We want to make applying to QUT as easy as possible. Follow this step-by-step guide for applying for QUT degrees, including:

  • undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees
  • diplomas
  • standard foundation courses
  • university certificates in tertiary preparation.

If you want to apply for a different type of course, you can also apply for:

If you're an international Year 12 student studying an Australian curriculum, either in Australia or overseas, follow the applying process for international Year 12 students.

Six steps to apply

Find a course

Look for a course you want to study:

Check important dates

Check when applications open or close for your course. You'll need to make sure your application is submitted on time.

2023

Advanced IELTS

Applying to study
Advanced IELTS

Monday 27 February 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Applications close 4 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Applying to study
Advanced IELTS

Monday 13 March 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from within Australia. Applications close 2 weeks before course commencement.
Applying to study
Advanced IELTS

Monday 23 October 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Applications close 4 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Applying to study
Advanced IELTS

Monday 6 November 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from within Australia. Applications close 2 weeks before course commencement.

Coursework degree

Applying to study
Coursework degree

Monday 30 January 2023

Offshore applicants are those that will need to
submit a new Australian student visa application offshore. Applications close 4weeks prior to the start of the classes.
Applying to study
Coursework degree

Monday 13 February 2023

Onshore applicants who will need to submit a new Australian student visa application. Applications close 2 weeks prior to the start of the classes. 
Applying to study
Coursework degree

Monday 26 June 2023

Offshore applicants are those that will need to
submit a new Australian student visa application offshore. Applications close 4
weeks prior to the start of the classes. 
Applying to study
Coursework degree

Monday 10 July 2023

Onshore applicants that need to submit a new Australian student visa application. Applications close 2 weeks prior to the start of the classes. 

Diploma

Applying to study
Diploma

Monday 30 January 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Applications close 4 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Applying to study
Diploma

Monday 13 February 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from within Australia. Applications close 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Applying to study
Diploma

Monday 26 June 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Applications close 4 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Applying to study
Diploma

Monday 10 July 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from within Australia. Applications close 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Applying to study
Diploma

Monday 23 October 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Applications close 4 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Applying to study
Diploma

Monday 6 November 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from within Australia. Applications close 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.

English for academic purposes (Extended)

Applying to study
English for academic purposes (Extended)

Monday 5 June 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. The on-time application closing date for EAP 1 and EAP 2 (Extended) is 2 weeks prior to the start of classes. 

English for academic purposes (Standard)

Applying to study
English for academic purposes (Standard)

Monday 10 July 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from within Australia. Applications close 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.

Intensive Program

Applying to study
Intensive Program

Monday 30 January 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Applications close 4 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Applying to study
Intensive Program

Monday 13 February 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from within Australia. Applications close 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Applying to study
Intensive Program

Monday 26 June 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Applications close 4 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Applying to study
Intensive Program

Monday 10 July 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from within Australia. Applications close 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.

Return to study after exclusion

Applying to study
Return to study after exclusion

Friday 19 May 2023

International students wanting to return to study after exclusion must submit a new application, as well as supporting documents. Application dates apply to all international students returning to study after exclusion. Applications must be submitted by:
  • 21 May to commence in Semester 2

Applications submitted after this date may not be processed in time for the Semester applied for. If qualified, an offer may be issued for the next available teaching period or semester.

Applying to study
Return to study after exclusion

Friday 15 December 2023

International students wanting to return to study after exclusion must submit a new application, as well as supporting documents. Application dates apply to all international students returning to study after exclusion. Applications must be submitted by:
  • 18 December to commence in Semester 1

Applications submitted after this date may not be processed in time for the Semester applied for. If qualified, an offer may be issued for the next available teaching period or semester.

Standard foundation

Applying to study
Standard foundation

Monday 30 January 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Applications close 4 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Applying to study
Standard foundation

Monday 13 February 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from within Australia. Applications close 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Applying to study
Standard foundation

Monday 26 June 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Applications close 4 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Applying to study
Standard foundation

Monday 10 July 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from within Australia. Applications close 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.

Check the entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

Check your course information to see the academic requirements you will need to meet. This includes any additional requirements like auditions, interviews or portfolios.

Some courses with additional requirements have specific closing dates. Make sure you check these on your course information.

English proficiency requirements

You will need to meet the English language level required for your course. We accept results from a variety of standardised tests. You can see the minimum test scores required via your course information.

You must take your proficiency test no more than two years before the start of your course.

I don’t meet the entry requirements

If you don’t meet the English language or academic requirements for your preferred course, we may offer you a course package, which combines your preferred course with an English or pathway program. If you pass these courses, you can move straight into your full degree.

Explore English and pathway programs

Genuineness requirements

As part of streamlined visa processing, we must ensure that your application is genuine and that you can successfully complete your planned study. We will consider a range of personal and academic factors when we assess your application, including:

  • your immigration history, including any prior visa refusals
  • your personal circumstances
  • the relevance of your proposed study to your previous study and work experience.

You can explain why you chose to apply for this course, and how it will benefit your future career prospects, when you apply.

Are you eligible for advanced standing (credit)?

What is advanced standing?

Your previous study may count as credit toward 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.

Am I eligible?

We have arrangements with a number of institutions overseas and in Australia where advanced standing is approved. You can see which institutions are included and what you may be eligible for through the Advanced Standing Precedent List.

If you can’t find your institution, course or units on the Advanced Standing Precedent List, you can let us know about your previous study on your application form. Make sure that you provide copies of:

  • your academic transcript, including the unit code, unit title and your grades
  • documents proving that you’ve completed your course (if applicable)
  • unit outlines or course syllabus for the units you want advanced standing for. They should include credit points, contact hours, aims and objectives, texts and references, and details of any assessment.

If you’re currently studying, you can provide a current enrolment statement or a list of units that you’ll complete before you start studying at QUT, and we’ll take that into account when we assess your application.

What happens next?

If your application is successful, we’ll tell you how many credit points you’ve been granted in your offer letter. This may make your course duration shorter.

Tuition fees

You can check your course information to see the indicative tuition fees for your course. We review fees each year, and your fees might change depending on how many credit points you enrol in.

A standard full-time semester (or study period) load is usually 48 credit points, and an individual unit (or subject) is usually 12 credit points.

Your offer letter will let you know what your indicative fees are for a full-time study period.

Tuition fees usually increase every year. Read the international student fee policy (PDF file, 245.4 KB) and refund policy (PDF file, 132.5 KB) before you accept your offer.

How much will study cost?

Fees for English language pathway programs

There are extra fees for English language programs that are part of a pathway package. These include:

  • tuition fees
  • a program registration fee of $175
  • a $3,000 deposit on your degree program
  • an optional homestay placement fee of $250 (students under 18 must stay in a homestay).

Extra costs

Some courses have extra costs for things like field trips, equipment or practical training. See your course details for any additional costs.

Financial capacity

You must have access to sufficient funds to cover the full cost of your studies in Australia. This includes tuition, study costs and living expenses. Find out more about your study fees and costs.

Scholarships

We offer dozens of scholarships for students studying in a range of fields. Search our scholarship collection to see if there’s a scholarship you’re eligible for.

Browse scholarships

Merit scholarships

If you're a high-achieving student, you may be eligible for a merit scholarship. We offer an unlimited number of merit scholarships that cover 25% of your course fee, as long as you maintain a minimum grade point average while you study.

You don't need to apply separately for these scholarships. If you're eligible, we'll offer you a scholarship along with your offer for a place in your chosen course. Read more about the International Merit Scholarship.

Government aid

Many countries offer financial support for students studying overseas. See what government aid programs you might be eligible for.

Aid programs

Supporting documents

When you submit your application, you’ll need to include copies of:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers, like your passport, national identity card, or student visa.

If you are currently in Australia, you must include a copy of your current confirmation of enrolment (CoE).

If your documents are not in English, you will need to supply an English translation.

English proficiency test results

Include a copy of your English test results in your application, if available.

Check your course information for test results we accept including other ways to meet the proficiency requirements, depending on your previous study and qualifications.

Do I need an agent?

A QUT official representative is required for applicants from certain countries.

Africa

All countries

Middle East

  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Syria
  • Lebanon
  • Yemen

Asia

  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • North Korea (DPRK)
  • Myanmar (Burma)

Europe

  • Russia
  • Ukraine

Note: This list is subject to change. Australian sanction laws enforce United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and Australian Autonomous sanctions regimes. Up to date details on country specific sanctions can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

Apply directly to QUT

To apply for your course, access the QUT Application Portal.

Applications are open all year.

Apply now

Apply through a QUT representative

If you need help applying, visit one of our QUT official representatives.

Find a representative in your country

Application fee

When you submit your application, you’ll need to pay a non-refundable application fee of $100. Payment is made within the QUT Application Portal.

If your application is successful, we'll send you an offer. Once you have met the conditions of your offer, find out how to accept your unconditional offer.

Check important dates

Check when you need to accept your offer.

2023

Advanced IELTS

Acceptance of offer
Advanced IELTS

Monday 13 March 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Accepting your offer for QC15 is required to be done 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Acceptance of offer
Advanced IELTS

Monday 20 March 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from within Australia. Accepting your offer for QC15 is required to be done 1 week prior to the start of classes.
Acceptance of offer
Advanced IELTS

Monday 6 November 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Accepting your offer for QC15 is required to be done 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Acceptance of offer
Advanced IELTS

Monday 13 November 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from within Australia. Accepting your offer for QC15 is required to be done 1 week prior to the start of classes.

Coursework degree

Acceptance of offer
Coursework degree

Monday 13 February 2023

Offshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Accept your offer 2 weeks prior to the start of your classes.
Acceptance of offer
Coursework degree

Monday 20 February 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from within Australia. Accept your offer 1 week prior to the start of your classes.
Acceptance of offer
Coursework degree

Monday 10 July 2023

Offshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Accept your offer 2 weeks prior to the start of your classes.
Acceptance of offer
Coursework degree

Monday 17 July 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from within Australia. Accept your offer 1 week prior to the start of your classes.

Diploma

Acceptance of offer
Diploma

Monday 13 February 2023

Offshore applicants are those students who may submit a new Australian student visa application offshore. Applications close 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Acceptance of offer
Diploma

Monday 20 February 2023

Onshore applicants are those students who may submit a new Australian student visa application onshore. Applications close 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Acceptance of offer
Diploma

Monday 10 July 2023

Offshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application offshore. Submit your acceptance of offer forms 1 week prior to the commencement of your classes.
Acceptance of offer
Diploma

Monday 17 July 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application onshore. The on-time acceptance closing date for onshore applicants is 1 week prior to the start of classes.
Acceptance of offer
Diploma

Monday 6 November 2023

Offshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application offshore. The on-time acceptance closing date for onshore applicants is 2 week prior to the start of classes.
Acceptance of offer
Diploma

Monday 13 November 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application onshore. Submit your acceptance of offer form 1 week prior to the commencement of your classes.

English for academic purposes (Extended)

Acceptance of offer
English for academic purposes (Extended)

Monday 6 February 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Accepting your offer for EAP1, EAP2 & EAP3 (Extended) is required to be done 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Acceptance of offer
English for academic purposes (Extended)

Monday 5 June 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Accepting your offer for EAP1, EAP2 & EAP3 (Extended) is required to be done 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Acceptance of offer
English for academic purposes (Extended)

Monday 2 October 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Accepting your offer for EAP1, EAP2 & EAP3 (Extended) is required to be done 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.

English for academic purposes (Standard)

Acceptance of offer
English for academic purposes (Standard)

Monday 13 March 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Accepting your offer for EAP1, EAP2 & EAP3 (Standard) is required to be done 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Acceptance of offer
English for academic purposes (Standard)

Monday 10 July 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Accepting your offer for EAP1, EAP2 & EAP3 (Standard) is required to be done 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Acceptance of offer
English for academic purposes (Standard)

Monday 6 November 2023

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Accepting your offer for EAP1, EAP2 & EAP3 (Standard) is required to be done 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.

Intensive Program

Acceptance of offer
Intensive Program

Monday 13 February 2023

Offshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application offshore. Submit your acceptance of offer forms 2 weeks prior to the commencement of your classes.
Acceptance of offer
Intensive Program

Monday 20 February 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application onshore. Submit your acceptance of offer forms 1 week prior to the commencement of your classes.
Acceptance of offer
Intensive Program

Monday 10 July 2023

Offshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application offshore. Submit your acceptance of offer forms 2 weeks prior to the commencement of your classes.
Acceptance of offer
Intensive Program

Monday 17 July 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application onshore. Submit your acceptance of offer forms 1 week prior to the commencement of your classes.

Standard foundation

Acceptance of offer
Standard foundation

Monday 13 February 2023

Offshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Accept your offer 2 weeks prior to the start of your classes.
Acceptance of offer
Standard foundation

Monday 20 February 2023

Onshore applicants are those students who may submit a new Australian student visa application onshore. The on-time acceptance closing date for onshore applicants is 1 week prior to the start of classes.
Acceptance of offer
Standard foundation

Monday 10 July 2023

Offshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from outside Australia. Accept your offer 2 weeks prior to the start of your classes.
Acceptance of offer
Standard foundation

Monday 17 July 2023

Onshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from within Australia. Accept your offer 1 week prior to the start of your classes.

Under 18 students

If you are Under 18 at the start of your QUT studies, your offer will be conditional on you and your parents/guardian completing the QUT Under 18 Supervision Program application form (PDF file, 320.8 KB).

In this form you will need to nominate either:

Residing in Australia with parent or guardian until you turn 18

As you will be living with and in the care of your parent or guardian:

  • you do not need to complete the accommodation sections of the form
  • once you have finalised your acceptance QUT will issue a CoE for the student visa application, noting you do not receive a ‘Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare’ (CAAW)
  • your parent/guardian will apply for the appropriate visa
  • please refer to DOHA for information on who is an eligible guardian and all requirements to apply for the student and guardian visa
  • the Under 18 Supervision fee payment is not required.

Nominate QUT for welfare arrangements

This option is if you will not be accompanied by a parent, guardian or suitable relative until you turn 18. You must stay at a QUT approved accommodation for students under the age of 18.

  • Please complete the QUT Under 18 Supervision Program (PDF file, 320.8 KB) application form with your parents or guardian. You will need to choose “Option 2” and complete all sections of the form.
  • Ensure you are aware the costs for the under 18 supervision program fee* consists of:
    • registration fee - $110.00
    • program fee - $6.60 per night, which will need to be paid until you turn 18 (calculate your fee total by adding up the number of days remaining until you turn 18 in a time and date calculator, and multiplying the number of days by $6.60 - then add this amount to the registration fee).

    Payment is only required after student’s course commencement.

  • You must stay at a QUT approved accommodation for students under the age of 18. To find out more, refer to the list of approved Under 18 accommodations.
  • Complete the U18 Accommodation request form at QUT Accommodation Service.
  • To meet the conditions for our offer and apply for the CAAW, you need to ensure you have:
  • You must not arrive more than 7 days prior to your welfare commencement date, which is the date you have nominated when applying for U18 accommodation.

Once we receive these forms and documentation QUT will review. If QUT accepts responsibility for your care arrangements, you will receive a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) together with your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), which you'll need to apply for a student visa.

More about your visa requirements

Under 18 policies and procedures (PDF file, 115.9 KB)

Accepting your offer

Accepting your unconditional offer

You will be asked to pay your fees when you accept your unconditional offer.

  1. Go to Respond to Offer
  2. Select “Accept Offer” and complete the online Acceptance of Offer form and submit.

    You can confirm or change the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) option when completing the online Acceptance of Offer form.

    The Acceptance of Offer form will first display the OSHC option as per the offer letter. If there are no changes to the OSHC option, leave the defaults and proceed to complete the form.

    If you wish to change OSHC option, please select the required OSHC. The acceptance deposit will update with the new OSHC amount.

    • Sponsored students: Contact International Admissions with your request to change OSHC option and we can make the changes for you.
    • Current QUT students: Please do not update the OSHC option. If you require changes to your OSHC cover, contact your current OSHC provider.
  3. Then go to the “Make Payment” button to finalise your acceptance payment.

Paying your fees

Applying for your visa is one of the most important parts of this process.

Find out more about how to organise your visa, including what to do if you're under 18 years old.

How to apply for your visa

Orientation

Orientation week is the perfect time for you to get to know the QUT campus, experience student life, and make important connections with support staff and your fellow students.

There'll be fun, games, travel experiences and heaps of opportunities to make new friends and get settled in Brisbane.

Find out more about orientation and the orientation schedule once you've accepted your offer. Your offer letter includes information about the compulsory international orientation.

Getting here

Travelling to Brisbane is exciting, and can also be a daunting.

We've got services in place to help you settle in, including an airport reception service that can meet you when you arrive, and accommodation services to help you find somewhere to live.

You'll also have the chance to attend a pre-departure briefing before you leave, which can help you make sure you're ready to go.

Find out how you can get prepared