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Early bird uni applications close

07 Oct 2020

EARLY bird applications have closed and more than 43,000 NSW and ACT Year 12 students have so far applied for tertiary study in 2021 through UAC. A breakdown of applicant numbers is below. These students can now focus wholly on their end-of-year exams.

In addition, more than 21,000 non-Year 12 applicants applied for university by the early bird closing date of 30 September.

After an early surge in applications this year these figures show an 8 per cent increase on early bird closing applications last year.

There’s still time to apply for tertiary study, however – applications for semester 1, 2020 are open until Friday 5 February 2021.

Applicants can apply on UAC’s website.

Applications for 2021 admissions at 30 September – Early bird closing

Applicant typeApplications for 2021 admissions*
Current NSW Year 12 students41,287
Current ACT Year 12 students1,874
Current interstate and IB Year 12 students4,780
Non-Year 12 applicants21,661

A breakdown of application statistics for this admissions period so far can be found on UAC's website.

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

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For further information (media only) email or contact:
Diane Jardine, Communications Coordinator, UAC on 0436 459 603, or
Nicole Swanson, Marketing and Digital Communications Manager, UAC on 0412 666 708