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If you're planning to come to uni, there's a lot to think about. We've made it easier for you: just follow our step-by-step applying guide, and then check out what you need to do after you've applied through QTAC.
This is applying information for domestic students. See international students' applying information
Follow these steps to apply for bachelor degrees including four-year honours degrees, and TAFE Queensland and QUT dual awards.
The steps can also help you with:
You can apply for up to six courses at once. You need to list the courses on your QTAC application in order of preference.
Wednesday 20 January 2016
Due date to apply and submit documents for the top-up offer round.
Monday 25 January 2016
Final date to change preferences for the QTAC top-up offer round. The change of preference must be finalised before 10am.
Tuesday 2 August 2016
QTAC applications open.
Thursday 29 September 2016
BPay due date for on-time QTAC applications for 2017.
Friday 30 September 2016
Due date for on-time QTAC applications for 2017. Late fees apply after this date. Further information is available from QTAC.
Saturday 1 October 2016
QTAC applications for 2017 are still open. Application fees increase from this date.
Thursday 1 December 2016
Due date to apply, submit documents and/or change preferences for the Graduate Teaching December major round.
Thursday 8 December 2016
Due date to apply and submit documents for the major offer round.
Friday 16 December 2016
Results posted to Queensland Year 12 students by Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA).
Saturday 17 December 2016
Queensland Year 12 students can access results at studentconnect.qcaa.qld.edu.au.
Wednesday 28 December 2016
Year 12 OP ineligible ranks available from QTAC.
Monday 9 January 2017
Final date to change preferences for the QTAC January offer round. The change of preference must be finalised before 4.30pm.
Wednesday 26 April 2017
Final date to apply, submit documents and/or change preferences for the Podiatry - Graduate Entry program.
Wednesday 31 May 2017
Final date to apply, submit documents and/or change preferences for the major mid-year offer round
Wednesday 2 August 2017
QTAC applications open.
Thursday 3 August 2017
Friday 15 September 2017
5pm Friday 15 September 2017:
Final date to register for auditions for:
5pm Friday 15 September 2017:Final date to register and submit portfolios for:
Friday 29 September 2017
Early-bird QTAC applications due. Late fees apply after this date. Late fees apply
after this date. Further information is available from QTAC Key Dates.
Saturday 30 September 2017
QTAC applications still open. Application fees increase from this date. Further information is available from QTAC Key Dates.
Friday 8 December 2017
Due date to apply and submit documentations for the 16 January offer round.
Due date to apply and submit documents and/or change preferences for the 21 December offer round.
Friday 15 December 2017
Results posted to Queensland Year 12 students by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA).
Saturday 16 December 2017
Queensland Year 12 students can access results online.
Monday 18 December 2017
Final date to change preferences for the QTAC 21 December offer round. The change of preference must be finalised before 10am.
Tuesday 19 December 2017
Tuesday 9 January 2018
Final date to change preferences for the QTAC 16 January offer round. The change of preference must be finalised by 4.30pm.
Thursday 26 April 2018
Final date to apply, submit documents and/or change preferences for the Bachelor of Podiatry - Graduate Entry program.
Thursday 17 May 2018
Due date to apply, submit documents and/or change preferences for the 24 May offer round.
Thursday 31 May 2018
Due date to apply, submit documents and/or change preferences for the 7 June offer round.
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You need to meet specific entry requirements to be considered for entry to each of our courses. Check the entry requirements tab in your course information for more details.
For all of our courses, you need to either have completed Australian Year 12 (or equivalent), or be aged 17 or older and be applying on the basis of your previous study or work experience.
For most of our courses, entry is based on your OP score or your rank, which is calculated based on your qualifications and experience. We first consider applicants with OP 1 (or rank 99), then OP 2 (or rank 98), and so on.
Some courses have other entry requirements, like auditions, interviews, portfolios or questionnaires. For these courses you usually need to apply to QUT as well as to QTAC, and the closing dates may be different. Make sure you check your course information for application requirements and closing dates.
If you don't have an OP or rank there are still a number of ways you can qualify for entry to these courses.
If you're concerned that your OP or rank isn't high enough to get into the course you want, you should make sure that your application includes some upgrading options.
You may be able to improve your OP or rank through our special entry programs for:
To get an idea of how much your course will cost, check the costs and scholarships tab in your course information.
Your actual fees will vary depending on which units you enrol in. You can check specific costs for units in the units tab in your course information.
Some courses have extra costs for things like field trips, equipment or practical training.
You may be eligible for:
If you study at QUT, you'll also have access to services including financial counselling, employment advice and short-term loans.
You apply online through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.You must apply online through QTAC for most our undergraduate courses, and TAFE Queensland and QUT dual awards, with a few exceptions. You don't need to apply through QTAC if you're returning to study or changing to a new course.
Make sure that you understand the best way to order your preferences for your application.
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Find out more about returning to study if:
Apply through QTAC for:
Make sure you select the correct QTAC code from the course information.
Find out more about important dates, accepting offers and getting started at university.
You'll find out through QTAC whether your application is successful.
If you receive an offer, you can choose to accept or reject it, or you can make a conditional response if you still want to be considered for other courses in later offer rounds. You may also be able to defer your offer.
Find out how to respond to your offer via the QTAC website.
If you're offered a place in one of our courses and you accept your offer, we'll contact you and let you know how to get started at QUT.
If you don't get into your course, you have options for upgrading to get into the course you want.
For some courses you can also choose to defer your offer through QTAC and take a year off before you start university.
Check your course information to find out if deferring is an option for your course.
Deferring may mean that you won't be able to hold a scholarship you've applied for. Make sure you check the conditions of your scholarship.
You may be able to have your past studies or work experience count as credit towards 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.
You need to apply separately for credit for prior learning, so make sure you check the application requirements and closing dates.
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