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MySydney Entry and Scholarship Scheme

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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* starting in 2023, 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 
  • University of Sydney Union Access Rewards membership for your first year
  • Automatic consideration for a range of additional faculty and equity scholarships

How to apply

You do not need to apply for MySydney.

UAC will automatically assess your eligibility based on the residential address you enter in your UAC undergraduate application.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • a domestic student residing at the time of your UAC application in an area listed in the bottom 25 percent of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Socio-Economic Index for Areas (SEIFA), Index of Education and Occupation*,
  • applying for an undergraduate degree in Semester 1 or 2.

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

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.

*Please note that the interactive Index of Education and Occupation map is only a guide and eligibility for the MySydney Entry and Scholarship Scheme is determined by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). UAC determine MySydney eligibility using census data (Index of Education and Occupation) provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) against the address you included in your UAC application.

MySydney course ATARs

Explore the courses available in 2023 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 in Architecture 95 90
B Design in Architecture (Honours)/M Architecture 97 92
B Design (Interaction Design) 80 75
B Design (Interaction Design)/B Advanced Studies 80 75

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 Economics* 91 80
B Economics/B Advanced Studies* 91 80
B Visual Arts*~  70 60
B Visual Arts/B Advanced Studies* 70 60

*Additional admission criteria apply, check the course details.
~ Applicants are also invited to apply through the Creative Arts Special Admission Scheme.

Course Guaranteed selection rank MySydney ATAR
B Commerce* 96 85
B Commerce/B Advanced Studies* 96 85
B Commerce/B Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars)* 98 95

*Additional admission criteria apply, check the course details.

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* 96 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 (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 (Dalyell Scholars)* 98 95
B Engineering Honours/B Arts* 90 80
B Engineering Honours/B Commerce* 96 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/B Science (Health)* 90 80
B Engineering Honours/B Science (Medical Science)* 90 85
B Project Management* 86 80

*Additional admission criteria apply, check the course details.

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^

*Additional admission criteria apply, check the course details.
^Indicative only and not guaranteed in 2023.

Course Guaranteed selection rank MySydney ATAR
B Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)‡ 96^ 89^
B Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)‡ 82^ 72^
B Applied Science/B Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) 82^ 72^
B Applied Science (Exercise Physiology)‡ 91^ 79^
B Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)‡ 93^ 83^
B Applied Science (Physiotherapy)‡ 99.5^ 93^
B Applied Science (Speech Pathology)‡ 94^ 84^
B Arts/D Medicine*‡ 99.95^ 99.5^
B Oral Health‡ 83^ 80^
B Nursing (Advanced Studies) 84 76
B Arts/M of Nursing 80 70
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*‡ 99.6^ 99^
B Science/D Medicine*‡ 99.95^ 99.5^
B Science/M Nursing* 80 75
B Science (Health)/M Nursing* 80 75

*Additional admission criteria apply, check the course details.
‡Limited E12 and MySydney places available.
^Indicative only and not guaranteed in 2023. 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 2023. 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 Liberal Arts and Sciences 70 65
B Psychology (Honours)* 96 93^
B Psychology* 85 80^
B Science* 80 75
B Science (Health)* 80 75
B Science/B Advanced Studies (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/Advanced Studies (Agriculture)* 75 70
B Science/B Advanced Studies (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience)* 80 75
B Science/B Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness)* 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.
Limited E12 and MySydney places available.
^Indicative only and not guaranteed in 2023. Unconditional offers will only be made from UAC December Round 2.
~Rural and Regional Students will be considered by meeting a further reduced ATAR under the Rural and Regional Vet Scheme.

MySydney Entry Scheme FAQs

You must be:

  • a domestic student residing at the time of your Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) application in an area listed in the bottom 25 percent of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Socio-Economic Index for Areas (SEIFA) according to the Index of Education and Occupation*
  • applying for an undergraduate degree in Semester 1 or 2
  • a high school student or non-recent school leavers applying for an undergraduate degree through UAC. The University will contact you directly if you meet this eligibility criteria within UAC.

The University will contact you directly if you meet this eligibility criteria within UAC

*Please note that the interactive Index of Education and Occupation map is only a guide and eligibility for the MySydney Entry and Scholarship Scheme is determined by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). UAC determine MySydney eligibility using census data (Index of Education and Occupation) provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) against the address you included in your UAC application.

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 are eligible for both MySydney and E12, you will gain admission through E12 and have your scholarship upgraded to the MySydney Scholarship valued at $8,500 for each year of your undergraduate degree.  

If you received a notification that an Educational Access Application was automatically generated for you, and you meet the low socio-economic status category, it does not mean that you are eligible for MySydney. UAC’s Educational Access Scheme (EAS) uses the low socio-economic indicator based on ABS’s Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD). On the other hand, MySydney uses the low socio-economic indicator based on ABS’s Index of Education and Occupation (IEO).

Please note that there may be students who are identified as low socio-economic under both EAS and MySydney. We will notify students via email about their MySydney eligibility.

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 (22 December 2022) 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.

You will be considered for MySydney if you have started an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney or 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 cannot hold both a MySydney and and E12 scholarship. For 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.

Kawana Crowe

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Advanced)
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