You can complete the 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.
If you’re studying at university overseas and want to come to UQ as an exchange student or study abroad student, go to our Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange website to find out how to apply – don't follow the instructions on this page.
Before you apply
Make sure you understand your visa situation. As a non-award student, you're only eligible for an Australian student visa if you study full-time. If you want to study part-time, you must have a different visa that lets you study in Australia.
Australian visa types
Step 1: Create an account
Create an account in UQ Online Applications.
If you can't access UQ Online Applications, contact us.
Step 2: Complete your application
Complete all details on the application form and include all required documents. You can save an incomplete form and return later.
You will need to provide:
- a complete academic transcript and/or testamurs for 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 3: 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.
We may consider late applications, but this can't be guaranteed.
Step 4: Manage your application
UQ International Admissions will assess your application.
You'll be contacted through UQ Online Applications with any updates or requests for additional information. If you didn't apply through UQ Online Applications, you'll be contacted by email.
After you've submitted your application, you can log in to My Applications to:
- track the progress of 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.
Applications for some courses are assessed immediately. To change your preferences or update your details, use the messaging function.
For enquiries about the status of your application, email email@example.com and include your:
- full name
- date of birth
- student number (if you know it).
What happens next
If you receive an offer to study at UQ, congratulations! Your offer letter will tell you how to pay your fees and other information about studying at UQ.
If you're studying full-time, make sure you apply for your visa as soon as you receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from UQ.
Learn more about student visas
Now that you're a UQ student, you should also familiarise yourself with UQ's academic integrity and student conduct policies.