Media releases

Be an early bird and rest easy

19 Sep 2018

IF you’re applying for uni in semester 1, 2019, the early bird deadline is fast approaching. Early bird applications through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) close at midnight on Friday 28 September 2018, after which higher fees are charged.

So far nearly 36,000 people have applied through UAC for uni in 2019, choosing from more than 2,000 courses.

Even if you’re not sure about what you want to study, there’s no need to delay, you can change your preferences as many times as you like after you apply. You can then focus on your studies.

Now is the time to apply because many courses, including popular medical and music courses, having early closing dates. Check UAC’s course search so you don’t miss out.

To start your application, visit UAC’s website.

Any questions? Simply call UAC’s friendly customer service team on 1300 275 822 (or 02 9752 0200 from mobiles).

UAC key dates


Fri 28 Sep 2018early bird applications close
Fri 8 Feb 2019applications close for semester 1, 2019

Year 12 results and ATAR

Thu 13 Dec 2018NSW HSC results released by NESA
Fri 14 Dec 2018, 9amATARs released on UAC’s website and the My UAC app

Change of preferences

Sun 16 Dec 2018for consideration in December Round 2
Sun 6 Jan 2019for consideration in January Round 1


Thu 20 Dec 2018, 7.30amDecember Round 2 offers released
Fri 11 Jan 2019, 7.30amJanuary Round 1 offers released

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For further information (media only) email or contact:
Diane Jardine, Communications Officer, UAC on (02) 9752 0775
Kim Paino, Director Information Services, UAC on (02) 9752 0760 or 0409 155 112.

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