Applications open from 19 July - 13 August

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Early Admission
Can I apply?

Are you completing Year 12 (or equivalent) at an Australian high school in 2021? Are you on track to receive your HSC, International Baccalaureate (IB) or equivalent?

If so, you're eligible to apply!

If you're unsure about your eligibility, contact the Future Students team. You can also check our FAQs for more details on eligibility and applying for Early Admission. 

Your future, your way

Your time at UOW is about uncovering your passions and using them to make an impact. With over 360 degrees, across 17 fields of study, you'll find the right course for you.

You can select two course preferences in your Early Admission application. Most UOW undergraduate degrees are available for Early Admission. Note - the Bachelor of Western Civilisation has a separate application process.

Double degrees are considered to be a single preference.



UOW Early Admission applications are only accepted online. The Apply link will be available on this page once applications open. Late applications cannot be accepted, so make sure you apply before 5pm on 13 August 2021 to avoid missing this opportunity. 

Can't wait? Start preparing now. Along with your subject results so far, you will be asked to answer four questions in your application that will demonstrate your academic readiness, motivation and passion, communication and collaboration, and planning and persistence. We know from 20 years of running the Early Admission program that these responses will help us predict your likelihood of success at university. The questions are:

  • What are your study strategies when preparing for an important assessment task?
  • What has influenced your decision to pursue your course or courses of interest?
  • Describe a time when you worked with others to achieve a goal.
  • Tell us about a time when you set yourself a goal and worked really hard to achieve a good result.

Each response is limited to 500 characters or less, so you will need to get your point across succinctly.

If you live in NSW or the ACT your personal details, including your Year 11 results, will pre-populate the application form based on your NESA student number – so it’s even easier to apply!

If you are applying from outside of NSW, you will also need to provide your Year 11 results in an email. Simply scan an official transcript from your school that clearly shows the subjects you completed in Year 11 and the marks you achieved, and email it to

Please note: Do not use your school-allocated email address when you apply. When you leave high school, your school email address may be cancelled. We will need to contact you after you leave school and into 2022, so please use a different email address that you check regularly.


7 tips to complete your application
Get in early

We will look at your application responses and academic performance relevant to the UOW degrees you have chosen.

No two applicants are the same. You'll receive details of your next steps by email, so please make sure that you enter the correct email address. Avoid using your school email address, as we will email you after you've finished school and into 2022, and often these emails are closed down and no longer accessible to you.

Depending on your application assessment and your area of study, you may be invited to attend a virtual event or interview during the September school holidays.

Official offers for UOW Early Admission will be emailed on Monday 11 October, before the NSW HSC exams commence.

Make yourself proud

Application outcomes will be communicated to all applicants before the HSC exams begin.

Celebrate your offer, breathe a sigh of relief, then keep going. It's time to make yourself proud. 

You've worked so hard throughout school, so do yourself proud in your final exams. Your hard work could also lead to opportunities such as scholarships and entry to high-achiever degrees.

Aim high. Stop at nothing.


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