Educational Access Schemes (EAS)

About EAS

Most of UAC’s participating institutions have Educational Access Schemes (EAS) to help students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage gain admission to tertiary study.

Institutions use EAS to make offers of admission in one of two ways. They:

  • allocate bonus points, or
  • set aside a certain number of places for EAS applicants.

There are seven broad categories of disadvantage:

  • disrupted schooling
  • financial hardship
  • home environment
  • English language difficulty
  • personal illness/disability
  • refugee status
  • school environment.

To be eligible for EAS consideration your educational performance must have been seriously affected, normally for a period of at least six months during Year 11 and/or 12 or equivalent, due to circumstances beyond your control and choosing.

Who can apply?

You can apply for EAS through UAC if you:

  • are a UAC applicant for undergraduate admission, and
  • have experienced long-term educational disadvantage during Year 11 and/or 12 or equivalent

and are:

  • an Australian citizen
  • a New Zealand citizen
  • a permanent resident of Australia
  • a holder of an Australian permanent resident humanitarian visa.

Some institutions will consider EAS applicants with a record of tertiary study.

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