The university of melbourne is committed to significantly increasing the participation of students from diverse backgrounds and welcomes applications from mature aged students. We recognise that not everybody who starts university comes straight from completing an australian year 12 qualification. The university is just one of many tertiary outlets offering a wide range of scholarships for mature-age students. Returning to study as a mature age student returning to study as a mature age student going to uni for the first time is tough for all students, but if youve been in the workforce for a few years or have kids (or both), it can be downright scary. Mature age student entry schemes students come to anu with a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds. We recognise that many of our new students have taken different pathways after leaving school, often a long time ago, and are now ready to make the first step towards university. If you are an adult wishing to complete your high school education, you may wish to consider some of the options found in the guide for adult learners (docx, 274kb). How many mature age students are there at western sydney university? Our student population is diverse, with students from a wide range of age groups and backgrounds. Almost two thirds of our undergraduate students are 21 and over, and around one quarter are 25 and over. To help you succeed as a mature-age student, we offer a large range of student support services such as on-campus childcare, academic development, disability support, career counselling and more. We also offer numerous scholarships each year to support students at all course levels. If you finished high school a few years ago and are now considering further study, we can help. You are classified as a mature age student for these purposes if you are moving into tertiary study and are 21 years or over on 1 january of the year of intake. Visit the special entry access scheme page for more information on mature age entry and other special categories of applicants. As a mature-age student, if you sit the stat, you will need a minimum of 140 in the verbal section and a minimum of 160 in the written english section. Contact the tertiary institutions service centre to book a time to sit the test.