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Postgraduate coursework

Ready to apply? How to submit your application depends on which program you're applying for.

For most postgraduate programs, you'll need to apply directly to UQ. 

For the following programs, you'll need to apply through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC):

  • Diploma in Arts (Graduate Entry)
  • Diploma in Science (Graduate Entry)
  • Master of Nursing Studies
  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary).

To apply for the Doctor of Medicine, follow the Doctor of Medicine application process.

Select the application process for your preferred program:

Apply to UQ

Applications for most postgraduate coursework programs – excluding those listed above – need to be submitted directly to UQ.

We recommend applying well before the closing date – places in some programs fill up quickly. Applications can be considered up to 1 year in advance.

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 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 3: 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
  • Summer Semester: 31 October.

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 4: 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.

Apply through QTAC

If your program is listed above, you need to apply online through QTAC.

Apply through QTAC

See QTAC's website for information about how to apply, and application and offer dates. 

If you're offered a place in a UQ program, QTAC will contact you with details and instructions for responding to the offer. 

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

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

If you're applying for the Doctor of Medicine, there's a specific application process to follow.

Applying for the Doctor of Medicine

Step 1: 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 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.

On your application, let us know if:

You'll need to provide:

  • a complete academic transcript and/or testamurs for any non-UQ studies
  • a copy of your passport or national ID card
  • documentation demonstrating your English language proficiency.

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 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.

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.

Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education courses

For all ICTE courses, including the Bridging English (BE) program, the deadline to apply, accept your offer and pay tuition fees, is 4 weeks before the course start date. ICTE cannot guarantee that places will be available after the deadline. Late applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Step 4: 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

If you have any questions about applying or would like help with your application, you can contact UQ or an approved UQ agent in your country.

For enquiries about the status of your 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.