If you’re an international student and you’re studying the Australian Year 12 curriculum, either in Australia or overseas, you’ll need to follow these steps to apply for your QUT course.

How to apply

Step 1: Find a course

Step 2: Submit your application

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

Apply through QTAC

Applying with an agent

If you are applying through a QUT representative (agent), you must also complete and submit an agent appointment form (DOCX file, 43.3 KB) and attach your QTAC Confirmation of Lodgement.

Find an agent who can help you with your application

When do I need to apply?

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, you should apply through QTAC.

Please check the QTAC website for key application dates.

If you miss the QTAC deadline for applications, or if you are an Australian high school graduate from a previous year, you should apply directly to QUT via the QUT Application Portal.

Step 3: Receive a conditional offer

We will email a conditional offer for your highest nominated QUT course directly to you or your agent from as early as August. Offers will be conditional on course academic and English language requirements, as well as any additional requirements your course might have.

Hold on to your offer letter until you receive your final Year 12 results, as you will require the letter to accept your QUT offer.

If you want an offer for a different course to the one you received, contact QUT directly rather than changing your preference in QTAC. You can respond to the email you received with your offer letter and let us know your request. We will reassess your application.

Step 4: Check course requirements

When your final Year 12 results are released, you can check that you have met all the requirements for your course.

Academic requirements

Academic entry is based on:

  • your ATAR (OP), selection rank, International Baccalaureate (IB) score or interstate results
  • a portfolio, interview or audition (if your course requires one).

Once you have received your Year 12 results, check the acceptance threshold for your course and check that you meet the requirements:

2020 Queensland ATAR (OP) and IB acceptance thresholds

You can use either the 2020 thresholds or the 2021 thresholds.

What happens if I don’t meet the academic entry requirements?

We will send you a revised offer for applicable pathway program through QUT College to help you transition into your chosen course.

If you want an offer for a different course to the one you received, you can respond to the email you received with your offer letter and let us know your request. We will reassess your application.

English language requirements

You must meet the minimum English language entry requirements for your course. Check your course details to see what English language standard you need.

What happens if I don't meet the English requirements?

If you don’t meet the English language requirement, you can:

  • take the IELTS test or other approved English language tests to prove your English ability
  • apply for an English pathway program through QUT College to help you transition into your chosen course. To request an English pathway offer, respond to the email you received with your offer letter and let us know your request.

Am I eligible for the Year 12 Subject Scheme?

If you've successfully completed certain subjects at school, or university-level units, we'll make an adjustment to your selection rank (or ATAR equivalent).

Find out more about adjustment schemes to see what you're eligible for.

I didn't receive an ATAR (OP) score - am I eligible for QUT courses?

If you did not receive an ATAR (OP) score or selection rank, you may still be eligible for one of our admission pathways.

How can I change to a different course or request a pathway/packaged offer?

To change courses or request a pathway offer, respond to the email you received with your offer and let us know your request. We will reassess your application.

Have you studied five (5) general subjects?

QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme

The new QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme can provide Year 12 students with certainty about your future study options, with an offer to study at QUT before receiving your ATAR or IB Diploma.

The scheme is for entry to QUT in 2021 only and open to current Queensland Year 12 students who are completing:

  • the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at a Queensland high school in 2020; and
  • at least five General (ATAR) subjects or an IB Diploma study plan
What courses are included in the scheme?

The following courses are included in the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme. Apply for these courses through QTAC in the usual manner.

How do I apply for the scheme?

To support your application, you will need to send the following documentation to QUT International admissions by 9am on Monday 27 November 2020:

QCE students:

  • A full screenshot of your QCAA Student Portal learner account showing all IA1 and IA2 or 3 results, LUI number and the browser URL showing the QCAA web address.
  • If you are unable to view these results on your QCAA Student Portal, contact your school to provide you with a full screenshot showing your LUI number, school name, and all results.

Queensland IB Diploma students:

  • Year 12 provisional results.

You must achieve the following results:

QUT courseQCEIB Diploma

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Creative Industries

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Justice

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Science

Passing grades in five General subjects (including English) with minimum grade of B* in three General subjects Passing grades in all subjects with a minimum grade of 4* (HL) and/or 5* (SL) in three subjects

Bachelor of Creative Industries

Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Justice

Bachelor of Public Health

Bachelor of Science

Passing grades in five General subjects (including English) with minimum grade of B* in two General subjects Passing grades in all subjects with minimum grade of 4* (HL) and/or 5* (SL) in two subjects

* The minimum grades do not have to be in the same subject in each assessment.

When will I receive my early “unconditional” offer?

QUT will be sending out early “unconditional” offers to eligible students from Friday 20 November 2020.

How to accept your offer

Can I change my preference?

If you want to change your preferences and be considered for a different course, email qut.intadmission@qut.edu.au instead of changing your preference in QTAC. If you change your preferences in QTAC, we won't receive this information.

Can I accept my conditional offer and then take a gap year?

Yes you can defer your offer. If you've been offered a place in a course, but haven't started, you can apply to postpone the start of your studies by emailing qut.intadmission@qut.edu.au

What if I’m doing Applied subjects, VET study or university subjects?

Applied subjects, VET study or university-level subjects (such as START QUT) will not be considered as part of your school results for the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme.

Are Year 12 students from interstate eligible to apply?

The QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme is only available to Year 12 students studying in Queensland.

Will adjustments apply?

As the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme will use your school results and not your ATAR or selection rank, adjustments will not apply. Should you not be eligible for an early offer, adjustments will apply to your ATAR or selection rank.

Can I still apply for QUT scholarships?

Yes, you can still apply for QUT scholarships. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of your ATAR or IB Diploma score.

Application for QUT Excellence Scholarship close on 20 November, apply here.

I need more help

If you're not sure about your options or you need more help, contact our international high school enquiries team at brisinternational@qut.edu.au, or contact your agent.

Step 5: Accept your offer

Accepting your offer

To accept your unconditional offer, did you apply through an agent or directly to QUT?

Through an agent or representative

If you applied through an agent or QUT representative, they will guide you through the steps to accept your unconditional offer and pay your fees.

Through QTAC or directly to QUT

  • Login to QUT Application Portal
  • Go to: Respond to your offer and select Accept
  • Complete the acceptance of offer form and details.

You will then be taken to a payment portal to finalise your payment.

We will be notified when you have finalised your acceptance, and we will send you a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), if applicable. If you require a student visa, you can then use your COE to apply for one. You will not be able to apply for your Australian student visa until you have received your CoE.

When do I need to accept my offer by?

Check your offer letter for the start date of your course. The acceptance closing date is one week prior to the start date of your course. We recommend you accept early to ensure you have enough time to attend orientation week.

Changing your preferences

If you want to change your preferences and be considered for a different course, respond to the email you received with your offer rather than changing your preference in QTAC. If you change your preferences in QTAC, we won't receive this information.

Your next steps

What happens next?

Find out what to do once you've sent in your application, including important information about organising your visa and moving to Brisbane.

Your next steps

Quick guides

Your application

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

A QUT representative (agent) can also help you with your application.

Changing your course preference

We will email a conditional offer for your highest nominated QUT course directly to you or your agent from as early as August.

If you want to be considered for a different course, respond to the email you received with your offer instead of changing your preference in QTAC. If you change your preferences in QTAC, we won't receive this information.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet both academic and English language requirements for your course.

Course requirements

When your final Year 12 results are released, you can check the acceptance threshold for your course.

Check academic and English entry requirements

Ready to accept?

Find out how to accept your offer, including important information about submitting your acceptance documents.

Accepting your offer

You must pay your fees when you accept your offer. Find out about the different ways you can pay.

Paying your fees

Looking for more information?

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Study guide for international high school students studying the Australian curriculum.

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