Domestic undergraduate applications and offers at semester 1 closing 2019

14 Mar 2019

The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) processed domestic undergraduate applications for 27 institutions in 2018, mainly in NSW and the ACT. Applications for semester 1 study opened on Wednesday 1 August 2018 and closed at midnight on Friday 8 February 2019.

UAC received 72,058 domestic applications for undergraduate study up to 8 February 2019.

A total of 95,791 offers were made to these applicants.*

Applications and offers by applicant type

Applicants are divided into four types: NSW Year 12, ACT Year 12, interstate and International Baccalaureate (IB) Year 12, and non-Year 12.

The following chart shows applications by applicant type up until the semester 1 deadline (Fri 8 Feb) for the last eight admissions periods.

Graph showing applications by applicant type 2011-2012 to 2018-2019.

The following chart shows total offers by applicant type up until the release of final semester 1 offers (Thu 7 Mar) for the last eight admission periods.

Graph showing offers by applicant type 2011-2012 to 2018-2019.

Age analysis

Almost all Year 12 applicants were 19 years old and under (99.7%). Three-quarters (75.5%) of non-Year 12 applicants were 24 years old and under.

The breakdown by age group for applications by non-Year 12 applicants is shown in the following chart.

Graph showing breakdown of non-year 12 applicants by age group 2018-2019

First preference analysis

Domestic undergraduate applicants can choose up to five course preferences. Their first preference is the course they would most like to study.

Fields of study are categorised by the Australian Government and each category is defined on the Department of Education and Training's HEIMS (Higher Education Information Management Systems) website.

First preferences by field of study

A series of graphs showing breakdown of applicants' first preference by field of study in NSW, ACT, Interstate and IB, and non-Year 12

Offers by field of study

A series of graphs showing breakdown of offers made to applicants' by field of study in NSW, ACT, Interstate and IB, and non-Year 12

First preferences and offers by field of study and gender

For females, Health, followed by Society and Culture were the fields of study with by far the most first preferences. For males, most first preferences were in Society and Culture, Management and Commerce, and Engineering and Related Technologies. In general, the spread of first preference courses across fields of study was more even for males than for females.

Compared with males, a smaller proportion of females had first preference courses in Information Technology, Engineering and Related Technologies, and Architecture and Building.

Graph showing field of study of first-preferenced course by gender 2018-2019

* Application and offer data don't match because even though applicants can only receive one offer in each offer round, they can receive an offer in more than one round. Read more at Offers FAQ.

Visit UAC's statistics page for more application and offer information.