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Need help to get into uni?

03 Apr 2019

ARE you dealing with financial hardship? Has a medical condition affected your studies? You can turn to the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for help.

Applications for Educational Access Schemes (EAS), Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) and Equity Scholarships (ES), only available through UAC, are now open.

There’s no additional charge to apply for EAS, SRS and ES and, for a few minutes of your time, you can give yourself a chance of gaining financial assistance or an early offer to uni.

Educational Access Schemes

Educational Access Schemes aim to help students, whose education has been negatively affected during Year 11 and/or Year 12, receive an offer to university.

Students can apply for a wide range of disadvantages, including disrupted schooling, financial hardship, home environment and responsibilities, English language difficulties, personal illness/disability, refugee status, living in out-of-home care, and school environment.

Last year more than 20,000 students applied for EAS through UAC.

Schools Recommendation Schemes

The aim of Schools Recommendation Schemes is to help more Year 12 students gain access to higher education, especially those who might otherwise not be offered a place.

SRS enables schools to recommend current Year 12 students for early uni offers.

As SRS is an early offer scheme, applications close at midnight on Monday 30 September 2019. Last year more than 14,000 students applied for SRS through UAC.

Equity Scholarships

Equity Scholarships assist disadvantaged students with the general costs associated with tertiary study. Some of the disadvantages considered include financial hardship, regional or remote disadvantage, carer responsibilities, sole parent responsibilities and long-term medical conditions.

Through one simple online application students can apply for scholarships at a number of institutions. Scholarships range from one-off book bursaries of $500 to $25,000 per year for tuition and accommodation.

Last year nearly 9,000 people applied for Equity Scholarships through UAC.

For further information about EAS, SRS and Equity Scholarships, read the Scholarships and Schemes brochure, available for download on UAC's website or call 1300 275 822 (02 9752 0200 from mobiles).

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For further information (media only) email or contact:
Diane, Communications Officer, UAC on (02) 9752 0775
Kim Paino, General Manager, Marketing and Engagement, UAC on (02) 9752 0760 or 0409 155 112.

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