Cross-institutional study

If you're enrolled in a course at another university but want to study a QUT unit for credit towards your course, you can apply as a cross-institutional student.

Who can apply?

You can apply for cross-institutional study if you are enrolled in a course at another Australian university.

What can I study?

You can search for specific units, or browse units in the study areas you're interested in. You can apply for up to four units at a time.

To study some units you need to have completed particular subjects as prerequisites, or have a certain level of background knowledge (which we call 'assumed knowledge'). Check the previous study requirements for the units you're interested in. If you have any questions, contact the unit coordinator for the semester you want to study.

Certain units, such as education practicums, are not open to non-QUT students. Check the unit you're interested in to find out whether you can apply for cross-insitutional study.

How much will it cost?

Your fees will depend on:

  • which units you enrol in
  • whether you're a Commonwealth supported student, a domestic fee-paying student or an international student at your university.

I'm a Commonwealth supported student

Check the student contribution amount in your unit information.

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan to help you pay your fees. If your application is accepted, you'll need to complete a HECS-HELP form before you can enrol in your units.

I'm a domestic fee-paying student

Check the domestic fee-paying student fee in your unit information.

You may be eligible for a FEE-HELP loan to help pay your tuition fees. If your application is accepted, you'll need to complete a FEE-HELP form before you can enrol in your units.

I'm an international student

Check the international student fee in your unit information.

When to apply

The deadlines for applying depend on when you plan to start studying.

  • Summer
    2017
    27 October 2017

    2017/2018 Summer Program

    On-time closing date for single-unit and cross-institutional unit applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • sanctioned students
    28 October 2017 - 17 November 2017

    2017/2018 Summer Program

    Late applications will be considered during this period. A $50 non-refundable late application fee will be charged to your student account for late applications.

  • Summer 1
    2017
    27 October 2017

    2017/2018 Summer Program

    On-time closing date for single-unit and cross-institutional unit applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • sanctioned students
    28 October 2017 - 10 November 2017

    2017/2018 Summer Program

    Late applications will be considered during this period. A $50 non-refundable late application fee will be charged to your student account for late applications.

  • Semester 1
    2018
    12 January 2018

    On-time closing date for single-unit and cross institutional unit applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • sanctioned students
    13 January 2018 - 16 February 2018

    Final closing date - Late applications will be considered during this period. A $50 non-refundable late application fee will be charged to your student account for late applications.

  • Semester 2
    2018
    15 June 2018

    On-time closing date for single-unit and cross institutional unit applications.  No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • sanctioned students
    16 June 2018 - 20 July 2018

    Final closing date - Late applications will be considered during this period. A $50 non-refundable late application fee will be charged to your student account for late applications.

  • Summer
    2018
    26 October 2018

    2018/2019 Summer Program

    On-time closing date for single-unit and cross-institutional unit applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • sanctioned students
    27 October 2018 - 16 November 2018

    2018/2019 Summer Program

    Late applications will be considered during this period. A $50 non-refundable late application fee will be charged to your student account for late applications.

  • Summer 1
    2018
    26 October 2018

    2018/2019 Summer Program

    On-time closing date for single-unit and cross-institutional unit applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • sanctioned students
    27 October 2018 - 9 November 2018

    2018/2019 Summer Program

    Late applications will be considered during this period. A $50 non-refundable late application fee will be charged to your student account for late applications.

  • Summer 2
    2018
    1 December 2017

    2017/2018 Summer Program

    On-time closing date for single-unit and cross-institutional unit applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • sanctioned students
    2 December 2017 - 8 December 2017

    2017/2018 Summer Program

    Late applications will be considered during this period. A $50 non-refundable late application fee will be charged to your student account for late applications.

  • 6TP1
    2018
    1 January 2018

    Final closing date. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP2
    2018
    23 February 2018

    Final closing date. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP3
    2018
    27 April 2018

    Final closing date. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP4
    2018
    22 June 2018

    Final closing date. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP5
    2018
    24 August 2018

    Final closing date. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP6
    2018
    19 October 2018

    Final closing date. No applications will be accepted after this date.

How to apply

Check the units you're interested in to see whether you can apply for cross-institutional study. If the unit is open to applications for cross-institutional study, you'll need to get approval from your university and then apply to QUT.

Get approval from your university

Before you apply, you need approval from your university (we call this your 'home institution'). This will ensure that you get credit for your QUT studies towards your course.

You'll need an authorised officer at your home institution to complete the Home institution approval form (PDF file, 122.62 KB).

This form includes your enrolment details and the type of fee you pay at your university, and confirms you'll receive credit for your QUT study.

Submit your application to QUT

When you have home institution approval from your university, complete and submit a cross-institutional enrolment application form.

Supporting documents

If the units you want to study require particular prerequisites or background knowledge, you'll need to supply documents that demonstrate that you meet the requirements, for example academic transcripts or proof of work experience.

You'll need to upload scanned copies of the documents and submit them with your application. They don't need to be certified copies.

What happens next?

We'll email you to let you know we've received your application.

It usually takes us about three weeks to process applications.

We can only process your application if it's complete, including any required supporting documents. If you submit an incomplete application and don't supply the rest of the required information within five working days, we'll refuse your application.

After we've processed your application, we'll email you to let you know whether it's approved. If it is, the email will also let you know what you need to do to get started at QUT.