6. How to apply

There are different application procedures for postgraduate coursework programs, depending on whether applications are administered by the University or by an external body.

QTAC applications

Applications for the following postgraduate coursework / graduate-entry programs are administered by the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC):

Please consult the QTAC website for information about how to apply, due dates etc.

Doctor of Medicine applications

There is a unique application process for the Doctor of Medicine. Please see information on the Applying for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) page. 

All other applications

Applications for all other postgraduate coursework programs are administered by the University.

Applying to the University is easy. You can even track the progress of your application online.

Step 1 – Choose your program

Find the postgraduate coursework program you want to study. Ensure you meet all entry requirements and that the application deadline has not passed.

Step 2 – Start your 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.

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 3 – 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 postgraduate application form (PDF, 193KB).

Please submit completed forms to a Student Centre.

Closing dates

Most applications for Semester 1 are due by 31 January.

For Semester 2, applications are usually due by 30 June and for Summer Semester (if relevant) applications are usually due by 31 October.

Some programs have different closing dates – these will be listed on the relevant Future Students program page.

Late applications might be considered, but this can't be guaranteed. You must leave enough time for the University to process your application and to issue an offer.

We recommend applying well before the closing date – places in some programs fill up quickly. 

Applications can be considered up to one year in advance.

Step 4 – Manage your application

You can 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
  • 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.

Credit for previous study

You may be eligible for credit towards your UQ program if you have undertaken previous studies at another university, including Open Learning Australia.

Please see information on the Credit and Exemptions for Previous Study page

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Applying to UQ

To apply directly to UQ, create an applicant account and complete all details requested in the application form, attaching all required documentation as per the program entry requirements and any other additional information requests.

Apply directly to UQ

QTAC applications

To apply for the Diploma in Arts, Diploma in Science, Graduate Diploma in Education, Master of Teaching (Primary) or Master of Nursing Studies, submit your application online through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Apply to QTAC

Dictionary of UQ Terminology

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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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