Membership of our Elite Athlete Program (and eligibility for associated sporting scholarships) is conditional on:

  1. Enrolment to study at The University of Sydney; and
  2. Representation of Sydney University in sport (where possible).

Membership is prioritised for outstanding student athletes who:

  • Are training and competing in a high performance program* administered by SUSF and/or a Sydney University sporting club
  • Represent Sydney University in their sport
  • Compete in current or confirmed Olympic and Paralympic sports

*Our 11 high performance programs:

  • Athletics (Sydney University Athletics Club);
  • Australian Football (Sydney University Australian National Football Club);
  • Basketball
  • Cricket (Sydney University Cricket Club);
  • Hockey (Sydney University Hockey Club);
  • Rowing (Sydney University Boat Club);
  • Rugby (Sydney University Football Club);
  • Soccer (Sydney University Soccer Football Club);
  • Tennis (Sydney University Lawn Tennis Club);
  • Swimming; and
  • Water Polo (Sydney University Water Polo Club).

There are also 40 Sydney University sporting clubs.

Where a high performance program and/or sporting club exists at Sydney University for your sport, you are strongly encouraged to connect with the program and/or club to discuss representative expectations BEFORE applying for the Elite Athlete Program. For program/club contact details, please email: [email protected]

Applications for 2024

  • OPEN 21 April 2023
  • CLOSE 22 December 2023
  • Applications received before 30 June 2023 and 30 September 2023 may be considered for early offers of membership. Most applications will be assessed in January 2024 with offers of membership made in late January/early February 2024

For enquiries, please email [email protected]

Application Fees

  • $75 – NEW Application (applicable if you are not a previous member of our Elite Athlete Program)
  • $20 – RE-Application (applicable if you are a previous member of our Elite Athlete Program)

Please note that an additional late fee of $100 will be charged for applications received after the closing date