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 commiment of a degree.

Almost all UQ courses are available for non-award enrolment, although, please note, course offerings vary from semester to semester.

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

The University's Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ) also offers short-term study programs.

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

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

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Dictionary of UQ Terminology

What does that mean?

When you come to university you will hear a lot of new terms: here is an explanation of some of them.

Dictionary of UQ Terminology

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