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 email@example.com 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.
If you're waiting to complete your studies
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.
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.
For enquiries about the status of a submitted application, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your:
- full name
- date of birth
- student number (if you know it).
How we assess applications