Bonus Points

ANU awards National Access Scheme 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. Bonus points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) can be awarded. 

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

 

How to apply

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 80.00-97.00 may receive up to 5 academic bonus points.

Senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule. Students with AMEB Grade 8 or higher are required to send a scanned copy of the certificate to domestic.admissions@anu.edu.au for assessment.

Equity

Domestic UAC applicants for an ANU Bachelor degree program

ANU Bachelor degree programs with a cut-off requirement of 80.00-98.00 may receive up to 5 equity bonus points.

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.

Senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is an eligible EAS school listed under the UAC S01C, S01D and S01E school lists: www.uac.edu.au/eas/schools/

Prerequisites/additional selection criteria apply for some programs, which must be met in addition to the cut-off. Check the program description on the ANU Programs & Courses website for specific program information.

 

Academic Bonus Points Schedule

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 this table 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. The ACT marks indicated in this schedule are the scaled marks received at the end of Year 12. Refer to the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies for information on scaling in the ACT: www.bsss.act.edu.au

3. NSW - Mathematics Extension 1 or 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) Schedule

Category

EAS disadvantage code and description1

Bonus points 

Financial Hardship

F01A - Youth Allowance/Austudy/Abstudy

Up to 5 points

F01B - Other Centrelink income

Up to 5 points

F01C - Exceptional financial hardship

Up to 2 points

F01D - Parental Family Tax Benefit Part A

5 points

Severe Family Disruption

H01A - Death of immediate family member/close friend

Up to 5 points

H01B - Life-threatening or severe illness of immediate family

Up to 5 points

H01C - Divorce or separation of parents or applicant

Up to 5 points

H01D - Legal matters

Up to 5 points

Excessive Family Responsibility

H03A - Care of children/other family members

Up to 5 points

H03B - Required to work to support family

Up to 5 points

H03C - Sole responsibility for care of self

Up to 3 points

Abuse

H04A - Abuse to applicant, parent/s, or sibling/s

Up to 5 points

English Language Difficulty

L01A - ESL/started school in Australia in Year 11 or 12

Up to 3 points

Personal Illness/Disability

P01A - Disability or long-term medical condition

Up to 5 points

Refugee Status

R01A - Refugee status

5 points

School Environment

S01C - Rural school

Up to 3 points

S01D - Studying Year 12 subjects by distance education or Access program

Up to 5 points

S01E - Disadvantaged school - low SES schools

5 points

1. Visit the Educational Access Scheme website for extended category descriptions and required supporting documentation: www.uac.edu.au/eas/

The ANU NAS bonus point schedules are correct at time of publication: August 2017. The schedules are reviewed annually and any updates will be published on the ANU website or made available as soon as possible. ANU bonus points will contribute to your Selection Rank when being assessed for your ANU Bachelor degree preference/s only. Award of bonus points does not alter your ATAR or equivalent.