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'Sydney Scholars' scholarship (1 Viewer)

NotCricket

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Dear (name erased :p),

The University of Sydney would like to congratulate you on achieving an ATAR of 99.90 in 2014. This is an amazing achievement. Your outstanding academic performance and achievements across a broad spectrum of school and community activities illustrate your potential to continue to achieve and contribute at the highest levels. In recognition of these achievements we are pleased to offer you a Sydney Scholars Award.

This scholarship is worth $10,000 per year for the duration of your undergraduate or combined degree, excluding appending honours where relevant.

As well as your scholarship you will receive priority access to accommodation that is close to campus and leadership programs.

Please note that this letter is not an offer of admission to any degree or combined degree at the University of Sydney.

If you satisfy the following conditions, we also guarantee you an offer to your preferred course at the University of Sydney in the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) main round on Wednesday 21 January 2015.

The course is your highest eligible preference.
You satisfy any compulsory additional selection criteria, such as interview, audition or portfolio, etc.
Next steps

Once you have received your admission offer, you will receive your Student Identification Number (SID) and credentials.
Log in to the Sydney Student portal where you will be able to confirm your place and accept your scholarship offers online.
If you wish to defer your scholarship, please contact us directly at scholarships.officer@sydney.edu.au.
Don’t forget to come and visit us at Info Day on Tuesday 6 January 2015 where you can explore the University and speak to staff and students about your options before you finalise your UAC preferences for the main-round offers.

If you have any further questions about this scholarship offer, please email us at scholarships.officer@sydney.edu.au. Our helpline will be available to answer any questions you have while the University is closed from 19 December 2014 to 2 January 2015. You can call us on 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864).

We wish you every success for the year ahead and for your future studies with us.

Yours sincerely
Jordi Austin
Director, Student Support Services

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If you satisfy the following conditions, we also guarantee you an offer to your preferred course at the University of Sydney in the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) main round on Wednesday 21 January 2015.

The course is your highest eligible preference.
You satisfy any compulsory additional selection criteria, such as interview, audition or portfolio, etc.
Next steps.

Does this mean if I change USYD med as my #1 preference, I would receive an offer even though my ATAR is not high enough? :O
(I also emailed them, but anyone can shed some light on this anyway?)
Unfortunately not, the "you are guaranteed your first preference" effectively means nothing, since it's still contingent on you achieving the course requirements (ATAR, interviews, etc). I remember when I got the early offer it was really confusing as well.
 

NotCricket

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I'm pretty sure they're quite strict on the 99.95...but if you do receive an email can you update us on that?
Would anyone know how competitive the USYD med interviews (guaranteed entry) are?
Not particularly competitive if you got 99.95, I mean the hard thing is just being able to sit for the interview... I think there are 20ish places?
 

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