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Credit and exemptions for previous study

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You are not expected to repeat learning that you have successfully completed at a similar level and standard elsewhere, where that work is substantially the same as required for your UQ program.

This means that you may receive credit for previous formal studies and recognised prior (informal) learning for both admission requirements and courses within a program.

Credit transfer

Credit transfer allows for a number of units, up to a specified limit, to be granted towards a UQ award on the basis of either previous formal or informal learning. Follow the below links to find out more information about credit transfer in each of the faculties.

Alternatively, if you have completed studies at another institution and are considering applying for credit, check our Credit Precedents Database for a list of courses that UQ has previously assessed for credit and established as precedents, as these will help you determine your own eligibility.

Credit Precedents Database

If you have studied an International Baccalaureate (IB) 

IB students may receive credit or exemption for selected courses at UQ. Students may be awarded up to one semester (8 units) credit towards their UQ degree depending on the structure of their degree program, the IB courses studied and the grades achieved.

Credit for International Baccalaureate Study

For further information, rules and definitions regarding credit for previous study, head to our Policies and Procedures page.

Exemption

While the total number of units required to satisfy program requirements will not be reduced, if you have some prior formal or informal learning you may not have to complete certain specified courses that would otherwise be core requirements in the program list.

For further information, rules and definitions regarding credit for previous study, go to our Policies and Procedures page.

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