3. Special entry schemes

There are a number of special entry schemes that boost, or in some cases, guarantee your chances of securing a place at UQ.

For bonus points, please note the maximum number of points you can achieve across all schemes is capped at five.

UQ Bonus Rank Scheme 

All Year 12 students are eligible to apply for the UQ Bonus Rank Scheme, which provides up to five bonus points towards your entry rank.

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Rural Access Scheme 

Eligible applicants from Australian rural and regional areas can have two bonus points added onto their entry rank for select undergraduate programs.

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OP Guarantee Scheme 

You are guaranteed a place in most undergraduate programs if you achieve an OP 1–5 (or entry rank equivalent) and satsify the program's prerequisites.

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UQ-Link Program 

If you’ve experienced significant financial disadvantage, you may be eligible to receive five bonus points towards your entry rank and a $3000 scholarship. 

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alternative entry scheme 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to gain admission to the University through an alternative entry scheme.

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Educational Access Scheme

QTAC manages the Educational Access Scheme, which provides additional support to applicants who may have experienced difficult or adverse personal circumstances. 

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Aerospace Gateway Schools Program 

Year 12 students from an Aerospace Gateway School may be eligible for direct entry into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Information Technology programs.

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Special admissions scheme for undergraduate law

If you're from an educationally disadvantaged and/or culturally diverse background, you may be eligible for a special entry scheme into the Bachelor of Laws (Honours). 

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Dictionary of UQ Terminology

What does that mean?

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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