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Undergraduate Law Admission Scheme

If you're from an educationally disadvantaged or culturally diverse background, our Undergraduate Law Admission Scheme may help you gain entry to our law programs.

Who is eligible

Our Undergraduate Law Admission Scheme is open to Australian citizens, or humanitarian visa holders, who are currently in Year 12 (or taking a gap year) and haven't previously studied at university (bachelor level or above).

To be eligible for this scheme, you'll need to either:

  • have experienced educational disruption or financial hardship during your schooling,
  • be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person,
  • be the first in your immediate family to attend university,
  • be from a rural background, or
  • be a holder of a humanitarian visa.

You'll also need to:

  • meet the prerequisites for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program, and
  • achieve a minimum ATAR or selection rank of 90.00 (before adjustments).

How to apply

Applications for 2021 will open in early August 2020.

To apply for this scheme, you need to:

  1. Apply for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) or a law dual degree through QTAC as a first or second preference.
  2. Apply for QTAC's Educational Access Scheme.
  3. Submit an online Admission Scheme application to UQ.

We also encourage you to apply for the UQ Law School Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship. The scholarship offers:

  • $8000 per year for up to 5 years to help with living and study expenses
  • a dedicated academic mentor
  • a support network through optional non-residential membership of a UQ college in your first year.

International students aren't eligible for the Undergraduate Law Admission Scheme.

If you're studying your senior schooling in Australia, you may be eligible for other admission schemes.

See admission schemes