Check the program page and select your qualification for specific entry requirements.
For all our programs, you need to:
Some programs have a quota, which means there are limited places available. As entry is competitive, meeting the minimum entry requirements for these programs does not guarantee admission. For programs without a quota, UQ offers places to all applicants who meet the program's minimum entry requirements.
Some programs also have inherent requirements that you must meet to be able to graduate.
To be offered a place in an undergraduate program, you need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12, or a qualification equivalent to Queensland Year 12, with the required minimum entry score for the program you're interested in studying.
You may also be considered if you have studied a diploma, advanced diploma, or a year or more of tertiary study.
Minimum entry score
A minimum entry score is the lowest score you need to achieve to be considered for a place in a program.
This score is displayed in different ways, depending on the studies you have completed:
Australian Year 12, International Baccalaureate or New Zealand NCEA studies
You must achieve the required OP, Queensland rank or ATAR score, or IB score for your preferred UQ program if you are currently studying:
- Australian Year 12 (or equivalent)
- International Baccalaureate, or
- National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 in New Zealand.
International studies equivalent to Australian Year 12
If you're currently completing your senior schooling overseas, you must achieve the equivalent of the required entry score for your preferred UQ program.
If you’re not a current school leaver, we’ll assess your application based on any study you have completed since finishing high school.
Some undergraduate programs have subject prerequisites – specific subjects you must have studied to gain admission. Prerequisites help ensure that you have an appropriate level of subject area knowledge when you start the program.
Subject prerequisites are listed as Queensland Year 12 General subjects, but you may be able to meet them if you've studied equivalent subjects at an interstate or overseas high school, at university or through a bridging program.
Some programs also have recommended knowledge areas. These aren't compulsory, but we recommend them to ensure you're in the best possible position to understand program material.
If you’re not currently studying Year 12 (or equivalent), your application will be assessed to determine whether you have met the required prerequisites.
English language requirements
All applicants have to meet our English language requirements. For most programs, you’ll need to meet the minimum requirements, but some programs have higher requirements.
There are many ways you can meet English requirements, including previous study, English language tests and work experience.
How to meet English language requirements
Need help meeting the entry requirements?
Our pathway options can help you meet the qualification, minimum entry score, subject prerequisite or English language requirements for your preferred program.
View pathway options
If you're studying Year 12 in Australia, you may be eligible for admission schemes to help boost your entry score.
View admission schemes