Regional Bonus Points

Do you live or study in the Western Sydney region? You automatically qualify for five bonus points when you apply to study at Western directly or through the Universities Admissions Centre.

What are Regional Bonus Points?

Regional Bonus Points help HSC/IB students and Non Current School Leavers (formerly known as a Mature Age students) achieve a better selection ranking. For example, if you get an ATAR of 87 plus five bonus points, you can add the two together and apply for a course with a selection rank of 92.

Which courses award Regional Bonus Points?

Regional Bonus Points apply to all courses, except the Doctor of Medicine (MD), Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music (Dean’s Scholar), Bachelor of Creative Industries (Music), Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Creative Industries, and Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Does my postcode qualify me?

Click on your local government area below to see if your postcode qualifies you for five bonus points. 

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What happens if you qualify for another Bonus Points Scheme?

If you qualify for Subject Bonus Points, Regional Bonus Points, the Elite Athletes or Performers Scheme and the Educational Access Scheme, the maximum number of bonus points you can receive is 10.

Got questions?

Contact 1300 897 669, teamu@westernsydney.edu.au or live chat with us.