International students studying Australian Year 12 curriculum

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 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 by completing an application for admission as an international student form (F Form) (PDF file, 297.2 KB).

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 your received, email rather than changing your preference in QTAC.

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 OP, selection rank, International Baccalaureate 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 OP, ATAR and IB acceptance thresholds

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

If you completed a VET program during high school (e.g., Certificate IV or Diploma), email your results to

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

If you do not meet the selection rank threshold for your chosen course, you can:

  • apply for a pathway program through QUT International College to help you transition into your chosen course
  • choose another degree that you do meet the entry requirements for and complete one year of study. At the end of the first year (after completing 8 subjects with grades of at least pass) your selection rank score will be equal to 93 (equivalent to OP 5), improving your chances in meeting the entry requirements of your intended course.

If you are unsure or require further advice, email

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 International College to help you transition into your chosen course. To request an English pathway offer, email

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 adustment schemes to see what you're eligible for.

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

If you did not receive an OP score or selection rank, you may still be eligible for one of our admission pathways. Email for more information.

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

To change courses or request a pathway offer, email and let us know your request. We will reassess your application.

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, or contact your agent.

Step 5: Accept your offer

Accepting your offer

If you have met the conditions of your offer, you can now finalise your acceptance.

Make your acceptance payment, which is outlined in your offer letter.

You can then submit all required forms attached with your offer letter:

Email these documents to international admissions.

When do I need to accept my offer by?

In order for you to apply for your student visa and arrive in time to attend orientation, we recommend you check our key dates for accepting your offer.

SEM-2, 2020

Coursework degree

Monday 6 July 2020

Offshore applicants are those that will need to submit a new Australian student visa application from offshore. The on-time acceptance closing date for offshore applicants is 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.
Coursework degree

Monday 13 July 2020

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

Changing your preferences

If you want to change your preferences and be considered for a different course, email 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

Get in touch

Australian and NZ students

International students

1800 181 848
(within Australia)

+61 3 9627 4853
(outside Australia)

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