 80
B Engineering Honours (Chemical and Biomolecular)# 90 80
B Engineering Honours (Civil)# 90 80
B Engineering Honours (Electrical)# 90 80
B Engineering Honours (Flexible First Year)# 90 80
B Engineering Honours (Mechanical)# 90 80
B Engineering Honours (Mechatronic)# 90 80
B Engineering Honours (Software)# 90 80
B Engineering Honours with Space Engineering# 99 95
B Engineering Honours/B Arts# 90 80
B Engineering Honours/B Commerce# 95 85
B Engineering Honours (Civil)/B Design in Architecture# 95 90
B Engineering Honours/B Project Management# 90 80
B Engineering Honours/B Science# 90 80
B Engineering Honours (Biomedical)/B Science (Health)# 90 80
B Engineering Honours (Biomedical)/B Science (Medical Science)# 90 85
B Project Management# 86 80

#Mathematics prerequisite applies

Course Guaranteed selection rank MySydney ATAR
B Arts/B Laws 99.5 95
B Commerce/B Laws# 99.5 95
B Economics/B Laws# 99.5 95
B Engineering Honours/B Laws# 99.5 95
B Science/B Laws# 99.5 95

#Mathematics prerequisite applies

Course Guaranteed selection rank MySydney ATAR
B Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)‡^ 96 92
B Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)‡^ 82 72
B Applied Science (Exercise Physiology)‡^ 91 83
B Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)‡^ 93 85
B Applied Science (Physiotherapy)‡^ 99.5 91.5
B Applied Science (Speech Pathology)‡^ 94 90
B Arts/D Medicine#‡^ 99.95 99.5
B Arts/M of Nursing 80 70
B Nursing (Advanced Studies) 84 76
B Oral Health‡^ 88 86
B Pharmacy (Honours)/Master of Pharmacy Practice# 90 80
B Pharmacy and Management (Honours)/Master of Pharmacy Practice# 90 80
B Science/D Dental Medicine#‡^ 99.7 99
B Science/D Medicine#‡^ 99.95 99.5
B Science/M Nursing# 80 75
B Science (Health)/M Nursing# 80 75
B Science/M Nutrition and Dietetics#^ 97.5 92.5

*Additional admission criteria and processes apply, including specific preference deadlines for Medicine and Dentistry courses. Check the course details.

#Mathematics prerequisite applies

‡Limited MySydney places available.
^Indicative only and not guaranteed in 2024. Unconditional offers will only be made from UAC December Round 2.

Course Guaranteed selection rank MySydney ATAR
B Music*~^ 70 65
B Music (Composition)*~^ 70 65
B Music/B Advanced Studies (Composition)*^ 70 65
B Music (Music Education)*^ 70 65
B Music (Performance)*~^ 70 65
B Music/B Advanced Studies (Performance)*^ 70 65

*Additional admission criteria apply, check the course details.
^Indicative only and not guaranteed in 2024. Unconditional offers will only be made from UAC December Round 2.
~ Applicants are also invited to apply through the Creative Arts Special Admission Scheme.

Course Guaranteed selection rank MySydney ATAR
B Agricultural Science 75 70
B Agricultural Science Honours 75 70
B Liberal Arts and Sciences 70 65
B Liberal Arts and Science (Advanced) 95 90
B Psychology# 85 80
B Psychology Honours# 96 93^
B Science# 80 75
B Science (Advanced)# 95 90
B Science (Health)# 80 75
B Science (Medical Science)# 90 85
B Science/B Advanced Studies# 80 75
B Science/Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars including Mathematical Science)# 98 95
B Science/Advanced Studies (Advanced)# 95 90
B Science/B Advanced Studies (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience)# 80 75
B Science/B Advanced Studies (Health)# 80 75
B Science/B Advanced Studies (Medical Science)# 90 85
B Science/B Advanced Studies (Taronga Wildlife Conservation)# 85 80
B Science/M Mathematical Sciences# 98 93
B Veterinary Biology/D Veterinary Medicine#‡~^ 98 95

*Additional admission criteria apply, check the course details.

#Mathematics prerequisite applies

Limited MySydney places available.
^Indicative only and not guaranteed in 2024. Unconditional offers will only be made from UAC December Round 2.
~Regional and Remote Students will be considered by meeting a further reduced ATAR under the Regional and Remote Entry Scheme.

Exclusions

  • B Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)
  • B Economics (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)

Last updated August 2023. All scores are correct at the times of publication.

Applying for other scholarships

Although MySydney doesn’t require a separate application, if you are eligible for MySydney, you may also be eligible for a range of other scholarships including MySydney Accommodation Scholarships.

If you’re ineligible for MySydney you may be eligible for a range of other scholarships both equity and merit.

We recommend all students submit an application for scholarships at The University of Sydney through our centralised application form.

 

MySydney Entry Scheme FAQs

No, you do not need to apply or provide any documentation. You will be assessed on the information provided as part of your standard UAC application.

There is no deadline to be considered for MySydney. You must create a UAC application in time for an offer round that the University of Sydney participates in. Keep in mind that some courses do fill up in UAC December Round 2 and offers may not be made for all courses in all rounds.

Most of the MySydney ATARs are guaranteed for admission. However, some MySydney ATARs are indicative as noted by a ^ in the tables above.

Please note that some courses also include additional admission criteria that you must meet. See the MySydney course ATAR table above for more information.

No additional adjustment factors or admission schemes will apply to the MySydney ATAR.  

If you received a notification that an Educational Access Application was automatically generated for you based on the residential address you entered in your UAC undergraduate application being identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as being in the lowest 25% of socio-economic disadvantage, this does not mean you meet the eligibility for MySydney. You must receive confirmation of your eligibility directly from the University of Sydney.

Yes, you can receive one offer per UAC round.  

Yes, you can be considered for MySydney in all UAC offer rounds you are eligible to participate in. Keep in mind that some courses do fill up in UAC December Round 2 and offers may not be made for all courses in all rounds.

Unconditional offers are released for recent school leavers and non-recent school leavers at different times.  

Recent school leavers:

You will receive an unconditional offer in December Round 2 if you are eligible and have your MySydney course as your highest eligible preference.

Non-recent school leavers:

Unconditional offers are made starting from November for most of our courses. In most cases, if you have submitted a UAC application, and meet the eligibility requirements, you can be made an unconditional offer in the following UAC round. Some MySydney courses that have indicative ATARs or additional admissions criteria will not be offered until UAC December Round 2.

Current University of Sydney students are not eligible for MySydney. You will be considered for MySydney if you have started an undergraduate degree at another university if you make a UAC application to commence a new undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

In most cases you can apply to defer your MySydney offer, however, not all courses allow deferral. If your course cannot be deferred, your MySydney Scholarship cannot be deferred. You will need to reapply via UAC for the semester that you want to commence, and you would be considered for MySydney based on your new admission application.

For information on MySydney scholarship deferral, please email the Scholarships Office at scholarships.office@sydney.edu.au, including the following information:

  1. Email subject: Deferral request for MySydney Scholarships
  2. Your full name and student ID
  3. When you expect to return, I.e. which semester and year you expect to return.
  4. Reason to defer
  5. Any documentation you may provide to substantiate your request
  6. Approval that you have defer your course, or evidence that your course can be deferred.

MySydney Scholarship FAQs

Yes, once you have been made an offer to your course, your MySydney scholarship will become available in Sydney Student within 5 business days of your offer.

Whether you can accept your MySydney Scholarship with other scholarships will depend on each scholarship’s terms and conditions. In some cases, you will not be able to hold the MySydney Scholarship with other scholarships. You should refer to the terms and conditions of the scholarships you have been offered.

You can accept your MySydney Scholarship through the Sydney Student portal when you accept your offer. Look out for an “In-Tray" message subject "University of Sydney Scholarship Offer" and follow the prompts.

The annual payment will be paid in three instalments during the first year. An initial payment will be made at the start of Welcome Week (the week before Semester 1 starts) to the value of $1,000, a second payment will be made within 30 days after Semester 1 census date to the value of $3,250, the third payment will be made within 30 days after Semester 2 census date to the value of $4,250.

These dates are available here.  

If you can defer your chosen course, you will also be able to defer your MySydney Scholarship. You will need to defer your course first and contact the Scholarships office by providing a reason of deferral for consideration. Please note that not all courses can be deferred. 

MySydney Scholarship recipients must submit an application for part-time study to the Scholarships Office for consideration.  In your submission, please provide reasons and expected duration for part time study.

The scholarship does not cover any postgraduate studies, such as a Master of Nursing or Doctor of Medicine, even if taken as part of a vertically integrated double degree.

The scholarship does not cover appended Honours degrees. The scholarship only covers Honours when it is a compulsory part of an undergraduate degree, such as the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

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