Regional Entry Scheme

Regional Entry Scheme

Rural Bonus Points

What is it?

If you're from rural or regional Australia and don't have access to the same resources as students in cities and larger towns, Macquarie can help you with adjustment factors providing up to nine additional points through the Regional Entry Scheme.

Who you are

  • You're currently completing the Year 12 Higher School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent in the year prior to your intended year of admission to Macquarie.
  • You're a non-school applicant (HSC or equivalent completed more than two years ago or over 21 years of age) and haven't previously completed tertiary study.

Enter your postcode to calculate how many Regional entry points you may be eligible to receive.

  

Developed with the assistance of ARIA+ (Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia) and your primary residential postcode, the Regional Entry Scheme is based on road distances to the perimeter of service centres.

The categories are:

  1. Inner Regional Australia: Five adjustment factors (ARIA score greater than 0.20 to <=2.40 - restricted accessibility of goods, services and opportunities for social interaction).
  2. Outer Regional: Five adjustment factors (ARIA score greater than 2.40 to <=5.92 - significantly restricted accessibility of goods, services and opportunities for social interaction).
  3. Remote: Seven adjustment factors (ARIA score greater than 5.92 to <=10.53 - very restricted accessibility of goods, services and opportunities for social interaction).
  4. Very Remote: Nine adjustment factors (ARIA score greater than 10.53 to <=15 - very little accessibility of goods, services and opportunities for social interaction).

Depending on the remoteness of your primary residential home, you'll receive either five, seven or nine adjustment factors that can be used toward any Macquarie University degree.

How you apply

Lodge your application for course admission via Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) and the Regional Entry Scheme adjustment factors are automatically calculated by UAC.

Combine adjustment factors

You can receive a maximum of 10 additional points combined across seven schemes, excluding the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Advanced Science
  • Bachelor of Laws and its double degrees
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and its double degrees
  • Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation and Master of Conservation Biology
  • Bachelor of Cyber Security and Master of Information Technology in Cyber Security
  • Bachelor of Environment and Master of Environment
  • Bachelor of Information Technology and Master of Data Science
  • Bachelor of Information Technology and Master of Information Systems Management
  • Bachelor of Marine Science and Master of Marine Science and Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences and Master of Applied Statistics
  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Master of Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Laboratory Analysis, Quality and Management

for which you can receive a maximum of six additional points.

  • Bachelor of Clinical Science

can receive a maximum of five additional points across all adjustment factors schemes except the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen’s Scout and Queen’s Guide Awards Scheme and the Catchment Adjustment Factors schemes.

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and its double degrees
  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with Professional Practice (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Professional Practice and Bachelor of Professional Accounting

are only eligible for the Educational Access Scheme. No other adjustment factor points can be applied.

PLEASE NOTE: If you qualify for both the Catchment Adjustment Factors and the Regional Entry Scheme, you will only receive adjustment factors once, from whichever scheme awards you the highest amount.

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