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  • a citizen of Australia or New Zealand,
  • an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.

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  • intending to study on a student visa,
  • not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand,
  • not an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia.

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Submit your application

Honours

Ready to apply? You need to apply online directly to UQ.

We recommend applying well before the closing date – places in some programs fill up quickly.

Step 1: Contact the relevant school or faculty

Consult with the faculty and/or school about:

  • any specific application requirements
  • closing dates
  • research projects
  • potential honours supervisors.

Step 2: Create an account

Create an account in UQ Online Applications.

If you can't access UQ Online Applications, contact us.

Step 3: Complete your application

Complete all details on the application form and upload all required documents. You can save an incomplete form and return later.

You may need to provide a complete academic transcript and/or testamurs for any non-UQ studies. The transcript should list:

  • all courses you studied
  • any degrees or diplomas you were awarded.

Upload documents as PDFs to reduce their file size.

Step 4: Submit your application

When you're satisfied your application is complete, submit it.

Closing dates

Make sure you submit your application by the closing date:

  • Semester 1: 31 January
  • Semester 2: 30 June.

Some programs have different closing dates – these will be listed on the program page.

We may consider late applications, but this can't be guaranteed.

Step 5: Manage your application

After you've submitted your application, you can log in to My Applications to:

  • track the status of your application
  • upload documentation
  • provide referee details
  • withdraw your application
  • accept, decline or defer an offer
  • pay all or part of your fees
  • ask a question using the messaging function.

Applications for some programs are assessed immediately. To change your preferences or update your details, use the messaging function.

You can complete your application yourself or apply through an approved UQ agent in your country. Applicants from certain countries must apply through an agent – our online application system will let you know if you need to do this.

We can consider applications up to 2 years in advance, so we recommend applying early. You must leave enough time for UQ to process your application and issue an offer, and for you to organise your student visa.

Step 1: Contact the relevant school or faculty

Consult with the faculty and/or school about:

  • any specific application requirements
  • closing dates
  • research projects
  • potential supervisors.

Step 2: Create an account

Create an account in UQ Online Applications.

If you can't access UQ Online Applications, email applicationstatus@uq.edu.au to request a hard-copy form. We charge a non-refundable fee of A$150 if you use a hard-copy form.

Step 3: Complete your application

Complete all details on the application form and include all required documents. You can save an incomplete form and return later.

On your application, let us know if:

You will need to provide:

  • a complete academic transcript and/or testamurs or any non-UQ studies
  • a copy of your passport or national ID card
  • evidence that you meet our English language requirements.

Upload documents as PDFs to reduce their file size.

Academic transcripts

Your academic transcript should detail:

  • all of the courses you studied
  • any degrees or diplomas you were awarded.

You only need to submit an academic transcript for non-UQ programs.

Provide a certified copy of your transcript as soon as it is available. Transcripts can be certified at a Student Centre, by an approved UQ agent, or by other appropriate parties. 

Don't send original documents. We're not able to return them.

If you're waiting to complete your studies

If you're waiting for a transcript or your current results, you can submit your application with a note stating when your transcript is likely to be available. Forward a certified copy of your transcript as soon as you receive it.

When you forward your transcript, you need to clearly:

  • mark it with your UQ student number (if you know it), family name, first name, date of birth, and the UQ program you have applied for
  • state that you have already submitted an application.

Step 4: Submit your application

When you're satisfied your application is complete, submit it.

You'll need to pay a A$100 fee for each application you submit. This fee can't be refunded.

Closing dates

Make sure you submit your application by the closing date:

  • Semester 1: 30 November of the previous year
  • Semester 2: 31 May of the same year.

Some programs have different closing dates – these will be listed on the program page.

We may consider late applications, but this can't be guaranteed.

Step 5: Manage your application

UQ International Admissions will assess your application. They will contact you through UQ Online Applications with any updates or requests for additional information.

If you didn't apply through UQ Online Applications, UQ International Admissions will contact you by email.

After you've submitted your application, you can log in to My Applications to:

  • access your application
  • upload documentation
  • provide referee details
  • withdraw your application
  • accept, decline or defer an offer
  • pay all or part of your fees
  • view your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
  • ask a question using the messaging function.

To change your preferences or update your details, use the messaging function.

Enquiries

For enquiries about the status of a submitted application, email applicationstatus@uq.edu.au and include your:

  • full name
  • date of birth
  • student number (if you know it).

How we assess applications

We assess each application on a case-by-case basis. Our International Admissions team will review your qualification to check that it meets the requirements of the program you're interested in.

We also refer to the reputation or ranking of your institution and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) Qualifications Recognition Service. This ensures your academic background meets Australian standards as well as the subject or discipline requirements of a UQ program.

All UQ qualifications are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework.