Subject Bonus Points

Are you aiming to achieve outstanding results?

The Western Sydney University is rewarding the outstanding academic performance of current Australian Higher School Certificate (HSC) and International Baccalaureate (IB) students with up to 10 Subject Bonus Points.

How do Subject Bonus Points work?

  • Bonus points are awarded if you achieve band 5 or 6 results in HSC or IB subjects relevant to the participating Western course you want to study.
  • For a small range of courses, bonus points may be awarded for band 4 results.
  • A maximum of 10 bonus points is awarded automatically (no application is required).

To find out what Bonus Points are available for which subjects, please search by course or by HSC/IB Subject.

Note: Students completing the International Baccalaureate in 2016 will be eligible for Subject Bonus Points based on high performance in their individual IB subjects. More information on IB subjects that are considered comparable to NSW HSC subjects will be available on the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) website soon. In the mean time, you can contact the Course Information Centre for individual advice on 1300 897 669 or

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.