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Applications steady for uni in 2020

05 Dec 2019

UNIVERSITY application statistics for 2020 have been released today by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). At the end of November 70,323 people had applied through UAC for study in 2020. This includes more than 40,000 NSW HSC students who are waiting on the release of their results.

ATARs will be released at 1pm on Tuesday 17 December – the same day as HSC results – to give Year 12 students time to review their preferences before offers are released.

Preferences can be changed until midnight on Thursday 19 December 2019 and the first main round of offers for Year 12 students will be released on Monday 23 December 2019.

There’s still time to apply – applications for first semester are open until Friday 7 February 2020.

For more information about applying to university, visit UAC’s website or call UAC on 1300 275 822 (from mobiles on (02) 9752 0200).

Applicant type Applications for 2020 admissions*
Current NSW Year 12 students 40,014
Current ACT Year 12 students 1,909
Current interstate and IB Year 12 students 3,805
Total Year 12 applicants 45,728
Non-Year 12 applicants 24,595
Total applicants 70,323

* These figures do not include international applications or applicants applying direct to institutions.

Applications opened on 3 April 2019, earlier than previous years, so these figures include a greater number of semester 2, 2019 applications than in previous years.

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For further information (media only) email or contact:
Diane Jardine, Communications Officer, UAC on (02) 9752 0775 OR

Kim Paino, General Manager, Marketing and Engagement, UAC on (02) 9752 0760 or 0409 155 112.