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Applications steady for uni in 2023

20 Dec 2022

UNIVERSITY application statistics for 2023 have been released today by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). At the end of November, 69,179* people had applied through UAC for study in 2023. This includes almost 40,000 NSW HSC students who are waiting on the release of university offers later this week.

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 86,508^ of these applications on behalf of individual universities.#

It’s important to note that these figures are as at 30 November only. Applications for first semester 2023 are open until Friday 3 February 2023.

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

Applications for 2023 admissions at 30 November 2022

Application typeApplications for 2023 admissions
Current NSW Year 12 students39,966
Current ACT Year 12 students1,956
Current interstate and IB Year 12 students4,638
Total Year 12 applicants46,560
Non-Year 12 applicants22,619
Direct applications through UAC86,508
Total applications155,687

*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 Tasmania, 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.