6. How to apply

Applying to study a postgraduate coursework program is easy. Applications should be submitted directly to UQ or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

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Step 1 – Choose your program

Find the postgraduate courswork 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.

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

You will 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.

If you would like to apply for an English-language pathway package, please indicate this during the application process.

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.

A non-refundable AU$100 fee is charged for each submitted application.

If you are unable to access UQ Online Applications at all, you can download a hard-copy postgraduate application form (PDF, 106KB).

If you are applying for an English-language pathway package, please also download a hard-copy ICTE-UQ enrolment form (PDF, 410KB)

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

A non-refundable AU$150 fee is charged if you use hard-copy forms.

Closing dates

Applications for Semester 1 are usually due by 30 November of the previous year. For Semester 2, applications are usually due by 31 May of the same year.

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.

You must also leave enough time to organise your student visa.

We can consider applications up to two years in advance, so we recommend applying early. Please note that some programs have limited places. 

For all ICTE-UQ courses, including the Bridging English Program (BEP), the deadline to apply, accept your offer and pay tuition fees, is four weeks before the course start date.

ICTE-UQ cannot guarantee that places will be available after the deadline. Late applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

If you have any questions or would like help with your application, please contact the University or a UQ representative in your country.

Step 4 – 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).


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. 
    • Transcripts can be certified at a Student Centre, by an approved UQ agent, or by other appropriate parties. 

Waiting to complete your studies

  • 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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