Applying as an international student studying Year 12 in Australia

Step 1: Find a course

Look for a course you want to study.

Step 2: Submit your application

Submit your application through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

If you are applying through a QUT representative (agent), you must also complete and submit an agent appointment form (DOCX file, 43.28 KB).

If you have completed or are due to complete Year 12 at an Australian high school this year and are applying to start at QUT in Semester 1 next year, up until 31 December you should apply through QTAC .

From 1 January, you should apply directly to QUT by completing an application for admission as an international student form (F Form) (PDF file, 249.39 KB).

All other international student Australian high school graduates should complete an application for admission as an international student form (F Form) (PDF file, 249.39 KB).

Step 3: Receive your offer

We will email a conditional offer for your highest nominated QUT course directly to you or your agent in late October. After you receive your conditional offer, you will have to wait until you receive your OP in December. Once you have received your OP, you must check that you meet all the requirements in the conditional offer to secure a place in your course.

Step 4: Check course requirements

Academic requirements

Academic entry is based on your OP, rank or aggregate International Baccalaureate score, as well as pre-requisite school subjects. Some courses may also require a portfolio, interview or audition. We will let you know if this is required.

Your offer will be conditional on the 2017 cut-off for OP, rank or equivalent. Once you have received your OP, IB or interstate equivalent scores, and checked that you meet the course requirements indicated on your conditional offer, you must send us a scanned or electronic copy of your results to accept your offer.

If you don't meet the 2017 OP requirements, wait until the 2018 cut-offs are published in January 2018. The OP requirement for some courses may change.

English language requirements

You must meet the minimum English language entry requirements for your course by achieving one of:

  • completing all semesters in Authority Senior English or English for ESL Learners (or interstate equivalent) and obtaining an overall score of Sound Achievement (for undergraduate degree courses)
  • achieving the required grade in either IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic), or Cambridge English (Advanced or Proficiency)
  • completing International Baccalaureate (IB) English A1 (pass) or English (Grade of 4 or above).

Make sure you check your course information for all the entry requirements, or you can see a list of language requirements by study area.

I'm eligible for an entry bonus

If you are eligible for our QUT Entry Bonus Scheme, your ranks will automatically be awarded.

I didn't receive an OP score

If you did not receive an OP score or rank, you may still be eligible for one of our programs. Contact international admissions for more information.

I didn't meet the cut-offs

If you do not meet the final cut-offs in January, pathway options may be available to help you meet the requirements for your preferred course. Contact international admissions for more information.

Step 5: Responding to your offer

Accepting your offer

If you have met the final cut-off for course requirements listed on your conditional offer, you can now accept your offer to study with us.

I want to change to a different course

To change courses, contact international admissions and let us know that you'd like to be considered for a different course. We will reassess your application.

I did not get into the course I want, but I still want to do it

You can upgrade your qualification by choosing another degree that you do meet the entry requirements for and completing one year of study. At the end of the first year (completion of 8 subjects with grades of at least pass) your rank score will equate to 93 (equivalent to OP 5) improving your chances in meeting the entry requirements of your intended course.

QUT International College offer a variety of programs for international students who do not meet the entry requirements for QUT.

You may be eligible to take a pathway program to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree, if you received:

  • an OP of at least 20, or a rank of at least 60.
  • a Limited Achievement (LA) in Authority English or English for ESL Learners.

If you meet the academic entry requirement, but not the English language requirement, you can take the IELTS test to prove your English ability.


International Admissions

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

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