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5 simple ways to plan for your future at UQ

Uni life
Published 4 Aug, 2020  ·  2 minute read

Now is your chance to aim high, and we’re here to help you prepare. We’ve put together 5 top tips to start planning for your future at UQ.

1. Scope out admission schemes

We offer admissions schemes to even out your path to university. Admission schemes make it possible for students to have a fair go and take your background, life events, and even the subjects you studied into consideration.

For example, if you come from a rural background, you could get 2 adjustments added onto your entry rank. Studying a language other than English could be worth another 2 adjustments. It’s that easy.

Learn about our admission schemes

If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage you to consider applying for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Pathway. This can help improve your chances of getting in to your preferred program.

As well as your formal education, we'll consider a range of factors as part of your application, including your employment history, academic abilities, personal interests and references. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Pathway

2. Explore your pathway options

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

From studying bridging courses to alternative UQ programs, we'll help you find a pathway to your dream program.

Consider your pathway options

3. Search for scholarships

Make your uni experience easier and more affordable with a UQ scholarship. There are plenty up for grabs.

If you live in a rural or regional area, you may be eligible for a Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship. You could pocket up to $18,000 towards your studies. 

Of course, we offer a huge range of other scholarships based on everything from your sporting ability and background to the degree you’re interested in studying. Now’s the time to explore your opportunities and take full advantage.

Scoop up a UQ scholarship

4. Get to know your new home

If starting uni means you need to move, we can help! Our Accommodation Services team can help you understand your accommodation options.

We've also got guides for Brisbane and Gatton to help you get familiar with your new home. They're full of fast facts about surrounding suburbs with the best transport links to campus. 

Learn more about the local area

5. Get connected

Once you're a UQ student, you can join our UQ Life Virtual Village to build connections, ask questions and get advice from the UQ community.

The Village is an online platform that offers UQ students the opportunity to connect with groups and individuals, attend workshops and social events, and network with alumni and others in your community.

Meet new mates at the Virtual Village

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