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High school students

Start your journey to university
Deciding where and what to study is a big decision. But we are here to help. Find out everything you need to know to pursue your dream course, and important events on your path to Sydney.

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Explore your interests

If you are unsure of what you want to study, start by thinking about which subjects interest you, as well as how you like to learn and what you want from your university experience.  

Pathways and scholarships

After you've narrowed your interests, our targeted entry schemes and other admission pathways for domestic students, and guaranteed entry courses, can help you reach your dream degree.

We also have over $135 million in scholarships and prizes available for offer every year. 

Hear from our current students as they answer frequently asked questions about starting uni.

Applying to university

We know the process may seem challenging at times. So, we’ve pulled together step-by-step instructions to help guide you through the process. 

Not sure how the ATAR or selection ranks work? Our explainers will sort it out.

The Sydney student experience

Get involved in all uni has to offer, and discover what makes Sydney a top 20 university!*

Make friends for life and take advantage of the opportunities that will make your experience unforgettable! 

*QS World University Rankings 2024