Step 5: See if you're eligible for credit for prior learning

What is credit for prior learning?

You may be able to have your past studies count as credit towards your QUT course.

That means you won't have to complete all of the units listed in your course structure and you may be able to graduate sooner.

We call this 'advanced standing'.

Am I eligible for credit (advanced standing)?

We have arrangements with a number of overseas tertiary institutions where advanced standing has been approved for prior learning, including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and elsewhere.

To find out more about which institutions QUT has agreements with and what advanced standing you may be eligible for, please check the Advanced Standing Precedent List.

If you cannot find the course or units you have studied you can contact advanced standing enquiries.

How do I know if I have received credit for my prior studies?

If the course duration on your offer is shorter than the normal course duration, this usually means that you are eligible for credit for prior learning. The course duration on your offer is the number of semesters you need to successfully complete to finish your course. For English language students, your course duration is expressed in weeks.

I haven't been assessed for credit for prior learning

If you haven't been assessed for credit for prior learning and you feel that you may be eligible, you can apply by sending International Admissions detailed information about the course you studied, including:

  • course overview
  • detailed subject descriptions, including text books and assessment methods
  • course entry requirements
  • graduation requirements
  • grading system information
  • about the institution.


International Admissions

  • Postal address:
    QUT Admissions
    Victoria Park Road
    Kelvin Grove, QLD, 4059

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