Scholarships – Sydney Scholars Awards

Applications open 29 August

Sydney University Scholars Program recognises Year 12 applicants for their hard work during their senior years at high school. It recognises applicants not just for their academic achievements – but also their leadership and extracurricular involvement, both in and out of school. In a personal statement applicants are asked six questions that are designed to give us insight into the whole you.

If you are successful, you will receive between $6000 and $50000, as well as access to mentoring, leadership and networking opportunities.


Early Offer Year 12 (E12) – Access Sydney Alternative Pathway

Applications opened 20 July

The E12 Scheme has expanded and now offers 69 courses, up from 39 in 2015. The number of principal supported applications per school has also increased from 20 to 30.

The E12 Scheme assists students who are financially disadvantaged or attending a school identified on UAC’s S01E list ( The scheme offers:

  • an early conditional offer prior to the HSC
  • $5,000 scholarship and an iPad
  • ATAR concession
  • student support, including direct support from faculties, student mentoring, and orientation
  • an Access Card which gives discounts on and around campus, as well as access to more than 200 clubs and societies.

Discover how the E12 scheme has helped students, read about their journey here.