Where do I start?

Whether you already know what you want to study or if you are open to exploring all opportunities available to you, the first step in apply to UQ is finding a program that’s right for you. To find the right program please visit, UQ's Future Students Webpage or Contact us for more information on program selection.

How do I apply?

Domestic applications for admission to all undergraduate programs are made online through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). UQ has two intakes per year for admission to undergraduate programs.

  • Semester one - major intake for admission to all undergraduate programs
  • Semester two - mid-year intake for admission to a select number of undergraduate programs 

If you identify on your QTAC application as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, you will also be invited to apply for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit  Alternative Entry scheme for a place at UQ.

For more information on how to apply and choosing preference for QTAC please visit: Future Students - How to Apply

Entry Requirements

UQ is dedicated to providing quality higher education to students from all educational backgrounds. 

School Leavers/Current Queensland Year 12 students who receive an OP on the basis of their overall achievement at school in comparison with other students. OPs are determined by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority and range from 1 to 25, with 1 being the highest.

Non-School leavers/ Non-OP receivers (Current Queensland Year 12 students) are allocated an entry rank on a scale of 1-99, with 99 being the highest. This common ranking scale allows many different types of qualifications to be compared, such as:

  • the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), which is used to calculate a rank for interstate Year 12 students
  • the Combined Rank by QTAC, which is used to rank Australian International Baccalaureate (IB) students
  • previous secondary, tertiary (including TAFE), bridging studies, professional qualifications and/or work experience for non-school leavers and OP-ineligible Queensland Year 12 school leavers.

For more information on UQ's mainstream entry requirements please visit: Future Students - Entry Requirements 

Alternative Entry

UQ recognises that OP or Entry rank aren't always the only and best measurement to assess a person's ability to study a degree and that is why we offer a range of alternative entry and University preparation options for future students.

In particular, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit facilitates an Alternative Entry Scheme that takes into account more than just your OP/Rank score; it also considers your work history, community engagement, personal references, life experience and perceived academic potential.

Here is a list of a few programs that you may be eligible for:

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