Going to Uni
Find out more about why, where and how to get into university, including information on costs, the application process and support once you’re there.
Be inspired by other Indigenous students’ experiences and learn more about career outcomes for graduates.
There is so much more to studying than just getting a “degree”. Find out all the reasons why you should study, as well as the many reasons that you will want to.
Discover how making the choice to study at university can increase your options as well as help to pave your way into a high end career.
If you want to go to university, then nothing should stop you…whether you are 19, 47 or 102. Discover options for managing financially while studying and use these resources to help decide whether uni is the next step for you.
Find out more about the courses you can study, where are they available, profiles of Universities and the support they provide to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Your options are boundless. Use these resources to help you find the area of study that is right for you.
It is important to know that there are other pathways of education through institutions outside the university system, including TAFE and other vocational training courses and cadetships.
For some students, face-to-face study may be difficult or impossible. Family commitments, work or distance from campus may mean it is easier for you to study from home at your own pace.
If this sounds like you, you may want to consider a distance or online education course.
Whether you are a recent high school leaver or a mature-aged applicant. There are many ways of getting into Uni. Find the options that are available to you.
If you are still in high school but thinking about going to university, this section will help you find information about programs and support available do that you can start to prepare now.
If you are currently completing year 12 you will certainly know that admission to most uni courses is based on your ATAR. Articles in this section are designed to help you prepare for applying to university or, if you haven't previously considered going to uni, look at your options for gaining entry.
Don’t let money be an obstacle – find out more about how to manage the costs associated with university study, how to access financial support schemes, and discover what scholarships are available to help finance your study.
The costs cost of studying varies depending on where you study and what you study. These costs can be divided into two main areas:
- Tuition and University fees
- Living expenses
There is a range of government direct payment support available through Centrelink to help cover the cost of tuition fees.
Find out what payment support is available for:
There are ways to get financial support and manage other costs associated with study; from government schemes like ABSTUDY to student-run book exchanges.
Find out what payment support is available for costs associated with university study:
- General Financial Assistance (help with living costs)
- Support for books and other study equipment
- costs of overseas study