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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pathway

Your path to Sydney
We look at more than your ATAR by focusing on your interests, motivations and goals. Apply now for the Gadigal Program.

Gadigal Program

The Gadigal Program is our Indigenous student pathway that supports Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to study at the University of Sydney.

Through the Gadigal Program you will have:

  • the opportunity to apply for a Gadigal early conditional offer
  • lower minimum ATAR requirements
  • access to an academic skills program before commencing University
  • ongoing academic and personal support throughout your degree.

Year 12 and post-high school applicants are eligible to apply.

  • Follow these instructions to apply for an undergraduate course through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
  • When applying, ensure you self-identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Search our courses, and put at least one University of Sydney course in your UAC preferences.
  • If you satisfy the eligibility criteria, you will see the Gadigal Program alert on the UAC home page. Click ‘Apply’ or ‘Review your application’ to open the Gadigal application form within UAC.
  • Complete the additional Gadigal Program application form.

Applications open in April 2022

To be eligible for Gadigal entry, please submit your Gadigal application through UAC by 7 August 2022.

Please get in touch for further information and support. Email us at

Year 12 applicants

Year 12 students who apply and are eligible, can have the UAC application fee paid by the University of Sydney on your behalf. To do so, follow these steps:

  • At the payment stage select pay via BPay. Select ‘submit and pay later’ to proceed to ‘confirmation of submission’.
  • Once you have completed both your UAC application and Gadigal application, email your payment letter to
Other applicants

Non-Year 12 applicants can pay the application fee via Paypal or credit card through UAC.

Learn more about application processing fees and exemptions, or contact to discuss financial assistance.

If you are applying for a postgraduate degree, you apply by:

If you are a domestic student applying for the Juris Doctor, apply through UAC.

Email if you have any further questions.

Before you submit your application
  • You can save your application and come back to it via the link on the UAC home page.
  • You can only submit your application once, so ensure you are satisfied with your application.
  • Contact us at if you would like any support with your application.

Extended bachelors pathway

New in 2022, the University has introduced a dedicated pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study some of our humanities, science and health degrees.

The extended bachelor's programs include an additional year of study and allow Indigenous students to undertake studies in an academically and culturally supported environment.

As part of this program, you will have access to tailored academic support and tutors, mentors through our Mentoring our Brothers and Sisters (MOBS) program, with a wide range of course and residential scholarships available.

Learn more about the extended bachelor's programs: