4. How to apply

Applying for non-award study at UQ is easy. Applications should be submitted directly to UQ or through a UQ representative in your country.

If you’re coming to UQ as an exchange student or study abroad student, please see to the Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange website – do not follow the instructions on this page. 

Apply online

Step 1 – Understand your visa situation

As a non-award student, you are only eligible for an Australian student visa if you undertake a full-time study load.

If you want to study part-time, you must have a different visa that lets you study in Australia. Your visa conditions will be checked during the application process.

Step 2 – Choose your course 

Choose the course (or courses) you want to study. Ensure you meet all entry requirements and that the application deadline has not passed.

Step 3 – Start your online application

Use UQ Online Applications to create an account. 

Complete all details on the application form and include all required documents and information requests. You can save an incomplete form and return later.

Please note that the total file size limit is 12MB. We recommend you upload documents as PDFs to reduce their file size.

You may need to provide a complete academic transcript and/or testamurs with your application.

The transcript should detail all of the courses you studied and any degrees/diplomas that were awarded. You only need to submit an academic transcript for non-UQ programs.

Step 4 – Submit your application

If you are satisfied your application is complete, please submit it. 

After submission, you can access your application through My Applications.

If you are unable to access UQ Online Applications at all, you can download a hard-copy non-award application form (PDF, 324KB) .

Please email completed forms to applicationstatus@uq.edu.au.

Step 5 – Manage your application

Your application will be assessed by UQ International Admissions who will contact you through UQ Online Applications with any updates or any requests for additional information.

You can also manage your application through My Applications

Log in to:

  • Upload documentation
  • Provide details of a referee
  • Withdraw your application
  • Accept, decline or defer an offer
  • Pay all or part of your fees
  • View your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
  • Ask a question using the messaging function.
Applications for some programs are assessed immediately. To change your preferences or update your details, please use the messaging function.

If you did not apply through UQ Online Applications, UQ International Admissions will contact you by email.

For enquiries about the status of your application, email applicationstatus@uq.edu.au and include your full name, date of birth and student number (if known).

Next steps

If you receive an offer to study with us and choose to accept, congratulations!

Your letter of offer will tell you how to pay your fees and other information about studying at UQ.


Additional information

Academic transcripts

  • Do not send original documents. These will not be returned.
  • Provide a certified copy of your transcript as soon as it is available. 
  • If you are waiting for a transcript or your current results, you can submit your application with a note stating when your transcript is likely to be available. Forward a certified copy of your transcript as soon as you receive it.
  • When you forward your transcript, please clearly mark it with your UQ student number (if known), family name, first name, date of birth, and the UQ program you have applied for. Please also state that you have already submitted an application.

English-language tests

  • TOEFL – For internet-based tests please send a copy of your TOEFL test results. For computer-based and paper-based TOEFL tests, please send an original and official TOEFL score report directly to The University of Queensland (Institution code 0987). We verify all results. Please note that the University does not accept institutional TOEFL tests.
  • IELTS – Please send a copy of your results, which we will then verify. 

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