Credit and exemptions for previous study


If you have completed previous tertiary study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain courses in a UQ program.

If you have studied at another university 

You may be eligible for credit towards a UQ program if you have undertaken previous studies at another university, including Open Learning Australia. 

Search the Credit Precedents Database for a list of courses that UQ has previously assessed for credit applications. 

Credit Precedents Database

If you are offered a place in a UQ program, please fill out the Credit or Exemption Application form (PDF, 332KB) and forward your request to the relevant faculty.

If you have studied at TAFE

If you have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma at TAFE, you may be eligible for credit towards a UQ program.

Credit for TAFE Study

If you have studied an International Baccalaureate

Students who have completed an international baccalaureate (IB) may receive credit or exemption for selected courses at UQ.

Students may receive up to one semester (8 units) of credit towards a UQ program, depending on the structure of the program, the IB courses studied, and the grades you achieved.

Credit for International Baccalaureate Study

For further information, rules and definitions about credit for previous study, head to the Policies and Procedures Library.

For help with applying, please contact UQ Admissions.

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