Elite Athlete and Performer Bonus Scheme

Western Sydney University is recognised as an Elite Athlete-Friendly university. Students who have been disadvantaged during their current or previous year 12 studies due to performance and training commitments are encouraged to apply for the Elite Athletes or Performers bonus scheme.

To apply complete the Elite Athletes or Performers Scheme Application [PDF, 187Kb] (opens in a new window) form and submit it directly to us at the address indicated on the form.

You will need to provide:

  • a personal statement detailing your performance and training commitments (include an explanation on how this has impacted on your studies)
  • an educational impact statement completed by a responsible person who has a personal knowledge of your performance and training commitments and impact on your studies (Responsible persons may include your coach/trainer, the Director of a performance body (such as the Director of a theatre group or the Director of an institute of sport) or the chair of a committee responsible for organising a competitive event)
  • correctly certified copies of supporting documentation with your application  (Documents should include such things as training/practice schedules, programs of competitions in which you have participated or written notification of your nomination to participate at a state/national/international level) 

Elite Athletes or Performers Schemes applications for the 2018 admission period close 30 November 2017. Applications are not available for the midyear intake.

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 teamu@westernsydney.edu.au They will be happy to help.