If you're interested in studying with us, but concerned your ATAR won’t get you there, inpUTS could help.
inpUTS is available if you’ve experienced long-term disadvantage, impacting on your school, vocational or university education results. If eligible, you may receive an adjustment of up to ten points towards your selection rank.
Who can apply
To be eligible, you’ll need to demonstrate that you've experienced one of the following educational disadvantages during years 11 and/or 12, or equivalent, like TAFE or other studies:
- personal illness or disability
- disrupted schooling
- refugee status
- experiences of out-of-home-care
- severe family problems or carer responsibilities
- English language difficulty
- financial hardship
- adverse study conditions
- socio-economic disadvantage.
Before any adjustments are made you must achieve a minimum ATAR of 69.
Non-current school leavers
If you have studied at TAFE, college or another university, you may also claim educational disadvantage experienced during high school or since.
How to apply
Once you have submitted your undergraduate application through the University Admissions Centre (UAC), you can then log back in to apply for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS). You must provide UAC with a personal statement describing your circumstances and how you have been educationally disadvantaged over a significant period of time.
You will also need to provide supporting documentation for each type of disadvantage you describe. Claims of disadvantage not supported by documented evidence cannot be accepted.
All applications are confidential, with only authorised staff of UAC and UTS accessing the information you provide.
At least one UTS preference must be included within your UAC application by the last 'change of preferences' date for each UAC admissions round.
Provided you have at least one UTS preference, your UAC preferences can be changed at a later date, according to UAC application requirements.
Different UTS courses may have varying requirements. Please see the UAC Guide to check the requirements for the course/s you're interested in.
When to apply
Application for EAS open 03 April 2019. To receive your EAS eligibility notification in-time for December round 2 offers, you must submit your application by the 29 November 2019.
If you’re unable to provide all the documentation you require by the closing date, lodge your application and enclose a letter stating that further documentation will be provided. It's your responsibility to forward any outstanding documentation to UAC as soon as possible. UAC will not contact you to request missing documentation.
Please note, if you are offered an inpUTS place at UTS you are still able to defer commencement.
Apply now for EAS.
If you have questions about your eligibility for the UTS inpUTS Scheme, please call the The Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion on 02 9514 1084.