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.

2022

Semester 1

Applying to study
Return to study after exclusion

Sunday 19 December 2021

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:
  • 19 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.

Applying to study
Coursework degree

Monday 14 February 2022

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.
Applying to study
Coursework degree

Monday 14 February 2022

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

Semester 2

Applying to study
START QUT

Thursday 31 March 2022

Semester 2 applications are now open.
Applying to study
Return to study after exclusion

Friday 20 May 2022

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:
  • 20 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
START QUT

Tuesday 31 May 2022

Final date to apply for START QUT for semester 2. Applications after this date will not be accepted.
Applying to study
University certificate in tertiary preparation

Monday 11 July 2022

Onshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application onshore, within Australia. Applications close 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Applying to study
Coursework degree

Monday 11 July 2022

Offshore applicants (that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application offshore) and onshore applicants (that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application onshore). Applications close 2 weeks before course commencement
Applying to study
University certificate in tertiary preparation

Monday 11 July 2022

Offshore applicants are those applicants who will submit a new Australian student visa application offshore, outside 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 airport reception fee of $110
  • 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.

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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.

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.
  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

Start online in 2022

If you are currently located outside of Australia, many of our courses are available online. While Australian border is closed, we recommend you initially study online – if your chosen course allows, and then when you can, come to Brisbane to study on-campus. Details about learning online and support while study from home are available here.

Before accepting your offer please check the FAQs section of this page for information on impacted courses get answers to common questions about starting your degree. Send us an enquiry if your question is not covered in the FAQs.

Learn more

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