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Regional and Remote Entry Scheme

Admission on a reduced ATAR for regional and remote students
Discover a future of possibilities with the Regional and Remote Scheme, which offers all eligible students admission to a University of Sydney undergraduate degree on a reduced ATAR.

Education is open to all, and we are determined to level the playing field.

The Regional and Remote Scheme offers every eligible student* starting in 2024 entry on a reduced ATAR 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
  • Support transitioning from school to university through our Prep for USYD Program
  • The Vice Chancellor’s Global Mobility Award, valued at up to $5,000 for eligible exchange programs

How to apply and eligibiliy

You do not need to apply for the Regional and Remote Scheme. You will be automatically be considered based on the details provided in your UAC application. The University of Sydney will contact you directly if you are eligible.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • a domestic student residing at the time of your UAC application in a regional or remote area,* or
  • a recent school leaver who attended a regional or remote school;*
  • applying for an undergraduate degree in Semester 1 or 2.

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

*Classified as meeting one of the following Australian Statistical Geography Standards (ASGS):

Remoteness Area Values must be ASGSI = Inner Regional, ASGSO = Outer Regional, ASGSR = Remote, or, ASGSV = Very Remote

The ASGS utilises geocoding technology to assign each school and individual street address an Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Area Value.

Regional and Remote course ATARs

Explore the courses available in 2024 through the Regional and Remote Scheme.

No additional adjustment factors from any other scheme may be applied to the Regional and Remote Entry Scheme ATAR.

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

Course Guaranteed selection rank Regional and Remote Scheme 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 Regional and Remote Scheme 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 Regional and Remote Scheme 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 Regional and Remote Scheme 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 Regional and Remote Scheme 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 Regional and Remote Scheme 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 2024.

Course Guaranteed selection rank Regional and Remote Scheme 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 Regional and Remote Scheme places available.
^Indicative only and not guaranteed in 2024. Unconditional offers will only be made from UAC December Round 2.

Course Guaranteed selection rank Regional and Remote Scheme 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 Regional and Remote Scheme 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 Regional and Remote Scheme places available.
^Indicative only and not guaranteed in 2024. 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.

Last updated March 2023. All scores are correct at the times of publication and may be subject to change.

 

Regional and Remote Scheme FAQs

The University of Sydney will contact you directly if you are eligible for the Regional and Remote Scheme.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • a domestic student residing at the time of your UAC application in a regional or remote area*, or
  • a recent school leaver who attended a regional or remote school;
  • applying for an undergraduate degree in Semester 1 or 2.

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

*Classified as meeting one of the following Australian Statistical Geography Standards (ASGS):

Remoteness Area Values must be ASGSI = Inner Regional, ASGSO = Outer Regional, ASGSR = Remote, or, ASGSV = Very Remote

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 the Regional and Remote Scheme. 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 Regional and Remote Scheme ATARs are guaranteed for admission. However, some Regional and Remote 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 Regional and Remote Scheme course ATAR table above for more information.

No additional adjustment factors or admission schemes will apply to the Regional and Remote Scheme ATAR.  

If you are eligible for both MySydney and the Regional and Remote Scheme, you will gain admission through the Regional and Remote Scheme and be offered the MySydney Scholarship valued at $8,500 for each year of your undergraduate degree.  

Yes, you can receive one offer per UAC round.  

Yes, you can be considered for the Regional and Remote Scheme 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 Regional and Remote Scheme 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 courses that have indicative ATARs or additional admissions criteria will not be offered until UAC December Round 2.

You will be considered for the Regional and Remote Scheme 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 Regional and Remote offer, however, not all courses allow deferral. If your course cannot be deferred, you will need to reapply via UAC for the semester that you want to commence, and you would be considered for the Regional and Remote Scheme based on your new admission application.

You can contact admission.pathways@sydney.edu.au if you have any questions.

Join us for an information evening in regional NSW to get your questions answered in person by our staff and students. 

City Location Date Time Register
 Armidale The Tops Function Room, 
Armidale City Bowling Club, 
92/96 Dumaresq St, Armidale, NSW
Fri 9 June 5 – 6:30 pm (AEST) Register now

 Nowra

The Gallery, 
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre,
42 Bridge St, Nowra, NSW
Thu 22 June 5 – 6:30 pm (AEST) Register now

 

Dannii Hudec

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (International and Global Studies)
"At the University of Sydney, I get to explore my interests and what I love without limitation."
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