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Headstart

Want to get a HEADSTART on uni?

The University of Adelaide’s Headstart scholarship program gives high achieving students the opportunity to study at university while still in Year 12, and have these university studies count towards their SACE and university aggregate/ATAR.

While studying at the University part-time Headstart students not only have the opportunity to find out what university life is like before they even finish school, but also contribute to and benefit from, the diverse cultural and intellectual life of the University of Adelaide.

Headstart provides gifted and highly-motivated students with a challenge beyond the Year 12 curriculum and the chance to grow as individuals as they combine secondary school and university studies.

Headstart students can choose to replace or supplement their Year 12 subjects with university courses (subjects). University courses are recognised by the SACE Board, allowing students to use them towards their SACE Stage 2 completion and therefore their university aggregate and ATAR calculation.

Headstart students may also receive credit towards their degree if they enrol in a University of Adelaide program after high school.

For more information access the 2019 brochure below, or browse the information using the menu on the left.

Download the Headstart 2019 Brochure

The scholarship

Successful Headstart applicants are exempt from tuition fees and the Student Services and Amenities Fees while in the program. Headstart participants can enrol in a maximum of two courses of first-year university study*.

*Students choosing to study Physics are able to study four courses, to meet the Mathematics co-requisite requirements.

Enquiries

Further information about the scheme is available from the Office of Academic and Student Engagement.

Office of Academic and Student Engagement
Address

The University of Adelaide
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Contact

+61 8 8313 0165
Email