Bonus Points

ANU awards bonus points for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that you may have faced in your studies.

You may be considered for bonus points if you have:

  • applied through UAC for an eligible ANU Bachelor degree program
  • undertaken Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate
  • achieved an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
  • not previously attempted tertiary study

Bonus points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) can be awarded. 

ANU National Access Scheme bonus points schedules and eligibility

Bonus Points Applicant Type Eligible Programs Application Process

Academic 

Domestic and International UAC applicants for an ANU Bachelor degree program

ANU Bachelor degree programs with a cut-off requirement of 97.00 or lower

No application required. Points are automatically applied based on your completed subjects in the Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate

Academic (Music only)

Send a scanned colour copy of your AMEB Grade 8 Certificate to domestic.admissions@anu.edu.au

Equity - Educational Access Scheme (EAS) 

Domestic UAC applicants for an ANU Bachelor degree program

ANU Bachelor degree programs with a cut-off requirement of 98.00 or lower

Apply through the University Admission Centre (UAC) Educational Access Schemes (EAS). You must be able to demonstrate that you have experienced long-term educational disadvantage as a result of circumstances beyond your control or choosing

Equity - UAC eligible EAS schools

No application required. Points are automatically applied based on the University Admission Centre (UAC) Educational Access Schemes (EAS) schools lists

*There are prerequisites/additional selection criteria for some programs. Check the program description on the ANU Programs & Courses website for specific program information.
 

Academic Bonus Points

Year 12 subject

Bonus Points

Marks required for bonus points1

ACT2

NSW

QLD

SA/NT

TAS

VIC

WA

IB

Chemistry

2 points

159

Band 5

VH

B+

HA

35

67

Standard level - 6
Higher level - 5

English
(except ESL)

5 points

159

Band 5

VH

B+

HA

35

67

Standard level - 6
Higher level - 5

Languages
(other than English)
Indigenous Studies

Specialist mathematics
double major
(major-minor3)

5 points

142

E3

H

B-

CA

30

58

Higher level - 5

Physics

2 points

159

Band 5

VH

B+

HA

35

67

Standard level - 6
Higher level - 5

Music
AMEB Grade 84

5 points

Successful completion

1. Scores listed in the table above reflect the minimum grade required for bonus points to be awarded.

2. All ACT subjects must be completed as a Major at minimum, unless specified otherwise. 

3. NSW - Mathematics Extension 1or 2; QLD - Mathematics; TAS - Mathematics I or II, Mathematics Stage 2 or 3, Calculus and Applications 1 A or 1 B; WA - Mathematics Specialist 3A or 3B or 3C or 3D, Calculus; IB Diploma - Further Maths (SL), Mathematics (HL)

4. Music AMEB Grade 8 may be completed at any time during or prior to your Year 11 and 12 studies to be eligible for bonus points. 

 

Educational Access Scheme (Equity)

Non‐English speaking background

Up to 3 points for people born outside Australia in a NES country and arrived in Australia in last 6 years

Humanitarian Refugee Status

5 points for holders of a humanitarian refugee visa

Difficult circumstances

Up to 5 points for long term or short term circumstances that prevented applicant from demonstrating their full potential (abusive environment, homelessness, natural disaster, criminal proceedings, divorce of parents or self, death of an immediate family member or close friend).

Disadvantaged financial background

Automatic application of 3 points for Centrelink applicants, impact statement for non-Centrelink applicants with assessment based on financial situation

Carer Responsibilities

Up to 2 points for sole responsibility for care of self, or care of children or other family member.

Disability or medical condition

Up to 5 points where there is documented evidence of condition contemporary to senior secondary certificate studies

Disrupted Schooling

Up to 2 points for frequent change of schools in years 10, 11, or 12 or long periods of absence from school for reasons other than medical.

All UAC eligible EAS schools

5 points for successful completion of Year 12 from a school listed at www.uac.edu.au/eas/schools/

 

The NAS bonus point schedules are correct at time of publication: April 2016. The schedules are reviewed annually and any updates will be published on the ANU website or made available as soon as possible.