2. Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to a UQ program, you must meet all entry requirements for your chosen program of study. This may include:

If you have not met the minimum requirements to be considered for admission, you might want to consider a pathway or prerequisite course.

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent Australian or international studies

Queensland Year 12 studies or equivalent Australian or international studies are considered necessary for applicants to qualify for entry into most undergraduate programs.

Some programs have limited places available and competition for admission is high. It is possible that you may meet minimum entry requirements, but not be offered a place. 

Subject prerequisites

Prerequisites are the assumed knowledge requirements for a program. At a minimum, these are usually Queensland Year 12, interstate (PDF, 49KB) or international equivalent Authority subjects.

You must successfully complete a program's prerequisites to be considered for admission. If you're interested in completing a dual program, you must satisfy the subject prerequisites for both programs. 

Some programs also have recommended non-compulsory study suggestions that will ensure you have a better understanding of program material.

If you are not currently studying Year 12 or equivalent studies in your home country, UQ International Admissions will assess your application on a case-by-case basis to see if you have successfully studied subjects equivalent to the required prerequisites.

Entry scores

If you have completed Year 12 (or international equivalent) and satisfied a program's prerequisites, you must also have a sufficient entry score to gain admission.

Queensland Year 12 or interstate equivalent studies

If you’re currently studying year 12 (or equivalent) in Australia or New Zealand, you must achieve the overall position (OP) or ATAR equivalent for UQ undergraduate programs.

International equivalent Year 12 studies

If you are currently completing your senior schooling abroad, you must achieve the minimum international entry scores (PDF, 170KB) for UQ undergraduate programs.

Non-school leavers

If you are not a current school leaver, your application will be considered on an individual basis.

Study you have completed after secondary or high school can be considered for entry. If you are eligible for entry, you may also be able to apply for admission with credit.

English language proficiency requirements

Applicants from a non-English speaking background must also demonstrate English language proficiency for tertiary admission. This may include:

Other qualifications and experience may be considered, including equivalent tests such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic.

Some programs have higher English proficiency requirements; see individual program requirements.

Learn more about our English language requirements

Program specific application requirements

Some programs use more than subject prerequisites and entry scores. 

The Bachelor of Music (Honours), for example, asks applicants to audition, while the Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) requires applicants to sit the UMAT (or international equivalent). 

Please carefully check each program you are interested in studying for specific application requirements. These will be listed under "Program Details". 

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Your senior schooling is from Australia

If you’re currently studying Year 12 (either in Australia or offshore) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia, submit your application online through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Apply to QTAC

All other international applicants

If you’re an international student not currently studying Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia, submit your application directly to UQ.

Apply directly to UQ

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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