NOW is the time to apply for a university course, if you're a school leaver intent on tertiary education after a gap year.
Early bird applications have already closed for university study across Australia in 2021.
More than 43,000 NSW and ACT year 12 students have applied for tertiary study next year through the student clearing house, UAC. Indications are an 8 per cent increase on early bird closing applications on last year.
Applications for semester 1, 2022 are open until Friday, February 5 next year. Choose your course and institution carefully and then apply through the Universities Admissions Centre.
You might also want to explore available scholarships since the average undergraduate bachelor degree can cost anywhere between $15,000 and $30,000.