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UQ can help your teen find their future. We can help you help them.

Find the right fit

Your teen might know what they want to do after high school, or they might not – and that’s OK.

Choosing their path is a big decision, and as a parent it’s natural to want to support and encourage them during this time.

From entry scores to campus life, there's a lot to consider. We'll help you understand key steps on the journey to university.

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Choose the right university 

If your child is going overseas to study, you want to make sure they choose the right university. 

UQ's diverse study options, and safe and supportive learning environment will encourage your child to find their future success.

Navigate the application process

The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) is an independent application service for most Queensland universities, including UQ. QTAC processes applications and issues offers to successful applicants.

Understanding the QTAC process is important, so we’ve pulled together some key QTAC information for you and your teen.

Listen: Expert tips for parents of Year 12 students

Key QTAC dates

Find all the QTAC dates you and your teen need to remember when applying for university.

QTAC offers

Learn about offer rounds, including response options, changing preferences and alternative pathways.

Programs that suit their goals

With the largest range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Queensland, your child will find a program to interest them at UQ.

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Choose from a huge range of bachelor programs, with customisable and specialised majors, elective courses and dual degree options.

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Postgraduate coursework

UQ offers a number of graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and master's degrees for students looking to further their education.

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Higher degree by research

In Australia, a higher degree by research is the academic entry qualification for most academic and professional research careers. 

How to apply for UQ programs

Read our step-by-step guide to get familiar with the application process, including pathways, fees and deferring an offer.

How to apply

Understand financial options

How much will university cost? How much is on-campus versus off-campus living? Should your teen get a part-time job before or during university?

Understanding student fees, budgeting and navigating HELP loans is part of the territory. We have resources and support available.

Listen: Discussing financial matters

There's more to UQ than study

From accommodation options to clubs and societies, our campuses offer events, facilities and more to ensure your child will receive a rich and rewarding learning experience.


Your child will find a place to call home with multiple accommodation options available to suit their needs, both on campus and off.

University life

There's always something going on at UQ! See what student life is really like and the experiences available to your child.

Campus safety

We care about your child's safety. Our on-campus security services will ensure your child feels safe and comfortable.

Help them along the way

Watching your teen start university is exciting, but it also means adjusting to some big changes. They'll be taking their first steps toward independence, which can be challenging for both of you – especially if they have a little trouble finding their feet.

You can support these steps by gaining insight into the UQ experience.

Listen: Talking to your teen

What to expect

Starting university can feel daunting. Get some advice on what to expect and how to adjust to uni life. 

Support services

UQ supports students at all stages of your journey with us. Explore the support services available.

Uni life

With sports and fitness, clubs and societies, events and workshops, get a glimpse of what life is like at UQ.

UQ is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Our CRICOS Provider Number is 00025B. 

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