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For Information about The University of Newcastle please visit the following site http://www.newcastle.edu.au/


UAC produce a booklet to help with planning your subject selection for the senior school if you intend to go on to university. A copy of the booklet should be kept in the careers office for your reference. For university guides and rankings visit www.thegoodguides.com.au.

Applying for University in NSW/ACT

The UAC Guide is distributed to schools in late July, and is available from newsagents. There are two editions, one for Year 12 students and one for mature students. The Year 12 Guide says "Year 12 student edition" on the top of the front cover. Make sure that you have the right one! Information will also be on http://www.uac.edu.au/


Equity Scholarships for University Study

Many university students experience difficulty with the costs of living and studying. These financial difficulties arise from having limited income (eg Centrelink benefits) and having lots of expenses (eg accommodation costs). Equity Scholarships are awarded to help these students with costs associated with higher education.

Equity Scholarships include the Commonwealth Learning Scholarships Programme (CLS) established and funded by the Australian Government, and Institution Equity Scholarships (IES) funded by individual institutions. Some IES are funded by donations or sponsorship.

The Commonwealth Learning Scholarships (CLS) Programme was introduced by the Australian Government in 2004 to assist students from low socio-economic backgrounds (particularly those from rural and regional areas and Indigenous students), who are Australian citizens or holders of Australian permanent humanitarian visas, with costs associated with higher education.

Institution Equity Scholarships - Participating NSW and ACT institutions provide and fund their own scholarship schemes to assist students who are from low socio-economic backgrounds and who may also be experiencing other forms of educational disadvantage.
For more information see page 47 of the UAC Guide, ask your careers adviser, or look on www.uac.edu.au 

You can also visit www.goingtouni.gov.au for information on scholarships


The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)is the central office that receives and processes applications for admission to most undergraduate degree, advanced diploma, diploma and associate diploma courses at the participating institutions in NSW. Their website is www.uac.edu.au. Applications for Year 12 open at the beginning of August each year, and this is when the UAC Guides arrive in schools.

In addition to the library, Mr. White keep spare copies of the guides to use in individual interviews.