Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Entry Scheme

In October 2004 ANU became a member of the national network of Elite Athlete Friendly Universities. We aim to identify elite athletes and assist them in the development of skills to help them successfully balance their sporting and academic aspirations.

Current and new students to the University can apply for Elite Athlete Status with ANU Access & Inclusion, who will assist you with establishing an Elite Athlete Education Access Plan (EAEP) in order to support you in meeting the requirements of your degree.

Find out more about the benefits and assistance provided to ANU students who are identified as elite athletes by visiting the ANU Access & Inclusion Elite Athlete Status website.

 

Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Entry Scheme

As part of our commitment to supporting our elite athletes, ANU also offers rank adjustments for elite athlete applicants to our undergraduate degree programs, in acknowledgement of the commitments you have made which may have impacted your Year 11 and 12 schooling. Elite Athlete adjustments are additional points that may be used in combination with your ATAR to derive your selection rank. Adjustments do not change your ATAR, but do adjust your selection rank for a particular ANU program preference.

Eligibility

To be considered for Elite Athlete adjustments you must:

  • Be a domestic applicant completing either an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate in Australia
  • Have an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
  • Be applying for an eligible Bachelor degree through Universities Admissions Centre.

Elite Athlete adjustments may only be applied to ANU Bachelor degree programs with a selection rank requirement between 80.00-98.00. An adjustment of up to 5 points may be awarded to eligible applicants, in accordance with the approved schedule. If you are successful for both a National Access Scheme adjustment and an Elite Athlete adjustment, no more than 10 points may be awarded towards your selection rank. Visit the ANU National Access Scheme website for more information.

How to apply

Apply through UAC for your preferred ANU Bachelor degrees, indicating that you are an elite athlete as part of the application process. After submitting your UAC application, submit an Elite Athlete Adjustments application form to ANU Access & Inclusion. You must include supporting documents that substantiates your claims and provides evidence of your capacity to succeed. This needs to include the following:  

  • A statement outlining your sporting commitments during year 11 and 12 and how they impacted on your final Year 12 results. Your statement must include your full name and UAC number.
  • A statement from your coach or national sporting institute that you are considered to be an elite athlete and recognised to be a member under one of the Elite Athlete adjustment factor schedule categories.
  • A letter from your school office in support of your application that corroborates the impact on your schooling is recommended.

If successful, you will be provided up to 5 points to your selection rank for eligible ANU preferences.

Elite Athlete Adjustments Assessment Schedule

Elite Athlete adjustments may only be awarded to applicants who are registered with a National Sporting Organisation and/or National Sporting Organisation for People with Disabilities as recognised by the Australian Sports Commission. A full list of National Sporting Organisations and their funding type may be found on the Australian Sports Directory website. 

Category Applicant Type Eligible Programs Application Process
ASC National Sporting Organisation (funded) 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 an adjustment of up to 5 points. Funded sports that are recognised by the ASC are likely to receive approval for Elite Athlete adjustment factors. No additional documents are required for assessment of this category.
Other National Sporting Organisation (unfunded) 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 an adjustment of up to 5 points. Unfunded sports that are recognised by the ASC may receive approval for Elite Athlete adjustment factors. No additional documents are required for assessment of this category.
Other sports or sporting groups 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 an adjustment of up to 5 points.

Sports not listed as either a National Sporting Organisation and/or National Sporting Organisation for People with Disabilities as recognised by the Australian Sports Commission are less likely to be eligible for Elite Athlete adjustment factors. ANU will assess applicants on a case-by-case basis.

 

In addition to the above documents, applications should include a statement outlining the sport itself, the national and international growth of the sport, and how participating in this sport might support your career and/or life goals.