4. Pathways

If your entry score isn't what you hoped for – or if you don't meet a program's entry requirements – we offer a range of options to help you on your way.

The main pathway options are:

For more information, contact us or an approved UQ agent in your country.

English language pathways

If you need further English language training, we encourage you to study an English language pathway through the Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (UQ-ICTE).

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IES Foundation Year

IES Foundation Year is designed to prepare international students for study at UQ. It is appropriate for applicants looking to satisfy UQ's minimum entry requirements. 

Graduates from the Foundation Year are guaranteed an offer to study an undergraduate UQ program, depending on the program’s Entry Requirement Subjects (PDF, 157.3 KB)

Please note that entry is not guaranteed to all UQ programs – admission to programs is still competitive. 

A package that combines UQ-ICTE English language study with UQ Foundation Year is available to students who do not meet IES Foundation Year English Language Entry Requirements.

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Tertiary study pathway

This pathway allows you to improve your entry score or meet subject prerequisites by studying an alternative UQ program. Contact UQ International for more information. 

Prerequisite courses

There are several bridging or pathway options for international students who need to satisfy prerequisites for a UQ program.

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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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