1. Choose your course

Non-award study is where you enrol in a course, but you are not officially enrolled in a program (i.e. a degree). 

Non-award study is designed to let you pursue a personal interest, develop professional competence in an area of specialisation, or simply "test the waters".

Students attend lectures and tutorials, and are assessed and examined with other students, but without the long-term commitment of a degree.

Almost all UQ courses are available for non-award enrolment. Course offerings vary from semester to semester.

Non-award entry into science courses is only approved in exceptional circumstances. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

You can enrol in a maximum of four courses per semester and study a total limit of eight courses for non-award study.

To enrol as a non-award student, the first thing you have to do is find a relevant course to study:

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Find a course that's right for you

If you successfully complete a non-award course, you do not automatically qualify for admission to a program at UQ. However, successfully completed non-award courses may be counted as credit towards a degree.

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