How to Apply

for Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship (DCUS)

Are you ready to apply for a place as a Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship student at UNSW Canberra? The information below outlines the steps you need to follow. Please keep in mind that this is a dual application process and you must fulfil the requirements of both the Australian Department of Defence and UNSW Canberra to be made an offer. 

For information about the Department’s application and selection process please visit their website.

How to Apply

Students must:

  1. Be recommended and approved by the Department of Defence by successful completion of an application process.
  2. Have met the minimum entry requirements for UNSW Canberra as outlined in Entrance Requirements below.

 

Indicative Lowest selection ranks for Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship (DCUS) Applicants for UNSW Canberra 

The following scores are the Indicative lowest selection ranks required for entry to UNSW Canberra programs. The requirements only apply to Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship (DCUS) Applicants.

UAC Code

Program

Program Code

Years

Indicative Lowest Selection Rank

IB* Indicative score

450030

B Computing and Cyber Security

4427

3

80

28

450040

B Aero Engineering (Honours)

4472

4

85

31

450050

B Civil Engineering (Honours)

4473

4

85

31

450060

B Electrical Engineering (Honours)

4471

4

85

31

450070

B Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

4474

4

85

31

*IB = International Baccalaureate. Candidates must have met the requirements of an IB Diploma.

It is assumed that students will have achieved a level of subject knowledge (as listed below) that is considered desirable for successful university level study.

If you do not have the minimum level of assumed subject knowledge, you are NOT prevented from applying for admission or enrolling in any courses, but you will be placed at a considerable disadvantage.

Program

Assumed subject knowledge

B Computing and Cyber Security

Mathematics

B Engineering (Aero, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical) Honours

B Technology (Aero, Aviation)

Mathematics, Physics

 

If you are recommended and approved by the Department of Defence and you meet the University's entrance requirements, you must submit an application to the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). 

For important dates for UNSW Canberra applicants and students, including semester start and end dates, enrolment deadlines, public holiday compensation, examination and result dates, please see the UNSW Canberra Key Dates.