Undergraduate applicants by category, gender, offers and age (2016-2021)

12 Oct 2021

Every year more than 50,000 Year 12 students, as well as non-Year 12 and international students apply for tertiary study through UAC. Applicants can can apply for up to five courses at any of UAC's participating institutions.

UAC processes these applications, however the institutions decide who received an offer of a place and UAC advises applicants of their offers on behalf of the institution.

The following data shows undergraduate applicants and offers by category (Year 12, Non-Year 12 and International) as well as undergraduate applicants by age.


In the 2020-21 admissions period UAC received 84,752 applications and made a total of 115,632 offers through its centralised system.


In the 2019-20 admissions period UAC received 79,168 applications and made 104,669 offers through its centralised system.


In the 2018-19 admissions period UAC received 75,177 applications and made 101,241 offers through its centralised system.


The 2018-19 admissions cycle was shorter than previous admission cycles. It ran from 1 August 2018 to 8 February 2019. Previous year application cycles typically opened from early August but closed in July of the following year.


In the 2017-18 admissions period UAC received 82,974 applications and made 115,781 offers.


In the 2016-17 admissions period UAC received 89,556 applications and made 103,812 offers.