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ICMS High Academic Places (HAP)

High Academic Places (HAP)

High ATAR Student?

At ICMS, we offer a number of High Academic Places (HAPs) each February / March intake to students who demonstrate strong academic ability, as evidenced by ATAR ranking and/or interview. HAPs are equivalent in value to a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) at a public university. The cut off varies, but historically it has moved between a 70 to 80 ATAR.

Note that FEE-HELP (a government loan similar to HECS-HELP) covers 100% of the remaining tuition fees for all HAPs.

HAP offers are distinct from academic offers. If students do not achieve an ATAR result required for a HAP they may still be eligible for a UAC offer through the assessment of the student’s individual HSC subject results.

What is a HAP?

  • HAP students receive a tuition fee subsidy for the duration of the degree. The number of places awarded varies each intake depending on the number and quality of applicants. As a guide, in the February 2024 intake, HAP students received a tuition fee subsidy of approximately 40% per-subject*. That is a saving of more than $28,000 and equivalent to a CSP at a public university.
  • HAPs will be announced alongside UAC offer after ATARs are released.

* subsidy amount is subject to review each year

HAP Terms and Conditions

  • HAP places are limited and are subject to admissions approval.
  • HAP places are subject to final ATAR ranking and will be verified through the ICMS Admissions team.
  • The number of HAPs offered each intake varies depending on the number and quality of applicants.
  • HAPs cannot be deferred – students must commence their course in the February /March 2024 intake.
  • HAPs will be automatically applied to tuition fees upon commencement of studies in February / March 2024.
  • HAPs are not exchangeable, non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash.

Read the full HAP Terms and Conditions

Note: Students are still eligible to receive FEE-HELP for the remaining tuition. For more information on FEE-HELP please visit

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