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Regional Bonus Scheme

We are delighted to continue to support increased access to, and participation in, tertiary education by students from regional and remote areas.

Under our Regional Bonus Scheme, eligible applicants who apply through VTAC will automatically be granted up to 5 extra points on top of their aggregate score.**

The regional bonus will be applied to the aggregate scores of applicants who meet the following three criteria:

  • Current Year 12 students applying for a Higher Education degree through VTAC;
  • Australian and New Zealand citizens studying in Australia; or holders of permanent residency visas studying in Australia;
  • Living in a regional, rural or remote postcode. Check if your postcode is eligible here.

**The aggregate score is not the same as a student's ATAR score. The aggregate is calculated using the study scores for up to six subjects. The ATAR is then developed from the aggregate of the student's VCE study score.

Enquiries regarding the Regional Bonus Scheme should be directed to: or call 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864).