Deferring your QTAC offer


If you applied through QTAC to study in Semester 1, you can defer for up to one year. Offers for Semester 2 entry can't be deferred.

Can I defer?

You are eligible to defer if you have:

  • received an offer for a UQ program,
  • not yet enrolled in courses for your UQ program, and
  • not already deferred your offer (i.e. you cannot defer the same offer more than once).

How do I defer?

Respond to your offer through QTAC by the specified due date and indicate your intention to defer. More information is available on the QTAC website

After you have responded to your offer, we will send you a confirmation in March during the first year of your deferment.

Important: Don't enrol in UQ courses until you are ready to commence your studies after your period of deferment. If you have already accepted your offer but now want to defer, contact Admissions on (07) 3365 2203 or admissions@uq.edu.au. If classes have commenced it is too late to defer.

During the deferment period

If you have deferred your studies you are not officially a UQ student. This means you cannot:

  • attend classes
  • access the library or academic and student support services
  • access UQ systems and online student resources, or
  • receive a UQ student card.

Important: Your deferred offer will be cancelled if you enrol in a program or another higher level course at a tertiary institution (including UQ) during the deferment period. If UQ discontinues your program during the deferment period, you may be unable to commence studies in the deferred program. UQ will write to you advising alternative study options; however, you will have to re-apply through QTAC. 

Commencing study after a deferment

In order to take up your deferred place, you are required to enrol in at least one UQ course by early December, as per the instructions outlined in your deferment email. Enrolments will open in mySI-net in mid-November each year.

How do I enrol?

​Follow the instructions on the Starting at UQ website.

If you cannot remember or locate your UQ username and password, please contact Information Technology Services.

Your deferred offer will be cancelled if you do not enrol in at least one course by the specified due date.

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