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Who is eligible?

The UQ Bonus Rank Scheme provides up to five bonus points towards your entry rank. This scheme is open to:

  • all students currently completing Year 12 in Australia (including International Baccalaureate students), and
  • Australian citizens currently completing an approved overseas senior matriculation program (assessed as equivalent to Queensland senior studies).

How does it work?

You may receive up to five bonus points towards your entry rank. Points are allocated on the following basis:

  • Two points for passing an approved language other than English.
  • Two points for passing Queensland Senior Mathematics C (or equivalent as determined by UQ).
  • One point for successfully completing a university-level enrichment course concurrently with your senior program (e.g. the Enhanced Studies Program).

Please note that bonus points are not added onto OP scores. Each OP score is converted to an entry rank – and bonus points are added to these.

Students are then assessed based on their new rank.

For more information about how different entry scores are converted, please see the Entry Options Guide

How do I apply?

For most students there is no need to apply for the UQ Bonus Rank Scheme.

If you apply through QTAC, bonus points are automatically applied to your UQ preferences.

The following exceptions apply:

  • Bonus point for university-level enrichment studies – you must provide details and submit transcripts to QTAC as required.
  • If you’re an Australian citizen completing Year 12 overseas – you may need to provide curriculum details for your language and/or maths subjects.

For further information, please visit our Bonus Rank FAQs or contact us

The Bonus Rank Scheme does not apply to scholarships. If you apply for a scholarship, you are assessed based on your actual OP or entry rank.

How many bonus points can I earn?

If you're eligible for other schemes that offer bonus points, such as the Rural Access Scheme, please note that the maximum number of points you can achieve across all schemes is capped at five. 

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