2. Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to a UQ program, you need to satisfy all entry requirements. These include:

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. 

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent)

Completing Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) is a basic requirement for most undergraduate programs.


Prerequisites are the assumed knowledge requirements for a program. At a minimum, these are usually Queensland Year 12 authority subjects, or interstate or international equivalents.

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) knowledge areas. We make these recommendations to ensure you are in the best possible position to understand program material.

If you are not currently studying Year 12 (or equivalent), your application will be assessed to determine whether you have successfully studied the required prerequisites.

Entry scores

Once you have completed Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) and satisfied a program's prerequisites, the next thing you need to do is achieve a minimum entry score for admission.

Australian or New Zealand Year 12 (or equivalent)

If you’re currently studying Year 12 (or equivalent) in Australia or New Zealand, you must achieve the required OP, QLD Rank or ATAR score for your preferred UQ program.

International equivalent Year 12 studies

If you're currently completing your senior schooling overseas, you must achieve the minimum international entry score (PDF, 355KB) for your preferred UQ program.

Non-school leavers

If you aren't a current school leaver, your application will be considered on an individual basis.

We can consider any study you have completed after high school. If you are eligible for entry, you may also be able to apply for admission with credit.

English language proficiency requirements

International students must demonstrate English-language proficiency for admission. The minimum standards for proficiency are:

  • Four semesters of Sound Achievement (or better) in Queensland Year 12 English, or English for ESL Learners (or equivalent), or
  • A score of 6.5 overall and at least 6.0 in each sub-band of the IELTS (or equivalent) Academic test. Some programs have higher requirements for English proficiency. See each program page for specific IELTS scores.

Other equivalent tests such as the TOEFL or PTE are also accepted, and other qualifications and experience may also be considered.

Learn more about 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. 

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

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