1. Instructions and Advice
  2. Student Details
  3. Educational Background
  4. Supporting Documentation
  5. Student Declaration

Who should apply for SCATS?

You should apply for SCATS, if:

  • You are applying through UAC for a UNSW Undergraduate program. AND;
  • You are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or the holder of an Australian permanent resident humanitarian visa. AND;
  • You have been previously suspended or excluded from UNSW or another tertiary institution ** OR;
  • You have undertaken tertiary studies and your secondary and/or tertiary educational performance has been affected by long-term educational disadvantage due to circumstances beyond your control.
  • If you have not undertaken any tertiary studies and you have experienced disadvantage during high school, please refer to our Educational Access Scheme (EAS).

    Please make sure that you have all supporting documents ready (including personal statement) to attach before you submit this application.

    ** Applicants who have been suspended or excluded as a result of unsatisfactory academic performance must also provide evidence of academic rehabilitation. This includes, but is not limited to, successfully completing at least one semester or 0.5 full time equivalent of university study (Bachelor level or higher), or one full time year of study at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma level or above subsequent to the suspension or exclusion.

    For more detailed information about eligibility please go to the Future Students website.

    Application Closing Dates

  • Term 1 or Semester 1 (UNSW Canberra): 30 November
  • Term 2: 30 April
  • Term 3: 31 Jul

    The university will only accept late applications in exceptional circumstances where approval has been given by the Admissions Manager before the closing date.

    NOTE: You must submit your application for admission to UNSW via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).