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Undergraduate

Ready to start on the path to your future? You'll need to apply through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

You can apply to start in Semester 1 for all undergraduate programs. Some programs also start in Semester 2. Check the program page for details.

Apply through QTAC

You need to apply online through QTAC for all undergraduate programs.

Apply through QTAC

Important dates

These dates apply to most programs. Some programs have earlier closing dates – see QTAC's fixed closing dates for details. To see all application dates, check QTAC's key dates.

For Semester 2, 2022

  • QTAC applications open: 3 August 2021
  • QTAC applications close for major offer round: 26 May 2022
  • UQ offers released: between 28 April and 14 July 2022
  • QTAC major offer round: 9 June 2022
  • Classes start at UQ: 25 July 2022

Ordering your preferences

To give yourself the best chance of getting an offer for your preferred program, think carefully about how you choose and order your preferences.

You can list up to 6 preferences. You can only receive 1 offer per offer round – for your highest eligible preference.

Here's how to order your preferences to make the most of your QTAC application:

  • 1 and 2: Dream programs – The top 2 programs you dream of studying – even if you're not sure you'll get the entry score you need.
  • 3 and 4: Back-up programs – The 2 programs you'd most like to study if you don't get into your dream programs.
  • 5 and 6: Pathway programs – 2 programs you could use as a pathway into one of your preferred programs.

Once you've decided on your 6 programs, you can refine the order by thinking about:

  • entry score threshold: list programs with higher entry score thresholds first
  • offer round dates: list programs in order of when offers are made.

If you change your mind or don't get the entry score you expected, you can change your preferences.

QTAC's advice on ordering your preferences

Pathway options

Offers

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

For Semester 2, 2022 we'll make offers between 28 April and 14 July 2022.

You may not get an offer at the same time as people you know, but that doesn't necessarily mean you've missed out. Different universities may make offers on different dates, and not all programs are offered in the same offer round. You can check offer round dates on the QTAC site.

QTAC offer dates

Ready to apply? How to submit your application depends on what type of applicant you are.

You can apply to start in Semester 1 for all undergraduate programs. Some programs also start in Semester 2. Check the program page for details.

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.

Applicant selection

There may be more applicants with the same ATAR or selection rank than there are places available in a program. Where a program has a minimum selection rank for entry, applicants will be chosen by using more detailed measures. These measures might include:

  • for entry into Provisional Medicine, the aggregate of the first 4 section scores in the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). Applicants with the same aggregate score are ranked by their UCAT ANZ section 5 score. If this score is also the same, the UCAT ANZ section 1 score is used
  • for entry into the Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours), using the aggregate score from all 5 sections of the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) as the first selection. Applicants with the same aggregate score are ranked by their UCAT ANZ section 5 score. If this score is also the same, the UCAT ANZ section 1 score is used
  • for selection ranks based on tertiary study, further breakdown of an applicant's GPA
  • applicants without adjustments will be considered before applicants with adjustments.

Applicant selection

There may be more applicants with the same score than there are places available in a program. Where a program has a minimum score for entry, applicants will be chosen by using more detailed measures. These measures might include:

  • for entry into Provisional Medicine, the aggregate of the first 4 section scores in the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). Applicants with the same aggregate score are ranked by their UCAT ANZ section 5 score. If this score is also the same, the UCAT ANZ section 1 score is used
  • for entry into the Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours), using the aggregate score from all 5 sections of the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) as the first selection. Applicants with the same aggregate score are ranked by their UCAT ANZ section 5 score. If this score is also the same, the UCAT ANZ section 1 score is used
  • for entry based on tertiary study, further breakdown of an applicant's GPA
  • applicants without adjustments will be considered before applicants with adjustments.