UOW Early Admission

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UOW Early Admission is our early offer program for students completing Year 12 (Higher School Certificate or other Australian equivalents) during 2022. When you apply for Early Admission, UOW looks beyond your ATAR and considers your unique skills and experiences, alongside your Year 11 results, so you can earn an offer to uni before you sit your first exam.

Getting into UOW early means less stress for you at that time and provides you with the certainty that next year you'll be studying at a uni who knows you're more than your ATAR.

How to apply for Early Admission
5 steps for your application
  1. Check your eligibility. If you are studying at an Australian high school, completing the HSC, the International Baccalaureate (IB) or an equivalent, you are eligible to apply
  2. Choose up to two courses
  3. Complete your application online
  4. If you are shortlisted for consideration, you will be invited to attend an interview or online session
  5. Breathe, stress less and focus on your final exams. 

All shortlisted applicants will be advised of their Early Admission outcomes on 10 October 2022, before the NSW HSC exams commence.

Rural & regional students are automatically considered
Relocation scholarships

If you receive a UOW Early Admission offer for 2023 and completed your final studies (HSC, IB or equivalent) at a high school in rural or regional Australia, you will automatically be considered for a $5,000 scholarship. As long as you meet these criteria and apply for your UOW accommodation by 11 October 2022, you are eligible to be considered for one of 24 scholarships. It's as easy as that.

“The main reason I chose UOW was the Early Admission program. When I got my early offer, it really cemented my place at UOW. It was nice to have certainty going into my final exams. It relieved a bit of stress and I was really lucky in that sense.”


Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholar)

“I applied for early admission as soon as it opened. It let me focus on my studies a lot more. I feel like I did better overall because I wasn't as stressed. Finding out a couple of days before my first exam that I already had an offer to UOW took the stress out of everything."


Bachelor of Pre Medicine, Science and Health

“My school encouraged me to apply for Early Admission. I was excited knowing I had an early offer waiting for me, and I still wanted to work hard get a good HSC mark for myself. Based on my final results I was offered two scholarships and a place in the Dean’s Scholar program.”


Bachelor of Business (Finance) (Dean’s Scholar)

“I got into UOW through Early Admission and it lifted a massive weight off my shoulders. The degree that I'm studying had an ATAR of 95 and I was putting a lot of pressure on myself to do well. Receiving Early Admission helped me relax in the HSC. I definitely recommend Early Admission to any year 12 students out there.”


Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation

“It was such a relief to get the offer before I sat my final exams. I still really cared about my marks and continued to work hard despite getting my early offer. This resulted in me receiving several UOW scholarships, including one which paid for my first year of accommodation. ”


Bachelor of Nursing

I was so relieved to get an Early Admission offer before my HSC. I've never been the best at sitting exams. They make me nervous. I like assessments better and knew that I could do well in those. I was able to use my results to earn the offer I wanted. 


Bachelor of Sustainable Communities

Early Admission helped remove some of the stress I had prior to the HSC. I want to leave this world a better place to live in than when I entered it. If all goes to plan, I should be ‘Dr Andrew Woods’ by the age of 26 which is a crazy thought! All of these amazing opportunities started with UOW, and for that, I am forever grateful.


Bachelor of Social Science (Public Health). Master of Philosophy (Education).

“I always wanted to study Early Childhood teaching. It's so important, it sets children up for the future. I applied for Early Admission because I'm someone who likes to plan ahead and be organised. I'd heard about it at school and Discovery Day and I loved knowing what I needed to do to get a uni offer.”


Bachelor of Education - The Early Years



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