The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland
St Lucia, Gatton, Herston, Dutton Park

About

Our community
Welcome to The University of Queensland (UQ) – where you can thrive personally and academically in a community that values equity, diversity and inclusion.

Discover a place at UQ where you truly belong. Get involved in activities, engage with issues that are important to you and connect with likeminded people. Feel heard, acknowledged, and appreciated while adding your distinct personality to our thriving student community.

A world top 50 university
UQ is ranked in the world’s top 50 universities, with a strong focus on teaching excellence and research. Our passionate and engaging lecturers aim to spark curiosity and inspire students to create change. Our ambitious researchers prove that we can transform the world around us. We also embed an entrepreneurial mindset in everything we do, and encourage our students to think big, be bold and act upon their ideas.
Find out why UQ is the right fit for you.

A wealth of opportunities
UQ is a globally connected university. We partner and collaborate with a huge range of institutions and organisations around the world. You’ll have opportunities to study overseas and embark on international field trips and internships, jetting off to places like Tokyo, Buenos Aires, London and San Francisco. There are also opportunities for you closer to home, with summer and winter research programs, mentorship and volunteer experiences, and employability workshops.
Discover how you can get career-ready at UQ.

Student life
The student experience is a huge part of university study. At UQ, you’ll meet exciting new people and make lifelong friendships. You’ll have the chance to attend concerts, cultural festivals and parties, join student-run clubs and societies that match your interests and join a huge array of sports groups and competitions.
Explore student life at UQ.

ATAR guarantee
We offer guaranteed entry to most undergraduate programs based on minimum ATAR thresholds, giving you certainty when applying to UQ so you can focus on preparing for university.
Find out more about UQ’s ATAR guarantee.

Scholarships
UQ offers a wide range of scholarships providing students with financial, academic and transitional support. We offer scholarships to a diverse range of current and commencing students, including those from regional and remote areas, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, those who have achieved academic or sporting excellence, students experiencing financial hardship and more.
Browse our scholarships.

Important dates
Visit the UQ website for information on enrolment, teaching, semester start and end, and other important academic dates.
Application dates
Visit key dates & fees for information on important QTAC dates.

Open days
Discover what your life could look like as a UQ student.
Join us for Open Day at St Lucia campus on 4 August 2024 and Gatton campus on 18 August 2024.
Find out more about UQ Open Day and why it’s worth attending.

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission to a UQ program, you must satisfy all entry requirements. These requirements include subject prerequisites, entry score (ATAR/selection rank), and, for some programs, program specific requirements. The entry requirements for UQ programs are listed under the program pages on UQ’s Study website.

The prerequisite subjects required for each UQ program vary depending on the area of study within the degree. Subject prerequisites are specific subjects that applicants need to have studied and passed (expressed as Units 3&4, Grade ‘C’) at Queensland Year 12/matriculation level or equivalent. Consult the prerequisites guide to find subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects, bridging subjects and tertiary preparation programs.

 

 

If you have undertaken previous recognised higher education level study at bachelor level or higher this will be assigned a selection rank based on the level, duration and Grade Point Average (GPA) of the study. Once you have completed the equivalent of one full year of bachelor (or higher) level study, your selection rank will be based solely on this study (i.e. selection ranks from other qualifications are ignored). Where multiple attempts at tertiary study have been undertaken, UQ derives a selection rank from the total cumulative GPA of this study. When combining multiple attempts at tertiary study, if the cumulative duration totals less than one full year, the selection rank derived will only be used if it advantages you.

For more information on the admissions process, see UQ’s Undergraduate, Doctor of Medicine, Non-Award and CSP Admissions Procedures and UQ’s Study website.

For more assistance with calculating your selection rank, contact UQ Admissions.

You are also required to meet relevant subject prerequisites for the course you are applying for. This will be satisfied by successful completion of Senior secondary subjects (or equivalent). Consult the prerequisites guide to find subject equivalents. Any additional entry requirements must also be satisfied.

Credit transfer

Applicants who have successfully completed recent tertiary study elsewhere, of a similar standard and content as that required for the UQ program may apply for academic credit. Academic credit is determined on an individual basis.

Applicants may submit a formal application for credit with the University only once they have accepted a QTAC offer. UQ may limit the amount of credit that can be transferred towards the completion of a program. The UQ Credit Precedents Database is a tool that can be used as a guide to previously approved credit applications, which UQ may apply when deciding subsequent applications.

 

If you have completed less than one full year of recognised bachelor (or higher) level study, UQ approved bridging and enabling courses can be used to derive a selection rank for entry and/or meet subject prerequisites. Some exceptions may apply.

For information on UQ approved bridging and enabling courses, visit UQ’s Study website or contact UQ Admissions.

You are also required to meet relevant subject prerequisites for the program you are applying for.  This will be satisfied by successful completion of Senior secondary subjects (or equivalent). Consult the prerequisite guide to find subject equivalents. Any additional entry requirements must also be satisfied.

Competency-based and graded AQF Certificates III and IV (completed), AQF diplomas and sub-degree level study (based on level, duration, Grade Point Average (GPA) will be assigned a selection rank.

The selection ranks assigned to VET study are capped and are not sufficient for entry to all of UQ’s programs. For more information on the admissions process, see UQ’s Undergraduate, Doctor of Medicine, Non-Award and CSP Admissions Procedures.

For more information about the calculation of selection ranks for VET Study, see UQ’s Study website or contact UQ Admissions.

You are also required to meet relevant subject prerequisites for the program you are applying for. This will be satisfied by successful completion of Senior secondary subjects (or equivalent). Subject prerequisites are not generally able to be met through Certificate level study. Consult the prerequisites guide to find subject equivalents. Any additional entry requirements must also be satisfied.

Current Queensland and interstate Year 12 students who complete a VET qualification cannot be assigned a selection rank on this basis in the tertiary intake immediately following Year 12.  Selection ranks from these awards may be used in subsequent intakes.

Credit transfer

Applicants who have successfully completed recent tertiary study elsewhere, of a similar standard and content as that required for the UQ program may apply for academic credit. Academic credit is determined on an individual basis.

Applicants may submit a formal application for credit with the University only once they have accepted a QTAC offer. UQ may limit the amount of credit that can be transferred towards the completion of a program. The UQ Credit Precedents Database is a tool that can be used as a guide to previously approved credit applications, which UQ may apply when deciding subsequent applications.

 

 

 

For applicants who have completed less than one full year of bachelor (or higher) level study, post-secondary professional and paraprofessional qualifications and service will be considered including:

  • some creative arts, language and civil aviation qualifications
  • memberships of professional associations for which qualifying exams are undertaken
  • police, defence and emergency services experience.

You may also use admission pathways such as employment experience and the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Some course exceptions may apply. STAT results are not accepted for current Year 12 students or for applicants under the age of 18.

You are also required to meet relevant subject prerequisites for the program you are applying for. Please note that work and life experience may not satisfy subject prerequisite requirements.

Consult the prerequisites guide to find subject equivalents. Any additional entry requirements must also be satisfied.

For more information, visit UQ’s Study website or contact UQ Admissions.

Bridging and Enabling Course Entry

For applicants who have completed less than one full year of bachelor (or higher) level study, bridging and enabling courses and tertiary preparatory programs are available to help applicants with an admission pathway to their preferred UQ course. For more information, visit UQ’s Study website.

Current Year 12 Applicants 

Current Queensland and interstate Year 12 ATAR-eligible students will be considered for an offer based on their ATAR (or other recognised qualifications undertaken while at school).

Current Queensland and Interstate Year 12 students who complete another qualification while at school (such as a VET qualification or music/speech/drama award) cannot be assigned a selection rank for the qualification in the tertiary intake immediately following Year 12.  Selection ranks from these qualifications may be used in subsequent intakes.

Current International Baccalaureate (IB) students will be assigned a selection rank based on the IB Admissions Score (IBAS) from the completed IB Diploma. As agreed by admissions centres around Australia, the IB score is converted to a ‘combined rank’. The combined rank is on the same scale as the ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank). This is then converted to QTAC selection rank. For more information read about International Baccalaureate (IB) studies on the QTAC website. IB Diploma students will be considered for an offer based on this selection rank (or other recognised qualifications undertaken while at school).

Results from Home Schooling, Accelerated Christian Education and other non-standard Year 12 programs (with SAT tests) may also be assigned a selection rank and considered for an offer based on this selection rank (or other recognised qualifications undertaken while at school). Contact UQ for more information.

Applicants with Overseas Year 12 Study

UQ will consider comparable overseas Year 12 qualifications for admissions purposes. Contact UQ for more information. If you have secondary or tertiary qualifications from countries where English is not the standard language of instruction, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency.

Other Qualifications Completed in Year 12

Other recognised qualifications completed when at school such as completed competency-based and graded AQF Certificates III and IV (completed), diplomas, higher education study, and some creative arts qualifications (in the areas of music, dance, and speech) cannot be used in the intake immediately following completion, but can be used in future intakes.

You are also required to meet relevant subject prerequisites for the course you are applying for. This will be satisfied by successful completion of Senior secondary subjects (or equivalent). Any additional entry requirements must also be satisfied.

For more information on the calculation of selection ranks for Year 12 students see UQ’s Study website or contact UQ Admissions.

Unless you have completed one full year of bachelor (or higher) level study, you will be considered for entry based on previous secondary education or other recognised qualifications completed while at school or post school. See UQ’s Undergraduate, Doctor of Medicine, Non-Award and CSP Admissions Procedures and the UQ’s Study website and the other categories listed here for information about how other qualifications and experience will be considered for entry.

 

 

 

UQ has established admission schemes which seek to support and increase the participation of disadvantaged and culturally-diverse groups in tertiary study.

Applicants can receive adjustment factors toward their rank. Applicants can be allocated a maximum of five (5) rank adjustments across all UQ schemes.

UQ’s Subject Incentive Scheme is offered to all domestic students currently completing an internal Australian Year 12 program or International Baccalaureate Diploma who have completed studies in the higher level mathematics, an approved language, or a university-level enrichment course. The scheme is also open to International students who are completing Year 12 in Australia, as well as Australian citizens completing an approved senior program overseas which is assessed as equivalent to Queensland Senior. Adjustments are awarded to an applicant’s rank on the following basis:

  • two adjustments for passing an approved language other than English
  • two adjustments for passing the QCAA subject Specialist Mathematics or equivalent (as determined by UQ)
  • one adjustment for successfully completing a university-level enrichment course

UQ’s Rural Access Scheme supports applicants from Australian rural and regional areas by boosting their entry score for undergraduate programs. You can receive 2 adjustments to help boost your selection rank for entry into all undergraduate programs, except for the Doctor of Medicine (Provisional Entry) and Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours). Your eligibility is based on the home address used in your QTAC application. It will be assessed against the Modified Monash Model (MM). Your address is eligible if it’s classified in any category from MM 2 to MM 7. The address you use in your QTAC application must be your primary home at the time. If you attended boarding school, you can use your family’s primary home as your qualifying address. You can’t use holiday homes, secondary residences and investment properties to qualify.

The UQ Link Program provides equitable access and support for higher education to students who have experienced educational disadvantage as a result of financial hardship. Applicants who are approved for the UQ-Link Program receive five (5) adjustments to their rank to assist with their entry to UQ and will be considered for scholarship assistance. The UQ Link program is not available to applicants who have previously completed tertiary study (bachelor level or higher).

QTAC’s Educational Access Scheme (EAS) aims to assist applicants who have experienced difficult circumstances which have adversely affected their academic results. Applicants can apply for EAS on the basis of one or more of five categories:

  • Category 1: Financial hardship
  • Category 2: Home environment and responsibilities
  • Category 3: English language difficulty
  • Category 4: Personal illness or disability
  • Category 5: School Environment

Applicants may receive a maximum of four (4) adjustments under EAS (or up to five (5) in the financial hardship category). For more information on EAS, contact QTAC.

UQ’s Aboriginal and Torres, Strait Islander Admissions Scheme encourages and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants through the process of applying to study at UQ. This pathway considers a range of factors in addition to formal education, such as employment history, academic abilities, personal interests and references. Contact the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit for more information.

UQ’s Undergraduate Law Admission Scheme is open to Australian citizens, or humanitarian visa holders, who are currently in Year 12 (or taking a gap year) and haven’t previously studied at bachelor level or higher. To be eligible for this scheme, applicants need to either have experienced educational disadvantage through their schooling, be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, or be the first in their immediate family to attend university. Applicants must also meet the subject prerequisites for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program and have met the minimum selection rank.

For more information on UQ’s admission schemes, including application and eligibility requirements, contact UQ Admissions.

UQ has established admission schemes which seek to support and increase the participation of disadvantaged and culturally-diverse groups in tertiary study. Applicants can be allocated a maximum of five (5) rank adjustments across all schemes.

UQ’s Rural Access Scheme supports applicants from Australian rural and regional areas by boosting their entry score for undergraduate programs. . You can receive 2 adjustments to help boost your selection rank for entry into all undergraduate programs, except for the Doctor of Medicine (Provisional Entry) and Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours). Your eligibility is based on the home address used in your QTAC application. It will be assessed against the Modified Monash Model (MM). Your address is eligible if it’s classified in any category from MM 2 to MM 7. The address you use in your QTAC application must be your primary home at the time. If you attended boarding school, you can use your family’s primary home as your qualifying address. You can’t use holiday homes, secondary residences and investment properties to qualify

The UQ Link Program provides equitable access and support for higher education to students who have experienced educational disadvantage as a result of financial hardship. Applicants who are approved for the UQ-Link Program receive five (5) adjustments to their rank to assist with their entry to UQ and will be considered for scholarship assistance. The UQ Link program is not available to applicants who have previously completed tertiary study (bachelor level or higher).

QTAC’s Educational Access Scheme (EAS) aims to assist applicants who have experienced difficult circumstances which have adversely affected their academic results. Applicants can apply for EAS on the basis of one or more of five categories:

  • Category 1: Financial hardship
  • Category 2: Home environment and responsibilities
  • Category 3: English language difficulty
  • Category 4: Personal illness or disability
  • Category 5: School Environment

Applicants may receive a maximum of four (4) adjustments under EAS (or up to five (5) in the financial hardship category). For more information on EAS, contact QTAC.

UQ’s Aboriginal and Torres, Strait Islander Admissions Scheme encourages and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants through the process of applying to study at UQ. This pathway considers a range of factors in addition to formal education, such as employment history, academic abilities, personal interests and references. Contact the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit for more information.

UQ’s Undergraduate Law Admission Scheme is open to Australian citizens, or humanitarian visa holders, who are currently in Year 12 (or taking a gap year) and haven’t previously studied at bachelor level or higher. To be eligible for this scheme, applicants need to either have experienced educational disadvantage through their schooling, be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, or be the first in their immediate family to attend university. Applicants must also meet the subject prerequisites for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program and have met the minimum selection rank.

For more information on UQ’s admission schemes, including application and eligibility requirements, contact UQ Admissions.

Some UQ programs require additional application requirements. Applicants applying for the MD Provisional Entry for School-Leavers and the Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) program will be required to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand (UCAT ANZ).

Applicants applying for the Bachelor of Music (Honours) and music dual programs will be required to audition.

Applicants applying for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) will be required to undertake a Situational Judgement Test (SJT).

Applicants applying for education programs and education dual programs will be required to provide a personal statement. The entry requirements for all UQ programs are provided under the program pages on UQ’s Study website.

Applicants for UQ programs are assessed on the basis of meeting program entry requirements. If you are not meeting the entry requirements of your desired program, contact UQ Admissions for advice. Applicants from disadvantaged and culturally-diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for UQ’s admission schemes.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

UQ established The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit as a commitment to the learning, discovery and engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit strongly supports and encourages the celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and recognises the enormous contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to UQ. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit can provide assistance with:

  • admission to UQ, including information on UQ’s range of tertiary programs, pre-enrolment preparation programs and alternative entry pathways
  • orientation for new students to assist with the transition to university life and study
  • advice on scholarships, prizes, cadetships and student support payments
  • learning support and advice, including workshops, group sessions, tutorial sessions and individual consultations.

Visit the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit for more information.

Inherent Academic Requirements

Visit the UQ website for more information.

Domestic students with overseas qualifications

Domestic students with overseas qualifications should contact UQ for information on how their qualifications will be assessed for entry.

English language proficiency

UQ requires students to demonstrate that they can speak, write, read and comprehend English to a specified standard. Visit English language proficiency for information on UQ’s English proficiency requirements, including ways to demonstrate English language proficiency.

Timing of Offers

UQ makes year round offers for most programs. Semester 1 offers will take place between August and February; Semester 2 offers will occur between April and June.

Offers

QTAC applicants are notified of their UQ offer by email and must respond to their offer online by the due date. Applicants accepting their offer can enrol at UQ via a link in their QTAC application.

Deferment

You can defer undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered through QTAC for up to one year if you are offered a place in Semester One, except where a program is being discontinued and in its final intake. Visit the UQ website for more information.

Credit transfer

Applicants who have successfully completed recent tertiary study elsewhere, of a similar standard and content as that required for the UQ program may apply for academic credit. Academic credit is determined on an individual basis.

Applicants may submit a formal application for credit with the University only once they have accepted a QTAC offer. UQ may limit the amount of credit that can be transferred towards the completion of a program. The UQ Credit Precedents Database is a tool that can be used as a guide to previously approved credit applications, which UQ may apply when deciding subsequent applications.

Fees and Charges

The fees that you pay depend on what kind of student you are, when you commenced your program, and the courses in which you enrol. Visit UQ’s Study website for more information.

Commonwealth assistance (HELP loans)

Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place can either pay their student contributions upfront, or if eligible, can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay their student contributions. Visit UQ’s Future Students website for information on fees and financial support.

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at The University of Queensland. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date for semester 1, 2024 including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.

 

Applicant Background Semester 1, 2024
Number of students Percentage of
all students
(A)    Higher Education Study
(including a bridging or enabling course)
1,825 20.47%
(B)    Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study 82 0.92%
(C)    Work and Life Experience
(admitted on basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
85 0.95%
(D)    Recent Secondary Education:
Admitted solely on basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
5,256 58.96%
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test) 299 3.35%
Admitted on basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR scheme)
25 0.28%
International Students 1,343 15.06%
All Students 8,915 100%

Notes:

< 5 –  The number of students is less than 5.

N/A – Students not accepted in this category.

N/P – Not Published: the number of students is hidden to prevent the calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

How to apply

Domestic students (or International students studying Year 12 in Australia) applying for undergraduate study apply through QTAC.

International students apply through UQ.

Students considering postgraduate study should contact UQ to find out how to apply for their chosen course.

 

Student and campus services

Student Centre

Student Centre operates on each major campus as a single point for new and returning students to access a comprehensive range of student administration information services. St Lucia Student Central (Building 42) is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, and can be contacted on 1300 275 870.  The Gatton Student Centre is located at Level 1, N.W. Briton Admin Annexe and can be contacted on (07) 5460 1276 between 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, and the Herston Student Centre is located on Level 5, Oral Health Centre, and can be contacted on (07) 3346 4922 between 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

UQ Union

The Union Office on Level 4, Union Building (Building 21A) opens Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm. UQU provides services designed to support and empower students at every stage of their experience at UQ. These services include legal, education and employment advice, migration support, environmental initiatives, and welfare assistance. The Union operates multiple food and beverage outlets on campus, which you can recognise by their UQU smiley. Additionally, the Union funds and champions 220+ clubs and societies, as well as women’s, international, queer, student rights and Goorie Berrimpa collectives.

Student support

Student support is as much about health and wellbeing as it is about study support. During your time at UQ, you may require emotional, financial, learning, personal and physical support. Sometimes you might just need a friendly face and some sound advice. UQ has an entire team dedicated to supporting you in all aspects of your new-found student life. Visit Student Services for more information.

Student accommodation

From on-campus residential colleges to off-campus student housing or privately rented houses and units, we can help you find accommodation that suits you and your lifestyle. Our on-campus accommodation provides a truly immersive university experience, second to none throughout Queensland. We also offer a guaranteed accommodation program to help students secure accommodation prior to arriving in Brisbane and commencing studies at UQ. Visit UQ Accommodation for more information.

Work integrated learning

Work integrated learning (WIL) integrates academic theory with meaningful workplace practice within a curriculum, to help UQ students build their employability.

Participating in WIL improves graduate employability by increasing work readiness and competitiveness. Engaging in WIL activities provides students with an opportunity to put theoretical learning into practice regardless of the discipline they study.

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