If you're an elite athlete applying to QUT for the first time for an undergraduate course, you can receive a bonus of up to 3 OP scores (or 6 ranks).
This might help you get into the course you want even if your original OP or rank doesn't meet the cut-off.
Postgraduate applicants should also apply, and may also be eligible for admission assistance.
Am I eligible?
You're eligible for our elite athlete entry program if you are:
- recognised by the Australian Institution of Sport (AIS), Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) or professional player's association
- a member of a national senior squad from an Athlete Career and Education (ACE) support sport
- in a state or national level squad in open or age level competition
- in a state or national level development squad
- a coach or referee within national or international level competitions
- involved in demanding training or travelling as part of your sport commitments.
Closing date for applications
- For Semester 1, 2013
- Applications for Semester 1 have closed
- For Semester 2, 2013
- Monday 20 May 2013
How to apply
Apply for your course.
Register online for the elite athlete entry program.
As part of your registration, you'll need to provide details of your sporting achievements, and attach a sports resume: a word document listing teams and competitions you've been involved in over the past two years.
What happens next?
We'll let you know if your application has been accepted before QTAC offers you a place in your course. If you qualify for the OP bonus, it will be taken into account before you receive your QTAC offer.
QUT has been recognised as an 'elite athlete friendly' university by the Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Sports Commission.
We know that being an elite athlete takes up a lot of time, so we're flexible about enrolment, assessment and special consideration where possible.
Once you're a QUT student
As an elite athlete studying at QUT, you'll be able to:
- apply for extensions for assessment and defer exams that clash with your sporting commitments
- reschedule your tutorials and practical placements if they do not fit with your training or competition times
- apply for a leave of absence if you are ill or injured or away competing and cannot attend university
- speak to a counsellor to help you manage your study load if you are having difficulty managing university study and training
- study at another institution or via distance if you need to relocate nationally or internationally for an extended period of time, depending on the circumstances
- apply for scholarships and funding.