Educational Access Scheme

Most institutions have an Educational Access Scheme (EAS) for applicants who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage. To qualify, applicants must demonstrate that their educational performance during years 11 and/or 12 or equivalent has been seriously affected by circumstances beyond their control.

For further information about EAS, or to obtain a booklet and application form, call the Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669, visit Student Central or contact UAC (opens in a new window).

On-time EAS applications for the 2018 admission period close 30 November 2017. Late EAS applications for consideration in the UAC January 1 Round close 3 January 2018.

Applicants who qualify for the Regional Bonus, Subject Bonus, Educational Access Scheme (EAS) and the Elite Athlete and Performer Bonus Scheme can only receive a maximum of 10 Bonus Points in total. 

Students do not need to live in the Western Sydney region to receive up to 10 Subject Bonus Points. Subject Bonus Points are not available for all courses.

Where can you go for more information?

If you want to talk, Team U is our student-run advice line that was set up especially to help you into Western Sydney University. They can help answer any questions you have about uni. Call them on 1300 897 669 or email They will be happy to help.