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Non-school leavers

If you're not straight out of school, don't worry – returning to study isn’t as intimidating as you think.

New things await

No matter your age or previous education, if you have the ambition, we can help you achieve your goals.

Depending on your circumstances, you might be able to gain entry into a UQ program based on:

  • high school study
  • university or TAFE study
  • work and life experience.

If you don't meet our entry requirements, we have pathways that can help you get into your preferred program.

Review our undergraduate entry requirements

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New things await

No matter your age or previous education, if you have the ambition, we can help you achieve your goals.

Depending on your circumstances, you might be able to gain entry into a UQ program based on:

  • high school study 
  • a diploma or advanced diploma 
  • previous university study.

If you don't meet our academic or English language requirements, we have pathways that can help you get into your preferred program.

Review our undergraduate entry requirements

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Credit for previous study

If you've completed previous study, you should check whether you're eligible for credit. 

Undergraduate

If you've studied at another uni or TAFE, or if you completed the International Baccalaureate, you might be eligible for credit.
If you've studied at another university, or if you completed the International Baccalaureate, you might be eligible for credit.

 

Postgraduate

If you've studied at another university or served in the Australian Defence Force, you might be eligible for credit.
If you've completed postgraduate studies at another university, you might be eligible for credit.

 

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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Queensland Mathematics Summer School
Queensland Mathematics Summer School

11 January - 13 January

Queensland Mathematics Summer School

St Lucia
St Lucia
Careers that shape the world
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1 June

Careers that shape the world

St Lucia
St Lucia
Open Day
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1 August

Open Day

St Lucia
St Lucia
UQ Master of Laws – a postgraduate program custom-built to you

UQ people

UQ Master of Laws – a postgraduate program custom-built to you

3 minute read

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Postgraduate study in economics and finance is fuelling Diana's drive for success

UQ people

Postgraduate study in economics and finance is fuelling Diana's drive for success

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3 minute read

Dear 16-year-old me: advice from UQ academics
16-year-old me

UQ people

Dear 16-year-old me: advice from UQ academics

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2 minute read