Bonus points

Bonus Points can boost your chances of entry when you apply to study at university. At UniSA, we believe that studying subjects in Year 12 that relate to your preferred degree will prepare you better for university.

For students commencing university study in 2015

There are two types of bonus points students can be eligible for with UniSA: Achievement and Aspire.

Bonus points are added to your university aggregate and your ATAR is recalculated. Your recalculated ATAR will not appear on your Year 12 certificate and you will need to contact our Future Student Enquiries team to find out your ATAR when being considered for programs at UniSA.

Achievement bonus points A maximum of 5 Achievement bonus points are automatically awarded if students score a C- or better in Year 12 Tertiary Admission Subjects (TAS) relevant to their intended UniSA program. For example, the points you receive when applying to the Bachelor of Pharmacy would be different to the points awarded for the Bachelor of Commerce.

Find out here which year 12 subjects qualify for bonus points for various UniSA programs.

Achievement points will be automatically added to your university aggregate when you apply to the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) for UniSA programs.

Aspire bonus points 5 points are automatically awarded to students who attend a school recognised by UniSA as under represented at university or to students from rural and remote areas. Students that are on School Card (or state equivalent), Youth Allowance and/or Health Care Card or Low Income Health Care Card, who do not attend a recognised school, are also eligible to apply for five Aspire bonus points by downloading and completing an application form.

The total number of UniSA bonus points a student can receive is capped at 9.

Bonus Points Calculator

Bonus Points Calculator

Calculate your bonus points

Use this online calculator to find out how many bonus points you may be eligible for with UniSA.

For students commencing university study in 2016 and onwards

The three South Australian universities are replacing all existing equity and subject bonus schemes with two new bonus schemes. The new schemes will come in to operation for students studying Year 12 in 2015 who apply for entry to studies commencing in the 2016 university academic year.

The two new schemes are the SA Universities Equity Scheme and the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme.

The SA Universities Equity Scheme awards 5 bonus points for eligible students, and the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme awards 2 or 4 points for eligible students. An individual student can receive a maximum of 9 bonus points under both schemes.

For further details view the Fact Sheet or contact Future Student Enquiries.

More information to get you started

  • Which subjects qualify?

    Which subjects qualify?

    Take a look at which year 12 subjects can earn you bonus points towards various UniSA programs.

    Bonus point subjects

  • Apply for Aspire points

    Apply for Aspire points

    Apply for Aspire bonus points if you are eligible (see above) to give your Year 12 results an extra boost.

    Download application form

  • Apply to UniSA

    Apply to UniSA

    You need to apply through SATAC for most UniSA programs. Check dates and entry guidelines to get started.

    Application information

  • Scholarships


    We provide scholarships to high achieving students as well as those who are most in need.

    Find your scholarship

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