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Respond to your offer

Undergraduate

If you've received an offer to study at UQ, congratulations! If you didn't get the offer you wanted, you still have options.

You can choose to accept, reject or defer your QTAC offer. Follow the instructions in your offer and make sure you respond by the due date.

If you got into your preferred program, you can tell QTAC not to consider you for other offers and focus on getting ready to study at UQ.

If you didn't get into the program you wanted or you've changed your mind about what you want to study, you can:

  • ask to still be considered for your higher preferences if further offers are made, or
  • change or reorder your preferences, and ask to be considered in future offer rounds.

If you receive a new offer, your original offer will no longer be valid.

How to respond to your QTAC offer

Deferring your offer

If you applied to start study in Semester 1, you can defer your offer and delay the start of your program for up to a year. 

You can't defer an offer to start studying in Semester 2.

Deferring your QTAC offer

Didn't get the offer you wanted? 

If you didn't get an offer for your first preference, don't worry. There's more than one way to get into your dream program.

Our pathway options can help you improve your entry score or meet subject prerequisites, and you may even be able to receive credit towards your new program. Changing your QTAC preferences may help you get into an alternative program that you can use as a pathway.

Pathway options  

Changing your QTAC preferences  

If you think you should've received an offer from UQ and haven't, contact us.

If you've received an offer to study at UQ, congratulations!

Make sure you read your offer letter carefully for specific information about how to accept your offer.

If there are conditions you still need to satisfy, you'll be sent a conditional offer. You must meet any conditions before you can accept the offer.

How to accept your offer

If you applied through UQ Online Applications, log in to:

  • accept your offer
  • view your invoice
  • pay your tuition fee deposit
  • pay your Overseas Student Health Cover (if you're organising this through UQ).

If you didn't apply through UQ Online Applications, you'll need to email applicationstatus@uq.edu.au. Send your:

  • signed acceptance and payment details form
  • tuition fee deposit
  • Overseas Student Health Cover payment (if you're organising this through UQ).

Students under 18 years of age

If you're under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian will also need to complete the acceptance document included with your offer letter.

If your parent or legal guardian won't be accompanying you while you study at UQ, you need to apply for our International Student Supervision Program to satisfy your student visa requirements.

Paying your tuition fee deposit

We use Flywire for tuition fee deposits. Flywire lets you securely pay your deposit from almost any country or bank in your home currency.

After accepting your offer, you'll receive an email when your invoice has been prepared. When you receive this email:

  1. Log in to UQ Online Applications.
  2. Click the payment request notification to access the payment page.
  3. Select the Flywire payment method. Follow the step-by-step instructions to pay through Flywire (PDF, 3MB).

What happens next

We'll process your payment. If everything is okay, we'll issue your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Log in to UQ Online Applications to view your CoE once it has been issued.

A CoE is an official document that confirms you have a place in a UQ program. You need a CoE to apply for a student visa.

If you need to, you can request to defer, interrupt or withdraw from your studies.

Deferring your studies

To defer your studies means to delay the start of your program to a future semester.

If you want to defer, you should either:

Interrupting studies

If you've started your program and you want to take a break, you'll need to apply for an interruption.

An interruption is different to deferring studies and you must seek advice from your faculty before applying.

Interruptions will affect your study plan, and approval will depend on your reasons for applying. Taking an interruption can also affect your student visa.

Read more about interrupting studies

Withdrawing from studies

Dropping a course or dropping out of a program is called withdrawing. You can withdraw from a single course, several courses or your entire program.

You must seek advice from your faculty before withdrawing. Changing your study load can affect your student visa. Academic or financial penalties may also apply.

Read more about withdrawing