Removing barriers to higher education

UAC works with universities to widen participation in higher education. Equity programs aim to overcome educational and financial disadvantages and help everyone access their potential.

Equity Scholarships are awarded to students from low socio-economic backgrounds, particularly those who receive Centrelink income support payments.

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Educational Access Schemes help students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage gain admission to tertiary study.

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Institutions use Schools Recommendation Schemes to make early uni offers to Year 12 students, using criteria other than, or in addition to, the ATAR.

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