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Applications stable for uni in 2022

20 Dec 2021

UNIVERSITY application statistics for 2022 have been released today by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). At the end of November 71,875* people had applied through UAC for study in 2022. This includes more than 40,000 NSW HSC students who are waiting on the release of their results.

Many students have also applied directly to individual universities for study next year to maximise their chances of receiving an offer. UAC has processed another 89,000^of these applications on behalf of individual universities#.

ATARs will be released at 9am on Thursday 20 January 2022 to give Year 12 students time to review their preferences before offers are released.

Preferences can be changed until midnight on Friday 21 January and the first main round of offers for Year 12 students based on the ATAR will be released at 7.30am on Wednesday 26 January.

There’s still time to apply – applications for first semester are open until Friday 4 February 2022.

For more information about applying to university, visit UAC’s website or call UAC on (02) 9752 0200.

Applications for 2022 admissions at 30 November 2021

Applicant typeApplications for 2022 admissions
Current NSW Year 12 students40,891
Current ACT Year 12 students1,965
Current interstate and IB Year 12 students4,376
Non-Year 12 applicants24,643
Direct applications through UAC89,820
Total applicants161,695

*These figures don’t include international applications or applicants applying direct to institutions.

^Applicants may apply directly to several universities so this figure is not the count of unique applicants, but the number of applications received.

#UAC processes direct applications on behalf of Australian Catholic University, Australian College of Physical Education, Australian National University, CQUniversity, Charles Sturt University, Macquarie University, University of Newcastle, University of New England, University of Technology Sydney, University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University.

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For further information (media only) email or contact:
Diane Jardine, Communications Coordinator, UAC on 0436 459 603, or
Kim Paino, General Manager, Marketing and Engagement, UAC on 0409 155 112.